The author takes SAP as a showcase that all the tools and contents required to implement an SOA for your company can come in a box. The key to a successful SOA implementation, however, is to understand that it’s not about technology per se, but about a change in business practices and philosophy.
Is the notion that SOA ‘doesn’t come in a box’ a product of infrastructure vendor FUD? ..technology is the enabler, but not the end goal. Yes, you can buy all the tools you may need in a single box. But SOA isn’t in the tools; it’s what you do with those tools.