David Linthicum thinks that "many who are good with SOA are not as good with people and easy targets for outplacement. Therefore, many SOA teams are left much less productive than they were before the 'nerd' was shown the door. "
"It often stuns me," says Muhammad Saleem, "to see how poor social media entrepreneurs and their executives are at listening to their communities, communicating with them, and generally using the communities’ feedback to improve their services."
Michael Hickins reports the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that includes $7.6 billion for oupgrading US Government IT infrastructure "in such areas as the Farm Services Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Aging."
Robert Schnieder writes, "Of particular interest to developers is the new type of team member known as a governance specialist. . .These individuals are experts in governance processes, patterns, and technologies. This role is generally required during post-testing stages, at which point the governance of services, compositions, and entire inventory architectures comes to the forefront.