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SOA From a Management Perspective: Part Two
Despite the numerous benefits companies can expect from service-oriented architecture, the technology is still relatively new and implementation costs are steep

beta bites  with vendors to test beta versions of tools. This is why, for example, pioneering companies are using everything from Excel spreadsheets to simple databases as repositories for services. By using in-house tools, companies have the opportunity to survey the technology landscape for the best solution for their infrastructure. Although there are differing opinions on the subject, many consider Web services as a mandatory element of SOA. For those sharing this viewpoint, Web services must be implemented

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