Front Cover; Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures: The Savvy Manager's Guide; Copyright Page; Foreword; Contents; Introduction; Business Opportunities Addressed; Structure of This Book; Part I: Service -- Oriented Architecture Overview; Chapter 1. A Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future; Chapter 2. Information Technology Used in This Trip; Chapter 3. Service-Oriented Architectures and Web Services; Chapter 4. Forces Affecting the Adoption of Web Services and Other Integration Techniques; Chapter 5. Growing Impact o f Web Services.
Interesting, timely, and above all, useful, Savvy Guides give IT managers the information they need to effectively manage their technologists, as well as conscientiously inform business decision makers, in the midst of technological revolution.