While it may be one of the oldest buzzwords in the book, convergence is very much on the minds of Sun executives here at JavaOne 2007, particularly as both Microsoft and Adobe are gunning and gunning hard for one of Sun's most competitive strongholds: that of Java in the market of cross-platform runtime environments.
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To kick off Startup Camp yesterday, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz delivered a short opening keynote that we captured on video tape where he talked about the greenfield opportunities that startups have to make technology into a competitive weapon.
Today, Zimbra announced that it will be forging a strategic relationship with America's second largest ISP: Comcast. Although the companies aren't yet releasing many details about the fruit the partnership should one day bear, it's clear that based on the services Zimbra has to offer in the area of browser-based e-mail, group calendaring, and document collaboration, Comcast is ready to take a serious Web 2.
If there are two primary objections from the thick client camp when it comes to Web-based applications, then those two are lack of features and the so-called off-line problem (what some refer to as the "airplane problem"). If you need access to a Web server to retrieve Web forms (blank documents, spreadsheets, etc.
What follows is a tale of my effort to get back in shape and the wireless fitness gear that I purchased to help me get there. continued below....
If you've followed anything that I've written in the last few weeks, then you'd know that for the business I run on the side, I've got Google's Gmail set up to be the SMTP e-mail server that services the company's e-mail domain. In other words, when we exchange e-mail with other people, they don't see someperson@gmail.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have spent a lot of my time writing about Google Apps as though it could be a replacement for Microsoft Office. I still believe that for many companies and users, it either is, will be, or can be such a replacement.
Since first hearing about how Sun's Francois Orsini had used Apache Derby (a.k.
The states of Connecticut and California are considering legislation that essentially deputizes comptuer technicians into joining war against child abuse and pornography. According to an Associated Press report:Computer technicians would be obligated to report child abuse just like doctors, teachers and others who work closely with children, under measures being considered by lawmakers in two states....
Consistent with CEO Benioff's opinion of Microsoft, Salesforce.com to launch mail plug-in for Thunderbird
I'm not sure whether it's just that I lucked into the news scoop or that some forward thinking when it comes to information technology ended up in some connected dots that might not have otherwise been connected. Over the last two weeks, for the events company that I run on the side (Mass Events Labs), my partner and I decided to purchase two more "seats" ("seats" sometimes takes the place of "licenses" when comparing on-demand subscriptions to shrink-wrapped software) of Salesforce.