XML has been introduced into many enterprises by stealth, through the IT back door and with little management overview or buy-in. This book proposes an alternative: a management-driven strategy. Its emphasis is on the ends (information management) rather than means (technology). It focuses on the need for high-level co-operation between all business units and services within an organisation and shows how XML can be both a technology and business integrator. The benefits it can bring are high levels of interoperability, not only between data and text but also between application processes, business logic and entire information systems. The books looks at: why information management is important what XML has to offer the business manager how to build an XML Framework specific areas where intelligent use of XML will pay dividends
Table of Contents: Preface. Introduction. Information Management. Why XML? Developing a Management Strategy. Foundations of an XML Framework. Building upon the Foundations. Mapping the Old to the New. Building Momentum. Application Development. Content Management. Process Management and 'Web Services'. Delivery Management. Navigation Strategies. Conclusions. Reference. Further Reading. Index.