While Web services technology is a straightforward extension of existing Internet technology, its ultimate impact on the enterprise will be profound. The Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture Revolution is about providing dramatic business performance improvements through incremental technological innovation. While the initial focus of the revolution is on cost reduction, the ultimate objective is to enable the "Agile Enterprise."
Current marketplace disillusionment notwithstanding, author Melvin B. Greer Jr. provides immediate, real-world project benefits to those willing and able to develop and follow a well-conceived Web services game plan. Embarking on this journey is not an easy endeavor, and the stakes are high. But some businesses are already achieving significant benefits in actual mission-critical, high-performance, productive applications that rely on Web services technology.
Don't let your competitors begin the migration to this emerging technology before you do. With patience and the right help, your enterprise can succeed!