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SOA to bridge Business and Technology

SOA to bridge Business and Technology

SOA to bridge Business and Technology

Integrate SOA & Web Services process in your enterprise system

In the world of IT, buzzwords have popped up like cloud computing, social enterprise, mobile first or big data. However, all of these new technology trends are a simply creating a greater demand for more advanced SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) services to bridge Business transformation efforts and technology. Growing rapidly over the past few years, SOA is the foundation for infrastructure assets and their development.

With new technology and applications constantly rolling out, SOA allows the integration of new systems to legacy systems. By leveraging those legacy systems and infrastructure, SOA savvy companies are able to evolve with changing industry demands and stay competitive in their markets. SOA programs such as Runzyme’s SOARite are the bridge between the old and the new. The main purpose of SOA is to shift the paradigm from old monolithic IT applications to a new group of reusable services that can be utilized to build applications.

SOA also integrates other concepts such as business process orchestration (BPM), complex event processing (CEP) and enterprise service bus (ESB) to tackle IT alignment in which a fulfillment cycle may touch many differing applications. Having all of these unified into a single environment allows an individual such as an IT manager or developer to manage, optimize and develop the data into an homogenous form.

The marriage of these processes is the heart of the SOA program integrating legacy systems with new assets. Again, according to ResearchMoz, the market for SOA is expected, by 2020, to explode into a $16.4 billion industry, shadowing the new technology concepts such as cloud computing.

In order to extend services as they grow into consumer direct apps through mobile device, such as airport self-check in or mobile banking, organizations that utilize SOA in their development will become their industry front runners. This is only one of many benefits for investing in an SOA strategy:

  • Cross-department collaboration should improve as different teams are able to share and utilize key information assets.
  • Improved data quality with a more uniform view of a business’ customer
  • Integrating the latest available technology
  • Scalable core applications being available for use with new applications
  • Agility in adapting new strategies and rolling out new customer-facing services
  • Improved timelines, reduced costs and more efficient integration

Having an understanding of one’s own legacy infrastructure, a clear view of what new technologies an organization should be incorporating, both in the short and long term, will enable an organization to optimize their SOA portfolio. SOA optimizes the legacy technology infrastructure investments by extending the life cycle of legacy software, enables a company to leverage market changes as well as integrate external systems and technologies.

Technological terms may be shifting with business and technology evolution, but SOA is proving its role as the foundation of business process development and enhancing an organization’s competitive edge in just about any business industry.



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