November 27, 2006
BEA Systems Inc. has announced the
results of a cost and benefits survey of service-oriented architecture
(SOA) decision makers, which found that SOA is quickly evolving from
pilot or departmental projects to enterprise-wide initiatives driven by
chief information officers (CIOs). Nearly 50 percent of those surveyed
have spent over $1 million to date on SOA, explaining why CIOs are
increasingly the main sponsors of the strategy.
The survey, sponsored by BEA and conducted by independent research firm GCR Custom Research, also cited IT cost savings as a leading driver in Europe, as opposed to the need for greater business agility as the main driver in North America. Globally, organizations were shown to expect IT cost savings of approximately 20 percent over the first 12 months of SOA adoption. The research also suggested a serious commitment to training and skills development investments to meet the need for SOA expertise within organizations.
"The research illustrates why there's been such a substantial movement towards SOA adoption. Organizations are recognizing the long-terms benefits of SOA, and investing accordingly," said Bruce Graham, senior vice president, worldwide consulting services, BEA Systems. "However, as companies look to expand their SOA investments, they will require better guidance on ROI metrics and planning in order to get the most out of SOA."
GCR surveyed over 150 decision-makers and influencers implementing SOA strategies in the US, Canada, UK, France and Germany, and focused on a variety of criteria to determine the course, scope, progress and nature of these IT initiatives. The sample included companies with over $1 billion in annualized revenue who have deployed SOA, and hence, had experience justifying SOA. Highlights of the GCR Cost Benefits Survey include:
BEA provides a
variety of SOA services and platform offerings designed to guide its
customers to adopt SOAs. Among these services offerings is SOA for
Executives, a suite of SOA consulting and education services designed
to help executives invest in SOA with confidence by tackling top CIO
SOA for Executives is designed to complement BEA SOA 360º, a unified SOA platform designed for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. SOA 360º spans the three BEA product families and is built on the company's native SOA microServices Architecture (mSA), and supported by their SOA collaborative tooling environment, BEA WorkSpace 360º.
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