Infrastructure Slideshow: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Demystified

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-26-2011
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What is SOA?

What is SOA?

For the CIO, SOA is a way to combine and recombine applications/tools to improve organizational capabilities and business logic.

As CIO, you may appreciate the benefits of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) but it's not always so easy to explain to your business-side colleagues. Because of this, you need to "sell" your organizations on SOA as a business-focused enterprise innovation, rather than trying to explain its technical capabilities to corporate decision-makers, according to authors Kerrie Holley and Ali Arsanjani. Their book "100 SOA Questions: Asked and Answered" (Prentice Hall/Available now) decodes the many mysteries that muddle perspectives on what exactly SOA is. It also addresses how SOA can help organizations become nimble and responsive to rapidly changing market shifts. In a clear, conversational manner, the book provides a blueprint for how you can make the most of SOA in your organization. Holley is CTO of IBM's SOA Center of Excellence. Arsanjani is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for SOA and Emerging Technologies. Here are selected highlights:

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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