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ESB Myth Busters: 10 Enterprise Service Bus Myths Debunked
Â? Since releasing my latest book, Enterprise Service Bus (O'Reilly Media, 2004), I have been doing a fair amount of visiting corporations, conducting seminars, and generally discussing with enterprise architects the subject of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how an enterprise service bus (ESB) backbone can be leveraged to provide a framework for an enterprise SOA.

Ran across this and thought it might be helpful in the ongoing conversations I have at work. There's recently been a substantial upsurge of interest and discussion in the areas of EAI, Business Process Modeling/Automation, Web Services and ESB, and this article goes a long way toward clarifying some of the key differentiators.

I think the biggest challenge for many enterprises is overcoming a cultural legacy of application domain silos. This makes the challenge more of a political battle than managing technical change, though there will be elements of each.


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