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Gary Reasons of DocSoft visited SYS-CON headquarters today for an exclusive SYS-CON.TV interview to talk about the latest product releases from DocSoft. DocSoft is featured in the upcoming issue of SYS-CON's IT Solutions Guide, which will be on newsstands first week of December. Reasons, a professional consultant at DocSoft, is a former New York Giants football player and a commentator for FOX Sports. His SYS-CON.TV interview will stream on Monday, November 14. DocSoft, a leader in XML technology, announced the release of W2XML version 2.5, with new support for converting Microsoft Equation objects to MathML. W2XML is a very popular tool for converting DOC and RTF files to well-formed XML. The XML can then be further modified via custom XSLTs applied during the conversion. One of the custom XSLTs that ships with W2XML converts most Word documents to Docbook-compli... (more)

Making IT All Possible - XML Technology Track at XMLEdge 2003 East

(December 18, 2002) - Whether you're looking to understand different XML standards, application techniques, or development tools; or using XML to develop the next generation of Web applications and services, or wireless/speech interfaces, the XMLEdge 2003 East XML Track is your ultimate training, collaboration, and innovation ground. XMLEdge 2003 East, in Boston, March 18-20, is where you'll discover the freshest ideas in XML technology. The sessions in the knowledge-packed XML Track have been divided into three categories, "Technology and Standards," "Real-World Applications," a... (more)

Altova Educational Services Launches Web-Based Training

Altova Inc.'s Educational Services department is now accepting registrations for its first set of Web-based training courses. The three introductory-level classes will address critical areas facing today's XML-enabled enterprises, including XML transformation, data modeling and validation, and systems integration. The three announced classes are: Introduction to XSL, Introduction to XML Schema, and Introduction to MAPFORCE. Each class is three hours long and will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The cost per student is $300 for each class. For more information on these Web-b... (more)

Vordel 5.1 Puts Policy Control at the Heart of XML Networks

Vordel unveiled version 5.1 of its XML network infrastructure products, to accelerate, manage and protect XML applications. Vordel 5.1 addresses the need for lifecycle management of policy across the SOA. By combining the central management of SOA policies with distributed enforcement across a network of XML gateways, organizations generate increased returns on IT architecture and maximize their SOA investments. As businesses build out more complex SOA, there is an ever greater need for aggregated policy management across the IT infrastructure. Enterprise Architects require poli... (more)

DataDirect Technologies Breaks SOA Price Barrier

DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS), announced the results of internal benchmark testing performed at the company’s mainframe development lab in Sugar Land, Texas. DataDirect benchmark test results show use cases in which greater than 99 percent of mainframe Web services related processing can be diverted to the no-charge System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty engine using the DataDirect® Shadow® version 7.1.3 product. Test results may vary due to environmental factors. DataDirect Shadow version 7 is a... (more)