I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web - the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A 'Semantic Web', which should make this possible, has yet to emerge…
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The 'intelligent agents' people have touted for ages will finally materialize.
We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0. Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), and mashups (APIs). Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we're starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. XBox Live 360). Richard MacManus(2007)
Web services extend the World Wide Web infrastructure to provide the means for software to connect to other software applications. Applications access Web services via ubiquitous Web protocols and data formats such as HTTP, XML, and SOAP, with no need to worry about how each Web service is implemented. Web services combine the best aspects of component-based development and the Web, and are a cornerstone of the Microsoft .NET programming model. MSDN Library(2008)
Web Services in the business world, in the most simplistic fashion, provide a mechanism of communication between two remote systems, connected through the network of the Web Services. For example, in case of a merger or an acquisition, companies don't have to invest large sums of money developing software to bring the systems of the different companies together. By extending the business applications as Web Services, the information systems of different companies can be linked. These business systems then can be accessed by using simple SOAP messages over the normal HTTP Web protocol. For example, a manufacturing company requires some raw materials to be supplied whenever the material in stock reaches the threshold levels. These levels can be constantly monitored by the business system of a trusted supplier, and promptly replenished, without having to wait for a supervisor to notice it and generate a work order. Lakshmi Ananthamurthy(2004)
The use of web applications from mobile devices is gaining popularity these days. Such as receiving personalized shopping offers as you walk through your local mall, or getting map directions while driving your car, or hooking up with your friends on a Friday night. Look for the big Internet companies like Yahoo and Google to become key mobile portals, alongside the operators. Web Services is the only remote invocation method for .Net compact Framework designed for mobile devices.
Another concept is Attention Economy. That is a marketplace where consumers agree to receive services in exchange for their attention. Examples include personalized news, personalized search, alerts and recommendations to buy. The Attention Economy is about the consumer having choice - they get to choose where their attention is 'spent'. Another key ingredient in the attention game is relevancy. As long as the consumer sees relevant content, he/she is going to stick around - and that creates more opportunities to sell. Web Services introduce a new vision of the web. Web today is both a platform and a database. Businesses are more likely to expose their information to the real world. With this emerges a new concept of the transformation of WebSites into web services. The
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Each constituent country provides free public health care services to all permanent residents. Public health service in the UK is offered by the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS provides a wide range of health care services ranging from primary care, in-patient care, ophthalmology, long-term healthcare and dentistry.
These are known till the year 2012 is concerned. With further development, it is expected that the year 2013 would see some of the new trends as far as web development is concerned. With the technology changing rapidly, it can be expected that newly developed web designs and developments would be installed in the near future.
Men are a social animal and hence, they have to be within a society. They all are interdependent on each other and therefore, proper interaction among them is inevitable. Communication helps them in expressing their emotion, motivating, controlling, informing etc (Singh, 2009, p.202).
Also these renowned individuals (celebrities) get a chance to link up with their fans, no matter where they are located around the world. Thus the social media offers a great chance for people to come close to their revered celebrities and make their agenda apparent to them.
The use of internet has allowed the making of real-time modifications, running and downloading of reports from any source that aids in service delivery. In the current competitive environment, the capacity to efficiently, economically and legally manage a company’s service delivery is very crucial.
Since their origin, brands have come a long way in technique, sophistication and reach. Many traditional “rules” of branding have been tossed aside over the years with the advent of the internet, cutting edge branding techniques and complex ventures. Branding has also conquered new terrains such as law firms, countries or even local produce.
The value of the web services are well recognized not just by the managers and executives. It has also not escaped the attention of hackers and cyber-criminals who attempt to damage the system and the organization. Threats to an organization can be both from internal sources and external.
Services act as the pipeline of electronic data interchanges. SOA is a “view” of the architecture that focuses on services as the action boundaries between needs and capabilities. SOA is characterized by discovering effective mechanisms for
Health care services provide people with a broad range of facilities such as diagnosis, treatments, prevention of diseases, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Healthcare aims to health promotion and disease prevention,