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AIIM Views: 9853
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AIIM represents the Information Management community as the global association for both users and suppliers of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions – the strategies, services and technologies which enable organisations to capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver information to support business processes.

Assistive Technology Industry Association Views: 9906
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The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. ATIA represents the interests of its members to business, government, education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities.

BICSI Views: 9865
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Telecommunications Association. BICSI's mission is to enhance the telecommunications industry by providing excellent education, promoting skill sharing, and assessing knowledge with professional registration programs.

CENELEC Views: 9854
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CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, was created in 1973 as a result of the merger of two previous European organizations: CENELCOM and CENEL. Nowadays, CENELEC is a non-profit technical organization set up under Belgian law and composed of the National Electrotechnical Committees of 28 European countries. In addition, 7 National Committees from Central and Eastern Europe are participating in CENELEC work with an Affiliate status. Their ultimate goal as affiliates is gaining full membership to CENELEC Standardization activities. Recently CENELEC has set up an ICT unit (Information and Communication Technologies) in order to enhance its profile in this field. This unit works in close cooperation with CEN and ETSI. In addition to the traditional European standard deliverables, the dynamic Workshop (CWA: CENELEC Workshop Agreement) has been included in its portfolio, offering an open platform to foster the development of pre-standards for short lifetime products where time-to-market is critical.

CIO Views: 9845
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CIO and CIO.com are published by CXO Media Inc. to meet the needs of CIOs (Chief Information Officers) and other information executives. CIO is read by more than 140,000 CIOs and senior executives who oversee annual IT budgets in excess of $175 million. CIO.com served over 100 million pages during over 10 million user sessions in 2003, and is visited by close to 500,000 unique vistor each month.

DAISY Consortium Views: 9857
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The DAISY Consortium was formed in May, 1996 by talking book libraries to lead the worldwide transition from analog to Digital Talking Books. DAISY denotes the Digital Accessible Information SYstem. Members of the Consortium actively promote the DAISY standard for Digital Talking Books because it promises to revolutionize the reading experience for people who have reading disabilities. Specifically, the Consortium's vision is that all published information is available to people with print disabilities, at the same time and at no greater cost, in an accessible, feature-rich, navigable format. The DAISY Consortium has established a mission and goals in order to make this vision a reality.

Dmeurope.com Views: 9856
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DigitalMediaEurope is an online daily newswire and subscription service dedicated to covering continent-wide developments in digital media.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Views: 9859
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The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is an open forum engaged in the development of interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models. DCMI's activities include consensus-driven working groups, global conferences and workshops, standards liaison, and educational efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and practices.

eema Views: 9841
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Independent European association for e-business (eema). Since 1987, eema has been Europe's leading independent, non-profit association for e-Business, working to further e-Business technology and legislation with its European members, governmental bodies, standards organisations and e-Business initiatives.

eFinland Views: 9855
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This site brings you to Finland, the technological heartland of Northern Europe. e.Finland.fi offers accurate and up-to-date information on Finnish ICT know-how and Finnish Information Society functions and solutions in a nutshell, introducing Finland as what it has rapidly become - a country where Information Society of tomorrow is a reality today. The daily updated site offers information in the form of timely expert articles, statistics, and fresh news on a wide range of Information Society related topics under the main headings of eBusiness, eGovernment, eEducation & eCulture, Mobility, and Research & Development.

EICTA Views: 9840
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EICTA works to improve the environment in which our members do business. We seek to a) Accelerate industry growth and prosperity in the European Union, b) Present our industry’s agenda to the EU Institutions, namely the European Commission, the Parliament, and through our network of national associations to the Council and the governments in all EU Member States, c) Raise general and public awareness for the importance of our sector for growth, job creation and the development of the information society and d) Inform our members about actual policy developments at EU level

ELDIS Views: 9847
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ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources. ELDIS provides summaries and links to online documents. ELDIS offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists. ELDIS's resource guides offer easy access to information on a wide range of subjects. ELDIS's email news services bring the latest research to your mail-box

Enterprise Directorate-General Views: 9849
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One of the missions of the Enterprise Directorate-General is to facilitate the transition towards e-business at European level in general and to enhance the competitiveness of the ICT and publishing sectors in particular. In this respect, small and medium sized enterprises are a matter of specific concern. Our main instruments are economic analysis, policy co-ordination with EU Member States, public-private partnerships with non-profit organisations and co-operation with European Standardisation Organisations.

