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Computerworld Singapore: Tidal Waves

Dec 10, 2002, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The bets are on extensible markup language (XML) and open source software (OSS) as the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore unveiled its 'long-term' perspective of the infocomm landscape for the next five years--from 2003 to 2007.

"Speaking at the Fourth Infocomm Technology Roadmap Seminar, Brian Chen (left), chief technology officer of IDA, described XML with the use of web services and OSS as the two tidal waves that are expected to sweep the IT sector.

"'For a technology to take off, you need a lot of factors in place--the industry players, the consumers, the standards... Today, XML and OSS are undercurrents, but the winds are blowing in the right direction,' he said..."

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