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Agile works! If you have any doubt about it just look at the adoption rate … look at the study results published … or just try it yourself. Offshoring also works! Again, if you have any doubt, just look at the growth of offshoring … look at the success of the success of the India ba...
We are standing on the threshold of a new transition in information technology and communications; a radical departure from current practice that promises to bring us new levels of efficiency at a vastly reduced cost. Cloud computing is full of potential, bursting with opportunity and ...
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation". Much the same can be said of the multitude of users struggling with open source reporting and analysis tools like Mondrian or Jaspersoft. The difference, of course, if that those folks happen to be prett...
It’s Thursday morning, you’re the CEO of a large, publicly traded company, and you just called your executives into the conference room for the exciting news. The board of directors has approved the acquisition of a key competitor, and you’re looking for a call-to-action to get everyon...
Disaster strikes. Your primary place of business is destroyed by a fire tomorrow, are you prepared to recover? According to the historical statistics, fires permanently close 44 percent of the businesses that are affected. Business continuity planning is the creation and validation of ...
On Thursday, September 10th, 2009, I moderated a panel at the 1105 Group’s Enterprise Architecture Conference in Washington, DC entitled, “SOA Goes Mainstream – An Industry and Government Roadmap.” On the panel we had two Federal government agency representatives and two industry repr...
Cloud computing is becoming a ubiquitous concept. It has mass-market implications for the technology industry, and it is advancing at speeds rarely seen with any major technological evolution. As a business leader, do you know why cloud computing is important to you? What parts of y...
If your focus is on Federal IT you have no doubt long realized there are an incredible number of conferences and events in this domain.  As an aid to long range planning I’ve built a public calendar titled the Federal Technology Events Calendar.  This calendar uses Google Calend...
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) presents a challenge to software marketing people like none other in recent history. On the one hand, SOA has been the top enterprise software bandwagon to jump on for the last four years or so, but on the other hand, many vendors have struggled to t...
Today, Chuck Phillips, president of Oracle, said that Oracle was committed to provide “A Single Stack of Technology to Simplify Enterprise IT”. In order for a “Single Stack” to successfully simplify IT, Enterprise Software practitioners must commit their entire Enterprise Architecture ...
So what does this say about Oracle's strategy for forming SNORKEL, the Sun acquisition? Well, at the risk of reductio ad absurdum, having bought BEA and Sun, Larry Ellison sees Java as the new SQL
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 ...
Criticizing something as wildly successful as the World Wide Web seems a bit radical and potentially unpopular. There is no doubt that Tim Berners-Lee's elegantly simple invention enabled an unprecedented revolution in the way computers are used and by whom.
SYS-CON Radio spoke to Bob Lee, Cyanea's vice president of product management, about Cyanea/One and application performance management.
SYS-CON Radio interviewed Al Campa, founder and executive vice president of Panscopic, about their embedded reporting engine and how it works with WebLogic.
SYS-CON Radio chatted with Jim McQuaid, product manager for NetIQ, about their AppManager platform suite, which includes a WebLogic module.
SYS-CON Radio interviews Cameron Purdy, president of Tangosol, about Coherence, which handles clustered caching and distributed computing.
SYS-CON Radio interviews Eric Newcomer, CTO of IONA, about IONA's middleware solutions.
SYS-CON Radio interviewed Mark Potts, HP's CTO of adaptive management, about their adaptive enterprise strategy and how HP is integrating its products with BEA's WebLogic Platform.
SYS-CON Radio spoke to Brad Micklea, product manager of Quest's APM Suite for J2EE, about the new release.
SYS-CON Radio interviewed Jeff Sposetti, CEO of Compoze Software, about groupware and portal environments.
SYS-CON Radio talked to Lewis Cirne, founder and CTO of Wily Technology, about application performance management and Wily's release of their new Wily Portal Manager.
SYS-CON Radio chatted with Chris Cummings, Interwoven's vice president of marketing, about enterprise content management software, WorkSite MP.
SYS-CON Radio talked to Matt link, an account executive with H&W, about their enterprise software solutions.
SYS-CON Radio interviewed Andrew Herrgott, product manager at Attachmate, about SOA and data centers.
SYS-CON Radio spoke to Brian Murphy, vice president of sales and marketing at PANACYA, about next-generation systems management.
SYS-CON Radio talked to Greg Dierickse, senior product marketing manager at Documentum, about enterprise content management.
SYS-CON Radio talks to John Baisch, senior product manager at H&W, about their enterprise software solutions.
For the past several years there has been widespread agreement that the adoption of Web services for production applications will be limited, particularly for B2B transactions, until standardized security mechanisms, designed specifically for Web services, become available. While some ...
Automation is coming to a data center near you. It promises to cut costs, speed up deployment, ease problem diagnostics, and protect your applications against man-made and natural disasters.
Eighteen months ago, BEA, IBM, Microsoft, and a number of other companies who have invested in the future of Web services got together and formed WS-I, the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization.
Many production J2EE applications suffer from rogue transactions. A rogue transaction is a particular use case or click-through in the application that results in enormous resource consumption or unusually high response times when compared with its peers.
What are ACID transactions? How do they change to work with Web services? And how do the ACID guarantees work when you must use compensating actions?
If your application is experiencing serious performance problems, I recommend that you perform a thorough analysis to determine the root cause.
If you were to trace the origins of the excitement about Java, you might go back to May of 1995 when Sun first announced Java at SunWorld '95. The sexiest part of the show was HotJava, a browser written entirely in Java and capable of downloading smart content to the desktop.
Q. With respect to logging, how much of a good thing is too much of a good thing? A. Logging is a powerful application tool that, in my opinion, has been under-utilized.
The number of Web service business process (BP) specifications trying to make their way to standards status makes it difficult to tell who is doing what, especially given that many efforts are redundant.
There are several different categories of memory-related problems that I've seen in the field. The most common of these is the memory leak. A Java memory leak is the result of objects remaining referenced after an application has completely finished using them. This tends to happen whe...
This month, I'll look at benchmarking and tuning your applications, and how to make your Java runtime more manageable. And, I offer some advice on how your developers can keep their focus on development work.
Everywhere I go developers, operations people, and IT executives ask me how best to keep their mission-critical applications up and running at peak performance. To address these concerns, WebLogic Developer's Journal is introducing a new column to answer questions from real WebLogic us...