Briefly noted: Iona and Boeing; Countrywide and IBM; Microsoft and ECMA

Iona announced that Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), an operating group of The Boeing Company, has issued a Statement of Direction naming Iona's Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform as a preferred integration technology ... Countrywide Insurance Services has adopted IBM WebSphere e-infrastructure software as its corporate standard to develop and deploy Web sites The company has integrated WebSphere with an XSL template-based editor that enables XML, allowing developers to use the same code base across different Web sites ... On December 13, the ECMA General Assembly ratified the C# and Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) specifications into international standards, according to C#-originator Microsoft.

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