Service oriented architecture, or SOA, is a term that’s been increasingly used in the information technology world – but what is it?
An article in the information technology knowledge center ITStaffing-e.org sheds some light on this technology that has become increasingly useful and more affordable in recent years. Small businesses now more than ever find it possible, and necessary, to invest in SOA solutions.
To better understand what SOA is, we must first learn what term “service” means. Services are like building blocks that allow a user to organize information in ways that are familiar. In other words, a service is the mechanism by which a customer’s want or need is satisfied.
An SOA system, or server, links different programs together which allows for the exchange of information and automation of business processes.
You interact with SOA if you buy things online – several steps in the buying process have to work together for the customer to have a seamless transaction.
Read Defining Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies at ITstaffing-e.org to learn more about this important IT system.