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BEA Systems has announced the winners of its Liquid Portal awards at a pre-BEAWorld conference ceremony. Cypress Semiconductor, Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Zealand?s University of Waikato were recognized for their collaborative portals connecting IT systems and business process...
BEA Systems, an enterprise infrastructure software has announced the availability of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Executives, the first BEA suite of SOA services for senior IT executives. This suite is designed to help empower executives to invest in SOA and lead change with...
BEA Systems has announced the general availability of Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT) 1.1, which is designed to allow Tuxedo-based applications to be exposed as Web services. SALT 1.1, a native Tuxedo Web-service stack built on an open-standard SOAP implementation, is de...
'Service-Oriented Architecture for Executives,' the first BEA suite of SOA Services for senior IT executives, is launching this week - the only set of professional services built for executives from the ground up and based on BEA's experience with SOA at Global 2400 companies.
BEA Systems , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the availability of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Executives, the first BEA suite of SOA services for senior IT executives. This suite is designed to help empower executives to invest in SOA a...
'There is no question that a repository is a key enabler for SOA, and the Flashline repository will serve as the basis for providing a more unified environment for SOA,' said Rob Levy, executive vice president and chief technology officer, BEA Systems, as BEA announced yesterday that i...
'Customers tell us that they are increasingly realizing the value and critical role our application infrastructure products play in transforming their businesses,' explained BEA's senior vice president and CMO, Marge Breya, as it was announced that BEA was positioned in the leaders qua...
'Quest is proud to have the opportunity to build on the company's long and successful infrastructure management history with the Army,' said Paul Garver, vice president of Quest Software Public Sector, as Quest Software Inc. this week announced that the company has been selected to pro...
BEA Systems has been recognized by its solution-provider partners and readers of CMP Technology's VARBusiness for the outstanding satisfaction levels that it provides to them and has been lauded in the Annual Report Card (ARC) award program. The company received top honors for Product ...
'The BEA WebLogic product family continues to lead the market with excellent growth and innovation in the market,' said Wai Wong, executive vice president, BEA Systems, Inc. 'The new releases of WebLogic Portal, WebLogic Server and Workshop for WebLogic are designed to accelerate the s...
BEA Systems has announced that WebLogic Server 8.1 SP5 has been granted Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2) Common Criteria Certification. Achieving this certification is a key milestone in that it enables BEA to sell into government agencies worldwide where customers are mandated to p...
The WebLogic-Eclipse plug-in is designed to run the WebLogic Server from the Eclipse IDE. With the WebLogic-Eclipse plug-in, the WebLogic Server gets started and stopped from Eclipse. An application deployed in the WebLogic Server can be debugged from Eclipse with the plug-in. By insta...
'There are some important improvements to infrastructure (with BEA Workshop 3.2),' writes BEA VP Bill Roth in a recent blog entry. 'Libraries for Hibernate, Kodo, Spring and Struts are downloaded on first use. This means that you do not have to agree to licenses for these features unle...
BEA was named a leader in the enterprise service bus (ESB) space. Forrester defines an ESB as 'an intermediary that makes a set of reusable business services widely available.' According to the report, ?the total value of the BEA solution is most compelling when the customer uses multi...
'Customers want a service and support program that can comprehensively address the long-term needs of their organizations,' said Terry Clearkin, senior vice president, Worldwide Support Services,' BEA Systems, Inc. 'By further enhancing the Customer First support policy, we can help ou...
Targeting the need of insurers to integrate legacy systems, implement business process management, orchestrate business services, and monitor business transactions, the two companies have agreed to jointly deliver proven SOA solutions tailored specifically for the insurance industry. S...
BEA Systems has announced continued momentum in the public sector with new state and local government customers selecting the BEA AquaLogic User Interaction products for its collaborative and service-oriented platform. As the public sector strives to manage the myriad of transactions b...
'Java-driven code quality' was the topic of discussion during a recent SYS-CON.TV Power Panel discussion held at the Reuters studio overlooking Times Square in New York. Moderated by SYS-CON Publishing Director Jeremy Geelan, the panel featured industry analyst Judith Hurwitz of Hurwit...
Cassatt(R) Corporation, an innovator in providing enterprise software and services to enable agile IT infrastructures, today announced general availability of the Cassatt Collage(TM) Cross-Virtualization Manager (XVM). This product enables efficient and reliable server consolidation by...
Cassatt Corp., an innovator in providing enterprise software for agile IT infrastructure, today announced that CEO Bill Coleman will deliver the opening keynote for SYS-CON's 10th International SOA Web Services Edge Conference on Mon., June 5 at 8 a.m. EDT at the Roosevelt Hotel in New...
