Gartner Research

Five Principles of SOA in Business and IT

Published: 08 February 2008

ID: G00155097

Analyst(s): W. Roy Schulte


Companies use the service concept at a business level to make their organizational structure and business processes more efficient and adaptable. The same principles are also used at a software level in business applications that use a service-oriented architecture style.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Context
  • Business Levels of IT
    • Modular
    • Distributable
    • Clearly Defined
    • Swappable
    • Shareable
  • Key Facts

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