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How to Preserve Agility in Service Oriented Architectures – An Explorative Analysis

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abstract Although companies introduced enterprise application integration (EAI) a couple of years ago, the complexity of corporate application landscapes is ever increasing. The current wave of technology being introduced into these application landscapes are service oriented architectures (SOA). Not unlike EAI before the introduction of these technologies is associated with re-use of software components and reaping cost cutting potentials. But when looking at the still increasing complexity of application landscapes following the introduction of SOA, the re-use and cost cutting arguments lead to disappointment. However, SOA offers a great potential to increase corporate agility. In order to gain and preserve corporate agility it is necessary to explicitly manage enterprise architecture. This paper discusses the problems of re-use and cost cutting expectations in SOA and contrasts them with the potentials related to make sustainable contributions to corporate agility. Structures, processes, and instruments to realize these potentials are discussed with reference to a literature review as well as to selected case studies.
   
type journal paper
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 01-09-2010
journal Enterprise Modelling And Information Systems Architectures
volume of journal 5
number of issue 2
page(s) 21–37
review double-blind review
   
citation Aier, S., & Schelp, J. (2010). How to Preserve Agility in Service Oriented Architectures – An Explorative Analysis. Enterprise Modelling And Information Systems Architectures, 5(2), 21–37.