Journal: System and Information Sciences Notes
Verlag: Huaglory Tianfield
By applying the paradigm of service-oriented architectures (SOA) to their existing IT infrastructures, some enterprises try to realize complexity reduction concerning their business IT. However, latest research indicates the presence of an SOA-specific complexity, whose impact on total IT complexity is hard to measure. A possible strategy for better coping with IT complexity may lie in introducing self-organising IT systems - as proposed by the 'Organic Computing' Initiative. In order to discuss how a relative reduction of IT complexity to the human user might be accomplished, this paper presents the approach of an 'organic SOA'. This approach aims at collaborative handling of complexity by means of introducing self-organizing systems - and yet maintaining SOA flexibility.