WEB SERVICES may be on the lips of the entire tech industry, but corporate America seems to be conversing in a different dialect.
I found the most telling statistics from the InfoWorld Test Center Research Report on Web services to be the remarkably slow rate of adoption for XML. Of the 500 technology purchasers and strategists surveyed, only 30 percent had implemented an XML-based application.
Although groups in the technology vanguard, InfoWorld included, are eager to push new concepts such as Web services, we should take care in preventing our readership from stumbling over some basics essential to future business success.
I frequently hear the …