CIOs Smooth Out SOA's Rough Patches
Services-oriented architecture's future growth depends on how well the technology keeps its promises. SOA and Web services adoption has soared in recent years; it's now at 60 percent, and three-quarters say it will be the bedrock of their IT architecture. But that last figure is about a five-point dip from the January 2007 Future of IT survey. That's a warning sign. Some users of SOA/Web services say the technology is failing to meet expectations, especially for saving money. SOA adoption will continue, but the bigger story in 2008 is tweaking SOA so it can meet users' high expectations.
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