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How to Evaluate External Service Providers for Service-Oriented Architecture Projects

Published: 08 January 2009

ID: G00164349

Analyst(s): Susan Tan


When evaluating external service providers for service-oriented architecture projects, rate each firm on capability attributes and cultural attributes.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Two Tracks of SOA Work
  • Checklist Before You Begin Choosing an ESP
  • Vendor Evaluation Model
  • 10 Pointers to Consider When Evaluating an ESP for SOA Projects
  • Tactical Guidelines

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