Web Services Explained, Solutions and Applications for the Real World

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9780130479631: Web Services Explained, Solutions and Applications for the Real World

Clearly explains the fundamentals of Web services technology, offers examples of how it can be used for competitive advantage, and shows how it will impact every player in the IT value chain. Softcover.

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Web services for decision makers: strategic insights and actionable recommendations.

  • How Web services will transform the way software is built, sold, implemented, and managed
  • All you need to know to plan an intelligent Web services strategy
  • Risks and pitfalls in current WebsServices architectures
  • Detailed guidance for choosing the right vendor
  • Up-to-the-minute comparisons of Microsoft's .NET and Sun's J2EE platforms
  • Realistic assessments of Web services' impact on ISVs, OEMs, and service providers

Web services will transform the way software is created, sold, and delivered. In this executive briefing, leading analyst and consultant Joe Clabby tells IT and business decision makers what the Web services revolution really means. Web Services Explained clearly explains the fundamentals of Web services technology, offers examples of how it can be used for competitive advantage, and shows how it will impact every player in the IT value chain. It delivers the strategic insights and specific recommendations you'd expect to find only in a $1,000 analyst report, answering the critical questions managers must ask:

  • What exactly are Web services?
  • How do Web services technologies actually work?
  • What are the shortcomings and "gotchas" of current Web services architectures, and what can I do about them?
  • What can Web services help me do that I can't do already?
  • Who's already using Web services, and what results are they achieving?
  • What are the most appropriate Web services applications for my company?
  • What questions should I ask Web services vendors, and how should I choose among them?
  • Should I commit to Microsoft's .NET platform, Sun's J2EE platform, or neither?
  • How will Web services impact my organization?
  • How will Web services impact my suppliers and my broader business environment?

If you need to make key decisions about Web services, you need the strategic intelligence that can be found in only one book: Web Services Explained.

About the Author:

JOE CLABBY, President of Sensory Virtual, served until recently as Vice President of Platforms and Services at the Aberdeen Group in Boston, one of the top five technology research and analysis firms in the United States. At Aberdeen, he managed a team of research analysts and wrote several of Aberdeen's key reports on strategic technology. His technical background includes 23 years in the IT marketplace, in roles ranging from sales and marketing to program/project management, research, and analysis. He is author of Visualize This: Collaboration, Communication, and Commerce in the 21st Century.

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