ETSA Views: 9853
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European Telecommunication Services Association - ETSA's Mission: 1) The promotion of common interests through the development of cooperation and the exchange of information 2) The continued liberalisation of the telecommunications market

EuroAccessibility Views: 9855
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The EuroAccessibility members have joined their efforts in order to : a) Avoid the risks of fragmentation of the WAI outcomes, b) Develop testing methodology based on the W3C/WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Set up a common certification methodology of Web sites, c) Create an Accessibility Quality Mark based on common rules, d) Establish a certification authority for Web Accessibility, e) Set up a European network of regional consulting desks, f) Develop an harmonised set of supporting services over Europe, g) Disseminate best practices in accessibility evaluation, h) Significantly increase the number of accessible Web sites.

European Committee for Standardization Views: 9841
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CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, was founded in 1961 by the national standards bodies in the European Economic Community and EFTA countries. Now CEN is contributing to the objectives of the European Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical standards which promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement.

European Committee for Standardization Views: 9841
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CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, was founded in 1961 by the national standards bodies in the European Economic Community and EFTA countries. Now CEN is contributing to the objectives of the European Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical standards which promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement.

European Information Technology Observatory - EITO Views: 9849
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The European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) is a broad and unique European initiative and publishes the established yearbook for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in Europe. It provides the most essential and up-to-date analyses of the Western and Eastern European IT and telecommunications markets, including detailed statistics by country and by market segment. In addition to these market studies, EITO presents special studies on topics of particular interest and, last but not least, an extensive overview of the latest technological developments. Up-to-date and valid information plays an increasingly important role in business and political decision-making. The objective of EITO is to render services for all fields of public life: economy, science, politics and media. EITO improves your knowledge of the information and communications technology, the industry that will decide about the role Europe will play on the global electronic market-place in the 21st century. EITO owes its existence to the initiative and honourable dedication of Enore Deotto (Milano) as well as to the commitment of Luis-Alberto Petit Herrera (Madrid), Joerg Schomburg (Hannover) and Guenther Moeller (Frankfurt).

European Internet Services Providers Association Views: 9847
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EuroISPA is the pan-European association of the Internet services providers associations of the countries of the European Union. EuroISPA is the world's largest association of ISPs.

European Telecommunications Standards Institute Views: 9838
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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards for today and for the future.

EUSIDIC Views: 9858
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EUSIDIC, established in 1970, the European Association of Information Services, exists to provide a FORUM for information and knowledge exchange and channels of communication for professionals involved in the information industry, both suppliers and users. The association is fully independent, funded by members and its activities and receives no subsidy.

Financial Services Technology Consortium Views: 9852
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The Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) is a consortium of leading North American-based financial institutions, technology vendors, independent research organizations, and government agencies. FSTC sponsors collaborative technology development-pilots, proofs-of-concept, tests, and demonstrations-supported by member financial institutions and technology companies. Its aim is to bring forward interoperable, open-standard technologies that provide critical infrastructures for the financial services industry. FSTC members use these same infrastructures to bring their own products and services to the market place, stimulating customer interest and earning consumer confidence, and enhancing the position of financial services institutions in the marketplace.

Global Grid Forum Views: 9845
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The Global Grid Forum (GGF) is a community-initiated forum of thousands of individuals from industry and research leading the global standardization effort for grid computing. GGF's primary objectives are to promote and support the development, deployment, and implementation of Grid technologies and applications via the creation and documentation of "best practices" - technical specifications, user experiences, and implementation guidelines.

Global Knowledge Partnership - GKP Views: 9859
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The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is a worldwide network committed to harnessing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable and equitable development. GKP’s vision is a world of equal opportunities where all people can access and use knowledge and information to improve their lives. The network enables the sharing of information, experiences and resources to help reduce poverty and empower people. Within the GKP framework, governments, civil society groups, donor agencies, private sector companies and inter-governmental organisations come together as equals to apply ICTs for development (ICT4D). Such alliances are known as ‘multi-stakeholder partnerships’ (MSP), a relatively new approach to forging collaborations among different sectors sharing a common vision and goal. Founded in 1997, GKP now comprises 93 members from 40 countries covering all continents. It is governed by an elected Executive Committee and serviced by a Secretariat based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Global Watch Views: 9843
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Global Watch missions form a key part of the DTI’s commitment to helping British businesses to identify, access and transfer technology from around the world.

