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The Bigger Picture

Choosing to implement XML for your Web site occurs within a larger context that involves your entire organizational structure and business workflow process. The technical implementation of XML, like all IT initiatives, does not occur in a vacuum. With this in mind, this section outlines some key factors to help keep that bigger picture in view when implementing XML.

Note: CTG’s publication,Making Smart IT Choices: Understanding Value and Risk in Government IT Investments, contains a wealth of information and guidelines for evaluating IT decisions. Use it as a resource for more detailed examination of the points outlined below. Specific references to Making Smart IT Choicesand other CTG publications are provided where appropriate below.