"All the services are based around the notion of ensuring that users are fully cognizant of what they are embarking upon with Web services and making sure they get the greatest ROI on those SOAs and Web services they decide to use," said Bob Sutor, Director of Websphere Foundation Software.Read IBM delivers SOA enablers
Through the use of SOAs, it is IBM's goal to help corporate users break business processes down into building blocks, similar to the software interfaces in a SOA that allow an IT infrastructure to be componentized. These business processes can then be matched with IT processes which allow customers to better adapt to changing business conditions, a company spokesman said.
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