GSM Europe Views: 9859
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GSM Europe is the European Interest Group of the GSM Association, the premier global body that supports the world's leading wireless communications system. The Association works to promote, enhance and protect the interests of the GSM mobile operator community worldwide. The GSM Association's goal is to make wireless work globally. As a global trade association, the GSMA aims to accelerate the implementation of collectively identified, commercially prioritised operator requirements and to take leadership in representing the global GSM mobile operator community with one voice on a wide variety of issues nationally, regionally and globally.

IANIS Views: 9863
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IANIS´ main objectives are: 1. To sustain and further develop interregional networking, and particularly to provide network support to regions with approved Innovative Actions projects, in the context of the information society and Structural Funds’ investments. It aims to support widespread sharing of information, experience and good practice through an electronic communications platform, physical and virtual newsletters, workshops, seminars, annual conferences and policy fora and a study visits exchange scheme; 2. To design, develop, maintain, and provide access to an e-Region Hub with a projects’ database and with links to other materials and reports of relevance to regional IS developers working in the context of the Structural Funds. These complementary activities are designed to enhance the exchange of information, experience, know-how and expertise between the participating regions – especially with a view to improving and increasing the use of Structural Funds’ investments specifically for regional information society development and more generally for regional economic and social development.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Views: 9855
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The IMS Global Learning Consortium develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology. Several IMS specifications have become worldwide de facto standards for delivering learning products and services. IMS specifications and related publications are made available to the public at no charge from www.imsglobal.org. No fee is required to implement the specifications. IMS is a worldwide non-profit organization that includes more than 50 Contributing Members and affiliates. These members come from every sector of the global e-learning community. They include hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, publishers, government agencies, systems integrators, multimedia content providers, and other consortia. The Consortium provides a neutral forum in which members with competing business interests and different decision-making criteria collaborate to satisfy real-world requirements for interoperability and re-use.

independent European association for e-business Views: 9854
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eema brings together over 200 member organisations (and over 1,500 employees of member organisations) in a neutral environment for education and networking purposes. 1) enabling members of the association to compare common and contrasting views and experiences on specific areas of e-business by holding subject-specific workshops and regular teleconferences and face-to-face meetings, seminars and conferences. 2) facilitating the setting-up of working groups to produce useful work in the form of reports and white papers, of interest to the member participants and to the rest of the membership. 3) connecting members with the 'right' person to talk to within the membership base for solving similar 'problems', or simply develop business relationships.

Information and Communication Technologies Digital Literacy Views: 9857
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This Web site is the "public face" of a fast growing international movement focused on promoting Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Digital Literacy. Building an international consensus is critical for advancing meaningful educational initiatives, training high skilled workforce, and understanding issues related to economic development. This website provides a rich, centralized portal for the repository of ICT Literacy resources, highlights innovative efforts and partnerships promoting ICT Literacy, and facilitates the interaction between researchers, business, government and educational segments.

Information Society Technologies Views: 9848
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The IST thematic priority will contribute directly to realising European policies for the knowledge society as agreed at the Lisbon Council of 2000, the Stockholm Council of 2001, the Seville Council of 2002, and as reflected in the e-Europe Action Plan. The strategy adopted in Lisbon 2000 is for an accelerated transition to a competitive and dynamic knowledge economy capable of sustainable growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. This requires wider adoption, broader availability and an extension of IST applications and services in all economic and public sectors and in society as a whole. IST are the key underlying technologies for easier and efficient knowledge creation, sharing and exploitation.

Information Technology Industry Council Views: 9855
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The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is a Washington-based trade association representing the leading U.S. providers of information technology (IT) products and services. ITI is the voice of the high tech community, advocating policies that advance industry leadership in technology and innovation; open access to new and emerging markets; promote e-commerce expansion; protect consumer choice; and enhance the global competitiveness of its member companies.

