Gartner estimates that about 10 percent of organizations now use UDDI, and makes another prediction: that UDDI may eventually merge with other specifications, including ebXML Registries, "which are used as much as UDDI."Gartner only foresees about 20 percent of new projects in Global 2000 companies adopting UDDI by year-end 2007.
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.
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"If you want to have more flexible, adaptive business processes, move your IT applications to SOA," says Meta Group analyst Janelle Hill in a new article in Intelligent Enterprise that profiles some SOA success stories.One of the companies profiled in Michael Voelker's excellent piece is Glen Allen, VA-based Owens & Minor, a respected distributor of medical and surgical supplies.
Are more developers turning their backs on SOAP for Web services? Redmonk's James Governor just posted this provocative thought at his MonkChips blogsite: "Evidence continues to mount that developers can' t be bothered with SOAP and the learning requirements associated with use of the standard for information interchange.
Dion Hinchcliffe mused on our recent post on who should get credit for launching the Web services/SOA revolution (BusinessWeek says Microsoft started it all), and reviewed the sequence of contributions that led us to where we are today. He provides this excellent timeline.
There was a lot of ho-ho-ho about a new era of "interoperability" between Microsoft and Sun platforms as a result of last year's financial settlement between the two companies. In early December, talk of impending breakthroughs was at a fever pitch.
Wondering where SOA and web services rank in terms of IT priorities? Right in the middle of the pack.
In a recent post, Dan Farber talks about a relatively new twist on the outsourcing trend -- "homeshoring." Rather than looking overseas, IT work is farmed out to rural communities.
As noted in a previous post, Microsoft is now actively campaigning for interoperability between various vendor's platforms, not just its own. Optimize recently ran this point/counterpoint to the simple question: "Is Microsoft integrating with others?
Fellow ZDNet blogger David Berlind describes events at the recent GlobusWorld gird confab in Boston. Grid represents the next generation of clustering -- in which workloads can be spread across multiple processors -- and much more.
That's the catchy title for this latest BusinessWeek tutorial. A good read if you're new to the Web services space.