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Products of the Year 2004:

2004 SOA Products of the Year
by: Editors of SearchSOA.com

The editors of SearchSOA.com recently assessed the 2004 crop of Web Services related products, with an eye toward helping users choose those must-have tools to develop, integrate, secure and manage Web services projects.

Given tight budgets, small staffs and ever-increasing user needs, we decided to evaluate the products based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Performance
  • Ease of integration into environment
  • Ease of use and manageability
  • Functionality
  • Value
  • Service and support

And so we solicited nominations from vendors, members of our site and experts, scoured the market for products to nominate ourselves and recruited a panel of judges. That panel included independent industry experts, Web services professionals and SearchWebServices.com editors. They reviewed more than 50 products in four major categories. The results are presented here.

How we selected the winners