Samsung SDS: Leading the Pack for Web Services Implementation in the Far East
Samsung SDS is the IT services arm of the Korea-based Samsung Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the Asia/Pacific Rim region. In 2002, Samsung SDS implemented a strategy to become the regional leader in Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations, in spite of the fact that their customer base was largely unready for these emerging technologies. To this end, Samsung SDS built a core team focused on emerging Web Services and SOA technologies Web Services team with the necessary expertise to implement large-scale Web Services implementations, as well as architectural expertise. To date, Samsung SDS has implemented a number of successful Web Services projects, most of which are for sister companies within the Samsung Group–a strategy for building expertise and reference projects that has worked well for them in the past.