Web Services/SOA: Open Standards
Industry analysts agree that Web Services/SOA technology represents the 4th
generation of the Internet revolution. In simplistic form, the genealogy of
the Internet is the following: 1st generation was static pages, 2nd dynamic
pages, 3rd personalized pages and now Web Services/SOA brings the next wave of
promise: interoperable, dynamic interaction between applications without
intervention and with built-in support for virtually all computing devices. By
itself, however, the movement to Web Services/SOA is evolutionary in nature and
brings society a step closer to ubiquitous, anywhere computing.
Services/SOA have been defined in many ways. According to Sun Microsystems, "Web
Services/SOA are self-describing applications that can discover and engage other
Web applications to complete complex tasks over the Internet". These
applications or "services" interact through a standard interface, XML (eXtensible
Markup Language). In reality, Web Services/SOA are being built on a stack of
emerging, complementary standards that describe the service-oriented
Web Services/SOA Technology Stack
(Source: The Stencil Group)
recognizes this shift in computing paradigm and is prepared to help your
company make the transition. In particular, RTR is investing in products and
toolkits that will offer fundamental Web Service foundation layer services.
For example, many are beginning to recognize that there is a need for an
abstraction layer between the low-level XML & SOAP code and the user or
developer in order to eliminate the tedious task involved. That is an area of
intense examination by RTR as we look at the issue of cross-platform
requirements for foundation services.
example of RTR competency in these fundamental Web Service layers is
Microsoft .NET Passport. RTR, under
an exclusive agreement with Microsoft, provided engineering services to create
the early versions of the .NET Passport Manager for non-Windows. .NET Passport
is the Microsoft single sign-on (SSO), also sometimes
referred to as single sign in (SSI) user identification and
Are you looking for ways to invest in Web Services/SOA
but unsure if you will see measurable results?
you afraid of spending your development budget without getting a reasonable
For examples of how companies are realizing ROI today, click here.
Contact RTR for information on how your company can
leverage Web Services/SOA. As part of the initial RTR services, our staff will
provide a no obligation, no charge analysis helping you to
identify opportunity areas where Web Services/SOA can save your firm money. And if
appropriate, based on the type of project, we will allow you to choose a
savings-based model of payment, i.e. RTR is paid a portion of the money that
you save and, thereby, eliminate your risk of incurring cost without benefit.
What can we build for you?