The big word today is cloud. This is the way of business. A new technology comes along and it becomes the latest and greatest buzzword. However, within the process of building a successful business infrastructure there is still the need for a foundation from which to build. That means a robust, integrated Services Oriented Architecture, or SOA.
For anyone who is involved within the IT, or data management, of a particular company it is important for them to stay up to date with what the future integration processes can be. The reason is that many companies are still relying on antiquated data management, as well as business processes, that leave a major hurdle for competing in the marketplace.