Service-Oriented Architectures and Virtual Enterprises

Service-Oriented Architectures and Virtual Enterprises

Nicolaos Protogeros (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-799-7.ch161
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This article presents some trends in e-commerce technology and more specifically the service-oriented architectures (SOA) and its interoperability promise applied to innovative organization schemes such as virtual enterprises (VE). The evolution of software architectures from traditional to SOA is presented through comparison of characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, and problems and difficulties in applying the SOA, while also focusing on the compatibility between SOA and modern organizational structures. The main focus is on the SOA technology trends of modern organizational structures with regards their formation and integration. The comparison between SOA and traditional Architectures provides a clear path to their adoption in various cases.

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