oBIX: The Open Building
Information Exchange specification that will enable enterprise applications to
communicate with mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Organization: OASIS.
More information: Open
Office XML page on the OASIS website.
More on the general topic: Specific Semantic Vocabularies
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The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an
easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.