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ISO/IEC ratifies Open XML after all...

David Mitchell, SVP IT Research at Ovum, comments on: The Open XML standards decision   It emerged yesterday that ISO/IEC DIS 29500 should gain formal ratification as an ISO standard for documents, following the Ballot Resolution Process (BRM) meeting. This reverses the previous rejection of the standard in September 2007.

Capitalizing on IT and Manufacturing Convergence

Can't we all just get along? If you're talking about plant floor engineers and corporate IT personnel, the answer often is a resounding "no." However, the usual economic forces have been flowing over this resistant organizational rock, and there's evidence that it too is beginning to wear down.

New Vulnerability in OLE reported by CIAC-- most considered "critical"

See the report: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/r-317.shtml  The questions are: Does this vulnerability carry over into OPC-UA? And when do we GET OPC-UA?...

Microsoft on wireless...

Dan Arildson from Microsoft noted that wireless devices started out nearly as toys, but now many industries have mission critical wireless apps. Fedex and UPS, for example, he noted, run every bit of revenue through wireless devices as they deliver and pick up packages.