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Succeeding with SOA: Realizing Business Value Through Total Architecture by Paul C. Brown

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Chapter 13. Managing SOA Risks

Adding SOA to your world means adding risks. Services have a definite upside, but there are new categories of risks involved as well. One category relates to the usability of the service. Going back to return on investment, you won't get the ROI you want unless the service interface represents a point of stability in the overall enterprise architecture. Thus, the service really has to be well suited for its purpose.

Service-Related Risks

Being well suited is not a black-and-white thing for a service but rather a grey-scale spectrum. At one extreme, the service either provides functionality that isn't needed at all or provides its functionality in a manner that doesn't support the real business need. This typically ...

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