Applying the Web to Enterprise IT
NORD Software Consulting is helping its customers to apply Web
Architecture to enterprise IT problems, especially systems
integration (RESTful Web Services) and data management (Linked Data).
Modern enterprises are increasingly distributed in terms of both, geographic location and administrative control. We believe that this creates a situation where the technological concepts that empower the success of the World Wide Web yield significant benefits over traditional enterprise IT approaches.
Especially the integration of a heterogeneous enterprise IT landscape is an area where the application of the software architectural style of the Web (REST) reduces the economical resources required for initial development, maintenance, and ongoing evolution.
The key advantages of REST:
- REST emphasizes clarity which leads to more understandable systems that are easier to maintain
- REST focusses on document messages with broad applicability instead of service-specific interfaces. Systems integration activity is spent where it is of most value: on business domain level documents
- The Web (over 230 Million Web sites and over 1.7 Billion users) provides excellent protection of any investment in Web Architecture. These technologies won't go out of fashion any time soon.