Salesforce.com is using Web services to extend the capacities of its core customer relationship platform.
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.
ZDnet's Dan Farber recently sat down with Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka, to talk about his technology-driven healthcare organization. (See post here, which will lead you to a video).
Joshua Greenbaum, a principal at Enterprise Applications Consulting, argues that the traditional software business model is heavily threatened by the spectre of SOA and composite applications. "The whole notion of a software license -- and with it maintenance and service -- will be under attack as soon as service-oriented architectures and composite applications start dominating the market," he contends in Web Services Pipeline.
Systinet, a provider of?SOA governance and life-cycle management solutions,?
The Liberty Alliance announced the release of three new interface specifications for identity-based Web services -- Presence, Geo-locations and Contact Book. Contact Book Service Interface is a common method for users to manage and share personal or business contacts regardless of contact book provider, enabling service providers to access or automatically update, at the user's request, information like billing or shipping address.
In a recent piece at SandHill.com, I argued that proponents of Software as a Service (SaaS)?
ZDNet's Chris Jablonski cites a new Gartner report (accessible to paying clients only) that predicts that 40% of all development investments among small to medium-size businesses will be going to SOA (service-oriented architecture) or SOBA (service-oriented business applications) within the next five years.Gartner's tangled alphabet soup aside (SOA vs.
Have we lost our edge? Have we become too complacent while hungry competitors eat our lunch?
Fortune 1000?XML and Web service projects?are on the rise, according to a new study?
IBM has introduced a new?service methodology to guide companies that are considering SOA investments.