This latest word came in from Consultant-News.com:
"Capgemini presses case for SOA as a business rather than a technology approach at OASIS Conference"
"Capgemini continued their campaign for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to be recognized not as a series of new technologies but as a change in the way that businesses manage and deliver their IT systems at last week's OASIS symposium...."
Hmmm. If we're still arguing over whether SOA is about business or technology, that's a major sign that perhaps it's time to rethink what we are doing and why we are doing it.
But perhaps we should take David Foster's observation to heart that "there are a lot of businesspeople who believe that IT marches to a drummer other than the best overall interests of the corporation." Is SOA seen as too much of an IT exercise, not to be dabbled in by business types?