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(The author is Chief Science Officer with XAware, Inc.) Companies use information technology to automate business processes in an effort to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and provide better service to their customers. Historically, the process of automating a business process involved a large investment of time and money. If the business environment were stable and unchanging, then this large investment would deliver business value year after year, indefinitely. Unfortunately, businesses face constant change caused by new regulatory requirements, changing market expectations, mergers and acquisitions, and the desire to continually improve processes. Because of the high reliance on IT, such changes in the business environment lead to a change in what IT is asked to do. The value of IT in this environment is largely measured by how quickly it can satisfy these new r... (more)

Spiral SOA Web Services Target Agility - Part II

(Part I of this article outlines the dimensions of the situation facing companies who wish to adopt an agile SOA strategy. Part II covers adoption of such a strategy.) (The author is Chief Science Officer with XAware, Inc.) A company’s success in the future will be closely tied to adopting SOA. The impact of not adopting SOA is potentially fatal to a company. Regulatory requirements, if not met, may result in the loss of entire business lines. In our increasingly connected world, customers have ample choice in almost all facets of the economy. If a company does not react to n... (more)