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Service-oriented Architecture (SOA)

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a method of designing and building large technical software applications. It is also an underlying structure that supports specific purposes in website applications and information systems. Software engineers and IT personnel value SOA as an adaptable tool that can be integrated into an existing platform or infrastructure.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Service-oriented Architecture (SOA)

Business owners and managers may want to consider implementing SOA as their business grows. Benefits include broader access to information, increased security, improved ability to meet business demands, and flexibility as technology and business practices change. By making information systems simpler and faster with easier maintenance, SOA can also mean faster time to market and lower costs.

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