Migrating to SOAs by way of hybrid systems

John Hutchinson, Gerald Kotonya, James Walkerdine, Peter Sawyer, Glen Dobson, Victor Onditi

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A progressive-evolution strategy for migrating systems to service-oriented architectures should minimize the risk to investments in existing software systems while letting businesses exploit the benefits of services. In principle, hybrid systems combine services with nonservice elements. SOAs present a compelling vision for businesses. Conceptually, services bring together a layer of business functionality and a layer of technological implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalIT Professional
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • IT architecture
  • SOA and IT system migration strategies
  • hybrid systems
  • service architecture
  • service-centric system
  • service-oriented architecture
  • service-oriented solutions
  • service-oriented system development


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