Was tuned in to this blog post ("SOA is Dead; Long Live Services" by Anne Thomas Manes) by a very interesting interview about the post on ITConversations. The podcast is definitely worth a listen and quite interesting. Quoting from the blog post:
"SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. SOA is survived by its offspring: mashups, BPM, SaaS, Cloud Computing, and all other architectural approaches that depend on "services"."
Sounds like something you realized without knowing it? The interview is very interesting and addresses, among other things, why SOA and governance is a concept and not something you buy. The podcast runs about 44 minutes and may be streamed or downloaded as MP3.