XML

The Extensible Markup Language is a free and open standard for creating custom markup languages. Its major purpose is to ease the sharing of structured data across different data systems, especially the Internet. IBM became one of the primary backers of XML when it introduced an XML-native version of its DB2 database software in 2006. Critics say XML places an undue burden on network administrators because it's document-based, verbose, and requires a high payload across the network and lots of processing power.


Articles

Bitcoin Gaining New Momentum

NEWS ANALYSIS: The collapse of Mt. Gox in February has lowered the value of Bitcoin, but it hasn't dampened enthusiasm for the cryptocurrency revolution. More >

New Domain Names Create Opportunities, Challenges

The new generic top-level domains promise to redefine the Internet landscape, but many details—including concerns over security and stability—must be resolved. More >

IPv6: The Looming Crisis That Just Won't Go Away

The IPv6 time bomb keeps on ticking and ticking and ticking. By now, the story is familiar: The predominant Internet addressing scheme, IPv4, is nearing exhaustion. Driven by such exploding uses More >

More Articles >

Interviews

Global Cloud Integration: Now Available in a Region Near You?

More companies are demanding cloud-based services that are global, but also physically co-located with their regional offices.

More >

Do Usage Shifts Presage a Change in Carrier Business Models?

Carl Weinschenk spoke with Sandvine President, Co-Founder and CEO Dave Caputo. The company released the Global Internet Phenomena Report 1H 2012 in late April. It's no surprise that the most More >

Even for the Compliant, IPv6 Transition Could Hold Surprises

Carl Weinschenk spoke with Rob Fleischman, CTO of Xerocole, about the transition to IPv6. The transition to IPv6 - the next generation of Internet addressing - is a monstrously complex undertaking. More >

More Interviews >

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

From a Hacker's Perspective: How to Breach a Point-of-Sale System

Security Staffing

Electronic payments have started to outnumber cash transactions, and hackers have taken notice -- with an increased number of point-of-sale (POS) system breaches making the headlines.

 More >

A View of iPhone 6, Apple Watch from Down Under

Enterprises Must Prepare for 802.11ac

HP Opens Its SDN App Store

Bash Vulnerability Could Affect Security of Internet of Things

 

Articles  |  Interviews  |  Guest Opinions  | Slideshows

Related IT Downloads

Job Description: Lead Web Designer Job Description: Lead Web Designer

Find the best developer candidates with the help of this sample job description....

Job Description: Open Source Developer Job Description: Open Source Developer

Evaluate your next Open Source developer candidate with the help of this sample job description....

Job Description: Web Production Specialist Job Description: Web Production Specialist

Use this sample job description to aid your search for qualified candidates or as a template for polishing your own resume....

'Samsung Galaxy Tab For Dummies' Excerpt 'Samsung Galaxy Tab For Dummies' Excerpt

This excerpt, 'You've Got the Whole (Web) World in Your Hands," covers setting browser settings, managing bookmarks and worki...

More IT Downloads>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.