Adopting Service Oriented Architectures Made Simple

  • L. Bastida
  • A. Berreteaga
  • I. Cañadas


Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) is envisioned as providing major benefits related to business, such as: increasing efficient cost and complexity management; enabling organisational evolution and interoperability; or increasing competitiveness. But, will the adoption of SOA benefit your organisation? Before adopting SOA, organisations must understand not only what it is, how it can benefit them and what their motivations to adopt SOA are, but also the organisational challenges required to undertake this transition as well as the changes required to manage the entire Service based systems lifecycle. The adoption of SOA has to be carefully understood from the organisational and technological perspectives. In this paper we analyse the organisational and technological challenges an organisation adopting SOA faces and propose a set of best practices that will enable an organisation to efficiently adopt SOA.


Service oriented Architectures for interoperability Intelligent infrastructure and automated methods for business system integration Modelling methods tools and frameworks for (networked) enterprises 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bastida
    • 1
  • A. Berreteaga
    • 1
  • I. Cañadas
    • 1
  1. 1.European Software InstituteZamudio, BizkaiaSpain

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