The Small Business of SOA

Loraine Lawson

Earlier this week, I shared how SOA is allowing companies to move away from big vendor ERP solutions and invest in best-of-breed solutions offered by smaller vendors.

 

Today, SOA expert Dave Linthicum discusses a similar theme in his InfoWorld blog, but his focus is on how SOA and software as a service are leveling the playing field for small companies. He calls SOA and SaaS "complementary concepts" that allow smaller companies to move beyond selling applications to providing more involved solutions, including databases, integration and operating systems on demand.

 

Linthicum also points out that this trend could have financial implications for small companies, giving them more access to better, current solutions without the high costs of maintaining your own software.

 

You probably already knew SaaS would benefit small organizations. But if you thought your organization would be too small to benefit from SOA, definitely check out his post.



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