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Subject: Re: AW: [ebxml-dev] RE: [EDI-L] Article on ebXML Core Components ...

David said:

> I think Linux can be made quite secure.

True...but Linux requires a lot of technical care and feeding typically, which most 
SME's will steer clear of.  

> I think the challenge for SMEs is ease of use and reliability. 

Absolutely.  Turnkey would be ideal for many, especially in the medium tier. Or 
embedded in suitable applications for the smaller businesses.

> We have to hope that most SMEs eagerly await ebXML.

Here I disagree...in this economic climate, most SME's are pre-occupied with 
survival..increasing revenue, decreasing costs.  They are not awaiting ebXML....I 
would bet most SME's probably have not even heard of ebXML.

Just "hoping" for such a response is likely to be futile.  That level of interest and 
adoption will require a concerted effort on the part of vendors to "build in" ebXML 
capability into turnkey systems, appliances, and applications (eg. Quicken)....coupled 
with a lot of support and direction from the standards bodies, adoption by some of 
the large players, and a clear demonstration of business/economic benefits (ROI) 
before the SME's get interested enough to jump on the ebXML band wagon.

Instead of hoping...start rolling up your sleeves.  <grins>


Chaeron Corporation

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