Various market analysts predict Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to continue to gain steam in 2009. Springboard Research for instance, estimates Asia’s SOA market (excluding Japan) to reach US$2.2 billion by 2010. IBM concurs with this outlook as it is particularly in today’s era of unprecedented change that organisations need agility to adapt rapidly.

In Singapore and Asia Pacific, the demand and general awareness of SOA is growing dramatically,market research shows that 90% of organisations (across Asia Pacific and industries) have either started their first or are planning to start their first SOA project in the next 12-18 months.

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