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Picture of Progress: SOA in Organizations

Just A Bunch of Web Services or SOA? - A Reality Check

Anyone listening to or reading many of the vendor statements and pundit analysis these days can be forgiven if they think that SOA is pervasive across all organizations large and small. However, most complete SOA efforts are still few and far between. In most cases, organizations are wrestling with a spaghetti architecture of Web services. In this session, we will examine the results of recent survey data to get a picture of the progress of SOA in organizations, and work that still needs to be done. This session will explore findings such as:

  • Web services runs wide, but not deep: For a number of years, Web services has seen widespread adoption across enterprises, but only for select applications
  • Reuse is gaining traction: The value seen in SOA is service reuse across more than one business unit; survey confirm that this is beginning to take place
  • The blurry line between JBOWS and SOA: The journey to SOA is a gradual process, most companies are in stages in between.

Joe McKendrick is a nationally published known author and consultant with deep knowledge and insights regarding trends and developments in the technology industry. He is a contributing editor to a number of national and international publications and Websites including Database Trends & Applications, Webservices.Org, ENT Online, and Enterprise Systems. He also serves as analyst for Evans Data Corp., for which he coauthors Evans' Web services survey reports, and is lead analyst for Evans' enterprise development management issues and database development surveys.

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