SOA Group Membership Climbs

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2007-09-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The SOA advocacy group adds 31 members since May, growing the number of participants to more than 50.

The SOA Consortium, a group of vendors and other organizations aimed at promoting the use of service-oriented architecture, is continuing to grow, with 31 new members joining since May 1. The additions bring the total number of participants to more than 50 in the less than six months since the group started.
The SOA Consortium, based in Needham, Mass., is an advocacy group of end users, service providers and technology vendors committed to helping the Global 1000 successfully adopt SOA by 2010. Founding sponsors are BEA Systems, Cisco Systems, IBM and SAP.
Read more here about open source and SOA. New SOA Consortium members include Bunge Agribusiness, Cambridge Technology Enterprises, Capability Measurement, Cape Clear Software, the Center for Public-Private Enterprises, CGI Federal, eCube Systems, EDS, Evans Data, Fidelity Investments, Forestay, Helm Solutions Group, Hitachi Consulting, iWay Software, Make Technologies, Penn National Insurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, Schlumberger Technology, SDG, Sonoa Systems, and ZapThink. According to SOA Consortium officials, the group is focusing on "business-driven SOA," exchanging insights on preparing their business and IT organizations for SOA, influencing technology vendors and service providers on ways to derive business value from SOA, and working with standards-organizations on standards related to SOA.
"The SOA Consortiums core mission of advocacy is clearly being heard by the industry as evidenced by our rapid growth in membership," Richard Mark Soley, executive director of SOA Consortium, said in a prepared statement. The next meeting of the SOA Consortium is set for Sept. 26-27 in Jacksonville, Fla. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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