‘SOA’ Initiatives Tend to Fizzel After Year or Two

‘SOA’ dead as of January 1st, analyst says | Service-Oriented Architecture
| ZDNet.com

"One of the challenges with SOA is that a successful implementation is a multi-year process, since not only do systems and interfaces need to be changed, but development methodologies and incentives need transformation, and the business itself needs to drive the process.� Definitely not overnight stuff. As I understand from what I’ve heard about Burton Group’s own investigations, SOA initiatives show a lot of potential when they are first launched, but tend to fizzle after a year or two."
This seems to be more of a commentary on the difficulty most businesses have in maintaining focus and momentum on strategic IT work...