props to The Greg.
The tendency to overhype any technology with the old tried-and-true benefits of 'reuse, reducing development cost, leveraging your legacy investments, etc.' See COM, CORBA, web services, EJB, etc.
When preparing your PowerPoint slide pack for your next meeting, create at least one slide in 4 point font that lists all elements of your technology stack in TLA format.
"for all the reasons you'd want to use web services"