Web services business models supported

The properties and benefits of using a service-oriented architecture (SOA) such as Web services is well suited for binding small modules that perform independent tasks within a highly heterogeneous e-business model. Web services can be easily wrapped around existing applications in your business model and plugged into different business processes.

For connecting to a large monolithic system that does not allow the implementation of different flexible business processes, other approaches might be better suited, for example, to satisfy specialized features, such as performance or security.

The following business models are easily implemented by using an architecture including Web services...

To see how these models are implemented using all aspects of Web services, see Web services scenario: Overview which tells the story of a fictional online garden supply retailer named Plants by WebSphere and how they incorporate the Web services concept.


See Also

Web services: Resources for learning