04 January 2005

XML v EDI -- Are they competitors or symbiotic allies?

The farmer brings the milk. Do the cats notice?

Not a gameshow. Call it "covering the gaps."

It remains to be seen how long the cat-fight continues over "EDI v XML" and simply admit: Each has strengths and weaknesses, and together than can create an integrated product for a new tools:

Platforms that:

  • Extract - take the information from either EDI or XML and integrate the information into a new chart, printout, summary report;

  • Store - strip out information from a data-feed and catalogue, index, store, and save the information in a place where future XML-like searches can extract the information;

  • Simulate - identify new trends using simulation and adjust your focus, searches, and emphasis.

    Mobile end-user

    They don't have, nor want, alot of storage space. Nor do they want to transfer data from the central server.

    They want a tool that is light, can extract information to their hand-held and allow them to quickly find new patterns in old data.

    There's plenty of milk.
  • The farmer brings the milk. Do the cats notice?

    Not a gameshow. Call it "covering the gaps."

    It remains to be seen how long the cat-fight continues over "EDI v XML" and simply admit: Each has strengths and weaknesses, and together than can create an integrated product for a new tools:

    Platforms that:

  • Extract - take the information from either EDI or XML and integrate the information into a new chart, printout, summary report;

  • Store - strip out information from a data-feed and catalogue, index, store, and save the information in a place where future XML-like searches can extract the information;

  • Simulate - identify new trends using simulation and adjust your focus, searches, and emphasis.

    Mobile end-user

    They don't have, nor want, alot of storage space. Nor do they want to transfer data from the central server.

    They want a tool that is light, can extract information to their hand-held and allow them to quickly find new patterns in old data.

    There's plenty of milk.
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