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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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Why We Need Web Services

Large enterprises have a great deal of information to work with. For instance, a large clothing retailer may capture 300 gigabytes of information per year. Some portion of this information must be exchanged with suppliers and other divisions. For example, shipping must notify stores of shipments. Stores must notify inventory control of orders (see Figure 22-1).

Figure 22-1. Information flow in the large enterprise.

This exchange of information is complicated by the presence of numerous specialized software applications, some of which may have been developed in-house. These specialized applications often provide something ...

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