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data synchronization

Keeping data in two or more electronic devices up-to-date so that each repository contains the identical information. Data in handheld devices and laptops often require synchronization with the data in a desktop machine or server.

One Way or Two Way
One-way synchronization is widely used for backup as well as to ensure multiple venues contain identical data (see replication). Two-way synchronization typically employs a cloud-based service that sends the latest copies of photos, videos and documents to all required machines. When a change is made in one machine, whether desktop or portable, the changes are sent to the cloud server, which typically "pushes" the data onto the other machines as long as the appropriate application is open and active in the device. See cloud storage and push technology.
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Rolf Stark, CEO of SINFOS GmbH, said, "Going live with this GDSN connection with 1SYNC is a milestone in the field of global data synchronisation.
The SINFOS master data portal is currently used by about 2,500 companies in over 10 European countries, thus permitting global item synchronisation in accordance with the global GS1 standards for GDSN (Global Data Synchronisation Network).
GS1, the not-for-profit organisation that develops global standards for the identification of goods and services across supply chains, has announced that the number of companies using the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) has grown from 200 to over 5,000 in the last 12 months.
Mike Haas, Chief Information Officer of Johnson & Johnson's Consumer and Personal Care Group says, "Thanks to data synchronisation, we were able to significantly reduce out-of-stocks at Wal-Mart and uncover savings in other supply chain areas, such as logistics.
Wal-Mart is absolutely committed to data synchronisation across our global operations," said Randy Salley, Vice-President Information Systems for the international retailer, "The positive results of our work with the Global Data Synchronisation Network have exceeded our expectations.
The GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) is a network that connects data pools, which are regional sources of supplier and retailer data, to the GS1 Global Registry(TM), a global yellow pages directory operated by GS1 GDSN, Inc.
Transora, the leading provider of standards-based data synchronisation solutions today announced that following a mutual review, Transora and Gencod EAN France are fully aligned for compliant data synchronisation with French manufacturers and retailers.
To accelerate data synchronisation adoption in France, Transora will be working with Gencod EAN France to encourage French retailers and manufacturers to engage in global data synchronisation in conjunction with EANnet.
Over the past year Transora has been committed to the development and support of the French data synchronisation market, working with Procter and Gamble to deliver a production service, including French language support within the Transora Data Synchronisation Network.
Carrefour is committed to standards based data synchronisation and this certification will enable us to accelerate our efforts with other suppliers and in other markets.
Laurent Frampas, IT Director of Procter & Gamble France said, "Transora plays a central role in Procter and Gamble's French, European and global data synchronisation process, providing a single standard means of interoperability with the many different data pools utilized by our retail customers.
fr initiative has been the catalyst for data synchronisation in France in respect with EAN/UCC standard; the key activists of the French Trade all have active projects on global data synchronisation and Transora certification will accelerate the implementation of GDS in 2004," said Francois Ferry ECR and Logistic Manager of Colgate Palmolive, co-chair of the Gencod EAN France-ECR France working group on Catalogue implementation.