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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Web Services

Web Services
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Author(s): Matthew W. Guah (Warwick University, UK)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 9
Source title: Internet Strategy: The Road to Web Services Solutions
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Matthew Waritay Guah (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Wendy L. Currie (Warwick University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-763-8.ch002

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Abstract

Organizations today are desperate to identify new opportunities in the facilities provided by the Internet. Few have attempted to link interorganizational, interfunctional and interpersonal levels of their organizational processes via Web services. They have undertaken this process in anticipation of reshaping and improving their core business processes. This chapter details how Web services could potentially make a significant different in the integration of software applications across multiple platforms, sites and departments of an organization. The chapter concludes by advising that organizations, in the process of reviewing their Internet strategies, should at least investigate the potential impact of Web services integration because this could sooner or later become a permanent business necessity and not just a competitive advantage material.

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