Network-Centric Service-Oriented Enterprises

Realizing the network-centric service-oriented architecture for an enterprise has both culture and technical challenges. While SOA is perceived as the ultimate framework of software technology that can accomplish complete service transformation in a diverse network environment, due to practical schedule and budget constraints, however, enterprises must deal with tremendous operational guidance that drive the IT forces to integrate legacy systems with the new services and applications. A typical IT approach to the comprised method is to layer some business-relevant services on top of existing applications and promote interoperability of data management through standardization of data elements. This minimizes their duplication across organizations. As a result, the abstraction process turning the service data into a flat and peer level reveals SOA’s incapability to meet highperformance requirements and unexpected complexity to reproduce the legacy waterfall business process. Both drawbacks may make the enterprises owners doubt the true values of the transformation.


Business Process Service Operator Composite Service Business Process Management Business Process Model 
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