Service oriented architecture can be part of a top-down enterprise-wide transformation, or bottom-up grassroots revolution. Either way, a successful effort needs to kept out of the silos.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
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