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.


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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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 uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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2014 Holiday Shopping Trends Revealed

Security Staffing

The holiday season is an important one for retailers, but as shoppers become more savvy, every detail retailers can glean about shopper behavior can contribute to the bottom line.

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Twitter Rethinks Authentication and Access

Women ‘Need to Be Willing to Try,’ Female Tech CEO Says

Canonical Upgrades Ubuntu Linux Distributions

SAP Collapses HANA Infrastructure Stack


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