New-Style Software the Talk of CeBit

At the computer industry conference in Germany, "service-oriented architecture" emerges as the next big thing in business programs

A market analyst, asked about the big trends at this year's CeBit computer industry trade fair in Hanover, Germany, replies: "Lots of buzz words." True enough. And one of the words (or phrases) buzzing loudest was "service-oriented architecture," or SOA.

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