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Adopting Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can be complex and expensive. Keep the SOA initiative on track by focusing on the long-term benefits (such as increased business flexibility and IT asset re-use) and planning for the common challenges outlined in this note.

The goal of this note is to help clients effectively navigate Info-Tech's research on SOA. Topics include:

  • An introduction to SOA.
  • Technical and business drivers for implementation.
  • Political, process, and technological pitfalls commonly faced by IT leaders.
  • The importance of governance to a successful SOA deployment.
  • Technologies inter-related with SOA.

IT departments can use this note to drive smoother deployment through an understanding of the benefits, challenges, and technologies related to SOA.

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