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Where to Start (or Restart) With Service-Oriented Architecture

Published: 28 October 2016

ID: G00316699

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas , Mark O'Neill , Aashish Gupta


SOA is the bedrock of modern application architecture, but many organizations struggle to deliver successful outcomes from their SOA initiatives. This guide will help application leaders make a sure start (or restart) when decomposing their monoliths and preparing their systems for digital business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Set Up a Center of Excellence to Guide SOA Adoption
  • Build a Business Case and Gain Expertise by Executing Pilot Projects
  • Measure Success Based on Agility Rather Than Reuse
  • Look Beyond Integration to Architectural Modernization

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