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SOA

(architecture)
service-oriented architecture.

SOA

(networking)

SOA

(1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.

(2) (Service-Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability. Instead of building monolithic applications for each department, an SOA organizes business software in a granular fashion so that common functions can be used interchangeably by different departments internally and by external business partners as well. The more granular the components (the more pieces), the more they can be reused.

SOA is a way of thinking about IT assets as service components. When functions in a large application are made into stand-alone services that can be accessed separately, they are beneficial to several parties.

Standard Interfaces
An SOA is implemented via a programming interface (API) that allows components to communicate with each other. The most popular interface is the use of XML over HTTP, known as "Web services." However, SOAs are also implemented via the .NET Framework and Java EE/RMI, as well as CORBA and DCOM, the latter two being the earliest SOA interfaces, then known as "distributed object systems." CICS, IBM's MQ series and other message passing protocols could also be considered SOA interfaces. See Web services.
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SOA allows Winterthur US Holdings to quickly deliver these capabilities to their independent agents and to reduce costs by "reusing" the services across business units and applications.
A Web services registry is an essential ingredient in any company's initiative to adopt SOA," said Anne Thomas Manes, vice president and research director at the Burton Group.
Professional standards: Accounting principles established by the standard-setting body described in Section 19(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 ('33 Act), as amended by the SOA, or prescribed by the SEC under '33 Act Section 19(a), or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ('34 Act) Section 13(b); and auditing standards, standards for attestation engagements, quality control policies and procedures, ethical and competency standards and independence standards that, according to the PCAOB or SEC, relate to the preparation or issuance of audit reports for issuers; and are established or adopted by the PCAOB or promulgated as SEC rules (SOA Section 2(a)(10)).
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When we embarked on our research program in the summer of 2006, our goal was to conduct a real-world analysis and assessment of SOA adoption.
DARMSTADT, Germany -- Software AG today announced the Active Governance Framework to help organizations fully realize the business benefits of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and better manage and control their SOA initiatives.
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Enterprise SOA practitioners would greatly benefit from a vibrant practitioner community to drive local, business-driven, SOA success, and to spur broader enterprise, and industry-wide, SOA adoption.