Indian enterprises are adopting Service-oriented architecture (SOA) in a big way and so are even the small and medium businesses (SMBs). SOA is relatively a new technology and the early adopters have been very innovative enterprises. It takes years before a technology is accepted and adopted on a large sale, and it ‘s true about SOA as well. The most existing early adaptors of SOA were enterprising and innovate. But I see a trend where more enterprises will be coming forward to adopt SOA in the next 2- 3 three years.
SOA can be adopted by firms irrespective of the vertical they belong to as it brings many cost and flexibility benefits. Being relatively a new technology , we have seen high adoption of SOA among hi-tech and life sciences industries. In the next couple of years there should be a vast change in the trend with more business across verticals adopting SOA. Given the advantages that SOA brings to the adopters , it certainly makes for wise investments. One can hope for long term benefits by adopting SOA and also make the company more competitive.
Some of the early adopters of SOA in India include: Srinivasa Hatcheries Ltd., Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, Hindustan Liver Ltd, Nagarjuna Fertilizers among others.
Business Process Management
Business Process Management (BPM) is another emerging technology that is expected to make it big in the future. BPM is a method of efficiently aligning an organization with the wants and needs of clients. It is a holistic management approach that promotes business effectiveness and efficiency while striving for innovation, flexibility and integration with technology.