This may seem reminiscent of the EAI era where integration was the default solution to business change; however, this is actually not the case. As long as the scope of the domains are meaningful, this pattern can help any organization take a big step toward service-orientation as long as you consider the long-term impacts and plan for them.
Of course, we've just scratched the surface of SOA design patterns. Domain Inventory is one of nearly a hundred patterns that are being published this fall after three years in development and with the support and participation of hundreds of SOA professionals.
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