Vol 122 Issue 1 2008-03-31 Article 19449 from section "Features"

The Technology Is at Hand; Only the Mind Set Needs to Change

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) writes Michael Hardy, Washington
Technology associate editor, is entrenching itself as the model for
future IT networks, and open standards are playing an important role
in the move away from proprietary solutions. With the current and
developing technology, there is no longer a reason to stash data in
information silos rather than allowing it to flow down to personnel
at the operational level.

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