Remember EDI? According to the hype of the new digital age, Electronic Data Interchange is due to be forgotten anytime now. It served the industry well, albeit imperfectly, for more than two decades, and now that standards are imminent for eXtensible Markup Language, the rumor is that EDI in short order will be replaced by XML and the B2B exchanges. Not. Because of big investments in past technology, and recent advances in using the Internet for transmitting EDI purchase orders and ...
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