Testimonials for: W3C Web Services Standards approved as ISO/IEC International Standards

These testimonials are in support of the W3C Press Release "W3C Web Services Standards approved as ISO/IEC International Standards."

Hitachi · HP · IBM · Microsoft


Hitachi is pleased to see the successful approval of the Web Services Package by ISO/IEC JTC1. Our implementation of Web Services is very much dependent on these key specifications. One of the very basic specifications was WS-Addressing which Hitachi was pleased to chair and forms the cornerstone of all web services today.

Jun Abe, President of Software Division, Hitachi Ltd.


Hewlett-Packard applauds the endorsement of a set of W3C Web Services standards by ISO/IEC JTC 1 as a formal international standard.

The endorsement of these standards by two of the most highly respected standards organizations is certain to increase confidence in these standards by public sector and private sector customers around the world, thereby accelerating deployment of the standards for the benefit of all IT customers.

Furthermore, HP is pleased that this endorsement also represents an important first milestone in an ongoing journey of increased collaboration between these important organizations.

Dr. James R. Bell, Director of Industry Standards, Hewlett-Packard Company


IBM congratulates the W3C and its members on the ratification of the package of eight Web services standards as ISO/IEC standards. IBM participated in the development of these key standards because of their importance to interoperability of client implementations. Now, with their formal recognition as international standards, clients around the world will be able to leverage these Web services standards to lay the foundation for the popular SOA and cloud computing technologies that are helping to fulfill the promise of the Web.

Angel Diaz, vice president, IBM Software Standards


Web Services specifications are an important part of the interoperability surface for Microsoft's enterprise and cloud products. For example, Web Services specifications are used to enable Single-Sign-On experience using Access Control Services (ACS); they are also one key way for connectivity with Windows Azure applications through Windows Communication Foundation. We are very pleased that national bodies around the world have agreed to advance these specifications to become ISO/IEC Standards. Microsoft strongly endorses this vote of confidence in W3C's ability to build consensus across diverse communities and produce stable, interoperable, and useful standards.

Bob Dimpsey, Director of Development, Servers and Services- Azure Application Platform

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