The SOA Consortium is a new SOA advocacy group comprised of end users, service providers, and technology vendors, committed to helping the Global 1000 successfully adopt SOA by 2010.
The SOA Consortium mission, strategies, and tactics center on the following premises:
- Service-oriented architecture adoption is a key enabler for the 21st century enterprise
- Achieving the benefits of service-oriented architecture requires significant changes for both IT and business executives
- Service-oriented architecture is perceived by business executives as an IT integration and productivity story, rather than a business agility story
- Enterprise SOA practitioners would greatly benefit from a vibrant practitioner community to drive local, business-driven, SOA success, and to spur broader enterprise, and industry-wide, SOA adoption.