SOA skills shortage stalling the promise of a new era

Computerworld Today |  SOA

Brand said there is plenty of training available, but the question is how much you trust the training and if it delivers any measurable benefit over self-training programs which are "no less successful".

SOA confusion still prevails

A survey of 100 IT managers at more than 70 medium-to-large organizations in Australia has found 64 percent of respondents are concerned about a lack of in-house knowledge and SOA expertise.

More than half, about 55 percent, were confused about SOA and said it isn't widely understood. Undertaken jointly by InterSystems and Compuware, the survey found organizations optimistic about the benefits of SOA including greater agility and reduced integration costs.

However, respondents said benefits would take about two years to be realized. Only 9 percent of the organizations surveyed had applications currently based on SOA but this is expected to increase more than four-fold to 43 percent within three years. The survey in full is available at www.intersystems.com.au/SOASurveyReport and www.compuware.com.au/SOASurveyReport.

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