No rush to roll out Web services

Thirty seven per cent of the IT managers questioned in this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question poll said their...

Thirty seven per cent of the IT managers questioned in this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question poll said their company has definite plans to implement a Web services project before the end of the year

Although the majority of companies have no concrete plans to roll out Web services, 26% of respondents said their company has examined the opportunities, while 22% said their company was looking at a pilot project.

Web services are being touted as "the next big thing" by software suppliers such as Microsoft, IBM and Sun. They offer a modular method of accessing information as and when you need it. By linking chunks of data in infinitely variable patterns they enable users to access what they need, when they need it, across secure networks.

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