Web Application Services and their Business Utility
While growing from a young enterprise to a well-established company, a business faces a number of technology issues which eventually affect the productivity due to increasing work load. To cool off in such situations, web services are deployed to maintain the productivity level.
Information exchange is the most crucial aspect of successful business operations since it employs the most updated knowledge to work in a dynamic business market. A number of technologies and concepts are available to makes this information exchange possible. However, these technologies can communicate in their local environment only and a communication gap arises while setting a connection between two separate technologies due to different syntax they use for writing the services.
The fluctuating business environment, generally, does not allow the delay in information exchange due to the lack of inter-interoperability between technologies. To overcome this problem, web services were deployed in business practices to make the communication between different applications possible. Web services are the software components working on a set of standard protocols & web technologies for communication. These services are based on HTTP or XML-based messaging which makes them platform independent and hence, solves the purpose of effective information exchange between different ends.
Some of the technological and business benefits of deploying web application services in operations are:
Cost saving: Cost in terms of technology investment, application customization, system and Infrastructure development is reduced by great amount. Since all the technology standards in web services are open and widely accepted, separate complex configuration and arrangements don't need to be performed. This saves the cost of remodeling the framework of an organization for yielding more productive operations.Versatility: Since web services are based on open standards, it can be customized according to the requirement of the user. Different applications can be synchronized with web services for combining data and information exchange for operational purposes.Code re-usability: Code of the service can be re-used for different business objectives. This induces the flexibility & interoperability in these services and can be utilized by different clients for each unique requirement or portion of service.Integration: Various platform and applications can be integrated in web service, which is the most basic and unique feature provided for information and data sharing. These services are hardware and language independent XML technologies, which use HTTP as the transport for message passing. This liberates the user to know how various processes are implemented and how underlying data is stored and thus allows various applications to communicate efficiently.
All these benefits make it quite useful for young businesses as well as for big giants of the industry as it effectively enhances the productivity of the businesses while keeping the cost of operating various resources at its minimum level. Moreover, it allows businesses to leverage the capabilities of different applications.