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Web 2.0 Guide :Table of Contents

Technological Backend

Cloud Computing
One of the hottest technologies this year is cloud computing, or the idea that many applications make more sense being accessed over the Internet by way of a remote data center. Cloud computing can lead to a lot of simplifications for business, as well as the ability to deliver software as a service.

Guide to Cloud Computing
Get an in-depth rundown of the leading vendors in the cloud computing space, including a description of their offerings and business models.

SOA and Ajax (ebizQ)
Enterprise mashups, based on SOA and Ajax technology, is the wave of the future, according to this analysis article. Curious about how the next generation enterprise will look? Get a clue here.

SaaS 2.0: It’s All About SOA (ebizQ)
The way we think about SaaS (Software as a Service) is about to change in a major way, thanks to SOA and Web 2.0. Citing Amazon and Salesforce.com as examples of what’s coming down the road, this article takes a closer look at why Enterprise mashups will continue to evolve and complete the SaaS 2.0 wave.

State of SOA Adoption Survey (ebizQ)
So, how is this SOA business working out in real life? Is everybody raving about it, like some vendors and analysts would have you believe? Why did the SOA adopters try to achieve by jumping on the bandwagon? And what are the most pressing issues for success with SOA?

Ruby on Rails (Wikipedia)
Ruby on Rails is a popular choice for Web 2.0 projects. RoR is an open source framework designed to maximize flexibility while minimizing the amount of redundant work involved with Web application development.

IBM pushes ISV SaaS Offerings to Market (ebizQ)
How do you SaaS-enable independent software vendors (ISVs) when there’s no history of the SaaS model? Dave Mitchell, Director of Software as a Service for IBM, shares his three-pronged approach in this noteworthy blog post.

Taking ISVs Both Ways (SmoothSpan)
The SaaS concept can be quite disruptive and scary to “old-school” ISVs, offering lower immediate returns and a potential high-turnover customer base. Still, it’s something of inevitability in today’s market, and this blog post provides helpful advice on how ISVs can make the leap safely.

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