Date Added: May 2010
Web Services (WS) are going mobile. A mobile enterprise can be established in a cellular network by participating mobile hosts, which act as WS providers, and their clients. Mobile hosts enable seamless integration of user-specific services to the enterprise, by following WS standards, also on the radio. The paper summarizes the challenges and research associated with establishing mobile enterprise, along with the developed Mobile Web Service Mediation Framework (MWSMF). However, to scale mobile enterprise to the loads possible in cellular networks, the authors tried to shift some of its components to the new utility computing paradigm, cloud computing. The cloud based load balancing for the mobile enterprise can be provided at the middleware framework level or at the individual services level.