Service-Oriented Architecture is one of the major trends of our time in enterprise and IT architecture. The promise that SOA presents to business of business agility, lower costs, and improved quality of operations, based on concepts such as loose coupling, reuse, encapsulation, and interoperability, attracts many organizations. Complemented with Business Process Management (BPM) and Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), SOA can add real and sustained business value to enterprises.

Adopting SOA in an organization is a serious challenge that will require major efforts at various levels, from business to IT infrastructure. Crucial to the ...

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