Management Information Systems and Theories Term Paper by Nicky

This paper discusses theories and examples of management information systems and looks at the fundamentals of XML.
# 146002 | 1,900 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer defines what Extensible Markup Language (XML) is. The writer then looks at its history, the goals it was designed to accomplish and the features of this integration standard. The differences between XML and Hypertext Markup language (HTML) are explained, in addition to a discussion of the extensible Stylesheet language and its relationship to XML. XLinks and XPointers are also explained and the relationship between Web Services and XML. Throughout this discussion the growing importance of XML as an integration standard for Internet-based applications is also discussed.

What is XML?
The History of XML
The Goals for XML
Features of XML
The differences between the XML and the HTML
eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
XLinks and XPointers
The Relationship between Web Services and XML

From the Paper:

"Originally developed as a text market-up language for sharing content across publishing applications, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an emerging standard for integrating systems and applications with one another and has been endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) a standard organization that defines, maintains and manages web standards. As many computer applications and systems were not specifically designed to communicate and share data with one another, there's been an urgent need on the part of organizations of all types to share data across all applications that comprise their information systems strategies.
"There are several factors that are propelling the popularity of XML today. The first is the increasing interest in Software-as-a-Service applications, or hosted applications that are hosted entirely on the Internet. is a prime example of a leader in this arena. For organizations to fully use these hosted applications, existing data residing in a variety of applications needs to be used in the hosted applications. XML is used by to integrate with customers' existing data on existing, or what is sometimes called legacy systems."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barry & Associates (2005) - eXtensible Stylesheet Language. including Web Services coverage. Retrieved from the Internet on December 7, 2008 from:
  • Holzner (2003) - Chapter 1, An Introduction to XML Basics. Real World XML, 2nd Edition. Steve Holzner, author. Peachpit Press. ISBN: 0735712867; Published: Jan 15, 2003; Copyright 2003; Dimensions Special (all other) ; Pages: 1200; Edition: 2nd
  • Nissat (2002) - Proceedings from the NISSAT-NCSI Workshop on Developing Digital Libraries using Open Source Software(E-Prints Archive Software and Greenstone Digital Library Software) (15.4.2002 to 20.4.2002). From the presentation XML Concepts, Applications, and Case Studies. Dr. Shalini Urs author and presenter.
  • Usdin (2006) - From the presentation How and Why Are Companies Using XML? Specifically on the topic of the pervasive growth of XML. Mulberry Technologies. January, 2006.
  • Vasudevan (2001) - A Web Services Primer. O'Rielly Publishing XML Website. Essential Section on XML. Retrieved from the Internet on December8, 2008 from:

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