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The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Inspiring Change. As one of Europe’s leading cloud companies iomart has long championed the employment possibilities that working in the field of technology offers to women. Sadly current statistics show that our industry is still ...
A surprisingly low success rate for private cloud deployments leads one to wonder what's really holding them back. Vanessa Alvarez provides insight on the technological and cultural obstacles facing enterprises today. Even with all the hype surrounding Cloud Computing, a recent Forre...
In a recent interview with CloudNOW, Lauren States, Vice President, Cloud Computing at IBM and a member of the CloudNOW advisory board, offers her insight into the top cloud-related trends and challenges facing organizations. Very few organizations have the insight that comes from lon...
The move to cloud is far more than an IT delivery model adjustment. It really presents a unique opportunity to get IT -- and the business of IT -- right at the highest levels. VMware Co-President Carl Eschenbach demonstrated that impact through testimonials on how cloud computing and ...
The EU-funded VISION Cloud initiative, led by IBM, has been launched and is focused on creating a metadata format that will enable users' data to be interoperable among Cloud service providers. This is potentially a huge development for all business, but especially small businesses, wh...
Beijing's architecture seems to be a sort of cross between Washington, DC and Dallas. Its climate can roughly be compared with that of Chicago (so it is rough), and its infamous air quality can be fairly compared to that of a Lucky Strike. But it was a crisp and fairly clear morning wh...
The mobile web's momentum continues unabated with Google's acquisition of AdMob and Apple's Shocking Numbers for iPhone app usage. The whole thing is reminiscent of the introduction of the IBM PC back in 1981(?). Brief memory lane diversion: I sold my first PC system in 1982 and it ran...
HBD Ventue Capital--the HBD really does stand for Here Be Dragons--ventures across the globe seeking the most innovative companies in which to invest. In this exclusive interview, company CEO Julia Long discusses what makes the company tick and why she looks beyond the horizon for oppo...
The United States and other wealthy countries are hypocritical in the way they view trade policy, according to leading economist Ha-Joon Chang.
Web Services Journal recently interviewed Theo Beack, Software AG's new Chief SOA Architect. Beack will be heading a new SOA Competency Center, to be based in the Washington, DC area. The Center will draw on the company's 30 years of global experience in developing sophisticated custom...
Swainson: 'Let's start by defining 'on demand.' First, on demand reflects what our customers are doing with their businesses - streamlining their business processes to make them more flexible and adaptive to new markets and opportunities. They use information technology as a tool to in...
Who Is David Litwack? Litwack is responsible for the development and advancement of Novell's secure Web services strategy, a position he assumed in July 2002 following Novell's acquisition of SilverStream Software, a company for which he'd served as president and CEO since 1997. He is ...
In the interview, conducted by Ivan Pedruzzi, Stylus Studio Senior Product Architect, and editor The Stylus Scoop, Dr. Kay provides an update on the exciting work being undertaken at the W3C on emerging XML technologies including XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, XQuery 1.0, and he shares his insig...
With brands sold in 180 markets around the world, British American Tobacco, the world's most international tobacco company, was looking for a way to access and analyze data to improve supply-chain performance. The IT department was charged with finding a new approach that would provide...
Let's start with a high-level overview of WS-I and, if you can, highlight key members, new members, and what your broad mission statement is.
Web services are moving from the latest buzzword to a mature and accepted technology. Mainstream companies such as Eastman Chemical, Wells Fargo, and NEC have begun deploying significant Web Services-Based Integration (WSBI) projects.
Service discovery and identification is a critical piece of the overall Web services puzzle. Existing service architectures, such as CORBA, JINI, and ebXML, have all devoted significant effort towards making service discovery available and comprehensive. If Web services is to become a ...
This month WSJ focuses on P2P architectures and grid computing, two topics that are gaining momentum in our industry. Over the past year or so I've read many excellent articles and books on these topics. However, getting a handle on what P2P and the grid are can be a challenge as imple...
Web Services Journal recently caught up with Steve Benfield, chief technology officer of SilverStream Software, for a quick look at SilverStream's new Web services environment, SilverStream eXtend.
Having been endorsed by virtually every technology vendor on the planet, Web services are now evolving from 'feature' to 'fabric.' They are moving from the latest buzzword (hot new feature) to a mature and accepted technology (fabric of the technology landscape). The hype is fading; it...
Chris Hoofnagle, legislative counsel for EPIC, spoke exclusively to WSJ-IN, with more background on EPIC's efforts to ensure consumer privacy online. WSJ: Have you had any response from the states' attorneys general or the FTC? Chris Hoofnagle, EPIC: No, and we wouldn't expect to. T...


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