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Executive's Guide to Web Services (SOA, Service-Oriented Architecture)

Executive's Guide to Web Services (SOA, Service-Oriented Architecture)

Eric A. Marks, Mark J. Werrell

ISBN: 978-0-471-26652-5

Apr 2003

240 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$57.95

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Discover how Web services can improve cost-savings and make your organization more competitive. You’ll get summaries of developing standards, current vendor positions (Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Oracle, Sun), and industry examples of Web services solutions and benefits.

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Preface.

CHAPTER 1: A Day in the Life of a CIO.

A Brief Recap: The Past 10 Years.

Business Value from Web Services.

Web Services Adoption Model.

Summary.

CHAPTER 2: Standards, Concepts, and Terminology.

Real-Life Web Services.

Web Services Defined.

Adoption of Standards.

Standards Framework.

Web Services Stack.

Standards Governance and Interoperability.

Summary.

Endnotes.

CHAPTER 3: Web Services Adoption.

Adoption Model.

Phase One: Integration.

Phase Two: Collaboration.

Phase Three: Innovation.

Phase Four: Domination.

Obstacles to Adoption.

Summary.

Endnotes.

CHAPTER 4: Strategic Implications of Web Services.

A Business Perspective.

Value Chain Analysis.

Summary.

Endnotes.

CHAPTER 5: Vertical Market Implications of Web Services.

Vertical Market Adoption and Deployment.

Manufacturing Verticals.

Financial Services Verticals.

Additional Business Scenarios.

Summary.

Endnotes.

CHAPTER 6: Where to Begin?

Reality versus Hype.

Three Steps to Successful Web Services.

Where-to-Begin Checklist.

Summary.

Endnotes.

CHAPTER 7: Architecting for Competitive Advantage.

Evolution of Computer Systems.

The Enterprise Architecture.

The Service-Oriented Architecture.

The Future of Enterprise Architectures.

Platform Implementation Considerations.

Summary.

Endnotes.

CHAPTER 8: The Web Services Vendor Landscape.

Vendor Categories.

Summary.

Endnote.

CHAPTER 9: The End Is Only the Beginning.

Epilogue (One Year Later).

Index.