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SOA, a 3 minute Business Elevator Pitch

Here is a quick transcript of the ideas in the clip.   What is SOA? The future of Enterprise Software Business, SOA enables introducing new features and functions in your legacy systems, Weave applications so that they work together better…  Markets most likely to be early adopters? Telco, Hi-tech, Financial Services  What will be the impact on the supply chain? a) move from a focus on internal operations to focus on the role of a company in its eco-system, b) focus on real time “demand” data for more efficient replenishment.  Benefits will be long term, just like client server.  Leaders? SAP and Oracle. I am not sure about Oracle of course, but I am biased…
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  • Rather small circle of vendors, no? Interesting that both are in the business of selling application software, not so much ‘middleware’.
    So, would you not consider the likes of IONA and BEA as players, not to mention IBM?
    Concentrating on the ‘package application’ market may be valid for some environments and customers, but there are still an awful lot of people out there running home-grown applications or those not maintained by SAP or Oracle. These also qualify for the SOA ‘label’, I think.