Date Added: Feb 2010
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) enable enterprises to accelerate business execution while driving higher quality and customer satisfaction. The key to success is not only in creating the ability to respond to opportunities and threats. One must also identify them as early as possible and drive the vision of the business to a successful delivery of product and service leadership. SOA helps to do this by opening up the integration and automation of the value chain built on IT standards. However, despite the significant progress made with open standards in the industry, most SOA platforms are delivered with proprietary, closed extensions that focus on customer lock-in more than automation of the value chain.