SOA: What You Need to Know

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Much more than a buzzphrase, service-oriented architecture holds the potential to make your company's business processes more efficient, flexible and cost-effective. The trick is using the right tools and techniques to unlock that potential.

  • The SOA Payoff
    Service-oriented architecture and Web services meet most users' expectations but aren't cutting costs as hoped, our survey of business-technology leaders reveals.

  • Improving Ties to Business Partners
    Aeroplan's evolution from Air Canada's frequent-flier plan to a standalone loyalty marketing program hinged on integrating its systems with new business partners.

  • Valero Pumped on SOA
    The energy giant turned to service-oriented architecture to integrate its disparate applications and, ultimately, let business users build their own software.

  • Calculator: Reaping Benefits From SOA
    The technology is gaining traction in industries such as finance that want to update mainframe applications for their core operations. Use this premium interactive tool to help calculate your company's return.

  • PROJECT GUIDE: SOA's Next Phase
    Service-oriented architecture is here to stay. Job one, say the experts, is to learn from past projects so your company can wring the most value from future SOA implementations.

This article was originally published on 2007-07-12
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