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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2009 vol. 11)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 60-62
Liang-Jie Zhang , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
The service-oriented architecture (SOA) has become a widely adopted architectural framework for the information industry to achieve improved scalability, reusability, and cost-efficiency. The use of SOA and related information technologies to modernize the services industry is creating huge challenges due to the lack of skilled practitioners and educators. To address those challenges, the author presents the services university as a skills scale-up model that includes innovative training content and delivery practices. Schools, research institutes, and commercial companies can leverage the presented model to deliver course offerings and training programs in an extensible and systematic way.
IT Professionals, education, distance learning

L. Zhang, "A Services University," in IT Professional, vol. 11, no. , pp. 60-62, 2009.
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