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SOA Consortium Reaches 50 Member Mark in Less than Six Months

Rapid growth for SOA advocacy group

“The SOA Consortium’s core mission of advocacy is clearly being heard by the industry as evidenced by our rapid growth in membership,” said Richard Mark Soley, PhD, executive director, SOA Consortium. “We are very pleased to welcome all of our new members and look forward to their participation in our various initiatives.”

The SOA Consortium has announced that 31 new organizations have become members since May 1, bringing the total number of participants to more than 50 in the less than six months since beginning operations. The SOA Consortium is an advocacy group of end users, service providers and technology vendors committed to helping the Global 1000 successfully adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA) by 2010. Founding sponsors are BEA Systems, Inc., Cisco, IBM Corporation, and SAP AG.

New SOA Consortium members include Bunge Agribusiness, Cambridge Technology Enterprises, Capability Measurement, Cape Clear Software, Inc., Center for Public-Private Enterprises, CGI Federal, Daugherty Business Solutions, eCube Systems, LLC, EDS, Equally Keen, Ltd., Evans Data Corporation, Fidelity Investments, Forestay, LLC, Fraunhofer FOKUS, H2O GmbH, Helm Solutions Group, Hitachi Consulting, iWay Software, Lake Trail Partners, LLC, MAKE Technologies Inc., Mercury Interactive, MomentumSI, Penn National Insurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, PHS Operation, Schlumberger Technology, SDG Corporation, Sonoa Systems, Thomas & Hebert, Torry Harris Business Solutions, and ZapThink, LLC.

Together, SOA Consortium members are:

  • Redirecting the industry conversation to “business-driven SOA”
  • Exchanging real-world insights on preparing their business and IT organizations for SOA
  • Influencing technology vendors and service providers on the techniques, products and services to derive business value from SOA
  • Influencing standards-organizations on pragmatic standards related to SOA

For more information, visit http://www.soa-consortium.org/SOA2007.htm.

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