Posted by Mike Rollings
In the APS blog Anne proclaims “SOA” is dead, but the requirement for service-oriented architecture is stronger than ever. Anne states "The acronym "SOA" got in the way - People forgot what SOA stands for - They were too wrapped up in silly technology debates - They missed the important stuff: architecture and services. Successful SOA requires disruption to the status quo... it requires a massive shift in the way IT operates."
We are constantly challenged to change the way IT operates. Mike Kavis recognizes this too. He refers to Anne's post in his blog stating that IT has historically struggled with enterprise wide initiatives because they require more than just technology to implement - they require an organization, not just IT, to change behavior, standardize, and work in harmony to achieve a common set of goals. Kavis says we will continue to fail until we invest in enterprise architecture (EA).
EA is acronym-challenged too.