SOA Tools and Best Practices
Key Findings: Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility. By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented. The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010. Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility. Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century. ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture? 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing 2.2. Business Motivations for SOAs 2.2.1. The…

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SOA Tools
Key Findings: Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility. By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented. The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010. Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility. Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century. ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture? 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing 2.2. Business Motivations for…

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