Web Services Boon For Customers, Not Investors Or Systems Integrators
from the is-that-so? dept
A new report is saying that while web services will be great for companies using them, it’s going to cause systems integrators to have to scramble for a new line of work. First, I’m not sure that’s completely true, and even if it is, I’m not sure it’s such a bad thing. For it to actually happen that way, you have to assume that web services work perfectly well and are easily understandable to anyone using them. I doubt that’s going to be the case. Furthermore, even if the connections themselves are now made easier there are still plenty of questions that will pop up in implementing web services in larger organizations, and I’m sure the systems integrators will be able to take some of their expertise and shift it into a web services world. As for the claim that there’s no clear way for investors to “profit” off of web services, I would think that investors would want to look at companies that are embracing web services. When done properly, it’s leading to some pretty impressive efficiencies, which are likely to improve the bottom line.