The SCO Group unveiled a technology framework claimed to enable the development and delivery of web services applications for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market.
The company said its SCOx framework still allows customers to implement SCO offerings on-site, but new functionality enables users to access applications and services online as well.
The SCO Group has also used its flagship Linux and Unix technologies as the foundation for the framework and is updating the Linux and Unix offerings to improve web services handling before the framework is rolled out in August.
Based on industry standards including Soap and XML, the SCOx will also allow integration of web services-enabled applications, including Microsoft’s .net and Sun Microsystems’ SunOne J2EE.
The framework also enables applications to integrate with e-business products, including the company’s SCObiz SMB e-commerce technology, allowing customers to share information between traditional applications and e-business servers.
"We are taking our traditional OS and advancing the strategy to suit the web economy, engaging in web services to allow customers and developers to take their own applications and put them online… to form e-business services," said Jeff Hunsaker, senior vice-president of worldwide marketing for SCO.