Modern web development based on HTML5 and CSS etc struggles with confusing standards. Now the W3C and browser companies such as Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have dumped their docs in a combined wiki at WebPlatform.org so developers can sort it out.
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The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is still undecided on whether it needs to mandate the support of ODF alongside Office Open XML as an alternative document format in agencies.
Alfresco create cloud and mobile offerings to augment their core standards based enterprise content management competencies
German scientists say weakness in cipher block chaining mode for XML encryption means secured communications between Web services can now be decrypted, and call for change in encryption standard.
There's been a bit of confusion surrounding the launch by the web standards body the W3C of the new HTML5 logo. Originally it was for everything web-related (“anyone who wishes to tell the world they are using or referring to HTML5, CSS, SVG, WOFF, and other technologies used to build modern Web applications”!!
Oracle has released a cloud API and submitted part of it to a standards organisation.On Wednesday the company released a general Oracle Cloud API, and submitted a subset of the API — the Oracle Cloud Elemental Resource Model API — to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), a standards body.
Matthew Gast, Aerohive's director of product management and a standards-setting participant at the Wi-Fi Alliance and the IEEE, tells ZDNet UK what to expect from 802.11ac and 802.11ad
With most software, I fumble my way around and learn by doing. Occasionally I'll buy a book if I really need to get up to speed (most notably Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman and CSS: The Definitive Guide by Eric Meyer).
Citrix has acquired virtualisation management provider VMLogix to automate their public and private cloud produicts, as part of a wider strategy for pushing open standards and easier management
Lack of best practices and standards slowing down enterprise content management adoption in Asia-Pacific, say Open Text exec.
You could probably see this one coming, but now it's official: Smart grid infrastructure player SmartSynch has signed a deal with AuthenTec to add what it is calling "carrier-grade" open security standards to its product line.AuthenTec's security -- which covers everything from identity management to touch controls and biometrics -- actually already is part of the SmartSynch's GridRouter communications hub.
Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is a standards proposal designed to help developers working with content across multiple repositories by bringing a much-needed level of interoperability to the party. IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and others are behind this initiative, but Alfresco Software is apparently the first to table a product with Verson 1.
Remember how the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) transformed the management of IT projects and maintenance? Well, the British Standards Institute has now come up with a specification that provides guidepoints for improving energy efficiency.
The Kantara Initiative, which aims to harmonise ID management technologies and standards, has attracted the backing of companies such as BT, CA, Intel, Novell, Oracle, PayPal and Sun
A major systems-management standards body has formed a group dedicated to developing open management standards for cloud computing.
In case anyone wondered which of the various wireless controls and sensor standards is likely to gain more traction in coming years, consider that the ZigBee Alliance just scored some pretty major support from several of the biggest names in consumer electronics.ZigBee is a green tech protocol that is finding practical applications in the energy management technology marketplace.
A group of tech heavyweights has agreed to use three cryptographic standards for storage hardware in PCs and datacentres, with the promise of making management easier
Maven uses a Project Object Model concept (an XML construct) to handle software management for large Java installations. It offers integration with NetBeans and Eclipse.
The devil here is in the details, but we do have the ingredients of an agreement, in the form of Internet standards, XML technologies, and such standards as HL7.
With Systinet 3.0, HP broadens SOA governance role to encompass services lifecycle, business processes, IT service management
The movement is to expand SOA governance, but perhaps more importantly, expand governance in general across more of what IT touches. Rules, roles, business context, policy, development-to-deployment lifecycles, operational efficiency, projects and services -- all need to be brought into a contextual whole. Not by a common product set, but via standards, technology provider inclusion, and with a methodological and cultural commonality emphasis. There really isn't another place to try and find this common framework for stitching together the disparate aspects of IT management -- the SOA registry is as good as we have nowadays.
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