Melissa Martin, senior market analyst, enterprise end-user programmes, IDC Australia said half of responding CIOs have Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is their 2008 budgets.
“This is interesting as many IT industry participants first saw SOA as another standards and application development paradigm wave that would just fade away,” she said.
According to Martin virtualisation is another of the top technologies that CIOs will be investing in this year. This is no surprise as CIOs are now on the journey to enable their environments to be as flexible and ‘future proofed' as possible. SOA and Virtualisation technologies are enablers that can support these objectives," added Martin.