The SOA in IT Benchmark Report: What CIOs Should Know about How SOA Is Changing IT

Aberdeen Group – Service-oriented architectures hold great promise for reducing IT costs through "faster and easier customization, integration, and deployment of IT capabilities," say the authors of a recent Aberdeen Group report. In fact, Aberdeen predicts that over the next 5 years, "the top Global 2000 organizations have a potential to save $53 billion from their IT budgets as a result of SOA reducing software implementation costs." Despite this, 41% of survey respondents cited "limited visibility for SOA value" as the top challenge to SOA adoption.

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