Organizations that under-invest in the software-oriented architecture (SOA) governance initiative will fail to reap the long-term benefits SOA offers.
This is one of the key conclusions to be drawn in new report, just published by Europe's leading IT research and advisory organization, Butler Group. The report, "SOA Governance," says that while technology support will be required, this is primarily an organizational issue with the emphasis on putting the right people in the right roles, and giving them the necessary authority to ensure that the architecture design is kept consistent with business aims and requirements.
"Most organizations deploying SOA leave it too late to implement effective governance," says Rob Hailstone, software infrastructure practice director at Butler Group. "The longer you leave it, the more difficult it becomes to 'retrofit' governance to an operational SOA environment. However, the effort must be made if the SOA initiative is not to descend into chaos."
Source: Manufacturing & Logistics IT, http://www.logisticsit.com
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