SD West, 2005, San Diego, CA
March 16, 2005
A good, broad introduction to what SOA is (and is not). One of the key takeaways is that to realize the full benefits of SOA, you need more than just web services: you need business process management and a common semantic dictionary as well. Without those elements, your services will have a hard time collaborating and probably won”t reflect the correct business abstraction level. Another key takeaway is that none of this is new but today”s open standards (e.g., XML, SOAP) make SOA easier to achieve.