Re: SGML/XML Justification - was replacement of Frame

Subject: Re: SGML/XML Justification - was replacement of Frame
From: Dan Emory <danemory -at- primenet -dot- com>
To: HALL Bill <bill -dot- hall -at- tenix -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 00:35:59 -0700

Read this article in the July 4 LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/business/20000704/t000062907.html

The article is titled "In Information Age, Knowledge is Useful But Not Reused, Study Finds"

A study of 4500 scientists, engineers, and managers in technology-intensive companies found that 70% of these knowledge workers said information wasn't reused and 88% said they had no access to lessons learned elsewhere in their organizations. The conclusion is that if these statistics are true, the Information Age has not grown up yet, and the results contradict the popular image of companies mining their own operations for information in a never-ending quest for competitive advantage.

The closing quote from the survey's sponsor is: "There is a knowledge imperative. Companies able to capture and share knowledge obtain superior business performance."

The most fundamental purpose of XML is to correct these shortcomings by permitting documents of all types to be stored in a database, where the metadata (in the form of attributes, element names, and RDFs (reference description frameworks) provide a much more powerful way to capture and reuse information


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