Service-oriented Architecture Delivers Greater Returns from Web Services

Although smart companies are using Web services to improve the way they do business, firms have even more to gain by changing the way they think about their infrastructure. According to a new research report, Chief Information Officers (CIO) that adopt the discipline of service-oriented architecture are positioning their firms for better business agility through more advanced Web services and a tenfold improvement in integration costs. This project, “Mastering The Web Services Tier,” outlines the five ...

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e-Business No Longer An Either-Or Technology Decision

Many thought it was archaic and dying, but after almost three decades years of existence, one of the most widely deployed standards for conducing e-Business transactions is as strong as ever, and even continuing to grow. At the same time, newer standards are evolving and competing for ubiquity in an ever-changing technology market.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was created more than three decades ago as a standard way to communicate data between two business ...

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Towards adaptive information systems: individual differences and hypermedia

Sherry Yu-Hua Chen and Nigel J. Ford

1. Introduction

Hypermedia, which is a combination of multimedia and hypertext, is distinguishable from traditional computer assisted learning (CAL) by the node-and-link structure inherent to the organisation of information and the fact that it is also based on integrated media (Heller, 1992). Compared with alternative tools, hypermedia in the learning environment has been associated with a number of potential benefits.

2. Potential Benefits For Learning

Hypermedia systems possess a number of characteristics ...

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