Analyst paper: the role of information in an SOA

SOA efforts to date have emphasised information processes and have paid little attention to information management. This Cutter Consortium report attempts to rectify this imbalance, examining and elaborating on the role of information architecture within an SOA.

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A service oriented architecture (SOA) strives to provide an information infrastructure that is highly responsive to rapidly changing business requirements, such as new competition, mergers, acquisitions, business models, and regulatory compliance. SOA has shown great promise in reaching these goals and is rapidly gaining widespread interest and acceptance.

However, it can be argued that SOA efforts to date have emphasised information processes and have paid little attention to information management. This report attempts to rectify this imbalance, examining and elaborating on the role of information architecture within an SOA.

Download the report: The Role of Information in an SOA

This article was originally published by Cutter Consortium © 2007 Cutter Consortium. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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This was last published in August 2007

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