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Why SOA?

Manage business change more efficiently and cost effectively
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Learn about the critical success factors for SOA adoption

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Critical success factors for SOA adoption
Your business demands continue to change at a frenetic pace. To keep pace, your IT organisation, infrastructure and processes must quickly evolve and adopt to those changing business demands.
For enterprises around the world, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is helping their IT organisations become more agile and responsive. In fact, approximately 75 percent of the world’s enterprises have or are expected to adopt SOA by 2010.
Becoming a more agile enterprise
The nature of applications is changing. Whether packaged application providers, tool providers, software-as-a-service providers or cloud service providers, all are moving to SOA for rapid innovation. This means that now is the time to adopt SOA to take advantage of this innovation while increasing overall agility. And the reasons are clear.
SOA can help your enterprise:
  • Improve inter-operability – Simplify integration and make IT systems more flexible through the use of standards-based shared services
  • Encourage re-use – Reduce costs and increase application quality by re-using shared services rather than building redundant functionality in applications
  • Leverage legacy investment – Preserve and use legacy systems by encapsulating the logic, investment and intellectual capital of your applications