Open Data Standards

Open data standards ensure interoperability between software that needs to operate on the same data. Examples of open data standards include XML, HTML and JPEG. In contrast with proprietary standards, open standards are publicly available and carry no royalty fee, though various guidelines may dictate how they can be used. Open data standards are often associated with open source software.


Articles

Accessibility Guidelines Unlock the Web for Millions

Jenifer Simpson just refinanced her house. She did it all online.   But depending on how well the Web site was designed, tasks such as accurately filling in all those fields could be impossible More >

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Interviews

The Creative Destruction of Drupal

Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal and CTO of Acquia, talks with Agile CTO Blogger Lorreta Prencipe about the forces driving Drupal and how the open source community surrounding Drupal operates. More >

HTML5 Digs into the Specifics

Susan Hall interviewed Google's Ian Hickson, who serves as full-time editor for the HTML5 specification for the both the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group and the Worldwide Web More >

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

Editor's Choice

Debunking Five Common Email Myths

Security Staffing

Everyone wants to work smarter and get out of the office faster; check out when the best time of day is to send an email, whether to use "cc," or what subject line length will get you the fastest reply.

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Curious About Data Virtualization? Tool Lets You Tinker for Free

The Argument in Favor of Relying on the Public Cloud for Disaster Recovery

The Insider Risk of Temporary Employees

The Domestic Drone Industry’s Rough Launch

 

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