Reproduced with kind permission of Prentice Hall
IT Web Services: A Roadmap for the Enterprise
Chapter 2: The Basic Web Services Stack
ISBN: 0130097195
Author(s): Alex Nghiem
The complete Web Services briefing for every strategist, architect, CIO, and CTO.

Web Services offer immense potential for reducing integration costs and accelerating the delivery of new products and services. But Web Services technologies are evolving at breakneck speed, making it extremely difficult to define strategies and make choices. In IT Web Services, Alex Nghiem offers a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute roadmap for every IT decision-maker. This book's unique 360 degree view of the marketplace will help you objectively assess architectures, platforms, and business models alike—and its early-adopter interviews offer powerful insights into the realities of deployment.