Web Services

A Web service is defined by the W3C as a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. Web services often involve clients and servers that communicate via XML messages following the SOAP standard. Developers commonly employ Web services for remote procedure calls, for representational state transfer or to implement a service-oriented architecture (SOA). A common criticism of Web services is that there are too many Web services standards.


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Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

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CIOs Must Bleed Open Source

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Interviews

XOEye Technologies Taking Wearables Beyond the Device

Wearable devices and applications developed specifically for the enterprise have potential for profound changes in the workplace and work itself.

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Pentaho’s Adaptive Big Data Layer Takes Broad View

Creates a native integration to multiple data sources.

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SnapLogic is targeting the line of business folks who are investing in and want to integrate SaaS applications.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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Looking at cyber data through a business intelligence lens ensures that security-related trends and potential impacts to organizations can be understood and effectively addressed.

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How to Tackle Communication Problems in a Multigenerational Workplace

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