Innovation and SME Programme Views: 9854
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The "Innovation and SME Programme" stands at the cross-roads of the Community's policies on Research, Innovation and SMEs. It promotes Innovation at Community level and encourages SME participation under FP5. The programme supports European businesses to innovate, to develop, market and integrate new technology and to manage change more effectively. More specifically, it supports European SMEs to fully participate in FP5 actions and to optimise their advantages from such participation. The programme also aims at contributing to a more innovation friendly environment in Europe, improved conditions for the creation and development of new companies, the diffusion of new technologies, the emergence of new economic activities and at fostering the "innovation culture" in Europe.

International Color Consortium Views: 9855
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The International Color Consortium was established in 1993 by eight industry vendors to create, promote and encourage the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. The outcome of this cooperation was development of the ICC profile specification, now in use by leading vendors of color management solutions.

International Telecommunication Union Views: 9841
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ITU is a world-wide organization which brings governments and industry together to coordinate the establishment and operation of global telecommunication networks and services; it is responsible for standardization, coordination and development of international telecommunications including radiocommunications, as well as the harmonization of national policies. To fulfil its mission, ITU adopts international regulations and treaties governing all terrestrial and space uses of the frequency spectrum as well as the use of all satellite orbits which serve as a framework for national legislations; it develops standards to foster the interconnection of telecommunication systems on a worldwide scale regardless of the type of technology used; it also fosters the development of telecommunications in developing countries. ITU also organizes worldwide and regional exhibitions and forums bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the telecommunications industry to exchange ideas, knowledge and technology for the benefit of the global community, and in particular the developing world.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Views: 9856
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure that every address is unique and that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the distribution of unique IP addresses and domain names. It also ensures that each domain name maps to the correct IP address. ICANN is also responsible for accrediting the domain name registrars. "Accredit" means to identify and set minimum standards for the performance of registration functions, to recognize persons or entities meeting those standards, and to enter into an accreditation agreement that sets forth the rules and procedures applicable to the provision of Registrar Services. ICANN's role is very limited, and it is not responsible for many issues associated with the Internet, such as financial transactions, Internet content control, spam (unsolicited commercial email), Internet gambling, or data protection and privacy.

Internet Engineering Task Force Views: 9858
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The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual. The actual technical work of the IETF is done in its working groups, which are organized by topic into several areas (e.g., routing, transport, security, etc.). Much of the work is handled via mailing lists. The IETF holds meetings three times per year. The IETF working groups are grouped into areas, and managed by Area Directors, or ADs. The ADs are members of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Providing architectural oversight is the Internet Architecture Board, (IAB). The IAB also adjudicates appeals when someone complains that the IESG has failed. The IAB and IESG are chartered by the Internet Society (ISOC) for these purposes. The General Area Director also serves as the chair of the IESG and of the IETF, and is an ex-officio member of the IAB. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the central coordinator for the assignment of unique parameter values for Internet protocols. The IANA is chartered by the Internet Society (ISOC) to act as the clearinghouse to assign and coordinate the use of numerous Internet protocol parameters.

ISO Views: 9843
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ISO. The source of ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and more than 14 000 International Standards for business, government and society. ISO. A network of national standards institutes from 148 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives. A bridge between public and private sectors.

Japan Research Institute Views: 9853
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The Japan Research Institute, Limited is a "knowledge engineering" company, a company that offers comprehensive, highly value-added information services, through the coordinated application of its three functions, that is, information systems, consulting, and think-tank. As a systems integrator, we offer services in IT strategy planning, implementation and outsourcing for a broad range of industries and activities. We particularly enjoy a high reputation in the development of financial systems services. We are also active in research of both domestic and foreign economic issues and formation of policy recommendation, as well as consulting in a wide range of fields such as corporate strategies and public administrative reform. In addition, we provide analyses and surveys for incubation activities in the creation of new markets and industries. Through these operations we offer a clear vision to our customers towards changes in the economic and social environment as well as developments in the IT area.

Java Community Process Views: 9856
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Since its introduction in 1998 as the open, inclusive process to develop and revise Java technology specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits, the Java Community Process program has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community. The JCP has over 700 company and individual participants; more than 200 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program, of which 46 percent are in final stages.

Liberty Alliance Views: 9852
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Businesses and consumers want benefits of being connected anytime, anyplace - without compromising security or control of personal information. The Liberty Alliance provides the technology, knowledge and certifications to build identity into the foundation of mobile and web-based communications and transactions. Liberty is the only open body working to address the technical, business, and policy challenges surrounding identity and web services.

