'Web services' may not be the right term all of the time, so perhaps we should use XML services or just plain 'services' as the situation fits.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
Oracle inks a deal to support registry within Fusion.
'Services' ought to be enough; and they won't all be delivered through Web browsers.
Real-time and historical data could provide the ultimate technology ROI.
New survey numbers tell us that even the big boys aren't very far along with SOA. Much work still lies ahead.
Tod Nielsen, a former BEA Systems marketing exec who defected to Oracle, is now bad-mouthing his old employer. Well, sort of.
Microsoft contains its enthusiasm on SOA, while IBM gets too uber-eager.
The Saas movement is on more stable ground thanks to the infrastructure and operational expertise of today's SaaS enablement companies. Whether the enabler is IBM, JamCracker or OpSource, it's clear that software companies and other fledgling Saas providers now have the capabilities available to them to develop, launch and operate a credible and scalable service on an on-demand basis. They no longer are forced to do it themselves.
Make way for the loosely coupled business, run on loosley coupled services.That's one of the messages coming out of Teradata's annual Partners user meeting, taking place this week in Orlando, an event attended by some of the heaviest hitters in the data management arena.
What is Microsoft's thinking regarding SOA? To many, it seems as though Big Red isn't talking about SOA enough, unlike Big Blue, which talks about nothing but.