Anne updated her SOA is dead blog which includes some quotes from analysts and others who are now bemoaning that SOA hasn't delivered, in part because over over-hype and expectations. What is stunning about this (and Anne doesn't call them on it) is that the main reason is exactly what Anne says. Namely that SOA isn't a technology thing, its a practice thing.
So having vendors claiming "we are still shifting products" while analysts who told people to go and buy those products are now complaining that they haven't seen the value really is just a farce.
The reason that SOA has failed for lots of companies is exactly because vendors and analysts pushed people down a route of technology first, assisted it has to be said by the likes of Accenture who pushed the same message.
SOA hasn't failed, what has failed is the next generation lipstick on the pig, buy my technology it will save your problems, do a big project it will fix everything style of IT that has always failed.
SOA isn't dead, but yet again the zombie child that is vendor driven strategy has failed to deliver IT departments the benefits that it should have. The same is beginning to happen around cloud as the zombie possession organisations that are vendor marketing seek to subvert yet another approach, and one which in the case of SaaS has been massively business driven, into re-selling the same technology which has failed before.
The odd thing is that in IT we seem to forget these pronouncements from vendors and analysts, continuing to buy the latest news like a goldfish in an abusive relationship.
SOA was never about the thing that has failed, it was only subverted into that by the zombie hordes who now have fortunately for SOA, but unfortunately for clouds and SaaS, shifted to feast on the new fresh brains in another part of the IT landscape.