OASIS Views: 9844
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Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. The consortium produces more Web services standards than any other organization along with standards for security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 3,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. OASIS is distinguished by its transparent governance and operating procedures. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. Completed work is ratified by open ballot. Governance is accountable and unrestricted. Officers of both the OASIS Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board are chosen by democratic election to serve two-year terms. Consortium leadership is based on individual merit and is not tied to financial contribution, corporate standing, or special appointment.

Object Management Group Views: 9862
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Founded in April 1989 by eleven companies, the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) began independent operations as a not-for-profit corporation. Through the OMG's commitment to developing technically excellent, commercially viable and vendor independent specifications for the software industry, the consortium now includes approximately 800 members. The OMG is moving forward in establishing the Model Driven Architecture ™ as the "Architecture of Choice for a Connected World" ™ through its worldwide standard specifications including CORBA ®, CORBA/IIOP™, the UML™, XMI™, MOF™, Object Services, Internet Facilities and Domain Interface specifications.

Open eBook Forum Views: 9840
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The Open eBook Forum (OeBF) is a trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing. The work of the OeBF will foster and promote the development of electronic publishing applications and products that will benefit creators of content, makers of reading systems and consumers. The OeBF welcomes book, magazine, journal and newspaper publishers, booksellers, software developers, authors and other groups interested in digital reading to join our organization.

Open GIS Consortium Views: 9850
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The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services. Through our member-driven consensus programs, OGC works with government, private industry, and academia to create open and extensible software application programming interfaces for geographic information systems (GIS) and other mainstream technologies. Adopted specifications are available for the public's use at no cost.

Open Group Views: 9855
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The mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow achieved by: 1) Working with customers to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices; 2) Working with suppliers, consortia and standards bodies to develop consensus and facilitate interoperability, to evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies; 3) Offering a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and 4) Developing and operating the industry's premier certification service and encouraging procurement of certified products.

Open Mobile Alliance Views: 9855
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The mission of the Open Mobile Alliance is to facilitate global user adoption of mobile data services by specifying market driven mobile service enablers that ensure service interoperability across devices, geographies, service providers, operators, and networks, while allowing businesses to compete through innovation and differentiation.

PICMG Europe Views: 9864
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The European PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG Europe) is an industry-independent, neutral, non-profit organisation of board-level manufacturers and end-users having common market interests. PICMG develops common specifications for non-office environments. PICMG Europe promotes the usage and supply of products based on the technical specifications as defined by the head office of PICMG in the USA, such as CompactPCI. Such standards bridge the office automation with the industrial requirements and provide solutions for the next generation of control systems for non-office environments. The activities of PICMG Europe are of promotional, informative and technical nature, and are aimed to increase the awareness of this architecture and providing access to technical specifications and potential suppliers in an independent way. These activities provide the manufacturers greater market exposure and provide the users more technical information. Founded in 1997, PICMG Europe adapts the technology and components of the standard PCI local bus for these non-office environments. At this moment PICMG Europe has an extended membership which illustrates the increasing European interest in evolving specifications and the requirements of the industrial market towards CompactPCI.

PRELUDE Views: 9842
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PRELUDE is an IST accompanying measure funded by the European Commission to boost regional and local innovation supported by information and communication technologies. PRELUDE is particularly concerned with the building of ERA (European Research Area) with a large participation of researchers, high-tech SMEs and public administrations, as enablers and users of ICT applications, addressing needs of citizens and local economies.

SMPTE Foundation Views: 9852
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The SMPTE Foundation was formed in 2001 as a separate tax exempt 501c entity operating under the auspices of its parent organization, The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE, founded in 1916 to develop standards in the burgeoning motion picture industry, has had a long history of service to the motion imaging community through standards activity, education, promotion of engineering and scientific activity, dissemination of information and communications in these fields, and networking and career development through its membership and sectional organizational structure. The SMPTE Foundation is a strategic, long-range structure formed to allow SMPTE to separate its developmental activities (primarily educational) from its other exempt activities.

