ZapNote: PRISM
As companies increasingly partner and syndicate their content to other locations, the need to locate, reuse, and repurpose content in different forms and in real-time is becoming increasingly important. Today, repurposing consists mostly of cutting and pasting different content components. This simplistic mechanism has been the main way of accomplishing this goal not out of efficiency but out of necessity — there simply are no reliable ways to automatically retrieve, aggregate, and reuse similar types of content. One of the efforts to solve these publishing issues is the Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata (PRISM) Working Group, which seeks to provide an extensible XML metadata standard for syndicating, aggregating, post-processing and multi-purposing content in both traditional and electronic publishing contexts.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Commerce.Net
While there no doubt are more than a handful of XML-based eBusiness and e-Commerce specifications, OBI differentiates itself by focusing on the business processes and data sets required to support catalog, configurator, and other e-Procurement transactions expressed in ANSI x12, UN/EDIFACT 96A and XML. The OBI specification facilitates Internet-based transactions between trading partners, particularly with key contracted suppliers of commodity goods and services. The standard specifically targets the transactions of indirect materials, including maintenance, repair, operations (MRO) materials, and office and laboratory supplies.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: The Open Travel Alliance (OTA)
The Open Travel Alliance (OTA) was created less than two years ago as a means for creating a set of standards for the hospitality and travel industries. Their first deliverable is an XML-based specification that covers the various needs of airline, hotel, car, and entertainment facilities. And two organizations, Viata and Outrigger Hotels, are making the most of their commitment to open standards in the hospitality industries by adopting OTA.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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