IONA Publishes Book on Understanding SOA with Web Services

12/24/2004 - IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA), a world leader in high-performance integration solutions for mission-critical IT environments, announced the publication of IONA CTO Eric Newcomer’s latest book “Understanding SOA with Web Services” (ISBN 0-321-18086-0). Released by Addison-Wesley Professional, the book picks up where Newcomer’s best-selling “Understanding Web Services” left off and outlines the ways in which organizations can leverage the latest Web services standards and technologies for strategic value.

“Understanding SOA with Web Services” is written for system architects, senior developers and IT managers and provides this audience with effective strategies and proven best practices for all aspects of SOA planning and implementation. Content covers specific approaches and solutions to enterprise integration and development challenges and how to best meet both the business and technical goals associated with a company’s Web services initiatives.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to take the next step into the real-world use of the Web services standards and technologies needed to achieve true business agility,” commented Newcomer. “Web services standards are maturing, and products such as ESBs are taking advantage of them to offer organizations a better and more cost effective way to solve complex integration problems and create greater flexibility across the enterprise. ‘Understanding SOA with Web Services’ is about offering a practical guide to achieving the benefits of SOA projects.”

“Understanding SOA with Web Services” is co-authored by Greg Lomow and published by Addison-Wesley Professional. Purchasing information for the book can be found at

About IONA
For more than a decade, IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high-performance integration solutions for enterprise IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix® product family. The ArtixTM product family, IONA's new generation of integration solutions, enables existing enterprise systems to be integrated with an organization’s common infrastructure components. Customers use Artix to incorporate current IT assets into valuable new business applications through enterprise-class, standards-based connectivity.

With its partners, IONA can deliver NOW on the promise of service-oriented integration, making it possible for customers to achieve system longevity and agility at a significantly lower cost.

IONA's customers include Global 2000 companies in telecommunications, financial services, aerospace and manufacturing, including AT&T, Verizon, BellSouth, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Hong Kong Telecom, NTT, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Winterthur Insurance, Zurich Insurance and Boeing.

IONA is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our Web site at

About Addison-Wesley Professional
Addison-Wesley Professional is the leading publisher of high-quality and timely information for programmers, developers, and system administrators. The company’s mission is to provide educational materials concerning new technologies and new approaches to current technologies written by leading authorities. Addison-Wesley Professional is a division of Pearson Education, the global leader in integrated education publishing. Pearson Education is part of Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Visit us at

IONA, IONA Technologies, the IONA logo, Orbix, High Performance Integration, Artix, Mobile Orchestrator and Making Software Work Together are trademarks or registered trademarks of IONA Technologies PLC and/or its subsidiaries. CORBA is a trademark or registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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