Fundamental advancements in application development from methodology to architecture are taking place in an effort to eliminate the long standing challenges with providing software solutions that support business operations and that adapt to changing business drivers. A new breed of software called Business Application Platforms are emerging as a critical aspect to the way organizations deliver business solutions. This paper reviews the current and future state of four aspects of software delivery, and provides a consolidated view of the emerging enterprise software organization and the technologies that are driving these innovations.
Skyway Software believes that the technology exists today to successfully launch SOA initiatives in a pragmatic way that is less risky and will show immediate business value. This paper presents some background on SOA, the current challenges facing IT and business and a new way to approach SOA-based application development.