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Jan 7 2008   12:31PM GMT

SOA in 2008, what do users see?



Posted by: StorageSwiss
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Over the past few weeks the media has been full of 2007 recaps and 2008 predictions. It’s not just the tech media or the service-oriented architecture space. The national and international media does it too, in every arena: politics, entertaiment, business, etc.

All in all, it probably counts as a good thing that we take the time to look back and then project forward. It gets our heads out of the routine of paying attention to nothing but what’s most immediately in front of our faces. Perspective never hurts.

At SearchSOA.com, we’ve listed our top SOA stories of 2007 – stories 1-4 and stories 5-8. We’ve spoken with two exceptionally smart people in the SOA space about what 2008 might hold in store for SOA. IBM WebSphere CTO Jerry Cuomo discussed SOA maturation and event-driven SOA. Layer 7 CTO Toufic Boubez targeted operational governance and virtualization. That’s certainly plenty to digest for anyone looking to fulfill his/her U.S.D.A. recommended yearly dose of SOA perspective. Yet there is someone important we haven’t brought into the discussion … you.

Often missing in this particular dialog is the end user. The analysts, pundits and vendors make their thoughts known in the media echo chamber, but it’s high time some users sounded off. What was big for you in 2007? More importantly, what do you see as the big things looming for you in 2008? We want to know. Feel free to e-mail me at mmeehan@techtarget.com with your comments or post them in this blog (which, for those of you reading this in our newsletter, can be found through the hyperlink on the headline). If you want to write a full column, we’ll run it. If you just have a few quick points to make, we’ll collect those and get them up in the blog.

Users drive this bus. Ultimately, that’s how IT works. So where are you taking SOA in 2008? Is it along the same superhighways we all know about or have you found some shortcuts and interesting sideroads you plan to explore?

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  • StorageSwiss
    Since SOA offers a way to reuse services and increase productivity by leveraging existing assets, I think that SOA can become one of the most valuable tools for IT professionals during an economic downturn. It'll be interesting to hear from users themselves about how the economy is impacting their use of SOA. If any of you are interested in hearing what customers & end-users are doing in this area, I recommend checking out the IBM SOA conference, IMPACT, April 7-11th in Las Vegas. There will be many discussions at the conference on this topic. To check out some of the SOA session at the conference, go to: www.ibm.com/software/websphere/events/impact2008
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