Integrating Business Processes Using XML

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February 2002
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Over the past several months, Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Paul Harmon has been studying the Extensible Markup Language (XML) as it facilitates business process improvement -- a growing trend. This month's Cutter Benchmark Review presents Harmon's research and analysis to help you determine how best to take advantage of the developing technologies that are enabling the integration of business processes.

Harmon opens this issue of Cutter Benchmark Review with a discussion on the role of XML in business processes and outlines the current initiatives to describe a common business process language for XML. He then follows with his statistical analysis on the acceptance of XML, expanding its core capabilities, XML infrastructure and tools, and XML languages.

David Gijsbers, Editor