Estimating S O A, As Easy as 1,2,3
Author: Arlene Minkiewicz
Category: White Papers
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) projects bring a myriad of potential benefits to organizations by creating the promise of business agility. According to Gartner, SOA will be used in more than eighty percent of mission critical operational applications and business processes by the year 2010. The potential benefits of a SOA migration are extensive if the literature is to be believed. From a technological perspective, the flexible nature of the architecture leads to easier integration of new and existing services. The ability to integrate and share data is improved as the standards based integration removes implementation details of the individual systems sharing data. The potential to develop data services enables organizations to remove data duplication and provides access to the right data at the right time. Loose coupling makes it easier and less disruptive to upgrade services as requirements change, leading to potential cost savings throughout the lifecycle.