The article "Software's SOA buzz yielding dividends" (ZDNet) says it is.
Some of my favorite quotes:
- "IBM on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings that slightly beat analysts' expectations, in large part due to a strong showing from its software group." -- Hey, that's the group I'm in!
- "Company Chief Financial Officer Mark Loughridge singled out the growth of its WebSphere middleware brand and the customers' increased spending on service-oriented architecture (SOA) ..." -- Hey, I work in WebSphere; I do SOA.
- "The SOA approach is touching nearly all corners of business software."
- "That's because corporate customers are deciding to build their own applications using SOA concepts--often starting with small internal pilot projects--rather than buy off-the-shelf packaged applications." -- Small, meaningful but flexible projects are the best way to get started.
- Andreas Carvallo, chief information officer of Austin Energy, says, "If you could take the top 10 companies in the world, and you could drive an SOA transformation through them and they force that through their own supply chains--a GE, a Wal-Mart, etc.--the benefits would be tremendous, tremendous."
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