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Links to resources for on-demand web services, selected by the Loosely Coupled team


A growing list of terms in our glossary provides authoritative definitions and links to valuable reference resources on Loosely Coupled and elsewhere on the Web.


Soon to be updated, you'll be able to look up highlighted events or consult a complete at-a-glance directory of upcoming conferences and seminars on web services and business process management.


Currently suspended, our at-a-glance directory lists notable reports and white papers on web services and business process management, with convenient links to analyst sites and download URLs.


Our selection of on-demand web services suppliers will be published in the near future.


A selection of popular books on web services and business process strategy:

cover Loosely Coupled: The Missing Pieces of Web Services by Doug Kaye — Explains the key concepts that need to be understood when deploying web services for
practical business objectives. Price new: $31.99
(334 pages, Apr 2003, RDS Press)

cover Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today & Growth Tomorrow Through Web Services by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown — Not only buzzing with ideas about how web services might change the way we do business in the future, but also makes a strong case
for starting adoption today. Price new: $20.37
(240 pages, Oct 2002, Harvard Business School Press)

cover Business Process Management: The Third Wave by Howard Smith, Peter Fingar — Thought-leader analysis of how and why emerging business process management techologies will enable business agility and
the real-time enterprise. Price new: $27.96
(311 pages, Jan 2003, Meghan-Kiffer Press)

cover Understanding Web Services: XML, WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI by Eric Newcomer — A highly rated primer to help developers and architecture strategists get up to speed on
the main emerging technologies in the field. Price new: $27.99
(368 pages, May 2002, Addison Wesley)

cover The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen — Not about web services, but about what happens when disruptive new technology innovations undermine the economics of an established industry.
A modern business classic (also in paperback). Price new: $20.37
(205 pages, Jun 1997, Harvard Business School Press)


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