Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

September, 2004


Although just beginning to take shape, the vision for Web services is to provide interoperability between disparate systems so that isolated applications and data can be integrated into a single Information Systems framework. In a world of burgeoning e-commerce, Web applications and interoperability can make or break a business. What are the business drivers for deploying Web services, and how does it impact your existing IT infrastructure? What are the issues, pitfalls, and benefits of an SOA and Web services? Who are the early adopters? How can you prepare?