Strategic News Service Views: 9860
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The Strategic News Service® is a predictive newsletter covering the computing and communications industries. It is read by top management and financial analysts in these industries worldwide. This service is intended for strategic thinkers who depend upon business technology planning. The SNS charter is to provide managers with information that is not available in the press about critical computer and telecommunications issues, trends and events.

SustainIT Views: 9848
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SustainIT is an initiative of UK CEED, a not-for-profit research centre. It conducts research on, and provides best practice examples of, synergies between ICT and sustainable development. It is supported by BT's Campaign for Digital Inclusion.

Unicode Consortium Views: 9853
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The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization originally founded to develop, extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard, which specifies the representation of text in modern software products and standards. The Unicode Consortium actively develops standards in the area of internationalization including defining the behavior and relationships between Unicode characters. The Consortium cooperates with W3C and ISO and has liaison status "C" with ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC2/WG2, which is responsible for in refining the specification and expanding the character set of ISO/IEC 10646.

VoiceXML Forum Views: 9852
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The VoiceXML Forum is an industry organization formed to create and promote the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML). With the backing and contributions of its diverse membership, including key industry leaders, the VoiceXML Forum has successfully driven market acceptance of VoiceXML through a wide array of speech-enabled applications.

Web Services Interoperability Organization Views: 9851
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The Web Services Interoperability Organization is an open industry effort chartered to promote Web Services interoperability across platforms, applications, and programming languages. The organization brings together a diverse community of Web services leaders to respond to customer needs by providing guidance, recommended practices, and supporting resources for developing interoperable Web services.

Web Standards Project Views: 9858
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The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards that ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.

Web3D Consortium Views: 9855
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Open Standards for Real-Time 3D Communication. The Web3D Consortium is a member-funded industry consortium committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services. The Consortium works closely with the ISO, MPEG and W3C standardization bodies to maximize market opportunities for its membership. All Consortium members are empowered to participate and vote in Consortium working groups and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through access to specification drafts and conformance tests before public deployment.

Wi-Fi Alliance Views: 9855
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The Wi-Fi Alliance is a nonprofit international association formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless Local Area Network products based on IEEE 802.11 specification. Currently the Wi-Fi Alliance has over 200 member companies from around the world, and over 1500 products have received Wi-Fi® certification since certification began in March of 2000. The goal of the Wi-Fi Alliance's members is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability.

World Wide Web Consortium Views: 9858
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The World Wide Web Consortium was created in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. W3C has around 350 Member organizations from all over the world and has earned international recognition for its contributions to the growth of the Web.

Advanced Television Systems Committee Views: 9857
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The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries. Specifically, ATSC is working to coordinate television standards among different communications media focusing on digital television, interactive systems, and broadband multimedia communications. ATSC is also developing digital television implementation strategies and presenting educational seminars on the ATSC standards. ATSC was formed in 1982 by the member organizations of the Joint Committee on InterSociety Coordination (JCIC): the Electronic Industries Association (EIA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Currently, there are approximately 130 members representing the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries. ATSC incorporated on January 3, 2002. ATSC Digital TV Standards include digital high definition television (HDTV), standard definition television (SDTV), data broadcasting, multichannel surround-sound audio, and satellite direct-to-home broadcasting.

CTO Views: 9860
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The Commonwealth Government & Business Guide to Information and Communication Technology is a unique resource of information about ICT in the Commonwealth designed specifically for use by Government Ministers, Regulators, Utility Heads and leaders of the Communications Industry. The CTO sees the 54 member states of the Commonwealth as a base not a boundary for sharing the communications knowledge and experience of its diverse members. It is therefore intended that this website will be a valuable reference tool for leaders in the communications sector throughout the world.

eEurope Views: 9874
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This web site describes the standardization work being carried out within Europe to achieve the targets of the European Commission's eEurope Action Plan. It describes the context in which this plan was conceived. With Europe evolving from a predominantly industrial society to a new information society, the European Commission (EC) saw a tremendous economic and social potential offered by new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The site outlines eEurope 2002 - the EC initiative to ensure that everyone in Europe is able to benefit from these new technological developments - and lists the Action Lines which were identified as requiring special effort to achieve this goal.

Menlo Park Europe Views: 9841
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Menlo Park Europe - PricewaterhouseCoopers European Technology Centre - a world class team of specialists providing a European hub to access the firm's global knowledge and experience across the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industries.



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