Asia lacks SOA awareness: Springboard survey

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SINGAPORE: A survey on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) carried out by Springboard Research shows that Asia suffers over all lack of awareness of SOA.


Springboard surveyed 2,615 CIOs and IT decision makers in Australia, China, India, and Singapore and found that only 21 per cent were aware of the concept of SOA.

From the survey results, IBM had a massive lead over other IT vendors with 50 per cent of organizations planning to implement SOA saying that IBM was the best suited to help them migrate to a service oriented architecture.

Dane Anderson, vice president of research at Springboard Research, said, “While many major IT vendors are banking on SOA as part of their growth strategy, it is clear that more needs to be done in educating the market on SOA and the benefits that it can provide.”


“While there has been considerable hype about SOA in the market, adequate awareness is not filtering down to the enterprise level, which will be an adoption roadblock unless more education and market awareness takes place.”

Springboard found that of organizations that have deployed SOA, the majority (54 per cent) were using it to achieve application integration. The second highest category at 27 per cent was utilizing SOA to deliver Web Services and Web Applications, followed by organizations using SOA to achieve data integration across the enterprise (9 per cent) and making services shareable across the enterprise (9 per cent).

This survey also provided details regarding the factors prohibiting organizations from deploying SOA. The most common factor cited by organizations was that they were not sure of the benefits SOA would deliver.

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