Monday, February 20, 2006

SaaS Integration: The emerging trend in SOA

Imagine being able to run a modern business without plunging huge amounts into expensive software, space-gobbling hardware and pricey IT staff to untangle the inevitable high-tech snarls. This is a growing reality for the most savvy of businesses -- albeit a reality that is emerging piecemeal, according to David Linthicum, chief executive officer of Bridgewerx, an innovative niche company in Seattle.

Bridgewerx provides integration for "software as a service" (SaaS), most easily defined as software bought and maintained by an outside party which charges customers to access their applications via the Internet. CastIron Systems is another player in this space, but which has yet to recognize the hype-value behind associating its technology with the SaaS moniker.

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