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What do you get if you cross an early 21st-century visionary CTO with a late 19th-century employee of the Edison Electric Light Company? Answer: a fantastic keynote address at Web Services Edge 2003 West, held in Santa Clara last month.
The mere mention of insurance seems to have an effect on people. Bring up property or liability or health insurance and they'll probably talk about how much they pay or what claims experience they've had.
We all know that the ultimate goal of CRM is to achieve a consolidated, 360-degree view of the customer at any touch point. We know that when companies know more about their customers, they can provide better service and personalized marketing and selling - which translates into more p...
Recently, I've been seeing some chatter around adding a programmatic aspect to Web services that is currently not part of the specifications - namely, adding object orientation (in particular inheritance, although I'm sure polymorphism is implied). I've thought about this, and I think ...
This article is a follow-up to an earlier article 'Exposing Legacy Applications' (WSJ, Vol. 3, issue 5). It demonstrates how to integrate legacy applications with Web services using Apache Axis.
The Web services paradigm is poised to become the dominant form of distributed computing this decade and beyond. Indeed, A. T. Kearney, an EDS global consultancy, found that 75% of companies ranging from less than $50 million to more than $1 billion in revenues and across 20 vertical i...
Global derivatives markets continue to enjoy strong growth. The Bank for International Settlements Quarterly Review for June 2003 notes 'Data from the semiannual BIS survey on positions in global OTC derivatives markets at the end of December 2003 show there was an exceptionally sharp ...
To RPC, or not to RPC: that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the control and dependency of coupling, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them?
SOAP is at the heart of all Web services as the way to deliver messages between two applications or systems. SOAP in its various versions is well known and often discussed.
With the emergence of Web services into the mainstream the developer has to learn how to architect and build service-oriented systems. While service orientation isn't a new concept, the rapid convergence of the industry on Web services technology has brought the concept of service-orie...
Once merely so much hype, Web services are finally taking root in corporate IT. However, as organizations grow their Web services from pilots to internal integration projects to extra-enterprise deployments, they face a tangle of new security challenges.
In the first part of this article (WSJ, Vol. 3, issue 9), we examined the need to integrate business transaction management (BTM) software into business process management standards and products. We believe that BTM offers previously inaccessible levels of application coordination and ...
What do you do after you've cofounded a company that developed award-winning products for distributed computing, won a Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and finished a book on Web services? If you're Graham Glass you start another company and continue pushing the envelope of distri...