Article on SOA in the Financial Times

The following piece, written for FT Digital Business, is online on FT.com now and appeared in the print edition on December 5th:

Did IT work? Gaming industry discovers that SOA is a safe bet

By Stephen Pritchard

Published: December 5 2007 04:40

In gaming and gambling, the odds always favour the house. But for two organisations within the industry, Harrah’s in the US and the UK’s government-owned Tote, betting on an emerging technology has brought winnings all round.Service-oriented architecture, or SOA, is a way of developing IT systems based not around specific applications or even hardware, but business services. The idea is to make IT leaner, more efficient and easier to update. Most of all, SOA promises to align IT more closely with the needs of the business…

To read the rest of this piece please click here.

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About stephenpritchard
Freelance journalist specialising in business and technology, based in London (UK).

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