SOA for Business Technology – Executive Summary


This White Paper contains a snapshot of the current findings of the SOA for Business Technology (SOA4BT) project of The Open Group SOA Work Group. The SOA4BT project will provide guidelines and taxonomy based on capabilities, service categorization, and metrics, to align SOA and business with a mechanism to assess, improve, and express SOA in business terms. This White Paper contains an introduction to the problem, some definitions and motivation, an analysis of SOA and Business Architecture, and a Case Study. It represents the current thinking of the project team, but it will not necessarily be reflected in the final results of the project.

The output of the SOA4BT project will contribute to The Open Group vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ by leveraging and fostering common understanding of business use of solutions delivered through various technology architecture styles including Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).