Understanding Enterprise SOA by Eric Pulier and Hugh Taylor receives prestigious book award

June 26, 2006 (Los Angeles, CA.) – Understanding Enterprise SOAby Eric Pulier and Hugh Taylor was a finalist in the Computer/Internet category for the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards. As a finalist,  Understanding Enterprise SOAwas honored as one of the top three computer titles released by independent authors last year.


In the last three years virtually every major technology company in the world has agreed to adopt Web services, a set of open standards to enable interoperation of systems. This revolutionary agreement has made it possible, after a generation of failed attempts, to establish relatively simple and low cost connections between computers that run on incompatible operating systems, programming languages, and communications protocols. Ultimately, the move to Web services enables the realization of a much sought-after business computing paradigm: the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).


SOA is a potential boon to business because it simplifies, lowers IT costs and provides great agility in managing business processes.  Understanding Enterprise SOA, written by Eric Pulier and Hugh Taylor, uses an insurance company as an example throughout the book. It shows how a well-planned and executed Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides cost savings and solutions.


“This book is going to save a lot of companies a lot of money,” said Jim Barnes, Independent Publisher Online editor and awards director. “Our judges found the book clear and concise, in both its writing and its diagrams – there’s not a single fuzzy screen shot! This is a very well put-together computer book, on a very timely topic.”


The IPPY Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry.  The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles produced each year.  The IPPY rewards those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing.


The 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards attracted books from more than 1,500 publishers around the world, including all 50 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 16 foreign countries. Awards were presented at Book Expo America in Washington, D.C., at the 10th annual IPPY Award Celebration, where Understanding Enterprise SOA was honored for Computer writing.


For more information on the book Understanding Enterprise SOA, please e-mail hugh.taylor@soa.com or visit http://www.soa.com/book. For information about IPPY awards and the Book of the Year awards, visit www.independentpublisher.com.

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