“The history of business is the one of communication among peoples”
Charles-Louis de Montesquieu
The Tower of Babel since Genesis times has become an archetypal image, acting on a deep level. The vertical thrust toward the sky, and the consequent condemnation to the confusion of the languages prevents the Babylonians to complete the work, due to the inability to understand each other.
The myth remains alive and present, especially in these times, when the communication and the need to build bridges of communication has taken on an undisputed central role.
A language universally valid for the people will remain a romantic dream: it is the dream of communication, that between people cannot be separated from the glances, and subtle elements.
Computer science has a task less daunting: to make information circulate.
The Tower of Babel of computer languages should be faced remembering what in myth was the original situation: a common language that allowed the conception, design, and finally the construction of that incredible work.
The world of today and the market that determines in good and bad its fate has become increasingly liquid and a simple click can catapult us in a moment from one continent to another. Consequently, a primary necessity arises: to break down communication barriers and to allow information to circulate freely, in a secure, linear, understandable way.
In computer science slang, we are talking about the so-called communication standards.
The type of technology that is used can greatly facilitate the adoption of communication standards, nevertheless at low-level there is the need to have a specific knowledge of the sector to be universally understood.
This means that the focus of Domina on communication combines the two levels, making accessible to its customers a package that combines the most fitting technology and the technical expertise in the textile industry. In this way, the inevitable obstacles that the Babel of computer and technical languages unfortunately has in its nature are removed.
Ensuing crucial competitive advantages, including:
- Versatile and adaptable communication framework
- Safety of the transmission and reception of data
- Inviolability of messages
- Universality of transmitted data (any content)
- Massive distributed communication
- Interoperability between systems
Domina Srl, in recent decades, has devoted enormous resources in the development of projects designed to improve and optimize the communication between different realities based on international standards, which are available by any reality.
Detail of projects:
The project (www.moda-ml.org) tackles one of the most important problems of the European textile / clothing, which is to improve the flexibility of its supply chain to respond quickly to the market, the aim is to gain competitiveness against extra-European competitors.
The project MODA-ML results in two concrete results:
- Definition of types of XML documents and dictionaries of terms
- Creation of some simple software modules, of public use
EBIZ CEN WS (In development)
Starting with the excellent result achieved along the years from standard protocol imposed by e-BIZ/TCF – ModaML, the proposal is the natural evolution of the latter: to expand the standardization of fundamental parameters dedicated to describe the qualities of a textile fiber to new “phases” or “fields” of the textile industry.
These parameters can be grouped in two different families:
- Specific data of the material forming the yarn
- Information relating to the setting of the various machines needed to produce it
The project allows you to exchange all the technical information of a yarn among the various manufacturing industries. These standard parameters currently present exclusively within the company, would allow the end user to develop and virtualize the finished product starting from the initial specifications of the yarn.
Harmonization of the processes of e-Business for enterprises in the textile clothing and footwear sector in the European unique market. eBIZ-TCF (www.ebiz-tcf.eu) is a ‘Cooperation’ project lasting 2 years, that has been launched in January 2008 by the European Commission (DG Enterprise & Industry) to promote the adoption of e-business processes in the European textile-clothing and footwear (TCF) industries.
The project’s objective is to develop an integrated information system and to identify possible areas of intervention in the European textile and clothing industry, through the collection and analysis of needs and problems at the regional level on European territory, and secondly, the collection and dissemination of solutions already present in certain areas.