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Subject: FW: [ebxml-mktg] ebXML seen as SME web service enabler

Anybody have any contacts in the Thailand government we can hit up for
an ebXML case study?

-----Original Message-----
From: Monica Martin [mailto:monica.martin@sun.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 12:47 AM
To: carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [ebxml-mktg] ebXML seen as SME web service enabler

Carol Geyer wrote:

>Bangkok Post
>ebXML seen as SME web service enabler
>by Sasiwimon Boonruang
>6 Aug 2003
mm1: Do you have contacts so I can get more details? Thanks.

>Govt, private sector begin pilot projects
>The Government and the private sector have adopted the Electronic
>Business Extensible Markup Language (ebXML) standard to boost national
>competitiveness, launching Internet-based paperless trading pilot
>projects and a collaborative e-tourism project .
>ebXML is an open standard around web services that will be crucial in
>three major aspects _ setting standards for data; standards for data
>interchange as well as for electronic service interchange, according to
>the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec)
>director Dr Thaweesak Koanatakool.
>Speaking at a seminar on ebXML Awareness Day last week, Dr Thaweesak
>noted that these three open standards were important infrastructure
>necessary to develop one-stop e-government services, for collaborative
>B2B e-commerce and to provide an opportunity for the local software
>Meanwhile, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry
>will now appoint a committee on data interchange standard.
>IT veteran and honorary president of the ATCI Manoo Ordeedolchest said
>traditional e-commerce was the interaction between humans and
>but that we would soon be seeing computer-to-computer interactions.
>But this new economy will not bring benefits here unless SMEs were also
>part of this electronic business. Smaller firms needed to use ICT and
>order to create competitiveness ebXML technology or web services were
>the solution, said Mr Manoo, who is also a consultant to the ICT
>The Internet and web services would change all business transactions
>soon, he said, noting that web service technology would define the
>practice of decreasing a company's dependence on complicated high-cost
>This would enable SMEs to adjust to enable themselves to conduct
>e-business at lower cost,'' he said, adding that this was all about
>business collaboration.
>Computer systems would not be for data processing as they were today,
>but rather they would be extended to do serious business-to-business
>applications, including self-service, business collaboration, and
>dynamic discovery.
>Mr Manoo noted that the convergence between the traditional PSTN and
>emerging PSDN, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and distributed
>systems were the ``big three'' new technologies.
>He explained that SOA defined a new concept for a service requester,
>a service provider, and for a service registry to support business
>collaboration over computer networks. The distributed system worked
>under a set of ``standard'' technologies including a data standard, a
>data interchange standard and a work process standard.
>If Thailand decided to develop its software industry to be at the edge
>of a new wave of ICT technologies, it should focus on technologies
>the market is abundant in size and opportunity such as distributed
>system technology, enterprise software technology and XML for business,
>he said.
>``ebXML is an opportunity that enable SMEs to expand their markets
>throughout the globe,'' he said, adding that the Government must invest
>and allow SMEs to utilise services from a central point.
>According to Commerce Ministry's Business Development deputy director
>general Skol Harnsuthivarin, the department was now working with other
>organisations to cope with the problem of data interchange by applying
>the ebXML standard.
>To achieve the target of paperless trading in the year 2005, the
>department and all agencies in the ministry first have to complete
>integration within the ministry by the end of next year and then extend
>it to the external partners.
>An Internet-based paperless trading pilot project is now being
>with the cooperation of the Customs Department, the E-commerce Resource
>Centre (ECRC), the Institute for Innovative IT of Kasetsart University
>(i3t-KU), the Business Development department and private companies
>as Minebea (Thailand), TKK, and CTI Logistics.
>The project aims to analyse the system in terms of traditional EDI and
>ebXML, to find a suitable way to promote the utilisation of ICT in SMEs
>and to boost competitiveness through the B2B e-business. It also pushes
>for the development of data interchange and service interchange
>standards in order to accommodate APEC's paperless trading project.
>Another ebXML pilot project is collaborative e-tourism, conducted by
>i3t-KU, ECRC, and Datamat. Objectives are to promote SMEs in the
>industry to use ICT to cut costs, to enhance efficiency and to expand
>their markets.
>Carol Geyer
>Director of Communications
>Voice: +1 978.667.5115 x209

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