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One of the greatest challenges faced by Web services developers is the fact that the term "Web services" isn't well understood outside the developer community. We've all experienced requests from product managers, customers, or salespeople who had no idea that connecting two disparate systems takes more than a few lines of code. The situation will only get worse with the increased complexity of business-process, transaction, and workflow management. The use of workflow standards to integrate Web services into a comprehensive, enterprise-wide system is the logical innovation that follows Web services. The challenge is that process management standards must catch up to Web services. The primary impediment is the lack of accepted standards distributed and adapted across the developer community. Just as standards became the foundation for the rise of Web services, they... (more)