DISA Launches Free News Wire Service: E-Business Standards Today
Alexandria, VA, USA. July 23, 2001.
"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation," said the famous newsman, Edward R. Murrow, which explains how even knowledgeable people feel about e-business standards.
To help business and technical professionals navigate and better understand this confusing landscape, the Data Interchange Standards Association announces E-Business Standards Today, a daily news wire and weekly newsletter devoted to developments related to standards in e-business.
"This service saves hours sifting through the hundreds of announcements sent over the wires every day," said DISA President Jerry C. Connors. "The daily news wire and weekly newsletter is a 'must-read' for professionals in the e-business standards community."
Every business day, E-Business Standards Today chronicles information on changes in communications infrastructures, additions to Internet or XML standards, new industry vocabularies, developments involving business consortia and their use of e-business, and reports of research on the use of technologies and best practices related to e-business.
DISA posts the daily newswire at www.disa.org/dailywire/. Members of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 or DISA's affiliated industry groups may also subscribe to a free weekly newsletter distributed by e-mail that compiles the week's developments.
DISA staffer Alan Kotok, a veteran reporter and writer on e-business, serves as editor of the daily wire and weekly newsletter. Kotok prepares the copy directly in XML, using the News Industry Text Format, a publishing industry vocabulary for news copy. DISA also maintains the news database in XML.
As the co-author of a new book coming this August from New Riders Publishing - ebXML: The New Global Standard for Doing Business on the Internet - Kotok's expertise provides clarity to the multifaceted e-business standards environment.
DISA is home for ASC X12 and industry groups developing cross-industry e-business standards that provide the foundation enabling individuals and organizations to participate in global e-business. Driving an array of e-business initiatives, DISA provides technical and administrative support to its affiliated organizations:
- ASC X12
- OpenTravel Alliance (OTA)
- Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) Forum
- Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO)
- Open Philanthropy eXchange (OPX) Forum
- Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA)
Propelling global e-business, ASC X12 serves as the entry point for the United States into the United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT), an international standard relating to the exchange of trade goods and services. To learn more about DISA, visit www.disa.org or call 703/548-7005.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.