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.
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.
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.