Subject: Online 'Yellow Pages' For Business to Launch Next Month
"Online 'Yellow Pages' For Business to Launch Next Month" InfoWorld.com (04/13/01); Vance, Ashlee A finished version of the long-awaited Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Business Registry from Ariba, IBM, and Microsoft is expected to be launched by May, according to a Microsoft spokesman. The initiative has 30 vendors on board to help with the rollout, while its backers have increased to 130 since the project was first announced last September. The UDDI Registry will be split into three sections: the White Pages, Yellow Pages, and Green Pages. The White Pages will list what services each vendor offers and what protocols they support; the Yellow Pages will sort companies by geographic location and tag business operations with government codes as well as international and technology-based naming standards; and the Green Pages will specify transaction entry points, documents the companies can receive, and the technology they support and interact with. Ariba, Microsoft, and IBM plan to coordinate the collection of registry data for about the next year, and then turn the operations over to a standards body whose name has not been disclosed yet. The three founding vendors hope that the UDDI Registry will be an easier way for companies to provide information about their online products and services as well as attract customers and business partners, and promise that submissions will be free. http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/04/13/010413hnuddi.xml William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "accelerating time-to-trade"
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