IDC has just declared that SOA is live and kicking. A little over a year ago, Burton Group blogger Anne Thomas Manes wrote a damning obituary of SOA. The IDC projections ironically prove her right. The way SOA was practised is dead, but the services-orientation of IT architecture has gained momentum in the last one year. Further, SOA-style thinking is reshaping management. Whether SOA is live or not, the debate is far from dead. It has just taken a new turn.