The new business of technology

This paper outlines an approach and a set of key considerations for organization leaders who seek to establish new engagements beyond the enterprise. This approach consists of three key tenants: extending applications, processes and services, transacting with integrity, scale and speed, and optimizing business operations. All three tenants are critical elements of a successful technology strategy for the new era. In addition, this paper will examine some broader business considerations and will discuss the evolution of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how SOA is at the core of the ability to embrace new business engagements.