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Service Engineering: Linking Business and IT

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2 Author(s)
T. Margaria ; Universität Postdam ; B. Steffen

With its strong emphasis on modularization, service-oriented computing radically alters the way business processes are modeled, realized, and maintained. Domain-specific services virtualize complex functions of the underlying business applications so that they can be loosely coupled to form transorganizational processes. This level of abstraction fosters agility and lessens traditional provider dependence. Service-oriented design has long driven the development of the telecommunications infrastructure and applications, especially intelligent network services. Applying the same principles of domain specificity, visualization, loose coupling, and seamless vertical integration to business processes has the potential to lead to a new generation of personalized, secure, and highly available Web services

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Computer  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 10 )