Just as I thought my academic publication career was over, today I noticed that the International Journal of Information Technology and Management finally published our comparative case study on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the banking sector.
The article is an updated and extended version of our ECIS paper from 2005 titled Extensible architectures: The strategic value of service-oriented architecture in banking. The article has been on its way for quite some time now (the publication process can be very slow in the academic world of information systems). But, I think the updated article still has some valid insights on the different SOA-strategies organizations can peruse.
The 2010 journal article is titled The strategic value of SOA: a comparative case study in the banking sector. The abstract is inserted below – you can find a link to full article here.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has helped to drive increasingly intense global competition. In turn, this intensity increases the need for flexibility and rapid changeability in ICT to support strategies that depend on organisational agility. We report a comparative, cross-cultural case study of the implementation of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) at a Scandinavian bank and a Swiss bank. The strategic rewards in the adoption of SOA appear to go beyond marketplace issues of ICT capability acquisition, and unexpectedly arise in the creation of an extensible organisational ICT architecture. The extensibility of the ICT architecture that results from the adoption of SOA provides potential for greater organisational agility (and thereby competitiveness).