Service-oriented architecture (SOA) offers significant benefits, including greater efficiency and a more flexible approach to IT systems development. But to deliver these benefits, a disciplined approach to IT management and governance is vital at all stages of the development process.
SOA allows firms to move away from building new applications from scratch by re-using code elsewhere – but to do this requires a degree of trust that can only be achieved through common standards and procedures. SOA governance, therefore, becomes vital for building and deploying IT services that meet business objectives.
In a Computing web seminar, in association with Oracle, we examined the tools, technologies and best practices essential to delivering a comprehensive, well-managed SOA strategy. Our panel of experts answered questions from IT managers on the latest trends.