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:
- Ease of integration into environment
- Ease of use and manageability
- 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.