Welcome!

Industrial IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Stackify Blog, Yeshim Deniz, SmartBear Blog, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT: Article

It's A New World Out There

It's A New World Out There

Folks, before I tell you about the exciting events that are taking place in the SYS-CON-XML community, I'd like to take a moment to introduce the new editorial board for XML-J. These well-known leaders and experts in the XML industry are going to take this already fine publication to even greater heights.

Simeon Simeonov is our Web Services editor. He is chief architect at Macromedia, Inc., where he's leading work on XML, Web Services, and platform integration.

Coco Jaenicke is our B2B editor and has been with us since the first issue of XML-J. She played a key role in the successful development and introduction of the industry's first application development environment for building and deploying e-business applications.

JP Morgenthal is the EAI editor. He is CTO of iKimbo and a recognized leader in the industry.

Sean McGrath is our e-commerce editor. He is cofounder and CTO of Propylon and has been building markup-based software solutions for over a decade.

Simon Phipps, our XML/Java editor, is the chief software evangelist for Sun Microsystems.

As you probably know by now, SYS-CON is holding several conferences in their "Edge" series that cover Java, XML, Web Services, wireless technologies, and others. It's my privilege to be the technical chair for the 2001XMLEdge conference that will take place this fall.

The 2001XMLEdge International XML Conference & Expo will take place October 22-25, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The exhibit floor will accommodate the needs of more than 100 exhibitors. The conference program will present exclusive keynotes and focus on cutting-edge XML technologies in multiple simultaneous tracks, night school, and an accelerated weekend program. For details, check out www.sys-con.com/xmledge.

We've received more than 125 proposals from industry leaders and notaries in XML and related technologies. The conference has something for everyone in the XML and SYS-CON communities. There are five tracks that cover XML presentation techniques, Web Services, examples of XML-based applications from the real world, EAI applications based on XML, the synergy between the worlds of XML and Java, XML design guidelines and patterns, inside information on XML standards and specifications, and much more.

If there's one XML event you should attend this year, this is it. Mark your calendars.

This year the computer industry has seen the spotlight shine on quite a few new paradigms that are going to propel us into the next generation of e-commerce applications. The terms Web Services, peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies, business process workflows, m-commerce, and wireless Web are popping up all over the landscape. All these initiatives rely on two main technology bases in some form or other: the Web and XML. The Web is the ultimate melting pot for all the different programming environments that used to exist in isolation. XML is the lingua franca. XML allows loosely coupled programming environments to communicate with each other via a common data format.

Take Web Services. Many folks are calling this the next big thing. Web Services are being touted as the killer app for XML. And the business model is all figured out. You know, B2C failed for many reasons. However, Web Services take into account all the business models and revenue streams for actual businesses. All the application server vendors are providing Web Services as the next generation building blocks for enterprise applications.

Peer-to-peer computing represents the ultimate decentralization and deregulation of distributed computing. It provides application developers with quick, efficient ways to create applications across organizations. Collaborative packages enable applications to interact with their peers across different environments. They all rely on a common language - XML.

Granted XML is the core technology that has spawned new interest in some technologies and renewed interest in others. However, many of these are still in their infancy and the actual details of the business models in which they can be applied still need to be worked out. So we should all be careful about jumping on the bandwagon. Let's learn from the mistakes of those who can afford to make them.

More Stories By Ajit Sagar

Ajit Sagar is Associate VP, Digital Transformation Practice at Infosys Limited. A seasoned IT executive with 20+ years experience across various facts of the industry including consulting, business development, architecture and design he is architecture consulting and delivery lead for Infosys's Digital Transformation practice. He was also the Founding Editor of XML Journal and Chief Editor of Java Developer's Journal.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...