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Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Fern Halper, Marcia Kaufman, Robin Bloor, Judith Hurwitz

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Chapter 25

Information Services

In This Chapter

R.L. Polk & Co.

Redlasso

Thomson Reuters

In the old days, most companies created their own applications and designed their own set of services, but times have changed. Nowadays, more companies are turning to specialists who can provide them with the type of information and technology that can help them innovate. The information services companies, therefore, have to be at the leading edge of technology to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Information service providers across many industries have discovered the incredible business benefits of leveraging SOA technologies. These companies are finding value, whether they’re providing services to the automotive supply chain or information services to a broad set of industries.

In this chapter, we look at three very different information service providers. R.L. Polk services the automotive customer supply chain, and Redlasso provides media clipping and sharing services for bloggers and other Internet users. Thomson Reuters offers financial information and services to a broad set of customers. With SOA technology, these companies are more nimble so that they can establish new offerings quickly to delight their customers.

R.L. Polk & Co.

R.L. Polk & Co. (Polk) provides information, marketing, data management, and analytics services to the automotive industry, including automotive manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and other companies with an interest in the automotive ...

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