XML Takes on New Web Services Roles (July 2002)

July, 2002


The need to tie IT systems—from backend files through front-end security—together in order to build web service engines is driving a number of parallel efforts, all of which employ XML as the binding glue. The potential of XML to allow disparate vendors and suppliers to integrate their e-commerce sites is being realized by the formulation of a variety of standards and the implementation of products based on those standards.