The aim of this white paper is to contribute to the management of the marketing entrepreneurship interface in small entrepreneurial-knowledge-based firm (EKFs). By entrepreneurial-knowledge-based firms are those firms whose activities are mainly based on the entrepreneur?s high technical and professional skills. The main characteristic of such firms is that it is individual knowledge, rather than other kind of asset(s), that play a crucial role in determining firm?s performance. A methodology to evaluate firm?s innovation capabilities based on the use of fuzzy logic is described, which was tested in a field analysis whose results are presented in the paper.
In this paper focus is on dependability issues of SOAs. In particular, the paper identifies dependability requirements of such systems during their life cycle showing how these requirements may change depending on the time phase (discovery, lookup, setup, delivery). It also explores the suitability of Jini technology as an enabling infrastructure to improve availability and reliability, describing both the benefits and drawbacks of a Jini-based solution in the context of a case study application, namely PRINCEPS.
Service Oriented Architectures have emerged as a promising approach to develop Web-Based service provision environments. These architectures are characterized by federating services into a single, dynamic distributed system which is capable of spontaneously discovering and configuring itself upon service connections and disconnections. The paper proposes a new architectural model, namely PRINCEPS, of Service Oriented Architecture particularly suited for implementing Web-service applications.