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Dec 02 2005

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Extranets to embrace Ajax?

After reading about Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML – not scouring powder!) in Information Age last week, I was browsing Information Week online when I found this interview with a Microsoft product manager.

It grabbed my attention because a) it reminded me how responsive Google Maps is, and b) it asked me to imagine that kind of performance on a B2B extranet. While broadband has eradicated some of the speed issues that users used to identify with extranets (also sometimes the result of speed comparisons between using PC-based applications and web-based applications), there is clearly still scope to improve performance through clever programming. Wonder how long it will be before any of the construction collaboration technology vendors start trumpetting about their Ajax-powered interfaces?

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