The problem of this decade is the information technology platform. We have to switch to scale-free networks and abandon tabular lattice networks. It isn’t SOA that we need, it’s Change Oriented Architecture (COA).
I highly recommend rejecting Larry Ellison’s Oracle Relational Database and Sun’s MySQL and adopting Simon Williams’ Sentences Associational Database at lazysoft.com which provides a schema and interface you can completely change on the fly. No data loss, no null values, no normalization. The lazy developer is the efficient developer.
When the Board of Directors says “Change!” the CIO can say “Immediately!”
And have you ever heard of “Hyperbolic Data”? Sentences can do it easily and dynamically. Click on the image to learn more: