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(July 15, 2002) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has issued Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.2 and WSDL 1.2 Bindings as W3C Public Working Drafts. The W3C reports that WSDL 1.2 provides several improvements over WSDL 1., including language clarifications, making it easie...
(August 6, 2002) - In a truly interoperable world of software development, the kind of world envisaged by Web services, what would be the ultimate philosopher's stone? What would be the silver bullet?
(September 23, 2002) - IBM has announced the industry's first software that will help organizations more rapidly build secure business relationships with other organizations using Web services applications. The new software - IBM's WebSphere software for managing high-volume business ...
(October 29, 2002) - Web services is the hot IT buzz word today, but I'd be willing to wager that most people in the business world aren't really sure what the term even means. Web services technologies allow businesses to share the information they have stored in their computer applic...
(December 18, 2002) - Viewing pipelined XML transformations as the critical next phase in XML/Web services based integration, Propylon Limited has released PropelX v2.0, the world's first data integration platform based on XML pipeline transformation technology.
(Janaury 28, 2003) - The antivirus publisher GlobalHauri is distributing for free what it calls 'the world's only permanent fix' for the 'SQL Slammer' worm that paralyzed much of the Internet over the weekend.
(March 17, 2003) - The Liberty Alliance, a consortium formed to develop open standards for federated network identity, has released details outlining the Liberty Alliance Federated Network Identity Architecture, a complete infrastructure that the Alliance expects will resolve many of t...
(April 21, 2003) - As enterprises apply service-oriented architecture principles to business process management and automation, they will find that 'Service-Oriented Process' solutions will supplant the need for today's integration solutions, concludes a report published by analyst fir...
(June 3, 2003) - Salesforce.com has just launched sforce, the salesforce.com client/service application development utility, and has announced strategic alliances with BEA Systems, Borland, Microsoft, and Sun. Sforce allows business application developers to use tools they already kno...
(January 10, 2002) - Web services, say two contributors to this month's Harvard Business Review, represent 'an entirely new approach to corporate information systems' in which 'the distinction between users and suppliers of Web services will fade.' The distinguished authors. John Hagel...
(February 12, 2002) ? A broad group of technology leaders have formed the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization (www.ws-i.org). This cross-industry initiative is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of interoperable Web services across a variety of platform...
(May 17, 2002) - IBM has just launched its 'Web services Demos', a collection of Web services examples built with IBM technologies on IBM developerWorks. The 'Web services Demos' collection demonstrates how Web services can be used in applications. Developers are provided with complete...
(July 16, 2002) -The Liberty Alliance Project has released its version 1.0 specifications, the first set of open federated network identity specifications from the cross-industry consortium. As the Liberty Alliance's first step in enabling an open federated network identity solution, t...
(August 8, 2002) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced it has reached an agreement with Microsoft Corp. related to its Passport authentication service. The agreement addresses security and privacy issues.
More than just a semantic quibble, the question of what truly is Web Services takes many twists and turns. Part of that is because there is no single standards body, so multiple overlapping standards can and do arise (for example, WSDL and UDDI definitely overlap in certain areas). Add...
(December 18, 2002) - Novell has extended its secure identity management expertise to a key Web services standard to help businesses more easily and confidently deploy Web services. Based on Novell's eDirectory, Novell Nsure UDDI Server bolsters security and simplifies management of We...
(February 3, 2003) - Two new software products have just been released from Swingtide, Inc. that help businesses understand and make diverse XML standards work together. QoB Lab and QoB Assistant counter the effects of 'XML service creep' - the uncontrolled way that XML is coming into ...
(March 20, 2003) - Through a commitment to show the future of technology and its possibilities for government, the Mayor's Office of Information Services welcomes a leader in Web services technology. Sean Rhody, editor-in-chief of Web Services Journal and a respected industry commentat...
(April 30, 2003) - About 86 percent of enterprises that are using or planning to use a systems integrator through the beginning of 2004 for a Web services solution will use XML, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. According to the survey, internal integration with applications and ...
(June 16, 2003) - Although smart companies are using Web services to improve the way they do business, firms have even more to gain by changing the way they think about their infrastructure. According to a new Forrester Research, Inc. report, CIOs who adopt service-oriented architectur...
(January 11, 2002) - In an exclusive interview with the Web Services Journal News Desk, Microsoft group product manager Greg Leake is pulling no punches when he asserts his opposite number at IBM - in the interview we posted earlier - is 'misinformed' and that IBM was 'misrepresenting'...
(February 13, 2002) - It began last December when Tim Ewald, a principal scientist at component software think-tank DevelopMentor - and who specializes in the effective application of cutting-edge component technologies to the production of scalable distributed systems - teamed up wit...
JavaOne came early this year, with its new date of March as opposed to its traditional June venue. This appeared to catch both vendors and attendees by surprise, resulting in fewer announcements and a drop in overall attendance, aided and abetted by the dual religious holiday weeks of...
(May 31, 2002) - webMethods, Inc, the leading provider of integration software, has appointed Andrew Astor to the position of vice president, Enterprise Web Services. Astor will spearhead the continued development of webMethods‚ Enterprise Web Services strategy, determining marketplac...
(July 17, 2002) - Amazon.com has launched its first version of 'Amazon.com Web Services,' a platform for creating innovative Web solutions and services designed specifically for developers and Web site owners.
(August 9, 2002) - Microsoft Corp., IBM Corp., and BEA Systems, Inc. have published specifications to collectively describe how to reliably define, create, and connect multiple business processes in a Web services environment. The three specifications are designed to help organizations...
(September 23, 2002) - Members of the OASIS standards consortium have formed a technical committee to facilitate distributed systems management over the Internet. The work of the new OASIS Management Protocol Technical Committee will enable businesses to manage their own Web services a...
(November 13, 2002) - To encourage feedback, the WS-I Basic Profile Working Group has made its Basic Profile Working Draft public. The WS-I Basic Profile Working Draft can be accessed at www.ws-i.org. The Basic Profile consists of implementation guidelines recommending how a set of co...
(February 11, 2003) - As systems integrators plan to build Web services delivery capabilities in the next year, Microsoft .NET, IBM WebSphere, and Oracle are the three leading Web services products they plan to support, according to a recent survey by Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner,...
(March 27, 2003) - Mark Hapner, chief Web services strategist at Sun Microsystems, and Andy Astor, vice president of Enterprise Web Services at webMethods have been elected to the board of directors for the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I). Sun and webMethods will joi...
(April 30, 2003) - The SCO Group has announced its SCOx strategy, a technology framework that will allow SCO, and its resellers and developers, to provide the benefits of Web services to small-to-medium businesses and branch offices. Using industry standards, such as XML, SOAP, and UDD...
(June 16, 2003) - In a survey recently commissioned by Actional Corporation, 93 percent of IT professionals at Fortune 2000 companies cite deploying Web services as a key IT initiative. The survey also found that more than 60 percent of all respondents plan to deploy a service-oriented...
Developer self-service. Elastic, scalable apps. The "illusion of infinite capacity." For all the talk of the positive aspects of cloud computing, less attention is focused on the way IT operations must evolve to manage and support a dynamic, scalable, highly variable infrastructure. ...
The Eclipse Consortium welcomes thirteen new member companies, and announces four new open-source projects for tools and technology: COBOL, Project Hyades for Automated Software Quality, the Eclipse Modeling Framework, and the Koi Project.
Many enterprises remain vulnerable to cyber attack from foreign organizations and even governments. Let’s make a distinction here between the political-military espionage that's gone on since pre-biblical times and the economic espionage that’s going on now and, in many cases, has not...

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