2.7. Perspectives

2.7.1. Highlights

  • Reduction of total cost of ownership and easier integration with partners and legacy systems are the key business drivers for Web Services.

  • Web Services is gaining more momentum in industry implementation and has wider vendor support.

  • There are early success stories of Web Services implementation.

  • There are a few ways to present a business case to implement Web Services, but they must be put in the context of the future (long-term benefits, non-quantitative benefits) and reusability, not one-off development costs.

2.7.2. Best Practices and Pitfalls

The following are some ideas regarding establishing a business case for Web Services implementation.

Best Practices

  • When presenting a Web Services business case, always ...

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