Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Spinning SOA into action

    Posted October 6, 2005 - 10:20 am

    SOA speeds up application development and improves reusability of IT resources. But even though vendors paint a wonderful picture of SOA, adoption remains low. Here
  • Making silos history

    Posted August 3, 2005 - 9:50 am

    Just ask any roomful of CIOs about silo legacy systems, and you can almost be certain that majority of them will admit that these systems exist in their organization. But that could change, if the service-oriented architecture (SOA) succeeds in consigning silos to history.
  • The ROI of your SOA

    Posted July 19, 2005 - 3:13 pm

    Service-oriented architectures hold great promise, but organizations still need to go through the exercise of determining the business case. This article will give you tools for calculating the ROI of your SOA.
  • A look ahead to the service-oriented world

    Posted April 4, 2005 - 5:10 pm

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a term without a single definition, but don't blame the marketeers this time. The term "service-oriented" has been around for a while and has "been used in different contexts and for different purposes," says Thomas Erl, author of the forthcoming book Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design. This excerpt will get you up to speed on the basics of SOA.

  • The SOA puzzle

    Posted April 4, 2005 - 10:15 am

    Let's not kid ourselves. The concept of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is nothing new. IT gurus and technical evangelists have been advocating this concept for application development for many years - some say as far back as the 1980s.
  • Users wary of vendor-led SOA promises

    Posted March 22, 2005 - 8:54 am

    Adopting a service oriented architecture (SOA) may herald a new era in application interoperability, but end-users are cautious about buying into vendor solutions that claim more than they can deliver.
  • Improving the service-oriented IT architecture

    Posted December 16, 2004 - 5:57 pm

    SOA is appealing because it can reduce time to market for applications and speed integration.
  • Marching to the beat of SOA

    Posted October 18, 2004 - 9:55 am

    "Java or .Net?" was the question that seemed to dominate the initial coming of Web services. Ask most organizations that same question today and the likely response will be a quizzical look. Now the focus is on SOA.

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