Date Added: Nov 2010
Enterprises are placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in cloud computing deployments to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture. Now more than ever, every enterprise needs a strategy to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.