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DataChannel's Norbert Mikula Named Industry Editor of SYS-CON Media's Web Services Journal.

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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2001

With an extensive background in the development of Web Services, Norbert Mikula, Chief Technology Strategist for DataChannel, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise portal solutions, has been named Industry Editor of Web Services Journal, the newest publication to be launched by the world's leading Internet technology publishers, SYS-CON Media.

Web Services Journal is scheduled to premier on newsstands worldwide this fall.

"SYS-CON Media is very fortunate to have secured Norbert Mikula as Industry Editor of Web Services Journal," said Jeremy Geelan, Editorial Director of New Jersey-based SYS-CON Media. "Norbert is a known expert and lecturer on e-business and Internet technologies. His intimate familiarity with the technical minutiae of i-tech standards and specifications, coupled with his business savvy, make him ideal for the Industry Editor position."

The success of the Web Services paradigm is reliant on the acceptance of technology standards such as XML. As an XML pioneer, DataChannel has made significant contributions to the development and advancement of modern-day XML based Web Services since their inception. In 1998, DataChannel submitted the first-ever Web Broker Specification to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), enabling distributed computing over the Internet using HTTP and XML. Earlier this year, DataChannel, together with other industry leaders, co-submitted the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) specification to the W3C, underscoring DataChannel's commitment to advancing the Internet for global e-business.

As Industry Editor of Web Services Journal, Mikula will impart his Web Services knowledge and expertise to readers in a monthly column. "SYS-CON Media is an established technology publishing company and shares DataChannel's enthusiasm for innovative and emerging technologies such as Web Services," said Mikula. "Our combined experiences and shared knowledge will help companies and consumers better understand how to best leverage Web Services as a strategic advantage."

About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON Media, named the fastest-growing, privately held publishing company in America by Inc. 500 in 1999 and nominated again for Inc. 500 in 2000, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets.

SYS-CON's market leading publications include Wireless Business & Technology (, Java Developer's Journal (, XML-Journal (, Web Services Journal (, ColdFusion Developer's Journal (, JBuilder Developer's Journal (, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (, WebSphereDeveloper's Journal (, and WebLogic Developer's Journal (

About DataChannel

DataChannel is the leading provider of enterprise portal solutions. Used by companies worldwide, DataChannel's enterprise portal solutions help companies better compete in the Internet economy by connecting employees, partners, and suppliers to the corporate information they need -- anywhere, anytime -- from their desktops and wireless devices. DataChannel was the first enterprise portal vendor to leverage XML as a central part of its DataChannel Server (DCS) open architecture, allowing companies to extend their existing IT investments. Founded in 1996 and privately held, DataChannel is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For additional information about DataChannel, please visit or send an email to
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