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Web Services Strategies

Beyond the technology, IT strategies for implementation of Web services by Doug Kaye.

Consumer-Centric Form-Fill. Do we really need single sign-on, or is a simpler solution a better one? [Another of my essays on identity.]

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the debate over the Liberty Alliance 1.0 specification, Russ Jones of Glenbrook Partners asked me, hypothetically, "Doug, design a system that makes it easy to fill out forms with personal information and works consistently across cell phones, PDAs, game consoles, PCs, and Unix workstations."

Posted Sunday, September 29, 2002 9:18:47 PM   

Utility Computing: ASP Redux? Will web services create a new software-as-service business model? We already outsource credit-card payment processing, shipping-cost lookup, and other small-granularity services, but will we outsource larger chunks of our IT infrastructure over the wire? The debate is beginning.

In Is Utility Computing a Viable Business Model? IBM's Dev Mkherjee and Trinity Ventures' Alex Osadzinski square off, taking opposite sides.

In IBM Eyes Hosted Web Services, Bob Sutor of IBM touts the coming features in WebSphere that support monitoring, logging and billing. Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink expresses skepticism with regard to the timing.
Posted Sunday, September 29, 2002 7:54:38 PM   



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