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Jury still out on govt document standards

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.

February 16, 2012 by

HTML5 logo: steeped in confusion!

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”!!

January 24, 2011 by

Oracle releases Cloud API

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.

November 4, 2010 by

Aerohive talks up gigabit Wi-Fi

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

October 24, 2010 by

Complete GIMP book online, on Google Books

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).

October 7, 2010 by

SmartSynch, AuthenTec team up in strategic smart grid security relationship

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.

April 20, 2010 by

Content management interoperability steps up a gear

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.

November 30, 2009 by

Like ITIL, but for managing greenhouse emissions

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.

July 7, 2009 by

Could ZigBee enable the truly universal remote control device?

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.

March 16, 2009 by

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.

October 6, 2008 by

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