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Roger Strukhoff launched today the NOW Magazine on Ulitzer. NOW Magazine launched in 2006 with a vision of Thought Leadership in technology innovation. It recently expanded its focus to cover the nexus among business, government, and innovation. Silicon Valley journalist/publisher Roge...
The District of Columbia (Washington D.C) has launched one of the first live examples of a Government AppStore at appstore.dc.gov. The site features a series of cloud applications built using various DC government data feeds created by both DC government agencies and by individuals/com...
After you've validated a UsernameToken, or checked an XML Signature, it is often good practice to then strip out the WS-Security blocks containing items like tokens and signatures, before sending them downstream to a Web Service. In some cases, you are stripping these out because you d...
Oracle bought a hard-to-miss piece of the front page of the Wall Street Journal Thursday to run an ad apparently in hopes of arresting the increasing erosion in Sun’s server business. The bulleted ad is addressed to Sun customers and says Oracle “plans to spend more money developin...
The United States Postal Service, which will be lucky if it only loses $7.1 billion by the end of its fiscal year in September, and escapes with a cash shortfall of $700 million and a debt load of $10.2 billion, has come to the cloud in the wake of its FedEx and UPS rivals. The pos...
SOA Industry Analysis and Advisory Firm ZapThink launched a topic site on Ulitzer. ZapThink is an IT advisory and analysis firm that provides trusted advice and critical insight into the architectural and organizational changes brought about by the movement to XML, Web Services, and...
Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Ltd, says it’s going into the SaaS business with w-SaaS, a platform for rapid Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enablement of business applications using Oracle Grid Computing and Oracle application grid middleware. The platform is ...
At VMworld today HP announced what it says is the first virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution for under $1,000 a seat. The HP Virtual Desktop Reference Architecture for VMware was demonstrated during VMware CEO Paul Maritz’s keynote presentation and is currently being deployed ...
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 ...
The fabled Eastern District Court down in Texas has struck again. After nailing Microsoft for $290 million and counting on a patent rap and enjoining Word a couple of weeks ago, it's now found SAP guilty of patent infringement and told it to pay Versata Software $138.6 million, whic...
Tibco has bought privately held DataSynapse for $27.7 million in cash including ~$13.3 million to pay down debt. DataSynapse develops enterprise grid and cloud computing software that provisions and manages applications across physical, virtual, and cloud-based environments. It’s suppo...
Business is stabilizing according to HP CEO Mark Hurd, who's expecting a spike as the economy comes back. He's also not ready to "call it a turn." Although PCs, servers, software, printers and storage were all down roughly 20%, the bellwether still beat estimates Tuesday when it rep...
Ulitzer is a brand new social media tool for creating, delivering, and consuming content on the Web. Anyone can create topics, magazines, and subject-based portals on Ulitzer, pre-populate them with over one million articles available, and launch a new Ulitzer topic in minutes. "In ...
CA has been elected to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Open Cloud Standards Incubator Leadership board and its VP of industry standards and open source Paul Lipton has gotten the job. DMTF president Winston Bumpus said the election reflects CA’s role in the DMTF’s efforts ...
ZapThink today announces the opening of registration for its four-day Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Boot Camp, providing in-depth, hands-on training and certification on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and taught by notable SOA expert Jason Bloomberg. The LZA SOA Boot Camp will...
Cloud services provider Xignite announced it is working with Wolfram|Alpha, the world’s first computational knowledge engine. Under the agreement, Wolfram|Alpha has integrated Xignite Web services to provide powerful on-demand financial market data calculations for its users. Xignite W...
Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced a swap-out promotion for customers of the soon to be engulfed companies, who face uncertainty in the future of their legacy product roadmaps. Original Software offers market-leading AQM solutions tha...
Ingres, the open source database company, claims it’s achieved more than 10x performance gains running data on Intel’s Nehalem chip, well, at least some data. The breakthrough was made by the VectorWise project, Ingres’ collaboration with VectorWise, a spin-out from the database rese...
CA and Acxiom, a $2 billion-a-year IT services provider, have partnered up to push CA’s enterprise-class on-demand information governance, a talisman against sticky – potentially costly – document demands, a problem both Intel and Qualcomm know all too painfully. The cloud-based hosted...
MeriTalk (www.meritalk.com), an online community that combines professional networking and thought leadership to drive the government IT community dialogue, and the Merlin Federal Cloud Initiative, an alliance with Merlin International, NetApp, Riverbed, and VMware, today announced the...
CA Federation Manager supports standards such as SAML and WS-Federation to help individuals in different organizations securely and easily access the data and applications of another organization, whether they reside in a private, public, internal or hybrid cloud environment. During th...
“We made encouraging progress during the quarter on the priorities of our turnaround program,” said Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman. “First and foremost, we were profitable. In the difficult economic environment, we were able to triple our operating profit and deliver net income. Th...
Jigsaw, the five-year-old data-as-a-service (DaaS) pioneer whose business has doubled for the fourth year in a row, says it’s been profitable the last two quarters despite the sour economy. Between a revenue run rate of upwards of $20 million, the recent expansion of its partner an...
Oracle has agreed to acquire GoldenGate Software, Inc., a leading provider of real-time data integration solutions enabling superior IT performance and enterprise decision making. The addition of technology from GoldenGate extends Oracle's capabilities with a heterogeneous real-time d...
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that it received a Stevie Award for Best House Organ/Publication in the Corporate Literature category at The 2009 American Business Awards. The company's winning publication, NOW Magazine, provides IT professionals worldwide with a...
TIBCO's SWIFT-certified solution for SWIFTNet provides a comprehensive integration platform that helps organizations automate the processing of complex SWIFTNet transactions. This approach bridges the gap between internal back-office systems and SWIFTNet to help ensure customers' finan...

Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor Original Software has announced a partnership with Green Hat to deliver an end-to-end automated testing solution for multi-tiered applications that utilize SOA.

The combined strength and competencies of Original Software and Gr...

The record-setting $1.45 billion antitrust fine that the European Commission slapped Intel with in May for AMD abuse soured the company's Q2 results causing it to post an extraordinary loss of $398 million, or seven cents a share. Otherwise, under the present economic circumstances,...
FedEx has built a private cloud using Appistry, an early pioneer in cloud computing, and its CloudIQ application platform. Like most folks, FedEx integrated the cloud into its development and testing environment first to shorten test and deployment times and save money. According...
The term and conditions of the offer for outstanding shares will be detailed in the offer document. The offer is subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities. Prof. Scheer, the founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of IDS Scheer AG, and Prof. Pocsay, co-founder...
As an employee of Sybase, I'm always surprised that folks I meet in my daya to day technical job & travels, still only think of Sybase as a Database company. Oh, how wrong you are!
The Gartner Group just listed "9 ways to measure SOA success.” Not to take anything away from Gartner, but theirs is a pretty basic list, if you ask me. Indeed, these nine measurements are really about any successful architecture, using SOA approaches or not, which is fine. However, I...
With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, it is hardly surprising that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength.
4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in November will introduce two new and dedicated tracks - “SOA in the Cloud” and “RIAs in the Cloud” - which will examine how service oriented architecture, AJAX, rich internet applications, enterprise mashups, social media and Web 2....
SYS-CON Events announced today that Maxworks to exhibit at the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Maxworks is a leading opensource SOA Solutions Provider. Maxworks combines Java...


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