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(April 22, 2002) - As an aid to the undeniable throng of folks who still wouldn't know the difference between a Web service and a hole in the ground, Cape Clear Software has recently published access to Google.com as a Web service - so that a Web search can be conducted entirely by e-mail. Obviously this means that the search is asynchronous rather than immediate. But Cape Clear's thinking is that such a service may be useful for those with infrequent, low quality access to the Internet - people using mobile phones, for example, or offline laptop users. The way it works is that you send an e-mail to google@capeclear.com with your search terms in the Subject line and the next time you're able to check your e-mail you'll find that it has automatically sent you back the top ten results. This makes it a perfect Web services app for wireless devices where Internet connecti... (more)

SOA Power Panel Addresses Key Web Services Issues on Internet TV

SYS-CON Publishing Director Jeremy Geelan moderated an SOA "Power Panel" recorded at the Reuters TV studio in New York City and involving executives from Altova, MindReef, CA, and IONA Technologies. In a lively 50 minutes, panel members discussed how modern organizations must think about SOA strategies, the issues involved in designing and deploying SOAs, and how the very idea of a SOA strategy affects all parts of the organization. Eric Newcomer of IONA started the conversation off by saying that SOAs represent "a new way of thinking about IT. You have to think about your system... (more)

Intel Named “Gold Sponsor” of SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East

SYS-CON Events announced today that Intel was named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Intel's SOA Products Group offers SOA Expressway - a soft appliance deployed to address common XML and SOA problems such as acceleration, security, service mediation and service governance. It enables gateway security for Cloud, SaaS, and enterprise SOA scenarios and is available for standard operating systems such as Windows and Linux and requires no special custom ... (more)

Digital Music Analyzer Now Available for Web Services

Imagine a technology that can remember the songs you've forgotten from your own music collection - and can suggest new purchases based on what you own and love already! The newly available MusicMagic Framework from Predixis performs the advanced computer processing of music based on listening perception. The Framework allows MusicMagic technology to be delivered across different media including the desktop, Web services, and handheld devices. The MusicMagic technology allows users to enjoy their entire music collection based on the sounds intrinsic to their library. MusicMagic al... (more)

Market for Web Services-Based Professional Services Heats Up, Says Study

The market for Web services-based professional services is heating up, a new report published by IDC reveals. According to this study, services firms report significant increases in the number of projects, in project complexity, and in the penetration of Web services in their everyday services activities. Clients are taking Web services standards more seriously and are turning experimentation into real implementation. "Services firms' worldwide Web services-related revenue will increase exponentially in 2004 as companies unveil robust pipelines of opportunities," said Sophie Mayo... (more)