Forrester: SOA Plans ‘Ambitious’ Within Financial Services Sector

December 13, 2010 No Comments

Want to know how service orientation efforts are going?  Follow the money — literally, as in look to see what the financial sector is doing. A recent survey from Forrester finds eight out of ten financial services firms use SOA approaches today. Plus, they want more service orientation in their business systems, delivered at a faster pace.

A team of Forrester analysts, Jost Hoppermann, Mike Gilpin and Sander Rose, just released details of the survey of 80 IT decision-makers, from financial services across the globe. “Our findings show that the service-oriented approach has taken off in financial services: The vast majority of surveyed firms use SOA today, close to three-quarters use SOA and business services in a significant number of business applications in a production environment, and many have plans to extend the SOA footprint in their firm.”

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