The Business Reality of Web Services

    March 21, 2003

In a tight economic environment, organizations must have a clear picture of what, if any, technology is essential to them. Over the past few years, there has been a considerable amount of hype surrounding Web services.

IDC’s latest survey data suggest that European organizations have started to recognize the potential benefits of Web services technology.

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