Survey: ESBs, SOAs Enpower Integration Devs

A recent survey by the Butler Group is finding that ESB/SOA capabilities to allow services, data and business logic to more easily interact is changing the tone of BPM and EAI discussions. And, while the survey finds increased willingness to invest in ESBs/SOA, that trend may not float all boats. IDN takes a quick look at the study.

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A recent survey of enterprise IT execs conducted by the Butler Group is finding that ESB/SOA capabilities to allow services, data and business logic to more easily interact is changing the tone of BPM and EAI discussions. IDN takes a quick look at the study.



The survey of over 90 end-users conducted by Datamonitor's Butler Group reflects these changes.



Inside the Survey's Highlights

  • Enterprise IT are crafting more definitive plans for investment and deployment of ESBs and SOAs for their integration strategies. However, the survey also suggests that this increased willingness to spend may not benefit smaller-yet-innovative companies.



  • Enterprise execs feel that it is "highly important" that their current IT systems enable and support their business processes so as to be 'business-led' in their technology investment. This is opposed to technology requirements being the primary influencer.



  • Vendor selection decisions are shifting to "lower-risk suppliers," with the prospect to benefit market-leaders, such as IBM or Microsoft. "Datamonitor predicts that in fewer than two years time there may well be a handful of leading players left in the market," the survey concluded.

  • Click here for more on the survey and an accompanying paid report.



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