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SOA - Integration Industry Pulse

Beth Gold-Bernstein

New Market Survey by Amberpoint

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Today Amberpoint released the results of a survey designed to determine the maturity level of the SOA market, the issues practitioners are worrying about, and to assess complexity and technology of their environments. There were a total of 330 respondents, including 48 customers and 282 non-customers. 34% of the respondents were in operations, 31% were in development, 24% were architects, with remaining 11% characterized as "other".

Like all of the ebizQ polls and surveys have shown, the Amberpoint survey found that the majority is still in the early stages of adoption. But there were also some surprising results. The Amberpoint survey showed that relatively few (20%) of the deployed SOA solutions are standalone, single department systems. Most are used across departments or even externally. This survey indicated that the biggest benefit of SOA is its used in addressing integration issues. This, again, is an indication of the early stages of the market as few companies have mastered the art of building reusable business services and achieving true business agility based on SOA infrastructures.

But IMHO the singularly most surprising finding of this survey is that 98.5% of respondents called their SOA implementations "successful". When in the industry have we EVER seen a 98.% success rate with any technology or approach - especially in an early market? I think this is something worth exploring more. What has been your experience. Have you had a 98.% success rate?

Download a copy of the survey results.

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Just a reminder, that if you are interested in learning more about SOA from an IT perspective from real customers using SOA, you might want to check out IBM's IMPACT conference 2008. The conference will provide education for those trying to implement SOA.
To see a list of sessions offered, go to: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/websphere/events/impact2008/tracks-agenda.html?S_TACT=&S_CMP=

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Beth Gold-Bernstein

Beth Gold-Bernstein is a recognized expert in integration technologies and SOA with over 20 years experience View more

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