Actional hooks up with Microsoft and joins a growing number of companies touting tools for Web services application performance. A growing number of companies are looking to capitalize on an emerging niche in business software called Web services management. Start-up Actional on Monday will seek to bolster its position among competitors, with enhancements to its product line and a partnership with Microsoft.
Web services is an umbrella term for standards and development techniques that make it easier to share information between different computing systems. Until now most of the revenue from Web services has come from development tools and software to run newly written Web services applications.
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