If this isn't the biggest contrast in technologies since 3270 emulators for Internet Explorer, I don't know.

Still, more SOAP goodness...

IBM DELIVERS SOAP FOR CICS

Posted March 05, 2003 06:15 Pacific Time

IBM on Wednesday announced it will offer a CICS (Customer Information Control System) SOAP Technology Preview designed to help developers build connections to its venerable CICS-based mainframe applications through Web services.

The new technology, to be available by the end of this month free of charge on IBM's alphaWorks Web site that, provides SOAP enablement of existing CICS Cobol applications, permitting them to be invoked through SOAP requests over either HTTP or WebSphere MQ messages and then integrated both inside and outside of the enterprise.

For the full story:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/03/05/HNcicssoap_1.html