The Service-Oriented Enterprise: Business Value of SOA

Cutter Summit 2005
Cambridge, MA
May 2005

The Service Oriented Enterprise goes beyond technology to achieve the benefits of agility and real-time information that makes it a competitive force. Service Oriented Architecture, while a major topic of discussion in IT, is just like other technology approaches: it is only a part of the solution, not a silver bullet. In his keynote, Mike Rosen discussed the major issues that have to be addressed to achieve the goals of an SOE, including the business implications, processes, and planning/strategy necessary; how an SOE affects organizational structure, and how to demonstrate the value of an SOE.