ROI researchers Nucleus Research have found that when it comes to dollars and
cents, SOA doesn't always make cents (or dollars). A
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Posted by Doug Barney on 08/27/2007 at 1:15 PM