The world's largest companies can save up to $53bn in information technology spending over the next five years by implementing service-oriented architectures (SOA), according to a report from AberdeenGroup. Yet, the business benefits of SOA remain largely untapped, says "The SOA in IT Benchmark Report." A survey of nearly 300 IT and business executives, which formed the basis for the report, found that only 16 percent of companies have had more than 24 months of experience with SOAs.
"Companies cannot expect business benefits from SOA before the IT department has been able to assimilate what SOA can do for them," says William Mougayar, vice president and service director for AberdeenGroup's CIO's Strategic Agenda practice, and author of the report. "The number one cascading effect of SOA's benefits for IT is the development of new products and capabilities, but this is only possible after full-lifecycle SOA implementations."
AberdeenGroup has found that companies that have had experience in the full cycle of SOA implementations have been able to quantify their benefits in three major categories: speed of deployment, easier integration, and faster customization and updates.
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