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The Service Technology Magazine was an online publication provided by Arcitura Education Inc. from 2006 to 2016. This magazine was officially retired in January 2017. The Service Technology Magazine was dedicated to publishing specialized articles, case studies, and papers by industry experts and professionals in the fields of service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, Big Data, and other areas of services-based technology, innovation, and practice. This site can be accessed via the and domains.

About the Book Series

The "Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl" aims to provide the IT industry with a consistent level of unbiased, practical, and comprehensive guidance and instruction in the areas of service-oriented architecture, service-orientation, and the expanding landscape that is shaping the real-world service-oriented computing platform. For details visit

About the Editor

Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author and Series Editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl ( With over 300,000 copies in print world-wide, his published books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of major IT organizations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Accenture, IEEE, HL7, MITRE, SAP, CISCO, HP, and others. Thomas is also the founder of SOA School, Cloud School and Big Data Science School. For more information visit:

About Arcitura Education

Arcitura Education offers internationally renowned IT consulting and training expertise for an international clientele that includes Fortune 500 companies and international government agencies. Arcitura Education also provides industry-recognized certification programs for a range of certifications. For more information, visit:

About the Pearson Technology Group

With the most trusted and recognized brands in the computing arena, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world's leading publisher of books and training materials focused on advancing the skills of technical, business and professional computing consumers. It's home to such renowned publishing brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Apple Certified, Cisco Press, New Riders Publishing, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall Professional, and Sams Publishing. PTG is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations include Pearson Education, the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at