IT Articles : how SOA improve business
Service Oriented Architecture, SOA is helping businesses uncover buried content, reuse that content to streamline business processes as well as turn a profit on existing data. As companies build more and more software systems, they are seeing similar patterns and situations appearing. The new request from organizations is a solution to reuse the functionality of existing systems rather than create them from scratch each time. Along with reuse comes decreased infrastructure redundancy and increased time to market.
Reuse ability is indeed one of the best things about an SOA service but how else can SOA improve businesses? Some SOA services provide businesses with enterprise search which enables organizations to query within their own contentbase, as well as manipulate and render content in a distributed environment. SOA services allow organizations unprecedented ability to integrate, access, use, and reuse their content in multiple ways across multiple channels.
Organizations can develop content applications that can access any of the services running on the SOA, including legacy applications that utilize an XML wrapper, ensuring that companies can migrate to a modern SOA-based publishing architecture while leveraging the full benefits of their existing platforms. For large publishing organizations, content heavy enterprises like government and insurance companies for example find great relief with an SOA structure.
Organizations can reap in profits from already existing content and also reduce costs with less money spent on IT. Businesses can save money with an SOA system and scale down their current IT department but not remove the IT department all together. In fact, business processes are only streamlined by having the two together.
So to answer the question, are there other reasons to purchase an SOA service? A straightforward yes to answer that question. SOA will deliver value to the business in multiple ways beyond reuse.