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The most important business benefit that service-oriented architecture (SOA) can provide is the ability to respond swiftly to change - thus helping to "future-proof" a company's IT investments. On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, at SOA World Conference & Exp...
To be able to do anything useful, an ESB must be configured with all sorts of parameters, from endpoint connection URIs to message transformation scripts to content-based routing definitions. Moreover, ESBs like Mule can host custom components, which will process messages and perform u...
Representatives of the state IT organizations of Brazil, South Africa and Venezuela, three of the four countries that protested ISO’s standardization of Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) file format, have apparently thrown in the towel on taking their appeal any further. India, the f...
ISO said Friday that the appeals made by Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela protesting the standardization of Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) file format hadn’t gone anywhere – it was unclear whether any of them had any standing anyway – but since they “failed to garner suff...
Since its inception, XML has been criticized for the overhead it introduces into the enterprise infrastructure. Business data encoded in XML takes five to 10 times more bandwidth to transmit in the network and proportionally more disk space to store.
Vordel unveiled version 5.1 of its XML network infrastructure products, to accelerate, manage and protect XML applications. Vordel 5.1 addresses the need for lifecycle management of policy across the SOA. By combining the central management of SOA policies with distributed enforcement ...
As the number of XML files in enterprise organizations significantly increases, architects, application developers, and data integration specialists must deal simultaneously with the growing number of XML formatted messages on the network as well as their rapidly expanding file sizes. ...
DataDirect and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation announced the availability of the DataDirect Data Integration Suite. The new offering combines DataDirect Technologies' existing XML-based technologies in one package with a single, simple installation. Software devel...
Today's applications rely on data feeds from many sources, using technologies that are based on the use of XML. XML data descriptions can be complex often creating performance and scalability challenges for the enterprises. Efficient XML processing is the cornerstone of almost every Se...
TX Text Control has been setting the standard in the software component industry for more than seventeen years. Today, The Imaging Source - the manufacturer of these word processing components - has just announced version 14.0 with many improvements and much technical innovation. Deman...
SYS-CON's upcoming '3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo' faculty includes such distinguished speakers as: Al Aghili (Managed Methods), Alan Chhabra (Egenera), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Andrew Conte (APC), Andy Astor (EnterpriseDB), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo ...
XML is increasingly being used as the language of data exchange. An XML document based on a DTD or an XML Schema contains data that conforms to a standard structure. A number of technologies, such as ebXML (Electronic Business XML), UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integrati...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
At the eleventh hour Brazil, India and Venezuela joined South Africa in appealing ISO's highly politicized standardization of Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) file format. Meanwhile, the Danish Open Source Business Association has protested the Danish Standard's 'yes' vote for stand...
South Africa has formally objected to the fast track used to get OOXML to the brink of ISO standardization. South Africa, which has given the world Mark Shuttleworth and Ubuntu, is one of the so-called 'P' members of JTC 1 - meaning it's got enough clout to delay or possibly derail ISO...
Red Hat is a trusted open source provider. Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management...
Office will support the Microsoft-hostile OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.1 when Office 2007 Service Pack 2 arrives in the first half of 2009. Microsoft said users will be able to open, edit and save documents in ODF directly from inside Office applications without having to install any ot...
XBRL can help to transform business, dramatically simplifying filing and reporting and improving transparency and information access in ways never before imaginable. Now, SEC Chairman Cox says an XBRL mandate is on its way. In an upcoming Webinar, JustSystems, the SEC, XBRL Internation...
Becta, the British Educational and Communications and Technology Agency, has taken its gripes against Microsoft's allegedly 'anti-competitive' licensing policies for schools and the 'interoperability impediments' in Office 2007 to the European Commission, as a contribution to the new a...
JustSystems announced that it is contributing intellectual property rights for its invention of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) rendering technologies to XBRL International, the standards body responsible for the oversight of the XBRL specification. The invention, known a...
JustSystems announced its campaign to help organizations adopt XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), the XML-based standard for communicating financial and business information. In related news, JustSystems also announced that it has contributed intellectual property rights of...
