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Enterprise Content Management: A Business and Technical Guide by Stephen A. Cameron

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Service oriented architecture

Service oriented architecture is a fundamental step forward in agile integration. It requires significant investment in a framework architecture for running the services, however. The benefits of adopting an SOA are improved availability, maintainability, reliability and interoperability of applications alongside lower operating and development costs.

One of the key trends and challenges in ECM, mentioned earlier, is integrating a diverse set of legacy applications which are traditionally in place across the organisation.

Functional encapsulation into objects, and the definition or publication of interfaces, are key to integration, with SOA defining the organisation and management of those objects. SOA relies on ...

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