When you are knee-deep in as massive a switch as SOA, you inevitably begin to question: Is that this well worth it?

A current survey as well as an eight-year SOA implementation story indicate yes.

This month, CIO Insight printed the outcomes of the Web services and SOA survey, which queried 164 IT leaders regarding their knowledge about SOA and Web services. Most importantly 60 % of individuals who responded were the main IT officer within their organizations.

Now, before you decide to continue this publish, I ought to warn you the survey poised every question as about SOA AND/OR Web services. Yes, I understand, the 2 aren’t exactly the same factor or inevitably linked, and that is something of the flaw, however it wasn’t my survey. I believe the outcomes continue to be worth reviewing.

Laptop computer is presented as a number of slides on the website. Here is a highlight from the findings that caught my attention:

When requested about how exactly SOA/Web Services improved data and application integration, 12 % reported their expectations were exceeded and 45 percent stated their expectations were met. Thirty-5 % stated their expectations were partly met, while five percent stated the work unsuccessful expectations. Pretty good.

Apparently, SOA/Web Services and Business Process Management, (we’ve got the technology suites, and not the business approach), are linked for any sizable minority. Forty-8 % reported they’re upgrading their BPM suites to benefit from SOA/Web services.

70-2 % say their Web Services/SOA efforts have made it feasible for the organization to build up and deploy software more rapidly. And 66 percent say it’s elevated the productivity from the software team of developers.

70-3 % reported that Web services/SOA have permitted the organization to continue using legacy systems. However, 61 percent reported that Web Services/SOA has faster leaving legacy applications.