Will AS4 Become the Communications Standard for Cloud Based Integration Services?


Interesting blog posting by Mark Morley of GXS on AS4, Cisco's implementation of AS4, and its potential as a foundational standard for cloud computing:

Cisco is the one of the first companies that I have heard of that is actively using AS4 and as with the Walmart effect caused by their AS2 supplier mandate I wonder if Cisco will help to see wider adoption of AS4 in the High Tech market space?, especially given their position in the market of setting up data centres for hosting cloud based infrastructures.

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E-procurement in Sweden based on ebXML Messaging

The following information was kindly provided by Martin Forsberg:

Many Swedish local authorities, county councils and government authorities have started with e-procurement. The Single Face To Industry (SFTI) is a joint effort, with representation from all three levels, on marketing and awareness activities related to electronic procurement, on development of common specifications, on encouragement of systems development and implementation, and on support to interoperability.

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Public Review of OASIS ebXML Messaging Services Version 3.0: Part 2, Advanced Features

The following Public Review announcement was sent to OASIS members and public announce lists:


The OASIS ebXML Messaging Services Technical Committee has recently approved the following specification as a Committee Draft and approved the package for public review:

OASIS ebXML Messaging Services Version 3.0: Part 2, Advanced Features

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Drummond Group Certifies Axway, Cleo Communications, IBM and Software AG for ebXML Messaging Interoperability

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), the trusted interoperability test lab, today announced the completion of its ebXML Messaging Interoperability test. The four certified software products from these leading software companies deliver a cross-industry selection of tested standards-based, interoperable ebMS solutions to global industries, including automotive, financial services, government, health care and retail. DGI tests and certifies interoperability of products to ensure that the end users' problems and related costs in using that product are reduced...

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KeyInfo writer utility released

Axway have made available under an open source (Apache 2.0) license a utility to extract public key information from an X509 certificate. The utility builds an XML KeyInfo element as defined by .

This utility is of interest to anyone involved in managing ebXML CPAs that use certificates for signing or encryption.  This utility is used by the JustId open source CPA toolkit.



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