XML and Web Services in Vertical Industries

A wide array of vertical industries are increasingly using XML to support communications among and within businesses. However, XML itself is just the foundational technology for enabling system-independent representation of information. What are the specific vocabularies that particular vertical industries are using, and how is XML providing a significant value proposition for companies and industries looking to standardize their interactions?

  • What are the important XML vocabularies for your vertical industry?
  • What standards bodies or consortia in your industry are responsible for driving those vocabularies?
  • What steps can you take today to leverage XML in your business?