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The Social Security Administration is launching a pilot program that uses XML-based technology to make the SSA more efficient. It has been estimated that by 2010, the number of disability claims will increase by nearly 50%, and the number of SSA employees will decrease.
A new CMS, for financial prospectus automation, is being introduced by Command Financial Press that uses IXIASOFT's native XML database, TEXTML Server.
Blast Radius is helping companies make better use of their corporate data by using the company's open source XML content management and creation tools. Various businesses employ the technology so they can work with and utilize mixed data types.
Who Is David Litwack? Litwack is responsible for the development and advancement of Novell's secure Web services strategy, a position he assumed in July 2002 following Novell's acquisition of SilverStream Software, a company for which he'd served as president and CEO since 1997. He is ...
'Secret-source software probably isn't going away, but in an increasingly open world, it looks weirder and weirder,' wrote XML pioneer Tim Bray last week in his blog. The days of wrapping the engineering in a veil of secrecy, says Bray, are gone; customers want to see inside the softwa...
Justsystem, based in Japan, is previewing a technology that many say has the potential to bring seismic change in the way XML is used. With xfy, different XML documents can be joined together and used, without interoperability issues.
Pioneering content management company, Mark Logic, has partnered with Stylus Studio, in an effort to make building XML content-centric applications easier for its customers.
What does data look like? To a stockbroker, data might appear as a stream of company names and stock values. A database administrator probably sees data as a series of tables. A developer working in XML might see data as a tree like structure. This article is all about data. We will lo...
'Jean helped lead the movement to make XML a core component of many Microsoft products, such as Office and Windows, as well as the foundation for integration between systems with XML-based Web services,' said Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, yesterday as his...
In order to work with various data in a unified way, publisher BNA has chosen Exegenix's conversion tool that makes data into XML, which can be handled as one language, despite the sources' variances.
In an effort to help companies reduce costs associated with the execution of redundant tasks, Bowstreet has released applications offering automation of services, along with enhanced self-service. The application is designed for use with IBM WebSphere Portal and Workplace.
The leading provider of XML-based content management and publishing solutions, XyEnterprise, has released updates to its core products, Content@, and XML Professional Publisher. The updates dramatically evolve XML capabilities.
Working with content in Microsoft's forms-based InfoPath has been enhanced. New integration between Vasont enables such data to be managed for sophisticated reuse and repurposing.
E-business is showing a new side, as UBL becomes a new OASIS Standard. This designation represents the highest echelon of ratification. The language defines a common XML library of business documents.
One of the largest online uses of ebXML is by the Defense Department. DOD EMALL is also one of the most successful online commerce and messaging portals created by the US government. Utilizing WebLogic, the site's sales have jumped from $13.7 million in 2002 to $188 million today.
DigitalGrit has developed an XML tool that enables advertisers to deliver content to various Web sites without configuring unique settings for each one. Known as FeedBlaster, this XML-feed tool makes it easier for customers to deliver advertisements, or any other content that is delive...
Reactivity has set new speed and security records in the provisioning of Web services. The latest release of its operating system, XOS 4.1, contains a number of features enabling enterprises to more efficiently use their resources to detect bottlenecks and security threats.
Version 1.0 of Firefox, the free browser, is officially released today, after more than 7 million people downloaded it during its 'preview release' period. The Mozilla Foundation, which inherited much of the underlying software code from Netscape, hopes Firefox will take a 10% chunk of...
Released as a beta version last month, Altova's entire product line of data integration tools is now officially available. Altova's development and integration tools include, Altova XMLSpy, Altova MapForce, Altova StyleVision, and Altova Authentic.
A new XML standard is being proposed that will enable the Homeland Security Department to communicate with various governmental agencies. EDXL, it is argued, is needed today since individual XML schemas continue to evolve, without any standardized framework ensuring their compatibility...
Oracle this morning raised its price for PeopleSoft from $21 a share to $24, a total of $8.8 billion, saying $24 represents a 60% premium to where PeopleSoft was trading when Oracle made its first run at the company a year ago June. In a letter to PeopleSoft's board yesterday, Oracle ...
