Gartner outlined its top 10 strategic technology areas for 2008 and many roads lead to service oriented architecture.
October 9th, 2007 Gartner’s top 10 technologies for 2008: SOA precursors; fabric computing; Real world Web; WOA Gartner outlined its top 10 strategic technology areas for 2008 and many roads lead to service oriented architecture. The top 10 is off to the right and there aren’t any huge surprises. Who didn’t see green IT and virtualization being listed? But what’s notable are all of the SOA precursors to be found. Business process modeling (No. 3), metadata management (No. 4), mashups and composite apps (No. 6) and Web platforms (No. 7) all add up to SOA down the road. All of those aforementioned items need to be done as large companies adopt SOA. What’s notable here is that Gartner’s list is focused on 2008. If you assume everyone in this packed room at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando runs back to the office to implement these technologies (fat chance) mass SOA adoption should come sometime in 2009 or 2010. “SOA isn’t on the list because we are looking at some of the