Special Report: Services-Oriented Architecture

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.

  • SOA: Getting Good Service
    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.

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  • Case Study: Starwood Hotels Uses SOA to Improve Guest Services and Cut Costs

    The international hotelier expects to save $20 million per year by dismantling its mainframe.

  • Service-Oriented Architecture: Efficient, but Threatening?

    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.

  • SOA Case Study: How R.L. Polk Revved Its Data Engine

    The auto data aggregator ditched its mainframe, spending more than $20 million to build a data factory. Was it worth it?

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  • IBM Boosts SOA Offerings


    IBM recently rolled out four new tools and almost a dozen consulting offerings related to service-oriented architecture.

  • SOA: TD Banknorth Is Banking on It


    Service-oriented architecture has helped financial firms such as TD Banknorth neutralize integration headaches and make their legacy applications more responsive to customer needs.

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