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Management standards: Keeping an open mind

Jul 02, 20032 mins

Latest standards and regulations news.

Management standards: Keeping an open mind, 06/30/03

Customer demand for open software is driving countless vendors, such as HP, IBM and Microsoft, to work more closely with industry organizations to develop common protocols, languages and industry standards for network and systems management.

Calif. breach-disclosure law raises questions, concerns, 06/30/03

A groundbreaking California law that takes effect this week compels any business or state agency that suffers a computer security breach to immediately notify residents if their personal information is compromised . . . or risk a lawsuit.

Feature: Underwriting XML, 06/30/03

After 24 years of IT work in the insurance industry, Rick Laabs can clearly hear the advancing footsteps of a technological revolution. That revolution is XML and Web services, says Laabs, vice president of product management American International Group Technologies (AIGT) of Livingston, N.J., the IT arm of $67.5 billion insurance company AIG. He says these technologies finally might erode the data and systems integration headaches that have historically plagued the process-driven insurance industry and its myriad disparate systems.

Tech Update: SPML eases information exchange, 06/30/03

Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) is an XML-based framework for exchanging user, resource and service provisioning information between organizations. The framework is expected to establish an open, standard protocol for the integration and interoperability of service provisioning requests.