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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Web Services and Enterprises

On the surface, Web services appear to be a risky proposition for enterprises. Why will IT organizations that have demanded full control over all aspects of enterprise applications adopt a distributed and shared software architecture that moves administrative control over various parts of applications outside of the enterprise firewall? The runtime characteristics of Web services-based applications will have critical dependencies on remotely hosted and remotely managed external businesses. This is a severe departure from the centrally controlled as well as the guaranteed predictability and reliability that have become the hallmarks of enterprise software and the IT organizations that manage them.

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