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First, everyone needs to calm down. Twitter.com itself was not breached. According to Evan Williams as quoted in a TechCrunch article, the attack did not breach Twitter.com or its administrative functions, nor were user accounts affected in any way. So everyone can just stop with the “...
The anticipated benefits from adopting managed cloud services have reached the executives suites of many corporations. Proactive CEOs and CFOs are pushing their IT leadership team to seek out actionable information and guidance. There's also a constant stream of service providers an...
After pushing my latest post, Securing the Cloud: Shared Hardware and the Data Plane, Hoff posted a series of excellent questions and responses to the post via Twitter. I thought responding via another blog post, so that his questions could be addressed alongside my last post, was the ...
As part of my job, I help customers to select the appropriate software to either fulfill a need or as a component of a larger solution.  Fulfilling this role means comparing similar software offerings and selecting the best fit.  The challenge in this goal is to map the vendor offering...
As a strategic activity for IT, communication is important for the effective management of both internal and external relationships. The IT function in many organizations operates with highly diverse stakeholders from different parts of the world. The
In theory, migration to the Cloud makes business sense; you’re enabling companies to rent computing power that would cost them too much to buy. I won’t bore you with yet another blog post on the ‘what is it’ topic. There is a great synopsis of Cloud Computing published by Mache Creeg...
In the global networked economy, work is performed everywhere, at any time and any place. That said, what are the operational benefits? Cisco set out to evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with allowing and actively enabling employees to telecommute. C...
In addition to growing sales by a whopping 80% last quarter (worthy of another blog post on its own no doubt), WaveMaker also brought on a number of impressive new customers.Yesterday we announced that the ECN Group subsidiary of New Zealand Post has adopted WaveMaker as their platform...
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
Again, it’s been a long time since my last post, but I’m sure everyone forgives me my being careful with red and blue tainted news or even my ignoring that part of the game. Nothing to report on JavaOne? Well there was plenty to report on but a broken laptop and a (well-dis...
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it o...
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it o...
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it o...
Whenever I tell someone I work for an IT company, you see a little spark of fear pop into their eyes while they quickly check their watch. Probably because they know from experience (with other IT people not with me) that there is a big chance the
Whenever I tell someone I work for an IT company, you see a little spark of fear pop into their eyes while they quickly check their watch. Probably because they know from experience (with other IT people not with me) that there is a big chance the
3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that Tickets.com and the company’s Chief Information Officer, Brett Michalak, have been honored by IDG’s CIO magazine as a recipient of the 2009 CIO 100. The 22nd annual award program from CIO maga...
This week’s announcement of Oracle’s (NYSE: ORCL) acquisition of Virtual Iron caused a bit of a stir. Oracle’s press release is a bit vague and financial terms were not disclosed: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018535 The acquisition acknowledges an architectural shift toward...
See recent blog posting with comments about Oracle buying Sun
I’ve been in several meetings recently that have hit on the topic of Data.gov. Data.gov will become a repository for all the information the government collects, and that information will be in turn available to anyone who needs it. Pretty positive move, if you ask me. However, th...
Established enterprise software makers like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are moving into the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, giving it more legitimacy than companies like Salesforce.com and Google have produced for CIO's and others deciding whether to adopt this method of software d...
Established enterprise software makers like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are moving into the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, giving it more legitimacy than companies like Salesforce.com and Google have produced for CIO's and others deciding whether to adopt this method of software d...
Established enterprise software makers like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are moving into the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, giving it more legitimacy than companies like Salesforce.com and Google have produced for CIO's and others deciding whether to adopt this method of software d...
You know what? You never know what you might find in the DevCentral Forums. Some pretty cool stuff happens in the Solutions Forums - a place to focus on doing interesting things with F5 gear from an application perspective (i.e. Microsoft app, Oracle App, etc.). Here's an interesting o...
In a previous post I asked the same question about Microsoft and predicted that the probability that at
Probably many of the readers of this post will read it because of the title. Provocative titles such as:" IT does not Matter" (
I recently read EbizQ's SOA Market Pulse a global SOA survey done by the company via internet published on January 2008 and sponsored
Many years ago in 1995 or 1996 the mainstream IT community view was that
A new SOA product VeN4 ServiceWare developed by Venotion Technologies
I came across this article in SOA World today: Bridging the Gap between Business & IT with BPMN & BPEL— Because the role of IT organizations is to enable business managers to run their businesses better, there has been a constant need for aligning IT closer to business. We oft...
Tom Davenport, who the Harvard Business Review informs us holds the President’s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College, contended recently that "Enterprise 2.0 Won't Transform Organizations."Davenport is nothing if not straightforward:"The primary proponent of...
  I'm trying to find a way with an iRule (or any functionality really) to take a url like https://apple.fruit.com/application/xyz.html and convert it to https://peanut.bean.com/application/xyz.html as it goes through the bigip (running v9) then pass it to the servers on the...