BEA's newly appointed Deputy CTO, Theo Beack, is tasked with looking into what's happening in Web 2.0 and SOA, as part of the company's evolving 'blended' application development strategy. Beack discusses his new role in this exclusive SYS-CON interview.
Cassatt is enabling IT organizations -- starting with those running BEA WebLogic Server 8.1-based applications -- to change their assumptions about the return they can get on their IT investments,' said Bill Coleman , chairman and CEO of Cassatt Corporation, yesterday as Cassatt announ...
BEA Systems and Interface21 announced that that two companies are collaborating to provide increased support for the recently approved Java Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) standard. As part of this announcement, the companies have released an open source project that is designed to pr...
It's Day Two of JavaOne and I am covering the Oracle Keynote to see how they spin their Fusion vision today. Preparations for our Keynote are going well and we're getting good visibility . The keynote started out with an obilgatory corporate video, with the tag line 'Start in the Middl...
John Gage did his usual MC, routine. Then Jonathan Schwartz came on stage, and started off by somewhat inexplicably offered a download of hardware, the new Niagra boxes. He then brought Ed Zander on stage, who was in town for the Gartner symposium. Ed was the former COO of Sun, and cur...
Benchmarks can mean whatever you want them to mean, it has always seemed. Although useful as a rough guide to performance, and sometimes price/performance, technology companies are famous for interpreting complex benchmark results as victories over their competition and them employing ...
After BEA's announcement regarding their release of the BlueDragon BEA WebLogic Server, SYS-CON Media had the chance to talk with Blake Connell.
The Adobe LiveCycle server platform, which runs on BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere and JBoss, has been enhanced and ­ beginning September 19, for a subscription fee of US $1495 for one year­ developers can receive access to Adobe LiveCycle software, support for building custom applications...
'Developers want the ability to mix-and-match the best components and deployment platforms that give them optimal and unique building blocks to get their jobs done,' said Peter Cooper-Ellis, EVP of BEA, as Covalent Technologies and BEA announced they have entered into a strategic partn...
Back in the day, the real decision on what to announce during JavaOne didn't really happen until the week before the show. (They could use it as a forum to announce their new CEO, but I will stay away from that one.) However, if I had to bet on what Sun will announce, I would put my mo...
The first 'Real-World AJAX' event, held in New York City, featured 15 speakers in 11 sessions, including many of the the world's most renowned AJAX experts, and more than 400 delegates attended while more than 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuned into the simulcast on March 13, 2006. Backba...
The advent of AJAX as a Web application model is significantly changing the traffic profile seen on the server side. The typical Web pattern usage of a user sitting idle on a Web page filling out fields and hitting the submit button to the next link is now transforming into sophisticat...
BEA has announced the availability of BlueDragon, BEA WebLogic Edition. BlueDragon is designed to help enable customers to modernize and extend legacy ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) applications to run on BEA WebLogic Server, thereby allowing companies to reuse existing technology t...
Compuware Corporation introduced the new version of its QACenter Enterprise Edition functional testing solution, Compuware TestPartner 5.4. This new release offers a tight functional testing integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System and support for the Microsoft .NET Fr...
Most non-trivial applications involve high degrees of concurrency and many layers of abstraction. Concurrency is associated with resource contention and an increase in deadlock conditions. The multiple layers of abstraction make it more difficult to isolate and fix the deadlock conditi...
BEA has released the beta version of its WebLogic Platform 9.2, which includes WebLogic Server, WebLogic Portal, and BEA Workshop for WebLogic platform.
I'm the 'tech chair' of SYS-CON's 10th annual SOA and WebServices conference that will take place on June 5-6 in New York City. Last week I've invited Joel Spolsky to make a keynote speech at this event. Guess what, Joel has accepted my invitation! If you have a chance to attend this t...
Typical enterprise IT environments have as much as 90% of their hardware and software resources sitting idle at any given time, in anticipation of usage spikes. The Cassatt software, called Collage, creates a dynamic, virtual pool of resources that business applications can draw from,...
With the advent of BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1, a host of new technologies was introduced. These are, among others: Java Page Flow with annotations, Java Controls, and a new IDE to support it. Online tutorials were also thrown into the package to show how the new technologies were supposed...
WebLogic Server 9.0 is the most significant BEA Java application server release to date. Fully compliant with J2EE 1.4, this release tackles head-on the biggest challenge facing enterprise networks today: reducing overall cost of management and operations while delivering high reliabil...