The role of service-oriented architecture as a part of the business model
by Ville Alkkiomäki
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 21, No. 3, 2016

Abstract: Digitalisation is affecting business models of many enterprises and changing the way information work is done. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is one way of implementing this change, but despite its capability to model services on a business level, the enterprises are not able to link the value of the services with the related investments. This paper proposes the use of ontology as a tool to make service-oriented architecture an integrated part of the business model. This linkage enables the SOA investments to be evaluated as a part of the value delivery process of the enterprises.

Online publication date: Wed, 17-Feb-2016

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