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OASIS OKs UDDI 2, on way to expanded 3.0 version

May 21, 20032 mins

Latest standards and regulations news.

OASIS OKs UDDI 2, on way to expanded 3.0 version, 05/20/03

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards said Tuesday it has ratified version 2.0 of the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Web services specification, an important step toward finalization of the widely awaited, significantly expanded 3.0 version of the standard.

Legislation refocuses corporate reporting systems, 05/19/03

It’s said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. New legislation designed to place tighter controls on corporate accountability is doing just that. IT and finance departments – which historically have not always seen eye-to-eye on technology expenditures – are working closer than ever to review and modernize companies’ financial reporting systems to comply with regulations set out in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

United Nations XML project gets Microsoft support, 05/16/03

A United Nations project that uses XML to give small and midsized companies an alternative to paper forms when doing business across borders has won support from Microsoft.

Wireless standards groups merge, 05/13/03

Two groups that already have worked closely together on developing wireless security standards have decided to formally join forces. By mid-June, the PAM Forum, a consortium working on presence and availability (P&A) security standards within the wireless industry, will become part of the Parlay Group, a multi-vendor industry consortium encouraging common standards across wireless and other networks.

Early users give iSCSI thumbs up, 05/12/03

The iSCSI protocol has gained momentum as an alternative for Fibre Channel storage-area networks, and early adopters like it for the same reasons they like Ethernet – it’s inexpensive and easy to install.