From abstract: "The enterprise software industry is searching for the right words to describe the Next Big Thing -- "on demand", "utility", "autonomic", "adaptive enterprise". Pick a buzzword. The goal is information technology that adapts to business requirements, not the other way around. Two technologies are critical to this vision of flexibility: grid computing and web services. The combination of these two technologies is greater than the parts. In fact, it's the Next Big Thing. Now if we can just come up with the right words."