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Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide by David S. Linthicum

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Chapter 2. Reaching for the Clouds

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

—Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

In Chapter 1, we talked about issues with existing enterprise architectures, but from this point on, we do not talk about how bad things are. Doing so is unproductive until we tell you how to solve these problems using disruptive approaches and technology, especially cloud computing, and explain how cloud computing works and plays well with service-oriented architecture (SOA).

This chapter is the jumping-off point for the subsequent chapters that dive more deeply into the core topics, things that you need to understand to address the core needs of your architecture, including how to fix problems by using ...

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