Keep SOA projects in check with top-down guidance

According to META Group, ten percent of leading IT organizations are seeking to leverage SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) beyond projects and across the enterprise. But as companies tiptoe their way towards SOA with project-specific implementations, they often use a bottom-up approach that leaves enterprise architecture (EA) out of the equation as a means for top-down guidance.

According to META Group, ten percent of leading IT organizations are seeking to leverage SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) beyond projects and across the enterprise. But as companies tiptoe their way towards SOA with project-specific implementations, they often use a bottom-up approach that leaves enterprise architecture (EA) out of the equation as a means for top-down guidance. But to ensure success