10 steps to SOA
Service-oriented architecture begins and ends with business process marshaling a sprawling set of technologies along the way. Don’t know where to start? Try Step 1

1. Think big, start small

2. Go to the whiteboard

3. Survey your surroundings

4. Connect your first services

5. Choose and deploy a registry or repository

6. Start tackling governance

7. Lay your security plans

8. Build out your messaging infrastructure

9. Deploy service management

10. Consider orchestration

Stepping into the future of SOA
Missing technology pieces stand in the way of ultimate business agility, but limited SOA deployments can still deliver benefits today

SOA Case Studies

Making SOA work
Four companies explain how they met the challenge of implementing service-oriented architecture

British American Tobacco builds SOA one step at a time
Flush with early success, the company has begun transitioning legacy systems across the enterprise

Sabre's customer-driven SOA
The travel solutions provider Web services-enabled its applications in response to customer demand

New processes for Thomson Prometric
Getting developers on board for SOA called for a radical change in thinking

Verizon goes back to the workbench
Convincing developers to embrace SOA meant extensive custom development


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