Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client/server architectures. For the "Big Few" the "stack" race, including applications, databases, application server and middleware, has intensified.
based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier? SOA, The Next Frontier The current, rapid pace of global business places a unique set of challenges on all enterprises looking to improve and automate their operations. At the same time companies must also be poised to adapt quickly to change. Growing competition, deregulation, globalization, compliance requirements, merger and acquisition activities, and outsourcing, coupled with supply chain structures and stringent mandating requirements from