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CPXe - Reshaping Photofinishing through Web Services

  • ID: 53168
  • Report
  • January 2004
  • Region: Global
  • 44 Pages
  • Future Image Inc
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Adobe
  • FotoWire (now SilverWire)
  • Future Shop
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Kodak
  • LightSurf
  • MORE
The CPXe infrastructure will give photographic services providers a historic opportunity to rejuvenate their value proposition to end users, and make it relevant to the digital imaging age.

"CPXe — Reshaping Photofinishing through Web Services" includes:

- An evaluation of the Web Services framework as a foundation for CPXe
- A discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of CPXe Release 1
- An analysis of the drivers and inhibitors to end-user adoption of the system, with a series of recommendations from Future Image analysts
- An analysis of the risks and opportunities for retail photofinishing services providers, with a series of recommendations from Future Image analysts
- An analysis of the risks and opportunities for online and mail order photofinishing services providers, with a series of recommendations from Future Image analysts
- An analysis of the risks and opportunities for vendors of end user imaging products (digital cameras, software, printers etc.), with a series of recommendations from Future Image analysts
- An analysis of the risks and opportunities for suppliers of technology and equipment to photofinishing services providers, with a series of recommendations from Future Image analysts.
- Interviews exploring the executive view on CPXe at Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Microsoft, Adobe, Pixology, Shutterfly, FotoWire (now SilverWire), Future Shop, LightSurf, and Ritz Interactive.

The 44 page study also outlines the lessons learned from the experience of XML Web services, a rapidly emerging set of standards for integrating applications in the IT sector, which is also the technology base for CPXe. The study outlines specific drivers and inhibitors that will determine to what extent digital camera users will adopt the CPXe-based photofinishing search-and-order solutions. It recognizes that self-printing is a major market reality which will become even more attractive in the years to come. However it concludes there are major opportunities for photographic services providers, particularly those who see past the traditional "4x6 mindset."
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Adobe
  • FotoWire (now SilverWire)
  • Future Shop
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Kodak
  • LightSurf
  • MORE
Definitions and methodology

Part 1: Why CPXe?
1.0 Changing Consumer Print Behaviors - A life or death challenge
1.1 The Need for Standards
1.2 CPXe usage scenarios

Part 2 The promise of Web services
2.1 The concept of Web services
2.2 Web services defined
2.3 Loose coupling
2.4 Web service standards still in their infancy
2.5 The biggest challenge: security
2.6 Web service implementations now and in the future
2.7 Pragmatism prevails

Part 3: How CPXe Works
3.1 CPXe overview
3.2 Description and classification
3.2.1 Dictionary, catalogs, and product identifier
3.2.2 XML schema and WSDL
3.3 Web services implementations for applications
3.3.1 UDDI
3.3.2 SOAP
3.4 Search: UDDI versus catalogs
3.5 Order Handling
3.6 Security
3.7 Summary Technical Evaluation

4. Adoption Dynamics - Drivers, Inhibitors, Opportunities and Risks
4.1 Adoption by Consumers (end users)
4.1.1 Inhibitors
4.1.2 Drivers
4.1.3 Recommendations
4.2 Retail Photofinishers
4.4.1 Risks
4.4.2 Opportunities
4.4.3 Recommendations
4.3 Online/Mail Order photofinishing service providers
4.3.1 Risks
4.3.2 Opportunities
4.3.3 Recommendations
4.4 End-User Product (“Gateway”) vendors
4.4.1 Risks
4.4.2 Opportunities
4.4.3 Recommendations
4.5 Suppliers to print service providers
4.5.1 Risks
4.5.2 Opportunities
4.5.2 Recommendations

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendices
Appendix A Security Web Services Standards
Appendix B Other Web Services standards
Appendix C Glossary of Terms
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- Hewlett-Packard
- Kodak
- Microsoft
- Adobe
- Pixology
- Shutterfly
- FotoWire (now SilverWire)
- Future Shop
- LightSurf
- Ritz Interactive
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