Thursday, May 11th, 2006

10 Business Reasons to Use AJAX

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Dietrich Kappe has thrown together another “top ten” list of sorts in this new post on the Pathfinder site – 10 business reasons to use Ajax.

I’m not sure where on the hype curve we are with AJAX, but one of the open question for businesses is: why and where should you consider using AJAX? I give ten places, in declining order of urgency, where the use of AJAX should be considered. Most of this innovation will be undertaken without all of the “it’s the web!” hype of the dotcom boom. Don’t expect to see “AJAX Inside” labels on product packaging. Expect businesses instead to emphasize the improved functionality, usability and solutions that their RIA software provides.

Some of the reasons mentioned include:

  • ASP’s with existing applications
  • ISV’s that have products without web-based interfaces
  • Financial services
  • Community site providers

Under each item, he explains briefly what they are and why it’s such an important use of Ajax technologies. For some, there’s even an example of a company already using Ajax inside their applications. What most of them boil down to, however, is making things easier for the end user to navigate/use daily. There are different methods inside of each type of usage, of course, but they all share a somewhat common bond.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:12 pm

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I can’t wait for the first online banking with AJAX tech inside. It would make paying bills more fun, thats for sure.

Comment by TheWeb20Dev — May 11, 2006

lol, definitally. Doesnt ING use Ajax a wee bit?

Comment by Allen — May 12, 2006

The Ajax Experience has been very informative. It has been very interesting to see the Java Collective from the inside! I spoke with Brad Abrams from Microsoft this morning. This is one of the few places where a Php / Perl kind of guy like me and a .NET guy like him share being outsiders! Still in all it was very worth the price of admission.

Comment by Jim Sproul — May 12, 2006

Interesting Finds

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