1. Use your early SOA efforts to help decide which\n standards are most important to your business goals.2. Ask for examples of successful SOA standards deployment\n stories. Just because standards have been out for a year\n doesn\u2019t necessarily mean they\u2019re ready for\n full-scale deployment.3. If you\u2019re using middleware to provide a temporary\n integration fix because of the lack of a suitable standard,\n make sure not to overcommit to one vendor or product.Bob Violino is a freelance writer.