MapPoint Web Services and the Smarter Web
The web service version of MapPoint is one of many new technologies being incorporated into today's "High-IQ" web sites.
From Buffalo News: In business, the potential payoff of Web services is huge, he said. [Web services can be compared] to the standardization of railroad gauges in the U.S. during the 19th century, which boosted business enough to nudge the economy upward. "You had to stop the train, unload everything, carry it, then reload everything." In companies today, different software systems built for human resources, accounting and other departments set up similar barriers. "We're connecting islands of data."
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