The Object Management Group Standardises Telecommmunications Service Ordering and Provisions.The Domain Technology Committee (DTC DTC
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See Depository Trust Company (DTC). ) adopted a new Telecommunications Service Access and Subscription Facility. Recommended for adoption by OMG's Telecommunications Domain Task Force, this new facility unites the service-oriented world of the consumer with the technological and business worlds of telephone and Internet service providers, allowing businesses and households to order and modify their telephone, cable TV, and Internet services on-line. Defined by many of the world's major telecommunications companies and others including Alcatel, AT&T, GMD (company) GMD - Full name: "GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH" (German National Research Center for Information Technology).
Before April 1995, GMD stood for "Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung" - National Research Center for Computer Science, Fokus, Hitachi, Lucent, Nortel Networks, and Siemens AG, and supported by such companies as Cisco Systems, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Telecommunications, and Sprint, the facility defines roles that allow a consumer to order services from a retailer who plays the role of consolidator, offering services from a number of telecommunications services vendors. Focused on the business side of the problem, the facility standardises the computer-to-computer interfaces used by the participants to place and confirm orders, and leaves it to the retailer to define the on-screen presentation of service choices. The facility uses CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) A software-based interface from the Object Management Group (OMG) that allows software modules (objects) to communicate with each other no matter where they are located on a private network or the global security to secure transactions with both consumer and provider. Extension of its flexible infrastructure to billing would be straightforward.
Platform Technical Committee (PTC (PTC, Needham, MA, www.ptc.com) Long a world leader in mechanical computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software, PTC, through acquisitions and reorganization, has transformed itself into a leading provider of Internet-based B2B solutions for discrete manufacturers. ) Work
The PTC adopted a profile tailoring the OMG's Unified Modeling Language See UML.
(language) Unified Modeling Language - (UML) A non-proprietary, third generation modelling language. The Unified Modeling Language is an open method used to specify, visualise, construct and document the artifacts of an object-oriented software-intensive system (UMLTM) to CORBA. Working with additional standards in process in the OMG's Business Object Initiative effort, this specification will help create an environment that unifies analysis, design, coding deployment, and support of massive enterprise software projects. In addition, the PTC issued an RFP (Request For Proposal) A document that invites a vendor to submit a bid for hardware, software and/or services. It may provide a general or very detailed specification of the system.
1. (business) RFP - Request for Proposal.
2. to extend the CORBA infrastructure with a new Real-time Notification Service. This service will provide fast, guaranteed notification of events in systems that conform to the OMG's real-time specifications. Used in industrial process control, data acquisition, and computerised control systems, CORBA is the most widely used standard in distributed real time systems
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