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A Web service is defined by the W3C as "a software system designed to support interoperable Machine to Machine interaction over a network." Web services are frequently just Web APIs that can be accessed over a network, such as the Internet, and executed on a remote system hosting the requested services.
Web services allow businesses to communicate data without requiring any knowledge of each other’s IT systems behind the firewall
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