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Quick Takes: Digital Island facilitates Web services

Quick Takes: Digital Island facilitates Web services

Digital Island facilitates Web services

Managed hosting provider Digital Island, a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless, has announced that e-commerce financial trading service provider Cognotec is using Digital Island's 2Way Web Services program to enable financial institutions to brand and operate their own foreign exchange and money market trading services over the Internet. Sixty global and regional customers in Europe, Asia and North America use Cognotec's service.

Digital Island's 2Way Web Services are modular service components that allow enterprises to deliver secure transactions, transmit and receive large files, manage assets, track digital rights, and customize services based on customer needs with guaranteed service level agreements.

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Java Web Services book preview now available

Technology publisher O'Reilly & Associates has announced that a preview chapter of its upcoming book, Java Web Services is now available online at Sonic Software's Web site (

Java Web Services, written by David Chappell, vice president and chief technology evangelist for Sonic Software, and Tyler Jewell director, Technical Evangelism at BEA Systems, will be available in March 2002.

The book examines key Web services standards, such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Service Description Language (WSDL), and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI), as well as the roles they play in providing a foundation for industry-accepted interoperability among applications and services in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

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Wakesoft and TogetherSoft team up

Wakesoft, a J2EE application architecture provider based in San Francisco, CA, has announced the integration of its Wakesoft Architecture Server with software development platform vendor TogetherSoft's ControlCenter version 5.5.

The combination of the application architecture and the design environment allows users to quickly model, architect, build and deploy complex J2EE and Web services applications. TogetherSoft is based in Raleigh, N.C.

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Ericsson chooses PrismTech for billing gateway

Middleware vendor PrismTech has announced that Ericsson has chosen its OpenFusion CORBA Notification Service software for its new Billing Gateway product. The CORBA Notification Service is being used by the Billing Gateway to distribute alarms to nodes that take care of fault management in 3G communication networks. PrismTech offers a free evaluation download of its OpenFusion CORBA Notification Service via its Web site.

Ericsson's Billing Gateway provides a uniform and stable standard interface, simplifying the collection and distribution of billing data. It also supports conversion between different formats, processing of billing data, improved fraud detection possibilities, and distribution of billing data using a number of standard protocols.

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