E-speak is an open software platform designed by HP to facilitate the delivery of e-services (electronic services) over the Internet. Based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) and often compared to Microsoft's .NET initiative, e-speak was designed to automate tasks people would have to complete personally by letting the computers involved talk to each other.
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
To understand e-speak, pretend you are thinking of taking a vacation to Paris. Instead of searching the Web for an airline, hotel, and rental car (and then spending hours looking through individual Web sites to see which services/prices fit your criteria), you would submit your criteria to a registered e-services site and and a services agent would find the registered providers that met your requirements. An added advantage of using a registered e-service site would be that if for some reason you missed your flight and had to take a later one, all the e-services site computers involved in your travel arrangements would notify each other and re-adjust your reservations accordingly.
Although HP has given up propriety rights to e-speak, it plans to sell servers, storage, and application solutions to developers who plan to use e-speak on their Web sites. HP is also using e-speak for its own product management.