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SOA World Feature: SOA as a Business Strategy

Agility is the name of the game

If you had to pick a single business benefit that service-oriented architecture (SOA) can provide, it is the ability to respond to change. Change occurs continually in a multitude of places that affect the enterprise: the market, the supply chain, strategic processes, regulations, and so forth. SOA can enable the creation of an agile environment that creates stability in the face of change because it restructures automated functions into reusable pieces that can be quickly reconfigured into new or modified processes.

But an architectural approach alone will not create agility. Agility comes from having the right pieces from which agile processes can be assembled. Developing, refactoring, or acquiring the right services requires a deep understanding of your business.

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Anthony Gold is vice president and general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys Corporation. He is also a board member on the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA). He serves as a business consultant for several startups in the Philadelphia region and is writing a book on how businesses can transform themselves leveraging open standards and services-oriented architectures. Anthony graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering.

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James Irwin is an open source software architect at Unisys Corporation. He has degrees and work experience in both the computer science and psychology fields.

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