The Publisher of Linux Business Week, launched February 8, 2001, writes: 'We have been proudly bringing Maureen O'Gara's investigative reporting and news to our readers since December 13, 2002 and we will continue to do so.'
Microsoft's Derek Denny-Brown explores the various issues he has with the XML 1.0 specification, including whitespace, allowed characters, and lastly XML Namespaces - 'which pushes an immense burden of complexity onto the APIs and XML reader/writer implementations,' argues Denny-Brown.
Patch 3 of NeoOffice/J, described by XML pioneer Tim Bray as 'the Mac port of OpenOffice with the X-Windows UI switched out and Cocoa switched in' makes - in Bray's view - all the difference, by moving the NeoOfficeJ menus to the top of the screen where they belong.
A leading medical publisher has chosen XyEnterprise's XML-based software, to take the company's distributed content and format it. In this manner, information can reach its clients much faster, says the company, and revenue increases can be realized as well.
Small and medium-sized businesses are being offered ShopSite 7.1. This version of the popular shopping cart Web service provides security measures in keeping with modern hacking methods. Furthermore, clients gain more control when retooling their online sites with new XML support and p...
Open source Web services provider Montag has released version 0.6 of its Java-based system for XML database interaction. This release, which is functional but still in development, allows every native XML database that provides a Java implementation of the XML:DB API, to communicate wi...
Any business-savvy engineer knows that algorithm improvements come at a price: the engineer's time. But what about asking programmers to be a little more lazy? Warren MacEvoy chews over some of the technology issues of the day and offers his own suggestions.
It remains to be seen whether or not Delaware Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine this week will side with Oracle and declare void PeopleSoft's poison-pill strategy designed to stave off the hostile takeover bid. Before then it may become moot; if Oracle ups its current $21 tender offer fo...
'Software is more complex than a cotton gin or whatever else you might typically invent in a bricks and mortar world,' argues Groklaw.net Editor Pamela Jones. 'Software and patents don't belong together,' Jones maintains.
Anticipating the changes that will beset enterprise systems, as result of new XSLT and XPath specifications, Altova has released updates for 2005, synchronized with these new mandates. As a result, Altova has the distinction of being the first company to include implementations in its ...
Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition ships today, the latest major release of the award-winning XML Integrated Development Environment (XML IDE) from Stylus Studio, a product from Progress Software Corporation.
These days Calvin Austin is one of the busiest people in the Java world: J2SE 5.0, that was also known as the 'Tiger' project, is being officially released today! JDJ's Yakov Fain was able to catch Austin, spec lead for Java 5.0, right before the plane from San Francisco to New York wh...
Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition ships today, the latest major release of the award-winning XML Integrated Development Environment (XML IDE) from Stylus Studio, a product from Progress Software Corporation.
Red Hat's vice president for open source affairs, Michael Tiemann, has said Sun needs to prove its devotion to the open source community, by releasing Java. According to Tiemann, the move is needed to stop Microsoft's .NET from advancing. Open sourced Java, he believes, will accelerate...
Spooked at the thought of an Oracle-PeopleSoft combination to the point of considering playing white knight, IBM has now allied directly with PeopleSoft, getting it to promise to standardize its applications on IBM's WebSphere middleware.
Mark Logic announced that it has developed a means for enterprises to work with seemingly incompatible XML content. Using its Open Content Architecture (OCA) and leveraging benefits of a new Partner Network, customers now have the ability to work with data-centric content, which before...
Zeus Technology's flagship, next-generation Web services trafficking system utilizes XML to aid in routing decisions. Zeus Extensive Traffic Manager (ZXTM) alleviates the burden SSL-encryption and XML translation places on CPUs running in enterprise systems, by taking up support of the...
'I get confused by a lot of Sun's technology advertising and marketing,' writes Roger Strukhoff. But there are numerous reasons, he argues, not to give up on Sun - the company that famously grew 'from start-up mode to $1 billion in annual sales without spending one cent on advertising ...
Abhi Talwalkar, the general manager of Intel's Enterprise Platform Group, was seen alive and well at the Intel Developer Forum Wednesday, the day after he publicly admitted during a Q&A that the company's precious multibillion-dollar Itanium chip wasn't meeting Intel's 'aggressive' int...


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