For quite some time, we have talked about the concept of accessing SOA-ready services through public online marketplaces, and how that could shake up the way we approach IT. We're seeing manifestations of this model through cloud computing.
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The purpose of SOA governance is to cut across all the silos and get all the business on the same page, using the same services.However, my chum Tony Baer over at Ovum is seeing evidence that organizations may be spawning a brand-new silo in the process -- a "governance silo" that handles SOA as a special case for the software development organization.
Why do we do SOA?My pal Steve Swoyer just published a piece over at Visual Studio surfacing a Gartner observation that many companies may have fallen into a "herd mentality" when it comes to SOA.
Is SOA becoming the cloud? What impact will SOA's cloud formations have on the business?
I wanted to surface another astute set of points raised by Randy Heffner in the latest Forrester Research study on SOA adoption patterns.The report overall was pretty bullish on SOA going forward, but also pointed to issues that needed to be addressed.
Dave Linthicum saw Anne Thomas Manes' latest post on the "SOA is Dead" affair, and declared that it's time to move on from the 'SOA is dead' debate. "We're entering a new, and productive, era where SOA is providing its appropriate value.
"We like to self-medicate in IT. We have these chronic problems that we seem to be continuously trying to solve.
"I never intended to say that organizations shouldn't do SOA (they MUST!), but SOA teams are hard pressed to get funding for their efforts unless they focus on delivering services that generate measurable business value.
We've seen it happen time and time again -- times of turmoil always equate to times of tremendous new opportunities. The great recession of 1980-82 gave rise to the PCs as technology converged with peoples' needs for quick, cheap computing solutions.
With the all chatter going on around measuring SOA (including posts from yours truly), I thought it would be helpful to re-surface a post from...