Parallel tracks or converging standards?
Like the Internet, SOA has the potential to fundamentally alter how businesses collaborate and compete. And ready or not, it will change your industry.
With service-oriented architecture (SOA), good things don't come to those who wait. While companies shouldn't abandon building a business case for SOA, they should, in the interest of speed, take a simpler, more intuitive approach.
A service oriented architecture, combined with application and network convergence can provide a means for effective business collaboration.
This white papers discusses how.
A very good presentation that takes IT Strategy to solutions architecture using SOA. Good read!