A Joe McKendric survey in Septemeber and October found that all planned SOA systems were still a go. McKendrick said there is a lot of concern about ROI. Basically, companies are plenty nervous but still proceeding with SOA. A survery by KPI has similar results: planned SOA projects are not being discarded. Companies need to understand why the ROI risk exists for SOA projects. Generally, 80% of SOA projects have failed and that the root cause is almost always poor architecture and poor CTO. Most successful SOA projects have started with new people at top.