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Intel’s appeal to the Court of First Instance of the European Commission’s monopoly abuse decision against it claims that the EC didn’t prove that it hammered AMD into the ground with its discounts. According to a summary of the otherwise sealed appeal published over the weekend in the...
Demonstrating its commitment to help financial services institutions grow profitably and optimize risk-adjusted performance, Oracle today announced a comprehensive and integrated suite of financial services analytical applications for enterprise performance management (EPM). Now more t...
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some ...
Thinking of moving to a different Java application server? Need to better understand the impact of your move? The state of the economy is driving a re-evaluation of all major technology decisions. As a result, more and more organizations are switching to a more flexible and cost-effect...
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite 11g, which helps customers and partners to lower costs, improve efficiencies and increase visibility into their businesses and operations. This next-generation business application infrast...
As part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g launch, Oracle has announced the release of Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g, which includes Oracle WebLogic Server, the world's highest performance application server, as well as Oracle Coherence, Oracle JRockit, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterp...
Software AG is the world's largest independent provider of Business Infrastructure Software. The company's 4,000 global enterprise customers achieve business results faster by modernizing, integrating and automating their IT systems and processes. As a result, they rapidly build measur...
Boulder, CO. Managed Methods Inc. (www.managedmethods.com ) the leader in SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) visibility and SOA runtime governance today announced the availability of their SOA management and runtime governance product JaxView 5.0. While providing full support for SO...
As the complexity, immediacy, and scope of enterprise processes increase, so does the risk of failure. Comprehensive, proactive management of next-generation information processes and services is critical. Traditional application management tools are inadequate to manage next-generatio...
Web Applications are now woven into the way that many enterprises operate, and the monitoring and management of these applications become extremely important to businesses that require nimble datacenters. The risks of failure rise with enterprise application complexity, immediacy, and ...
In this Webinar, Gartner analyst Will Cappelli talks about how applications have become central to enterprise IT operations, and how complex architectures have led to significant challenges in monitoring and managing the performance of applications. As enterprise application architectu...
A notable problem of Java Enterprise Development is its inherent complexity. The ideal solution for this problem could be the Model-Driven Development approach. However, for today, the MDD usage is still very complex. Fortunately you can enjoy the benefits of MDD without any pain.
Tegrit Technologies is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to implement its Arrivos pension administration system for the City of Fort Worth (TX) Employees' Retirement Fund (FWERF). Based in Livonia, MI, Tegrit Technologies will help FWERF manage and maintain its retirement pro...
Bull is going to push Cassatt widgetry - software from BEA co-founder Bill Coleman's start-up - to improve the effectiveness of data center infrastructures of large European organizations. It's going to hit on select lines of business, sectors like large government and local authoritie...
As a new year approaches we must prepare for new Internet security threats. Every year, new and innovative ways of attacking computer users emerge and continue to increase in volume and severity. To know where we are going it is helpful to look at where we have been. Finding trends in ...
Cassatt, the company started by BEA founder Bill Coleman, is redirecting its data center widgetry into creating internal clouds comparable to Amazon or Google out of infrastructure customers already have in-house. Coleman observed that most IT professionals aren’t comfortable outsourci...
Gartner Magic Quadrants position vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision. According to Gartner, vendors in the Leaders quadrant "have a full range of capabilities to support a range of portal deploymen...
Openadaptor is a software toolkit that may be classified as a lightweight Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solution. It provides a configurable component framework for connecting various systems and middleware implementations. In less technical parlance, the components are akin...
The Infrastructure-as-a-Service model of early cloud computing providers has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, it should enhance the alignment ...
Addressing the requirements of business analysts and IT, Oracle has unveiled Oracle Business Process Management 10g Release 3 (Oracle BPM 10g R3), a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. The new release allows business and IT users to collaboratively automate and optimize business pro...
Watching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envyWatching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envy - so green in fact that it's gonna try taking VMware on b...
A standard from OASIS called Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is used so portlets can be decoupled from a portal. In part one (JDJ, Volume. 13, issue 3) of this article, we introduced the relevant standards and specifications and then demonstrated WSRP's capabilities by consumin...
SYS-CON's upcoming '3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo' faculty includes such distinguished speakers as: Al Aghili (Managed Methods), Alan Chhabra (Egenera), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Andrew Conte (APC), Andy Astor (EnterpriseDB), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo ...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
Red Hat announced that Cybercity has chosen to use the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform for system integration and middleware. The JBoss solution is expected to reduce Cybercity's total cost of ownership (TCO). In selecting an SOA solution, Cybercity initially evaluated Oracle Fusion, BEA...
The mouse was the original idea of Doug Engelbart who was the head of the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute. Engelbart's philosophy is best embodied, in my opinion, in the design of another device that he invented, the five-finger keyboard - with keys li...
BEA Systems announced that it was selected by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to join the solution delivery team for the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Service-Oriented Architecture Foundation (SOAF) program. CSC, in partnership with BEA, Raytheon and Sun Microsystems,...
BEA announced the availability of BEA WebLogic Portal 10.2. This new release solidifies the mission- critical enterprise portal capabilities and introduces enhancements designed to build more dynamic and interactive experiences. Numerous improvements are focused on developer and end-us...
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning: 'Because they can only give you answers.' Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of t...
Then suddenly at the beginning of December - after canceling a meeting at Icahn's offices in New York - BEA and Oracle are each marking up a draft merger agreement without any sweetened price being agreed - or even extended - and then without so much as a by your leave Icahn calls BEA ...
Arcturus released Applicare 3.5, a significant upgrade to its powerful artificial intelligence based Application Performance Management suite. Applicare 3.5 adds many exciting new features including user extendable knowledge base, pluggable knowledge modules 'Knoms' framework (patent p...
It said this morning that it had reached a compromise price with BEA and that the acquisition would go through after all, having been resisted by BEA, demanded by BEA's biggest stockholder, the dangerous Carl Icahn, and walked away from by Oracle. Oracle is going to pay $19.375 a share...
BEA Systems announced the release of BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0, a comprehensive enterprise service bus (ESB) that is designed to improve the integration process for enterprise-wide service-oriented architecture (SOA) deployments. The solution is an SOA integration platform designed...
'BEA established itself as the enterprise Java leader in being the first major vendor to market with Java EE 5, and we're doing it again for application composition with Service Component Architecture,' said Guy Churchward, BEA's vice president of WebLogic products and a past speaker a...
For building applications, BundleWorks includes ant tasks and command line tools to allow developers to build standard bundles for both custom and third-party applications. For testing, BundleWorks allows a developer to create and manage multiple environments to test multiple versions ...
The WebLogic Communication Platform also reportedly delivered its strongest quarter ever. BEA has seeded WebLogic Server Virtualization Edition in key accounts and says it got referenceable results. These products, along with Project Genesis for the next generation of dynamic business ...
Here are my thoughts on this. I was expecting Alfred - who is known to be an arrogant and incompetent CEO - to run away from Larry as fast as he could. But this movie usually ends as follows. First, history repeats itself. By that I mean that Alfred should remember Larry's PeopleSoft h...
BEA's Deputy CTO Theo Beack, who joined the San Jose, CA-based company in May to do 'all the cool stuff,' according to an exclusive interview with SYS-CON at the time, shared with delegates at SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 in San Francisco today his current thinking about Web 2.0, S...
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