Some good comments on GIS Enterprise SOA
I know you're reading this. Yes, you. Now pay attention. If that has been included in your budget? JD O'Neill recently posted some comments on GIS and SOA's such as "What Can I Do With An SOA? and "Access to ArcGIS Server as EIS." You should read these to get an idea of what an SOA is and how a GIS enabled SOA can be utilized as an Enterprise Information System (EIS). Note the idea of transforming the current situation to a service-based architecture, instead of living in the LN hell that we live in.