Companies on the service oriented architecture (SOA) trail are falling behind with their governance adoption.
While most firms are actively pursuing SOA, fewer than 6% have automated policy monitoring, according to a survey sponsored by Progress Software.
Fewer than 5% automatically check policy enforcement before services are put in a repository.
The majority of companies - 94% - either have no SOA governance in place or use manual processes such as design reviews and manual audits.
“The most important benefit of SOA is the potential to align IT with the business and sustain that alignment over time. That will only happen if effective governance is in place,” says Dan Foody, a CTO at Progress Software.