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Day: March 30, 2000

HP Unveils Universal Information Exchange

Hewlett-Packard Company unveiled its roadmap for unifying information exchange in the new Internet economy. HP’s support of Object Management Group’s (OMG) Common Warehouse Metamodel Interchange (CWMI) specification will help customers share information with customers and partners, creating customer intimacy and streamlining the supply chain. The CWMI standard follows XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) by the OMG. Marking the next step in the establishment of a metadata interchange among all data warehousing, business intelligence, knowledge management and portal technologies, the proposed CWMI provides a powerful object model with a set of APIs, interchange formats and services that span the spectrum of metadata relating to the extraction, transformation, transportation, loading, integration and analysis phases within data warehousing. CWMI resolves potential integration issues by enabling users to extend the model to meet their specific needs. HP support of CWMI will help customers with: Simplified Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processing, automated change data management, more useful Online Analytical Processing, real-time data collection from the Internet, and streamlined administration. Additional information from OMG regarding the CWMI specification is available at www.omg.org/news/pr2000/3_20.htm. www.hp.com

IBM Announces Availability of Software for Delivering Web Content to Wireless Devices

IBM announced the worldwide availability of IBM WebSphere Transcoding Publisher, software that dynamically translates Web information — including text and images — to a format readable on a variety of Internet appliances. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher extends the reach of Web data and applications to information appliances, including smart phones, car browsers and PDAs. Because Transcoding Publisher customizes the content to match the capabilities of the receiving device, applications do not have to be rewritten. Built on a Java-based architecture, WebSphere Transcoding Publisher converts data and applications written in HTML and XML to other formats such as Wireless Markup Language (WML). It can also convert graphics to a format that can be viewed on a wireless device. The software is available for AIX, Linux, Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher is available in ten languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese). www.ibm.com/software/websphere/transcoding

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