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Where are we with SOA?

The emerging technology special interest group of the Industry Advisory Council has posted a survey about Service Oriented Architecture. If you get a chance, go and fill it out. It should take only 10 minutes or so, promises Greg Hauser, who is the chair for the IAC SOA committee.

The group is looking to assess not only the federal community's technological readiness to move to SOA, but also the educational and cultural readiness as well, Hauser said.

The survey software itself compiles the results after each new submission, allowing you to view the latest results after you complete the questions. Already some interesting results have popped up.

Of the 23 surveys completed, 12 were from private firms and 11 were from government agencies. Thus far, the government community appears to be at least knowledgeable about the SOA, though implementations may still be a while off: About 48 percent of the respondents noted that senior executives have been presented with a business case for using SOA, yet 73 percent of organizations have not developed a model for shared services and 65 percent have not developed governance policies.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Feb 15, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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