February 15, 2006

The most important strategic decision a CIO can make

If you haven't seen it, Christopher Koch recently opined that "enterprise applications--big, integrated suites as a bulwark to assert dominance over customers’ software buying patterns--is increasingly at odds with the emerging thinking on enterprise architectural strategy: SOA."

His conclusion I found quite apt, as it resonates with what Alan Kay and numerous others have said in the past, about great and growable systems...

It seems that if SOA really takes over, the software that links applications together, rather than the applications themselves, will become the most important strategic decision that CIOs make.
Posted by stu at February 15, 2006 03:28 PM