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The SOAP Opera Progresses - Helping XML to Rule the World
An important emerging standard in the web arena, known as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), originally developed by Microsoft, has achieved a new milestone.

common object model  best hope of a common integrated standard that all vendors adhere to (of course the dreaded proprietary extensions are inevitable). In this way, application integration can be greatly eased, and the cost of implementing new solutions reduced. In addition, XML (which SOAP supports) is becoming the best way to transfer data streams over the web. If SOAP lives up to its promise and creates a way to eliminate the need for DTD (Data Type Definition) dictionaries , which define how my stuff turns into your

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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