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LibGo Travel, one of the largest privately held travel companies in the U.S., provides vacation packages through its retail stores and wholesale distribution channels to consumers, partners, travel agents, and stores. The company wanted to expand its offerings by adding dynamic, branded, and personalized packages. To help execute this idea, LibGo had to bring together our travel partners, including airlines, hotels, and travel aggregators, as well as LibGo Travel's existing heterogeneous systems environment. As a result, LibGo's Next-Generation Travel System (NGTS) is among the most sophisticated booking systems that are currently being implemented. Instead of building one-off interfaces for each partner - a time-consuming, expensive, and brittle solution -- LibGo adopted a modern SOA with shared business services and Web services: data interchange would be XML-base... (more)

A Suitable Test Bed for SOA

You are equipped with a technical understanding of Web Services. You are a strong believer in the power of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Now you're eager to bring SOA to your enterprise. You want to get maximum benefit from SOA, so you propose to service-enable the key functions of your company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications and automate cross-application processes like order-to-cash. Quickly, you realize that this means significant change to the organization. Unfortunately, most human beings and organizations ... (more)