To quote the article:
Clearly SOA is key, if not the core, to IBM's software strategy. We will of course have to wait and see if this "shock and awe" approach to dominating a market will work - not to mention solve the customer problems. I do wonder how 31 separate products (so far!) can really deliver the simplicity and agility that is meant to be at the heart of SOA. More importantly, SOA is about providing a solution, not selling an even more complex collection of products.
I don't really have anything to add to that. I tried to, but I just keep staring at my screen muttering things.