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SOA What?

ROI researchers Nucleus Research have found that when it comes to dollars and cents, SOA doesn't always make cents (or dollars). A recent report shows that only a minority (37 percent) of SOA shops have gotten their money back on SOA investments.

I worked for a bit for Nucleus and can tell you that its methods are pretty darn solid. The group has debunked many a vendor ROI claim, saving customers probably millions.

That said, these findings don't mean that SOA is no good. It's just that today, SOA is complex, expensive and not always fully backed by developers.

I questioned SOA in a recent editorial, asking if it was too complex and grand for its own good, and if we would even be talking about it five years from now. What do think? Is SOA the Lord's gift to software or a scheme for consultants and vendors to make money? Let us know at dbarney@redmondmag.com!

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/27/2007 at 1:15 PM


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