Chris SharpCompany: UK Technical Staff Member, IBM
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Chris Sharp is software architect working on the IBM WebSphere product support for Web services and has extensive experience in business integration technologies and issues. He is also the initiator and lead architect of the Business Integration for Games technology, released on alphaWorks, and is keen to enable the games industry to evolve its business models to achieve dynamic e-business capabilities.
Online games are the future of the interactive entertainment industry. They also present a number of exciting opportunities for new business models, new markets, and new growth. The main problem faced is a solution integration issue. This article describes a framework for online games using Web services as the underpinning technology that can take advantage of reusable business function, distributed throughout the network with a solid integration story.
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