5 reasons why SOA grew faster than expected last year

Summary:The SOA market grew by 38% last year. Here are 5 reasons why that happened.

E.G. Nadhan at HP picked up on my recent post of the SOA market's sudden and unexpected burst of growth, and offers an explanation why the practice keeps growing, though invisible or behind the scenes for many people.

Keyboard Photo by Joe McKendrick

It boils down to the 5 As, he says:

1. Architecture. SOA is the foundation of enterprise architecture (EA) at large.

2. Application. SOA has freed integration mechanisms from proprietary formats and legacy platforms.

3. Availability. A Web service can be generated or called 24x7.

4. Alignment. Since SOA is about trasnforming and enabling the business, it has significantly advanced business-IT alignment.

5. Adoption. SOA has served as the cornerstone for new paradigms like cloud computing.

(Photo: Joe McKendrick.)


Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Software, IT Priorities


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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