SOA and Hypecycle

Recent Gartner Hype Cycle and Infoworld’s Top 10 emerging technologies have provided enough evidence that companies had enough with their SOA investments and have moved on to embrace technologies which address their needs.  SOA based development, Products ruled last few years of market share.  Now there are less heard.  What happened to SOA.  Did the Hype die or did companies back out

Based on my recent client interactions and consulting engagements I have noticed that customers have simple business needs which is have their business process or function published. For them SOA turned out to be a Goliath.  More than what they could bite or chew on.  Product companies and their System Integrators started wooing customers with innumerable benefits of SOA

In short Companies were oversold about the over arching benefits of this SOA.  Though all this has been true the evolution of products, skilled resources and overall sustainability of SOA projects made it very difficult for a quick implementation.   Companies could not see the benefits or ROI of SOA projects similar to other development projects.  The downward trend or drop in importance to SOA in Gartner Hype Cycle is just because of reflection of above issues.

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