Learning XML, Thinking XML
With enormous representational capabilities and great flexibility, come nearly overwhelming power and a steep learning curve. Truly mastering and accommodating XML within an organization particularly for proprietary data, intellectual property, and important databases takes time and effort. It also requires rethinking the ways in which data is currently captured and stored, and the ways in which such data is used. But with the mindset that much-needed re-engineering can occur as data makes its way into XML formats, it's possible to improve an organization's practices, procedures, and operating profile at the same time that an XML migration is underway. Approached as a serious attempt to reinvent the world we know and work within, it's a wonderful opportunity to improve your infrastructure as you move your data and documents.