Survey: SOA Governance Spending To Skyrocket in Asia

Enterprise investments in SOA Governance are set to skyrocket across the Asia Pacific region, especially as companies launch multiple SOA projects, says a report from Springboard Research.

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Enterprise investments in SOA Governance are set to skyrocket across the Asia Pacific region, especially as companies launch multiple SOA projects, says a report from Springboard Research.

The report, "SOA Governance in Asia Pacific," finds a growing awareness of the value of SOA Governance among IT execs involved with SOA all across APAC.

"We believe that without investments in SOA governance, 60-90% of SOA-related projects will fail to deliver a positive return on investment," said Michael Barnes, Vice President for Software Research at Springboard Research, in a statement. "It is not possible to benefit from SOA as an approach unless you can effectively leverage and manage SOA artifacts; not just services themselves, but also SOA-related policies, processes and metadata."

Springboard's reports also found 40% of early SOA adopters in APAC have now made SOA governance a requirement when they begin to plan SOA projects. In addition, most companies in the region that have implemented SOA have also instituted governance mechanisms at some point during the SOA project, according to the report.

The Springboard report surveyed 354 CIOs and IT managers of large and SMB enterprises in China, India, Singapore, and Australia.

Boost in SOA Governance
To Impact Overall SOA Vendors

Springboard's report also says this boost in end user interest in SOA Governance will impact the overall SOA vendor landscape in the next 2-3 years.

Notably, the customer demand for better SOA Governance technologies is also forcing SOA vendors to boost investments in the sector. The report predicted that SOA Governance vendors with the most effective SOA governance solutions (products, services, support, templates, etc.) may be acquired by larger, existing SOA product or services providers -- or survive only as niche players,

The SOA governance market remains "highly fragmented," the report added, with a mix of software infrastructure and middleware vendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software AG), management vendors (HP) and specialists (Amberpoint, SOA Software) all trying to distinguish themselves.

Despite the inevitable consolidation and convergence, Springboard expects most organizations over the next 2-3 years will continue choosing the best or most- appropriate "task-specific" SOA Governance solutions.



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