Extending Your SOA in the API Economy

There is a shift underway in enterprises is one from a world of messaging platforms to one of collaboration platforms - platforms for real-time connectivity and collaboration across boundaries and firewalls that enable machine-to-machine, person-to-person, B2B, and B2C interactions and transactions.

The growing App economy is at the heart of this transformation, placing new demands on companies but also opening up unprecedented opportunity. SOA has traditionally addressed the needs of corporate information system integration, but apps and APIs interconnect corporate information systems with remote systems and mobile devices everywhere, addressing the needs of the App Economy in a way that a corporate SOA or ESB alone, cannot.