Actional Corporation, a Web services > management company, announced that more than 84 percent of IT professionals at Fortune 2000 companies cite managing their production Web services environments as a key concern. Of that percentage, 68 percent describe their concern as significant to major. The reason, according to a recent survey*, is that without a proper management solution, enterprise IT organizations are struggling to cost-effectively ensure the security, reliability, availability and scalability of their Web services applications.

Additional findings from the survey indicate that IT departments are acting on this concern, with 53 percent of the companies indicating they currently have or plan to have a Web services management solution in place. The survey also indicates that the most important criteria for selecting a Web services management platform is the assurance of Web services availability, followed closely by security and performance/scalability.

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