As a registered member of SearchSOA.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter of Integration and
SOA: Concepts, Technologies, and Best Practices written by Beth Gold-Bernstein and Gary So and published by ebizQ and WebMethods. "Integration and SOA" focuses on SOA best practices.
The broad, successful adoption of SOA requires a proactive, managed approach that has implications for an organization's development practices, its organizational structures, and its approach to investment in applications and software infrastructure. This chapter gives several case study examples, defines SOA integration, and sets the tone for understanding how to implement service-oriented architecture.