From cave maps to meat cuts, it's hard to find an industry or interest that isn't taking advantage of the fast-growing standard for Web services and data exchange. In the six years since the main XML specification was first published, it's spawned hundreds of schemas, benefiting everyone from butchers to bulldozer operators wishing to easily exchange information electronically.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
This week, UK particle physicists will demonstrate the world's largest, working computing grid. With over 6,000 computers at 78 sites internationally, the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid (LCG) is the first permanent, worldwide grid for science experimentation.
Robert Vamosi has the scoop on a joint study by the United States Secret Service and the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute (CERT) on computer crime called "Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity in the Banking and Finance Sector.
META Group today released its latest prognostication of where wireless applications in the enterprise are headed. The analyst firm expects 65% of enterprises to have installed some form of wireless application by 2007.
Sometimes we settle for things as they are simply because we're either complacent or oblivious to better possibilities.
There's a fast growing dark side to the underbelly of pornography and it's not about the images or the exploitation.
Ericsson's decision to drop its Bluetooth division hinted to many that the once promising technology is truly a dud. But rumors of the death of Bluetooth have been greatly exaggerated according to Ovum's Jeremy Green.
Kevin Scoresby on the seven deadly excuses for poor designWhen people make excuses for poor design, they reveal a lot about a corporate culture, as...