Increased IT Spends Will Drive SOA Adoption

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 28, 2007

New analysis from global growth consulting company, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific SOA Readiness Survey reveals that the Asia-Pacific market is at the right stage to adopt SOA. SOA adoption is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next two years as software vendors alter and create software needs for an SOA framework.

The Asia Pacific SOA Readiness Survey is part of the IT Services & Applications subscription to include research in the following markets: SOA - vendor assessment, SOA - end-user assessment, hosted applications/software as a service (SaaS), enterprise software trends, and IT professional services.

IT spending among enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region is growing rapidly. The emergence of enterprise integration and a need for flexible business processes will trigger IT adoption, and drive demand for a service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a viable and popular option to achieve a viable IT infrastructure.

“The Asia-Pacific SOA market is poised for healthy growth as large enterprises across all verticals are adopting SOA-based solutions for business related issues,” notes Frost & Sullivan research analyst Harikrishna Subramanian.

“SOA offers solutions to optimize current business processes and efficiently plan future software adoptions of enterprises looking for continuous process improvement with clear visibility of processes.”, adds Subramanian.

Criteria related to IT-related problems such as time since first IT deployment, number of software modules, and size of the enterprise will increase influence of business needs and will drive demand for SOA. With the increasing complexity of software modules, the cost associated with implementing IT has also increased, the survey adds.

The software market is witnessing a spate of mergers and acquisitions, a significant driver for SOA adoption. Potential growth in the market is hampered by low awareness of SOA.

“Exhaustive implementation case studies and audits, coupled with extensive marketing campaigns on success stories can greatly improve the likelihood of enterprises to consider SOA as a feasible and efficient solution for business issues,” notes Subramanian.