Jason English picked up on my "Shovel-Ready SOA" proposal, noting that SOA has moved beyond theory and can be considered to be in the thick of the roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done stage. He agrees that this may be a great "stimulus package" for revitalizing the infrastructure of beleaguered businesses:
"In tough times, nothing boosts your chances to survive, and be positioned to thrive, like enhanced confidence, collaboration, and agility through SOA efforts. We'll just have to roll up our sleeves."
Jason also adds that "like the shovel, SOA isn't glamorous anymore, but it's being used to create real value." Not only that, but SOA promotes Green IT -- another aspect of the current stimulus suggestions.