Point your aggregator to http://www.uis.arizona.edu/uis/uis-status.rss to get updated status indicators for FRS, PSOS, SIS
With pieces running in the Harvard Business Review titled “IT Doesn’t Matter” and all the talk about the commoditization of IT in the press, you would think that IT has gotten almost to the point of electricity — just plug something into it, and it works. In some basic operational areas, IT has gotten substantially easier.
Tight IT budgets make it tough for managers to stay at the cutting edge of technology, but in one area they may not have to bother. For now, electronic data interchange (EDI), the old system for exchanging business documents electronically, is at least as useful as its likely successor, and cheaper as well. Over the next five years, businesses would do well to hone their old systems while also preparing themselves for the new ones.
CHAD DICKERSON: “CTO Connection” InfoWorld.com
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
RSS KILLED THE INFOGLUT STAR
By Chad Dickerson
Posted July 03, 2003 12:00 AM Pacific Time
It’s fairly common knowledge in pop-culture trivia circles
that the first video to air on MTV was the Buggles’ “Video
Killed the Radio Star,” a song with a title that proved
prophetic in its bold announcement of a shift in the way
music was consumed and marketed. Something similar but
perhaps just as profound is happening with the delivery of
information online with tools that leverage RSS (Really
Simple Syndication or RDF Site Summary, depending on whom you
Jon Bosak – What XML cannot do is to magically solve the problem of data interoperability. XML just provides a framework within which interested groups can work out agreements about the vocabularies and data structures to be used in a given domain. The widespread adoption of XML has created a wonderful infrastructure of standardized tools and products to support the creation and implementation of such agreements, but deep down, the job of semantic definition requires the same grinding committee work that standards groups have been engaged in for more than a century.
Given that as a caveat, analysts, marketeers, and engineers talk about XML after 5 years.