Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA) provides a comprehensive methodology for embracing these changes. In 2012, to find out how institutions are using SOA to prepare for changing software needs, members of the EDUCAUSE Enterprise, Business, and Technical Architects (ITANA) constituent group conducted a survey, receiving responses from 27 institutions. This research bulletin discusses the survey results and implications for higher education, for institutions, and for IT organizations.
Citation for this Work: Fernig, Leo, and Piet Niederhausen. “Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture.” Research Bulletin. Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, March 11, 2013, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.