Special Report: Services-Oriented ArchitectureBy CIOinsight | Posted 10-13-2006
More and more companies are realizing that redesigning their systems using services approach-creating computing components that can be flexibly reused and recombined-cuts costs and makes IT more productive. In fact, IDC estimates companies will spend upwards of $33 billion on SOA services by 2010. Our special report provides detailed analysis and best practices from early adopters.
Companies are finding that a service-oriented architecture can deliver on the promise of extending applications across the enterprise. But before moving to SOA, CIOs need to reexamine the way they do things.
The international hotelier expects to save $20 million per year by dismantling its mainframe.
Service-oriented architecture offers a rational approach to building applications that meet business needs. But it puts development in business contexts many IT people may not be able to navigate.
The auto data aggregator ditched its mainframe, spending more than $20 million to build a data factory. Was it worth it?
IBM recently rolled out four new tools and almost a dozen consulting offerings related to service-oriented architecture.
Service-oriented architecture has helped financial firms such as TD Banknorth neutralize integration headaches and make their legacy applications more responsive to customer needs.