Proposing a Delphi-derived, inter-enterprise service-oriented architecture maturity model

Antoniades, P.S., 2009. Proposing a Delphi-derived, inter-enterprise service-oriented architecture maturity model. DBA, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

Companies have long sought to integrate existing Information Systems (IS) in order to support existing and potentially new business processes spread throughout their “territories” and possibly to collaborating organizations. A variety of designs can be used to this end, ranging from rigid point-to-point electronic data interchange (EDI) interactions to “Web auctions”. By updating older technologies, such as “Internet-enabling” EDI-based systems, companies can make their IT systems available to internal or external customers; but the resulting systems have not proven to be flexible enough to meet business demands. A more flexible, standardized architecture is required to better support the connection of various applications and the sharing of data. Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA) is one such architecture. It unifies (“orchestrates”) business processes by structuring large applications as an ad-hoc collection of smaller modules called “Services”. These applications can be used by different groups of people both inside and outside the company, and new applications built from a mix of services (located in a global repository) exhibit greater agility and uniformity.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Antoniades, P.S.
Date: 2009
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 11:15
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41

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