Enabling Your Key Services as Web Services
-- Bobby Mathew
We are witnessing the transformation of the Internet from an information
provider to a service provider today. What kinds of services are on offer?
Yes, we have all heard about eBay and Amazon. But what we are talking
about here is not just an online store but of services that can be used
to build other bigger services from simple currency conversions
and language translations to the more complex ones like shipping and customer-focused
web-enabled supply chains
A good number of businesses today are realigning themselves into e-business
platforms that support a web services infrastructure. Web Services are
modular applications that can perform simple functions like requests to
other intricate business processes. They are self-describing and can be
published and then invoked across the web. Using a basic platform that
is HTML and XML based, they can run practically anywhere on the net.
Once a web service is deployed, other applications or web services can
interface with it and also call upon it easily. Web services also complement
middleware platforms like RMI, Jini, CORBA and DCOM by providing a uniform
and widely accessible interface. XML being a meta language that helps
disparate systems exchange data, almost any application in any business
becomes a potential candidate for web services.
By efficiently automating their business processes all companies will
be able to provide better service to customers. Legacy systems, client
service applications and any breed of web application can interoperate
across multi-platforms and communicate between web services operated by
different web enterprises, resulting in a change from applications to
Components of this service-oriented architecture are the service providers,
service brokers and service requesters, all of whose services are described
in a standard XML format that makes them understandable, imparts all the
semantic information and also takes care of the security considerations
related to the exchange of this information.
Traditional computing tasks like database access and commercial transactions
once connected to the Internet using web services will allow for total
automated backend B2B integration. Computerized auctions and online stock
market information access will soon define exclusively new e-market places
In addition to Enabling your key services as web services, we also
offer other services like Business Process Reengineering, Porting Legacy
applications to the web and Enterprise Application Integration. Please
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