Word documents generated by the current version of Office 2007 don't conform to ISO/IEC 29500, the OOXML file format draft standard Microsoft moved heaven and earth to get ISO to accept. At least that's what Alex Brown, the guy in change of the ISO group that's supposed to maintain OOX...
DataDirect announced Benefitfocus is using DataDirect XML Converters to automatically transform thousands of X12 compliant EDI documents from insurance carriers to XML for accelerated processing. DataDirect XML Converters provide bi-directional, highly-scalable software that streams ED...
Against the backdrop of a noisy protest march through downtown Oslo Wednesday by 60 Norwegian software experts - including Opera CTO Haakon Wium Lie - objecting to Norway's Yes vote for Open XML standardization by the International Standards Organization, ISO took control of the contro...
JustSystems was included in the list of 'Cool Vendors' in the 'Cool Vendors in Content Management, 2008' report by Gartner. The report was authored by Toby Bell, Mark R. Gilbert, and Rita E. Knox. According to Gartner, 'Cool vendors in content management are establishing new directions...
JustSystems announced the 'document as the application,' the company's vision for the future of information creation, collaboration, and delivery. JustSystems' 'document-as-application' approach blurs the line between traditional documents, which provide rich context, persistence and p...
The mouse was the original idea of Doug Engelbart who was the head of the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute. Engelbart's philosophy is best embodied, in my opinion, in the design of another device that he invented, the five-finger keyboard - with keys li...
Microsoft has gotten enough votes to make its Open Office XML file format (OOXML), the default file format in Office 2007, an ISO standard, theoretically saving Office from being run out of town by a lot of ODF-smitten government agencies. There have been, as everyone must know by now,...
LogiXML announced the availability of the new Logi ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) product designed to support integration of enterprise data into a consistent format to support a variety of corporate applications. The new Logi ETL product is a Web-based data integration application ...
JustSystems announced that All Nippon Airways ('ANA') has adopted JustSystems' dynamic document vision and the xfy document-centric composite application platform as the foundation of its new system for creating, editing, and managing aircraft rulebooks and operation manuals.
Documents are a key part of manufacturing processes, from requirements and specifications, to bills, parts lists, marketing materials and technical maintenance manuals. However, documents typically provide static views of a dynamic business. In turn, documents can introduce design, dev...
TopQuadrant announced that TopBraid Composer and TopBraid Live now include a Semantic email importer. This technology enables organizations to develop Semantic applications that combine email metadata with other data sources, which can be searched and analyzed. This allows organization...
The OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) in Geneva ended in tears. Sun's Tim Bray immediately recorded his thoughts on the meeting, and his verdict was withering: despite some good that perhaps came of it ('With a very few exceptions, everyone really tried hard to work together and ma...
OASIS announced that its members have approved the XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) version 1.2 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. Developed through an open process by the OASIS XLIFF Technical Committee, the new standard de...
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning: 'Because they can only give you answers.' Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of t...
An online course about meta-technology, a new type of strategy to understand technology, has recently been launched online via the website, TheMetaTechnology.com. According to founder, Luca D'Angelo, 'Meta-technology is created by taking a piece of technology and modifying its standard...
The European Commission has started poking around the rough-and-tumble of the standardization process looking for evidence that Microsoft broke anti-competitive antitrust laws trying to get its Office Open XML format (OOXML) memorialized by ISO, according to a story last Friday in the ...
DataDirect announced its DataDirect XML Converters are being used by leading healthcare organizations to comply with the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) and Health Level Seven (HL7) clinical and administrative data standards in an effort to accelerate application development effo...
ExtraLabs Software announced the release of Feed Editor 4.76. Designed for the Windows OS, this application enables you to create, edit and publish RSS feeds and podcasts surprisingly fast and easy. Compared to other RSS editors in its category, Feed Editor combines an unprecedented nu...
Layer 7 Technologies announced its XML Firewall and XML Networking Gateway software products support the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) running on SPARC platforms from Sun Microsystems. Layer 7 is the only XML security and networking vendor to offer server software for Solaris 10 OS ...


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