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.


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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 >

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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.

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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 >

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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

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