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Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

SOA, BPM, CEP: Getting IT Budget in a Tight Economy

You're in a squeeze. How things ultimately shake out is not relevant right now, because you need to act right now. Work still needs to get done, systems need to stay running, and you must continue to keep pace with your competitors. The analysts are projecting enterprise IT spending in 2009 to range from minimal growth to declines. Yet companies should "not wait for signs of a return to growth to begin planning for business growth," according to Gartner analysts at a recent symposium. "Unlike the (days of the) post-dot.com era-where IT was perceived as wasteful-organisztions no... (more)

Cloud Computing "Front and Center" at BSA CTO Forum

The promise of Cloud Computing government is real. Recognizing this, the Washington, DC-based Business Software Alliance focused its recent CTO Forum on Cloud Computing and its challenges in becoming more integrated into government IT. The forum has been held annually for the past several years, and this year included CIOs and CTOs of several key IT companies (including IBM, CA Technologies, Dell, Symantec, Microsoft, and Sybase), as well as two US senators who "get" IT and are proponents for its effective use in government, Sen.Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Main... (more)

The Open Group Publishes SOA Concepts in Cloud Era

"Web Services and SOA cool, Cloud Computing cooler," in the words of a Cloud vendor I recently met with for a quick after-work chat. His point is not only that Cloud Computing is where it's at today, but that it is partially built on the foundation of Web Services and SOA that've been constructed over the past 10 years. To this end, the Open Group recently published its SOA ontology, in which it lays out concepts, definitions, recommendations, and approved standards. This group--led by HP and IBM and stitched together from previous organizations in the 90s to promote Unix in lig... (more)

Should RIM BlackBerries Be Rented?

So I was sitting under the hot lights at SYS-CON Media’s headquarters in Montvale, NJ recently, trying to mind my own business but expecting to get hit with some sort of surprise question by my SYS-CON.TV colleague Jeremy Geelan. Jeremy, who serves as Publishing Director of SYS-CON, brings a wealth of journalistic and technological experience to the game, backed by the sort of elocution one would expect from a former BBC producer. And as a European, he often speaks from a viewpoint that, simply, can seemingly be designed to rub a solid U.S. citizen the wrong way. He also likes to... (more)