Web services are a collection of web and object-oriented technologies for linking web-based applications running on different hardware, software, database, or network platforms. For example, web services could link key business functions within the applications a business shares with its customers, suppliers, and business partners.
Applications written in Microsoft .NET technologies can utilize a supplied or programmer-generated web-service client interface with a wide variety of protocols, including HTTP/REST, HTTP/SOAP, HTTPS, TCP, and others, and can use a wide variety of security bindings. Other non-Microsoft technologies can access iMIS SOA by way of HTTP/SOAP and Web Services Interoperability (WS-I). According to the needs, wide varieties of security bindings are available.
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