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With IP networks taking on many new challenges from VoIP, rich multimedia and other high-bandwidth consuming and high-priority applications, SMBs need to be sure the network connectivity between their business and Cloud Computing provider is protected with controls for reliable Interne...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being ...
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...
Virtualization has brought us another step closer to the world of Star Trek. Think back to episodes of The Next Generation where Geordi was able to control the functions of the entire ship through a single touch-screen interface. He was able to reconfigure electrical, mechanical and pr...
On yet another application review with a prospective client the issue of potentially troublesome data entity relationships came up. A number of our clients are existing QuickBase users who have made an initial attempt to design their applications and find that some assistance is neede...
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) that have previously considered virtualization in the cloud but decided that it is too expensive or simply not viable should think again. Virtualization and cloud computing enables SMBs to green their operations and build IT infrastructures that are a...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
Citrix is going to try to bar VMware from getting its hooks deep in the cloud by developing the open source Xen hypervisor, already used by public clouds like Amazon, into a full-blown, cheaper, non-proprietary Xen Cloud Platform (XCP). It intends to surround the Xen hypervisor with...
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...
ESB products emerged around 2002 from message-oriented middleware (MOM). Faced with market domination by IBM, MOM vendors were the first to jumpstart the ESB concept with the aim of developing a unique selling proposition. They added Web service and EAI capabilities on top of existing ...
Historically, when we take something complex and make it simple, we open up all sorts of opportunities for value. Think about the changes that happened once the Web made it simpler to buy goods and services. Consider how mobile phones and text messaging have empowered us to communicate...
A while back Gerard Davison blogged some simple examples of using WS-Security Policies. Gerard's specific example dealt with the WLS policy Wssp1.2-2007-Wss1.1-UsernameToken-Plain-X509-Basic256.xml. As Gerard notes the said policy (further documented in the WLS 10.3.1 doco here) impl...
It will take you twenty times to learn this move – New students come into class and see all of the Hapkido techniques on sheets on the wall. The list is intimidating to say the least. Korean terminology, foundational moves, nuanced techniques and sometimes small notes written in pen on...
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...
The debate has raged for some time now about the exact definition of a 5GL. One might argue that there also is still some debate going on about what exactly is a Platform as a Service PaaS. Throw together two semi-ambiguous industry-specific buzzwords and what do you get? Well, for ...
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 ...
Get the real scoop on how XenDesktop outperforms the competition – including VMware View. Download the “VDI Comparison Kit” today. It includes expert reviews and industry insights into what you should consider when choosing a VDI solution, plus a point-by-point comparison showing how X...
A primary element of SaaS and cloud computing is the virtual datacenter or Virtual Platform Infrastructure (VPI). VPI refers to virtual machines and virtual platforms that rely on many additional physical and virtual infrastructure elements. Over the past few years, new infrastructure ...
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...
Stacey Higgenbottom over at the GigaOM blogs had a chat with IBM's chief cloud wrangler Erich Clementi and came away saying that IBM's going to built a general-purpose WebSphere platform-as-a-service offering along the lines of Microsoft's Azure and Rackspace's Mosso - and to a lesser ...
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...
RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft’s kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management s...
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...
New Zealand’s Postal Services Group (PSG), a business inside New Zealand Post Group that connects businesses and the community through mail and online services, is moving from Microsoft to Google Apps, security, compliance and web filtering. PSG has signed a three-year agreement with F...
Parallels said Thursday that it will pushing further into the Asia-Pacific cloud market with its virtualization solutions, promising that its followers will be able to compete with Google, Microsoft and Amazon. It’s chasing what IDC says will be a $42 billion worldwide cloud services m...
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...
ZapThink considers the SOA business case as an essential SOA artifact. Architects must have a clear picture of the business motivations for SOA, not only at the beginning of the initiative, but also as the architecture rolls out. Nevertheless, there is still frequently a disconnect bet...
Cloud computing is slowly gaining credibility and traction in the enterprise world. As giants such as Google and Amazon productize their massive cloud infrastructures, moving enterprise applications to the public cloud seems a more realistic possibility. The advantages of an enterprise...
The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute" script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the "record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the events are recorded in a script. The script can later be repl...
Oracle sold $4.5 billion worth of debt last week, intending to use at least some of the money for its acquisition of Sun. It'll be laying out roughly $7.4 billion in cash to buy all of Sun's outstanding shares but with what Sun will have left in the bank after its debts are paid the...
Do you believe that the day when programmers could focus on one language in their jobs is gone? Thanks to the ever-changing IT landscape and the uncertain financial times, contemporary developers are expected to work with a wide range of platforms, frameworks, languages as essentially ...
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...
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...
The 80/20 rule has negative implications for traditional IT reousrce allocation, with the 80 percent going to maintenance, and only 20 percent to innovation. How can you innovate with SOA to flip this ratio on its head?
Think in terms of all of your IT assets as part of a portfolio of innovation, and it becomes easier to think of you to put them to creative use that drives operational efficiency.
You may view CEP as just another acronym. But bear with me, complex-event processing is the way to wring efficiency out of your SOA. CEP optimizes things and provides a way to get out of this economic mess we're in.
As SOA moves from the project level to the enterprise, SOA architects and practitioners quickly realize the need to consider common services and data management issues. Today we seek the right approaches and the proper enabling technology and standards to provide our enterprises with a...
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...