Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Adoption Challenges

Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Adoption Challenges

Ghassan Beydoun (School of Information Systems and Technology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia), Dongming Xu (UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia) and Vijayan Sugumaran (Department of Decision and Information Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA, & Department of Global Service Management, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/jiit.2013040101


Predictions for Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) to deliver transformational results to the role and capabilities of IT for businesses have fallen short. Unforseen challenges have often emerged in SOA adoption. They have fallen into two categories: technical issues stemming from service components reuse difficulties and organisational issues stemming from inadequate support or understanding of what is required from the executive management in an organisation to facilitate the technical rollout. This special issue of IJIIT presents a collection of papers which attempt to resolve some of these issues. This paper first explores and analyses the hindrances to the full exploitation of SOA.
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2. Soa Adoption Hindrances

SOA as a paradigm for large enterprises tackles traditional hurdles to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their software applications (Erl, 2008). Attraction to it comes with the expectation that energies from software development and acquisition will be shifted to other core business activities, and at the same time deliver better alignment with business requirements (Demirkan et al., 2008).

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