Chris Haddad, Anne Thomas Manes, Richard Watson, Kirk Knoernschild, Chris Howard, Mike Rollings, and Burton Group wish to thank you for all your caring thoughts and condolence messages. We have planned a memorial service event for Service Oriented Architecture, who met its demise on January 1, 2009. Please join us on February 3rd at 2pm Eastern time to honor SOA.
To accommodate friends and family, two venues have been arranged:
- SOA Friends (non-Burton Group Clients): Burton Group channel
- SOA Friends and Burton Group Family (Burton Group Clients): Register Online or Call 800.824.9924 ext. 174 (for calls outside the U.S., dial +1.801.304.8174)
Many service oriented architecture (SOA) initiatives have stalled or failed, and with the impending 2009 budget cuts, prospects for SOA look bleak. Except in rare situations, SOA has failed to deliver its promised benefits. It’s time to face reality: the term “SOA” now carries too much baggage. It’s time to declare that SOA is dead and move on to more the practical matter of bringing up its offspring: Services. In this service, Research Director Anne Thomas Manes will examine the myths and misconceptions that derailed SOA efforts, provide guidance for salvaging value, and supply actionable direction for future efforts.