Friday, December 12, 2003

Everyone wants Web services standards. CEOs think the technology will create new opportunities. CFOs believe it will save millions. Vendors see a pot of gold at the end of the Web services rainbow. And CIOs know that linking to customers and partners over the Internet will revolutionise both business and IT. So what’s the hold-up? The usual suspects: Politics. Ego. Suspicion. Fear. Greed. It's already a given: Your company is going to waste money on Web services.

The Battle for Web Services [source CIO]

Monday, December 08, 2003

For the first time, software vendors are beginning to find effective ways of automating BPM. It is a problem that has attracted some of the brightest minds in the industry, and the first supplier to establish leadership in this emerging global market stands to benefit from tens or hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of pent-up demand. Howard Smith and Peter Fingar, authors of Business Process Management: The Third Wave, position BPM as a revolutionary movement on a par with the introduction of database management 30 years ago. Just in case this fails to stir up controversy, their next book will be entitled IT Doesn't Matter: Business Processes Do.

Raising The Standard [source CBR]