Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology: Harnessing by Nicholas D. Evans

By Nicholas D. Evans

Enterprise Innovation and Disruptive expertise: Harnessing the facility of leap forward know-how for aggressive virtue indicates you the way to benefit from the subsequent technological revolution. Nicholas D. Evans explains easy methods to realize powerfully disruptive applied sciences extra speedy, evaluation them extra properly, and enforce them extra profitably. He offers business-focused introductions to quickly maturing applied sciences resembling internet companies, real-time computing, and P2P, then previews the most important traits like "software as a service," in addition to next-generation applied sciences equivalent to grid computing, digital tagging, and location-based companies.

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In particular, you may be able to offer more advanced personalization and customization based upon your customers' profiles and preferences. Competitive advantage Web services can provide competitive advantage by enabling a company to provide services that its competitors cannot match using traditional e-business approaches. This includes the ability to combine Web services from other partners to form aggregate forms of Web services which bring customers greater ease of use and higher levels of service.

For those services exposed privately, the business will need to carefully map out which business partners gain access to which business processes and the levels of access granted within each business process. With Web services opening up a huge realm of possibilities for exposing business functions to partners, the complexity of security requirements in terms of authentication and access control will become greater. The business world is increasingly opening up its systems for others to view and utilize, which creates additional security risks and places a larger requirement on careful design and ongoing monitoring of business activities.

Benefits of Web Services The benefits of Web services can be divided into both business and technical benefits, as you might expect. The following is a summary of the typical business benefits that may be obtained from Web services: New sources of revenue Web services allow new sources of revenue to be envisioned as business services are packaged as Web services and offered to customers. These Web services can be fine-grained or coarse-grained as required. The value proposition to the customer is that integration with your business services is made easier and more flexible.

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