Surekha Durvasula

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On the one hand, there's extreme pressure on businesses to deliver new customer offerings and innovative business capabilities, match increased competition, and deal with new partners and providers of niche services to offer cheaper service. On the other hand, most of us have legacy systems that prevent us from delivering to the business at the speed of business opportunities. Legacy applications house only parts of the business entity and the data is stored in proprietary structures. The data is also owned by proprietary application logic (packaged or custom-built) that represents very narrowly defined business functions where the business rules might be applicable for a single business area or line of business. The industry is looking to SOA as a mechanism to help businesses become more agile. However, the question is how this would be achieved in an enterprise ... (more)