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IBM Unveils New Services to Build the Foundation for SOA


ARMONK, NY - 08 Apr 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new services and advanced tools to help customers better focus on the crucial architectural decisions when implementing a service oriented architecture (SOA).

A recent study of SOA engagements by the IBM Academy of Technology found that the chief cause for difficulty among clients in implementing SOA is the lack of emphasis on getting the right architecture blueprint in place with an eye to future growth.

To address the challenge, IBM is introducing:

"We've learned how to help build a successful SOA by checking the fitness all through the journey," said Liz Smith, general manager, IBM Global Technology Services. "In stressing the architecture first, IBM can help clients avoid potential difficulties in the strengthening of their SOA."

IBM's years of experience with more than 6,500 SOA implementations have shown clients often face similar challenges in implementing a successful SOA architecture. They include:

Following these lessons helps IBM ensure clients can realize the potential of SOA.

For more information about IBM, visit www.IBM.com

Contact(s) information

Catherine Behan
IBM Media Relations
203-207-1897
cat1@us.ibm.com

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