Key Learning: SOA forcing IT organization to focus on their core competencies

Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to talk to some of the IT organization in the silicon valley and am happy to report that most of them are either in the process or have already adopted SOA. By adopting SOA - it has forced the IT leadership to focus on their core competencies. Most of them are primarily focused on the fundamentals such as:

What was surprising to me was that even though most of the us early adopters have shared our key learning and best practices on blogs such as this, most IT organizations are still struggling to focus on their core competencies - such as defining the roles and responsibilities of each teams, separations of development and support teams, communicating IT goals to all teams, establishing Enterprise Architecture teams and defining and enforcing the application life cycle (services life cycle come next).

If this is the state in the heart of the hi-tech industry, woder how it is out there in other industries. It would great to get the feedback on what the rest of you are observing .

- Yogish

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