Service Oriented Architecture: A Practical Guide to Measuring Return on Investment

Service Oriented Architecture: A Practical Guide to Measuring Return on Investment

With service oriented architecture (SOA), good things don't come to those who wait. While companies shouldn't abandon building a business case for SOA, they should, in the interest of speed, take a simpler, more intuitive approach. This investment analysis helps establish a benefits framework specific to SOA that focuses on limited choices and ways to depict the costs incurred. The measurement approach suggested should help you add simplicity, sense and speed to your SOA decision-making process, allowing you to exploit first-mover advantages.


Jay DiMare Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services Jay DiMare is an Associate Partner within IBM Global Business Services. He has over twenty-five years experience in the development of large-scale, complex, cross-organization applications in the financial markets, banking and insurance industries. He is currently the global leader for the Application Innovation Services team at the IBM Institute for Business Value. Jay recently coauthored a paper, “CEOs are expanding the innovation horizon: Important implications for CIOs,” that addresses the changing role of the CIO in the innovation process.
IBM Software Group
20 Jun 2007
01 Oct 2006
16 Page(s)
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