We have seen that the lack of alignment between the business and IT is a common occurrence in almost every company. Achieving the alignment by modifying existing applications is in most cases, not successful for two reasons:
- Complexity of the IT architecture, which makes modifying existing applications difficult and time consuming
- Existing applications must not fail, because companies rely on them for everyday business
The alignment of business and IT is very difficult to achieve using traditional approaches. However, if a mediation layer between the business and the information system is introduced, the alignment between business and IT becomes more realistic — meet the SOA.
To manage problems related to changing requirements, ...