Chapter 4. SOA as the DNA of a Flex-pon-sive* and Innovative Company

Service oriented architecture (SOA) is more than a buzzword; SOA is revolutionizing the way we think about IT and is a crucial element for all business leaders in becoming flex-pon-sive*. SOA is the IT enabler of flexibility, its core DNA. It is an evolutionary approach to building information technology (IT) systems that are focused on solving business problems. In my experience, it is the only way to support the business demands and innovation demands of the new flex-pon-sive* company. This innovation to IT structures is so revolutionizing that the proven successes of SOAs have enabled this segment to grow to a worldwide market opportunity of $60.3 billion in 2006. This is ...

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