Implementing XML: Strategic Implications for Technology and Data Managers (XML)
Venue: Jurys Clifton Ford Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2004||End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2004|
Overview: This course is for those who are getting started with XML and want to tangibly benefit from its implementation – quickly. XML has transformed the technology implementation, application development, enterprise application integration (EAI), and data management practices for many organisations. While they are not choosing to speak of it loudly, organisations are saving $100s of millions in development, integration and data management costs because of XML-based implementation.
This seminar presents a clear look at the strengths and weakness of XML so that you can most effectively benefit from the technologies. XML implementation is not a trivial solution. It requires technical dexterity and repeatable (CMM level-3) data management practices. XML is not a silver-bullet – and the complexity and the cost of these implementations has been significant but has resulted in tangible savings, visible to the organization.
Most organisations have not yet been able to harness the power of XML to save their organisations money, increase its technological effectiveness, or otherwise use it to leverage most technology investments. The more an organisation invests in XML the faster payoff and more direct are the organisational benefits. Whether you are responsible for application development; data management, administration or architecture; system integration/implementation/maintenance; or another form of technology investment – all will benefit in profound ways.
XML is to data what Java is to programming languages
We have all witnessed the excitement associated with developing application programs using a single programming language that will run on multiple platforms. "Write it once and run the application anywhere" has been a rallying cry.
Those of us concerned with technology challenges such as data delivery/interchange/integration, knowledge management, information quality, etc.) – now have access to a technology that allows us to attack these problems from a common technological perspective. XML (Extensible Markup Language) technologies enable systems to wrap and deliver organisational data that is described with accompanying metadata. Metadata such as a data items relative quality, age, and source can be incorporated into application capabilities so that they will take advantage of it. Applications can be enabled to present warnings if data accessed is 'dangerously' old, inaccurate or otherwise compromised. Application, data set awareness can be incorporated in the organisational portfolio capabilities on a different methods with different goals.
By transmitting the metadata with the data – a number of technological challenges may be addressed effectively. These include:
- Architecting classes of problem solutions instead of more expensive, point-to-point, or problem-specific solutions to exchange and integration challenges! Many technology capabilities that have been to previously too complex to take on – now become possible because XML-wrapped data can be understood by any application that has been XML-enabled. This is because the development of data integration capabilities are transforming from manual maintenance of transformation rules to automated maintenance of transformation rules.
- XML offers us the ability to extend traditional information management capabilities into other domains such as capacity planning, knowledge management, and integration planning. Using XML – managers can more easily integrate existing organisational assets independently of their form.
- Standardised access to XML-based portal technologies provides a central point for integration and implementation. XML-based portals permit organisations to begin accruing tangible savings (of hundreds of millions) on many aspects of organisational capabilities. The technology is so powerful that virtually all organisations in industry, academia, and the public sector will need to develop portal capabilities to remain competitive and its use as a reengineering focus is invaluable.
XML represents a critical future implementation direction. This seminar shows you how to quickly and easily focus your XML capabilities in ways that easily help. You will learn how repeatable XML implementation will play an increasingly important role in business and systems engineering.