“Technology executives and analysts agree that Web services, a much-hyped new way to build software, can enhance software applications by using the Internet for exchanging data. This allows, for instance, for more flexible systems and better communications with mobile devices.
The problem? “IT people are…confused. There are multiple standards, and the authority is being left to the vendors, who no one trusts,” said SoundView Technology Group analyst Kris Tuttle.
The result: Buyers are waiting for additional standards and better compatibility before they commit to large-scale projects.
Maybe we should begin bottom-up with web services: start with the small and medium enterprises of the world who need it and low-cost “Lego-like” software more than the bigger companies.