ZDNet's Chris Jablonski cites a new Gartner report (accessible to paying clients only) that predicts that 40% of all development investments among small to medium-size businesses will be going to SOA (service-oriented architecture) or SOBA (service-oriented business applications) within the next five years.Gartner's tangled alphabet soup aside (SOA vs.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
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Have we lost our edge? Have we become too complacent while hungry competitors eat our lunch?
Fortune 1000?XML and Web service projects?are on the rise, according to a new study?
IBM has introduced a new?service methodology to guide companies that are considering SOA investments.
Much of the feedback we get to the postings on this blogsite contains a healthy amount of skepticism about the whole notion of "SOA." Many feel it's the latest empty container of hype to be unleashed by vendors.
I love this phrase -- a word of warning about the perils of the "Blog Oriented Architecture" as relayed by Momentum's Jeff Schneider. The point is that some in the industry are prematurely pronouncing SOAP's demise.
Liz Lightfoot has some interesting insights on Web services over at our sister blog DataPoint. Leveraging some analysis from BT Trax, she notes that "interest in Web services ebbs and flows with some periodicity.
It's always good to get some hard numbers around the results of a technology implementation, and such measurements are still extremely rare in the SOA space. At last, there is a big tangible ROI story to tell.
Can SOA change the culture of software? Let's hope so.
If you're looking for some good working definitions and explanations about what SOA is all about, ServiceOrientation.org is a good place to start.