IT-Analysis: XML FILES for Linux; opening more enterprise doorsFeb 14, 2001, 14:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There are almost as many Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) uses as there are XML users. Linux users are lucky and have a wealth of choices and options in being able to prepare and managing XML data through availability of tools. With an ever-increasing demand for standardisation and data exchange and with a need for seamless integration with disparate database structures, can Linux capitalise on the growing corporate marketplace, or is it too late?"
"Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has been in existence for many years and there is an industry that already exists utilising EDI conversions, exchanges and transmissions, curiously a world where Linux has very little presence, if at all, but would be ideally suited as a cheap server based solution with a wealth of XML tools."
"Many vendors are now exploring XML as a standardised and flexible data management tool. This has created a flurry of XML based standards in almost every industry. As long as more Linux tools and application become available to support these vendor and user developments, then there are more chances for Linux to penetrating the global corporate enterprise."