Achieving Agility: SOA Will Build Organizational Agility, but Watch the Hype

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Summary

Service-oriented architecture, a cornerstone of organizational agility, simplifies access to more-granular business services and processes designed to aid competitive responsiveness. Not a replacement for existing technologies, it is rather a cost-effective augmentation of current capabilities.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • SOA Hype Reaches a Boiling Point in 2006
    • Web Services Specifications Grow More Complex
    • The SOA Vision: Agility Around the Corner
    • Web 2.0 Emerges as the "Next Big Thing" in 2006
    • Organizations Must Take Into Account That the Web 2.0-Based Technology Process Ecosystem Is Moving to Center Stage
    • New Technologies Alone Won't Deliver Business Process Agility
    • Plan for External Agility in Reaching Customers and Suppliers Through a "Global Computing Paradigm" Based on Web Services and Semantic Industry-Specific Specifications
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