Disruptive Technologies 2007

January 3, 2007

In an article from Information week titled, 5 Disruptive Technologies To Watch In 2007, the authors pick Web Services as one of those technologies. Broadly defined, the author site Software as a Service (SaaS) as well as Web 2.0 technologies as fitting this category and “a solid application platform.” Everything from enterprise email hosting to AJAX applications to expense and travel applications are now available as web services for the enterprise. How fast will organizations, particularly those in health care, move essential functions to web services rather than hosting multiple operating systems in house. It comes down to a question of what the business of healthcare is (patient care) and how essential it is to have internal services.  Web Services can be internally hosted as well and part of a broader Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Quotes from the article: “The good news is that we finally we have a software architecture and business model that can meet our growing need for agility” and “Web makeovers, go slowly on deploying these technologies, start with some basic skills on CSS or RSS before moving any deeper, understand what expertise you have in-house versus what you need to purchase, and examine whether your existing portfolio of Web applications needs to be updated with more modern and dynamic content tools.”

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