The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from technology lock-in and vendor dependency, to best solutions for customers, even if it means customers can use competitor products.
smart cards, passwords, and biometric devices, controlling access to information in e-mail, databases, Web pages, and business applications. On the other hand, GXS, which has a customer base of 40,000 corporate customers with an ecosystem supporting more than 100,000 trading partners, has introduced its Trading Grid architecture that features messaging services, BI services, and application services, with adapters to link to a slew of enterprise applications packages. GXS acquired the EDI services