IT Business Edge blogger Loraine Lawson recently did a podcast with InfoWorld blogger David Linthicum about her experience covering SOA and integration in general.
Loraine admits that integration is the hardest topic that she's covered in technology. She herself continues to struggle with concepts like what exactly is "architecture." She suspects that part of the reason no one has been able to identify the strategic value of SOA is because there is a disconnect between business and IT.
Should information architects move more into project management. Could they be the bridge needed for business and technology alignment. Check out the podcast here to hear her thoughts.