Webify Solutions: Enabling Agile Business Ecosystems with SOBA
The need for business agility is compromised by the inability of existing IT architectures to deal effectively with change. Companies need to move from their current tightly-coupled, inflexible, and costly IT infrastructures to architectures that are more flexible, loosely coupled, and enable efficient and effective reuse of previous IT investments. The movement to Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBA) promise to solve the seemingly intractable problem of business agility by providing a means by which business functions and processes can be consumed as “on demand services”. While SOA sounds simple and straightforward in concept, implementing SOA and realizing its primary business benefits is complex and difficult in practice for most businesses. The real complexity comes in trying to achieve practical loose coupling and semantic interoperability in the face of IT heterogeneity. To address these needs, Webify Solutions aims to provide solutions for emerging Service-oriented Business Applications (SOBA)…

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Taking Business Logic to the Next Level with SOA
Coding business logic is the only way to satisfy business requirements in information technology (IT), and businesses have been doing so for decades, albeit with limited success. The fundamental problem with business logic has been its inflexibility–business needs change, and the logic can’t keep up. While there have been modest flexibility improvements since the days when all application functionality resided on the same system, the unfortunate truth is that these advances have been little more than a business logic shell game, moving the hard-coded logic from one system to another. Instead of solving the problem, businesses are in the habit of creating instant legacy code all over their infrastructure. Today’s business requires more flexibility from its IT, and fortunately, IT has a new approach to distributed computing that promises the business agility that companies crave. That solution is Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is an approach to distributed computing…

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