Web services EAI vendor Actional has just announced scoring a whopping $26m in venture funding, which just goes to show how trendy web services are becoming, so long as they're used for purposes that VCs understand, such as EAI (enterprise application integration). My view is that using them for EAI is missing the point, but it's obviously still worth putting in your business plan if you're looking for funding.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002
OASIS plans content syndication standard
OASIS has announced a new initiative to develop a standard for delivering content services to remote portals. This is an important move, which will ease the aggregation of content within composite applications, so long as the committee keeps it as simple as possible and resists the temptation to build too many bells and whistles into the core standard.
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Monday, January 28, 2002
W3C gets to grips with web services
W3C, the consortium that sets standards for the WorldWide Web, has formed a Web Services Activity to co-ordinate work on developing technologies for web services. This article on WebServices.org explains what the activity is all about.
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