A quote worth pondering:
"Everybody talks about integration, but normally I tend to speak about 'dis-integration,' because you want really to decouple and not to integrate! It is all about being 'loosely coupled.' I think the use of Web services will lead to an increased interoperability in the market, as the business wants to bundle and unbundle in a fast and flexible way in order to stay competitive. Through the concept of service orientation, IT can accommodate that."
- Peter Hermans, noted SOA consultant and former architect at a major European telecommunications company, interviewed by Roger Strukhoff