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  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act, officially titled the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002
  • School of the Americas, a US Army training facility subsequently officially known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
  • Society of Actuaries, one of the two main professional societies of actuaries in the United States
  • Society of Ancients, an international society based in the UK
  • State of the art, the highest level of development
  • Initialism of Search-Oriented Architecture.
  • Initialism of Service-Oriented Architecture.
  • Start of Authority, in network computing, a SOA record identifies the authoritative Name Server for a specific DNS database segment
  • Semiconductor Optical Amplifier, a device that amplifies an optical signal directly
  • Safe operating area, the current conditions over which a device can be expected to operate without self-damage
  • Stimulus Onset Asynchrony, the time interval between the onset of a first stimulus and the onset of a second stimulus
  • Standard abbreviation for Soinlahti railway station in Finland.
  • Standard abbreviation for Stordalen railway station in Sweden.


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  • However, given that the major body supporting IT development in the UK has adopted a service-oriented approach (little soa, just to confuse everyone) it is too soon to abandon this model despite the general lack of interest (and funding) in the research and development of a suitable platform for higher education: soa needs SOA.


  • Visit soa. org to locate a ride to the vigil and help to make this the year to close the SOA.

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  • This is very similar to what we saw with the term SOA in the early stages.

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  • The term SOA governance tends to evoke feelings of Big Brother controlling one's actions, which, in most cases, will be resisted.

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  • But if you read the entire article you will find that what Anne is really denouncing is the term SOA and the failed approaches that most ...

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  • Johnson said the term SOA is going out of fashion.

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  • If one looks at the supporting industry infrastructure that has built up around the term SOA-software, training, methodologies, blueprints, etc. -the realization that each organization may ultimately need to tailor the general concepts into something that is different from organization to organization, minimizes these efforts to nothing more than templates or patterns to use as a starting point.

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  • Some of the most successful SOA project leaders hardly used the term SOA in their explanation to business leaders.

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  • SOA is dead; Long live … … well, Services; -) blog post today, Anne Thomas Manes from the Burton Group declares the "official" passing away of the term SOA on January 1st, 2009.

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  • Many insulting firms have been savage in incorporating the word SOA into their marketing material without developing a true understanding of the problem at hand.

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