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This was meant to be sent to both Rich and the list... my apologies
for the repeat Rich!
Ok, I guess Rich and DataPower have found a way to deliver hardware
solutions that turbo-charge secured XML processing.
But in the end, isnt it still about the data? I mean, if XML was by
another name and used square brackets instead of angled, but was
completely proprietary and the "golden one size fits all" solution
that XML offers simply did not exist... you would still have a
business processing data, just not using the same semantics and
definitely without the open-standard, cross-platform abilities... but
that wouldnt matter in your case as its data in, data out as far as
the customer is concerned and that is ultimately what pays your
paycheck every two weeks... the data.
Or am I wrong and would DataPower not be even half of what is now without XML?
On 7/9/05, Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Paul Prescod wrote
> > ... According to our product
> > manager who comes from that world, PTC is one of the companies that
> > allows Boeing to design planes that actually fly.
> Arbortext had recently aquired Advent, makers of the high-end, venerable
> streaming 3B2 typesetting system that Boeing uses for printing many
> aircraft manuals (I heard hundreds of thousands of custom pages per day).
> So there is probably more consolidation there than might otherwise appear.
> I guess they think that there are other large companies who might benefit
> from similar architectures, if it could be bundled as a solution rather
> than as a DIY with separate products.
> Of course, the trouble with fish eat fish in too rapid succession can be
> that overoptimistic valuations can cascade. (Not saying this has happened
> Rick Jelliffe
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M. David Peterson