Rapid reuse of existing assets and sharing of services and infrastructure across lines of business are critical to achieving business processes that can adjust to changing market conditions. A service oriented architecture (SOA) is your key to making the IT department a catalyst for growth and innovation.
A service oriented architecture structures the functions delivered in large applications into reusable building blocks, or "services" that can be used to enable your IT environment to be more nimble, and to respond rapidly to changing business conditions. Enterprises are using SOA as a way of increasing business flexibility, serving their customers better, leveraging existing IT investments, and capturing new revenue streams. The market shifts; your business responds and wins with SOA.