Companies adopt cautious web approach


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According to research conducted by the analyst, most corporates are making incremental investments with the expectation that web services will have a constructive impact on business and timely positive return.

A high percentage of respondents – 88% – in the analyst’sreport, Shining the Light on Web Services Projects: Findings from IDC’s WebServices Investments Study, believe that the overall benefits to using webservices will increase in the future.

‘Organisations are targeting a wide array of solutions with web servicestechnology. These projects range from pure integration to addressingindustry-specific business to business external processes,’ said Sandra Rogers, research director for Web Services Software at IDC, in a statement.

‘Although many of the companies studied are in the first stages of adoptingthis type of computing architecture, most see substantial promise for whatweb services standards-based design and interoperability have to offer,’ she added.

IDC’s Web Services Investment Study also found that most organisationsembarking on web services projects cited the desire to reduce cost as theirprimary driver.

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