More Enterprises Intend to Become Service Oriented
- By Stephen Swoyer
Corporate tech departments are driving their organizations to become service-oriented
enterprises, according to the results of a survey of more than 300 participants
attending last week’s Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and
BizTalk Server 2006 launch.
According to the survey conducted by Capgemini U.S., a technology and outsourcing
consulting firm, while only 37 percent of enterprises use service-oriented architecture
technologies, almost 64 percent plan on using these technologies in the near
future, moving toward the creation of service-oriented enterprises.
SOA also emerged as the number-one driver of corp IT infrastructure investments
in 2006 for more than 41 percent of respondents, compared to 38 percent for
business intelligence and 16 percent for outsourcing/labor arbitrage.
At the Microsoft launch, respondents identified the most important benefits
of Microsoft technology as cost reductions on integration projects (55 percent),
increased return on existing assets (31 percent) and capability to automate
key business processes (10 percent). Attendees looked to leverage the new Microsoft
technologies quickly. In the near future, more than half of respondents plan
on upgrading their BizTalk Software (62 percent) and SQL Servers (55 percent).
Stephen Swoyer is a contributing editor for Enterprise Systems. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.