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In survey after survey, security is the most frequently cited barrier to developing distributed applications using Web services technology. In some cases, the findings indicate that the overall level of security concerns among information technology professionals appears to be increasing (Evans Data). Yet in spite of these trends, enterprise adoption of Web services technology is clearly accelerating. Smart organizations recognize that they must move forward with Web services deployments - employing a variety of security tactics - to avoid the greater risk of being left behind as their competitors embrace and benefit from Web services technology. SOAs have been held out for years as a substantially more cost-effective and flexible strategy for architecting enterprise software systems than historical approaches including monolithic system design and tightly coupled ... (more)

Managing the Impact of Change in an Enterprise Web Services Network

A growing number of organizations are adopting a service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach to their IT infrastructure because they want to enhance their ability to change the enterprise application landscape cost effectively and rapidly, in support of changing business requirements. An SOA offers many potential benefits, but capturing the true value of an SOA is virtually impossible without the ability to manage the change inherent in Web service networks. The Nature of an Enterprise Service Network: Big, Dynamic and Rife with Interdependencies The result of an SOA approach i... (more)