Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: Microsoft Asks: Is SOA Myth or Money?
Microsoft Asks: Is SOA Myth or Money?
by Darryl Taftslides courtesy of Microsoft
Debunking the SOA Myths
Microsoft's Steven Martin sets out to debunk some of the more common myths about SOA (service-oriented architecture).
The Myths of SOA Evolve
Like Bigfoot, unicorns, the Loch Ness Monster and Al Gore inventing the Internet, some SOA myths have taken on a life of their own.
Myth: SOA Stops at the Firewall
Some believe the proper way to implement SOA is to ensure that it stops at the enterprise firewall.
Truth: SOA Does Not Stop at the Firewall
The truth is that SOA begins at the firewall.
Myth: SOA Aligns Business and IT
Some practitioners erroneously believe SOA aligns business with IT.
People Align Business with IT
SOA sets the bottom-line architecture for change, but it is the IT staff and business staff who align business with IT.
Myth: SOA Governance Fixes Everything
Despite adding much-needed management and organization to SOA implementations, governance should not be limited to SOA, but should extend to the entire IT organization.
Myth: SOA Will Teach Your Kids How to Read
The Truth About SOA
SOA originated from Web services, which Microsoft and IBM pioneered together. However, Microsoft is staking its claim on taking SOA to the masses.
Starting Out with SOA...
Microsoft recommends that enterprises start small, find success and grow with SOA.
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