SCO Web Services Strategy Targets SMBs
New strategy includes a framework known as SCOx that is geared at bringing SCO's developers, resellers and SMB customers running SCO Unix and Linux to the world of Web services.The SCO Group Inc. Wednesday announced its new Web services strategy including a framework known as SCOx that is geared at bringing SCOs developers, resellers and small-to-medium (SMB) business customers running SCO Unix and Linux to the world of Web services. The Lindon, Utah-based operating systems and business solutions company said the majority of the components in the SCOx framework will be available by the time the company showcases the technology at its annual conference, SCO Forum, in Las Vegas in mid-August. SCO officials said the SCOx framework provides a gradual and smooth transition to Web services, allowing users to integrate their existing SCO-based applications, as well as other Web services-enabled applicationssuch as Microsoft Corp.s .Net and Java 2 Enterprise Edition application server-based applicationsinto the Web services environment.
Eric Hughes, SCOs director of product management, said, "Our Web services strategy is not an abrupt change in direction but a continuation of what weve done over the years."