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Doug Kaye's thoughts on web services, web hosting and managed services.

Gartner or ZapThink. Regarding my observation that the two analysts firms apparently disagreed over the prospects for systems integrators with regard to web services, Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink replied, "Our research indicates that in the long term (five to seven years out), as companies build SOAs based on Web Services, IT consulting will shift away from integration toward architectural consulting and business process management and optimization, the latter being the primary need. However, in the short term (for the next five years or so), Web Services represent both an approach that simplifies and reduces the cost of integration, both in the point-to-point case and also in for large-scale environments based on n-tier and messaging architectures. So we would definitely agree with Gartner's statement about integrators in the short term -- but that demand will taper off quickly as companies move beyond solving integration problems and begin to build enterprise-class SOAs. (BTW, Gartner is also referring to developers who aren't integrators as well, which was out of scope for our most recent research)."
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:10:17 PM   

Buying Digex Wasn't Such a Good Idea. "The Thornburgh report singled out the [WorldCom] board's approval of the acquisition of Digex Inc., a Laurel-based Web hosting company, in the fall of 2000 as one particularly troublesome deal." [Source: Washington Post]
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2003 7:54:11 PM   

Sprint To Exit Hosting Business. "Sprint announced this afternoon that it will exit the web hosting business, and plans to shut down eight huge data centers, lay off 500 workers and take a charge of at least $400 million against its earnings." [Source: Rich Miller, CarrierHotels]
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2003 3:27:31 PM   



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