Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Report # SH29821416 | 481 Pages | 124 Tables and Figures | 2005

Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Market Assessment

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Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Market Shares and Forecasts
Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Market Driving Forces
Information As A Service
SOA Ability To Transform Business
Web Services Standards
Technology Issues
Technology Analysis
Business Benefits
Technology Platforms
Process Oriented Architecture
Advanced E-Business Infrastructure
Open Systems
Development Toolset
Service Level Challenges

Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

SOA provides a flexible application framework for managing changing business needs. Service-oriented architecture is positioned to unlock the business value of an application portfolio. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) achieves information access benefits by breaking down applications in a portfolio into discrete services.

The aim is to streamline IT infrastructure. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is designed to achieve an alignment of IT investments with business goals. It is positioned to provide more flexible business response to market changes.

Services oriented architecture (SOA) seeks to optimize IT spending. Business processes depend on the supporting technology aligned for efficiency to be achieved. Deploying applications as Web services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows tight integration of business and technology.

A system or application that accesses a given Web service is a consumer that uses a SOA component. A consumer that uses a component may be a business analyst, manager, or IT developer building a Web services component-based application, which will be made available to end-users.

SOA is comprised of engines and components. Engines are at lower levels of the integration stack providing brokering, integration, business process management, mission critical messaging, and transformation capability. Components are adapters or automated processes that are messages with rules imbedded in them.

Service oriented architecture (SOA) markets at $187 million in 2004 are expected to reach $17.7 billion by 2011. Market growth comes because SOA enables the flexible IT architecture that is needed to respond to market shifts brought by speeded product cycles and competitive challenges. SOA is an access and communications technology for business. Its uses are diverse for customer services and for supply chain efficiency.

Companies Profiled
Tibco Software
Cape Systems Group
Envoy Technologies
GoAhead Software
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Zebra Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the 254th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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