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Frost & Sullivan: SOA Adoption to Soar from Increased IT Spending

  • 29 March, 2007 14:47

<p>IT spending among enterprises in Asia-Pacific is growing rapidly. The emergence of enterprise integration and the need for flexible business processes is triggering extensive IT adoption, and driving the demand for service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a viable and popular option to achieve competent IT infrastructure.</p>
<p>New analysis from global growth consulting company, Frost &amp; Sullivan (http://www.ITservices.frost.com), Asia Pacific SOA Readiness Survey finds that the Asia-Pacific market is at the right stage for the adoption of SOA technologies. SOA adoption is expected to increase by 40 per cent in the next two years as all major software vendors have been altering and creating software to suit the needs of an SOA framework.</p>
<p>“The Asia-Pacific SOA market is poised for healthy growth as large enterprises across all verticals are adopting SOA-based solutions for their business related issues,” notes Frost &amp; Sullivan research analyst Harikrishna Subramanian. “SOA offers solutions that optimize current business processes and efficiently plan future software adoptions of enterprises that are looking for continuous process improvement with clear visibility of the processes.”</p>
<p>Parameters that contribute to IT-related problems such as time since first IT deployment, number of software modules, and the size of the enterprise increase the influence of business needs that drive the demand for SOA. With increasing complexity of software modules, the cost associated with implementing IT has also increased. SOA offers the means to economize software implementations in the long-run.</p>
<p>Software vendors in the region are registering double-digit growth rates, pointing towards a significant uptake of the different enterprise software modules, hence increasing the need for greater enterprise integration. In addition, the increasing penetration of Web services among enterprises in Asia-Pacific is encouraging the deployment of SOA.</p>
<p>The highly dynamic software market is witnessing a spate of mergers and acquisitions, which is also a significant driver for SOA adoption. However, the potential growth of the market is hampered by low awareness on SOA.</p>
<p>Enterprises are shying away from implementing full-fledged SOA-based solutions mainly due to limited IT budget and time constraints. Vendors must focus on educating clients about the benefits of SOA and showcase best practices in order to draw up an efficient roadmap for SOA implementation.</p>
<p>“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,” says Mr. Subramanian. “Making clients understand how SOA can help align business needs and increase IT capability is crucial for the growth of this market.”</p>
<p>The Asia Pacific SOA Readiness Survey is part of the IT Services &amp; Applications subscription, which also includes 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. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. Analyst interviews are available to the press.</p>
<p>If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides vendors/manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the Asia Pacific SOA Readiness Survey, then send an e-mail to Sharmin Jassal, Corporate Communications, at sharmin.jassal@frost.com with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, fax number, city, state, country and e-mail address. Upon receipt of the above information, an overview will be sent to you by e-mail.</p>

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