Not everyone is thrilled about Web Services. Here's a less enthusiastic view on ASPnews.com: Show Me the Money
: "Yet there's still a vital ingredient missing before this new wave of service component providers can become a sustainable model. How are they going to make money?" Many companies profit from specialized application development and integration, and the idea of Web Services is pretty scary to them. Like those CRM/ASP folks: Will Web Services Kill Packaged CRM Apps?
It seems like whenever you reduce friction in a process, there are people who profit from that friction who will be upset.