XML: eCommerce Solutions for Business and IT Managers

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Date

March 28, 2001

Format

Electronic book text, 259 pages

ISBN

0071381279 / 9780071381277

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Overview


Main description

"Big Picture" insights into one of the hottest, most promising eCommerce technologies

If your company uses massive amounts of data from different sources, XML could be the Holy Grail. Using today's conventional programs and processes, data may have to be translated and reformatted more than five times during data exchange and eCommerce. XML has the potential to speed up ebusiness applications and integration efforts, enabling the definition, transmission, validation, and interpretation of data. In XML: eCommerce Solutions for Business & IT Managers, author Solomon Simon helps you:


* Learn what XML is and where it came from
* Explore the advantages of using XML to solve business integration issues
* Apply proven strategic planning models to determining when, and how best to implement XML
*Understand the risks as well as the benefits associated with XML as a business enterprise solution, as well as common organizational obstacles to XML implementation


Table of contents

Chapter 1: Executive Summary. Chapter 2: XML Schemas and DTDs. Chapter 3: XML Documents. Chapter 4: XML Style Sheets (XSLs) and Transformations (XSLTs). Chapter 5: XML Linking Language (XLink). Chapter 6: XML Applications. Chapter 7: XML for Databases and EDI. Chapter 8: B2B Exchange. Chapter 9: XML Strategic Plan. Chapter 10: Concerns, Myths, and Hype. Chapter 11: Summary of Industry XML Projects. Chapter 12: The Outlook for XML. Chapter 13: Summary and Conclusion.


Author comments

Solomon H. Simon (Arlington, TX) has more than 20 years of senior management experience in advanced IT. He holds a doctorate in Information Technology and a master's degree in Nuclear Physics, both from Texas A&M University. The author of over 70 articles on science and technology, he is a contributing writer on XML to Intelligent Expertise.


Back cover copy

Master the very latest e-commerce solutions

XML is one of the most promising emerging technologies to hit the marketplace. XML­­Extensible Mark-Up Language­­has the potential to speed up the development of e-business integration and application efforts. Indeed, the language is so exciting that corporate support for XML is unprecedented and includes such heavyweights as IBM, Microsoft, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems. These major corporations are rapidly developing applications to leverage XML capabilities for data interoperability.

In this volume of the Emerging Business Technology Series, Solomon H. Simon presents a practical business overview of XML. This excellent "no-code" guide to XML explains clearly what XML is, where it came from, and how it can revolutionize the e-business world. Here, in accessible, reader-friendly language, Simon discusses the advantages and challenges of using XML to solve your own business integration issues.

"Hank Simon carefully explains the technical subtleties of XML in a clear business context, providing a valuable resource for IT specialists and business managers alike. Read on; I'm confident you'll get the synthesis of technical and business viewpoints that is so important for all of us to have these days."
­­From the foreword by Justin Kestelyn, Editor-in-Chief, Intelligent Enterprise

"Dr. Simon presents a bold, imperative business case for the potential of eXtensible Markup Language (XML).  He presents a compelling case for the modern business manager to use XML in e-business to save and earn billions of dollars for their companies."
­­Jack D. Davidson, MBA, Information Technology Architect

"Don't read this book and expect to learn 'How' to code with XML, but read it to find out  'Why' your corporation should already be using XML...' A great read which demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the next logical step in the evolution of Web technology."
­­R. Anne Hendrick, Specialist, Information Technology

"Solomon H. Simon has created a nontechnical introduction to the advantages of XML for managers and executives. Dr. Simon explains how executives can use this knowledge to make intelligent decisions about applying XML to effectively leverage the benefits of this new technology in their business."
­­Max Tunnicliff , Senior Specialist, Lockheed Martin

"Finally, a book that answers the question, 'What's XML good for?' Simon's book tells businesses why they need XML and provides a solid foundation for successful deployment."
­­Mark Beckwith, President, Intrig (www.intrig.com)





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