3.8. Perspectives

3.8.1. Highlights

  • Web Service is an emerging technology to address integration and proprietary technology silos.

  • Java™, XML, SOAP, and UDDI are the typical technologies used.

  • There is much market hype surrounding Web Services.

  • Many technology vendors and vertical solutions have already embedded Web Services into their products and solutions.

  • Web Services provides a service-based infrastructure with intelligent and reusable components.

  • Web Services addresses technology issues of high implementation cost, legacy systems integration, and cross-platform interoperability.

  • There are competitive advantages to implementing Web Services. Web Services technology provides a low-cost alternative to integrating with multiple trading partners using ...

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