Unfortunately, very few (if any?) companies are looking SOA but technology. Don’t they read about and the definition of SOA. Should be not too difficult. Or, are they confused about business and ITs role in business?
The reasons definitely may be vendors and consultants pushing technology as SOA but it can’t(?) be the whole story. No company normally buys tools before they have strategy and business plans for a product – or do they? It really seems to be the case in SOA today?
Fortunately there are more and more articles like this which are asking the right questions. We can only hope that they get through, otherwise SOA sooner or later is seen as another failure trying to connect business and IT.
Maybe we should start explaining SOA more for business side, people, management, blogs, etc – maybe(?) they are more open and more used to business solutions than technical (which are nothing new in case of SOA, no matter how much snake oil some vendors are trying to sell, bits are still bits and messages are still messages!)]]>