Fundamentals of Service Orientation
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Overview: The software industry is changing the way one consumes and assemble computing resources, thanks to connectivity improvements and web services technologies. Although the industry has named this evolution service orientation, there are a lot of questions about the meaning of service orientation and its derivations, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) or service-oriented computing. This white paper explores the background, technology, and models behind service orientation. As a technology resource, it can help one make informed decisions about services and their place in the enterprise.