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Anne Thomas Manes

Anne Thomas Manes is a Research Director with Burton Group
(, a research, consulting, and advisory firm. She
leads research on application platform strategies, with a specific focus on
Web services. Anne is a widely recognized industry expert on Web Services.
In 2002, NetworkWorld named Anne one of the 50 most powerful people in
networking. The previous year she received a similar honor from Enterprise
Systems Journal, who listed her among the 2001 Power 100 IT Leaders. She is
the author of "Web Services: A Manager's Guide" (ISBN 0321185773). She is a
member of the editorial board of Web Services Journal. She is a frequent
speaker at trade shows and author of numerous articles. Anne participates in
Web Services standards development efforts at JCP, W3C, and OASIS. Prior to
her role at Burton Group, Anne was the Chief Technology Officer at Systinet,
and the Director of Market Innovation at Sun Microsystems, where she led Sun
's early Web Services strategy. She also served as a Senior Analyst with
Patricia Seybold Group, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the "Distributed
Computing Monitor" newsletter. Anne developed her expertise working at a
number of the world's leading hardware and software companies. Anne earned a
bachelors degree in Economics at Wellesley College.



"(June 16, 2003) - In a survey recently commissioned by Actional Corporation, 93 percent of IT professionals at Fortune 2000 companies cite deploying Web services as a key IT initiative.

According to this Compuware survey, 63% of respondents are involved in a Web services initiative. Also ".NET and J2EE are becoming the platform where integration happens."