Nailing Jello to the Wall


Joe McKendrick has a blog entry about just a bunch of Web Services and SOA.   He cites some research from Saugatuck that states "...many companies are merely managing a collection of Web services, and have yet to make a strong commitment to SOA as a management discipline".  

Joe asks: what constitutes a "proper" SOA? 

I think the answer is simple – if it meets the needs of the organization its proper, if it doesn’t its improper.    

One organization’s SOA may look like just a bunch of web services to another because they will have different business needs and objectives.

(BTW - I refuse to grant the phrase "just a bunch of web services" acronym status. You should too.)