Service oriented architecture (SOA) is the theme of this year's BEA Arch2Arch Summit.
Chief information officers and IT managers from government, media companies, manufacturers, telecommunications firms, finance companies and postal firms have gathered in Nice to attend the annual customer forum.
Here is a look at all the news from the customer event:
Benefits more easily monitored in smaller projects first.
SOA projects regularly take between five and 10 years to complete and require a large commitment from the firms involved.
Technologies can work together, say vendors.
To avert failure, businesses must not rush implementing complex service oriented architecture (SOA) projects, BEA Systems warned delegates at its annual conference.
Monitoring security and governance issues is a hard task for those involved in SOA projects.
Service oriented architecture (SOA) project managers face complexity and the loss of direction or accountability during SOA implementations, delegates at BEA's Arch2Arch Summit were told.