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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
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Speaking at Software 2006, Simon Witts, corporate vice president of the enterprise and partner group at Microsoft, went through Microsoft's enterprise software and platform strategy and mentioned Office 14. Maybe it's been bandied about, but I hadn't heard about '14.
Although there are a lot of vice presidents, CTOs, and director-level (like BEA's Eric Stahl) tech execs from big IT companies blogging these days, there still aren't too many chief executives or presidents willing to mix it up the way Sun president Jonathan Schwartz first started doing. Of course there's always JBoss CEO Marc Fleury who never minces words and Cape Clear CEO Annrai O'Toole.
Before I disappeared for back surgery, I made note of a blog written by Cape Clear CEO Annrai O'Toole that raked BEA over the coals for acquiring BPM solution provider Fuego. Wrote O'Toole: When BEA bought Plumtree several months ago, a lot of people in the industry said ‘Huh?...
I took some photos during Software 2006 of some of the speakers, the nice parking lot at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and of Velocity Circus (below), who performed at the event dinner last night.
Referring to a recent BusinessWeek story (see An Open-Source Lightning Rod: Marc Fleury has taken JBoss to the top, but he has alienated many along the way), JBoss CEO Marc Fleury has issued a return volley with way too many priceless prose to list. But here are some of the highlights: One of the advantages of achieving a little notoriety is that you get to spend time telling young journalists about what a “bad boy” you are.
Enough said: As the image uploaded by heavylift shows, the war is over, or has just begun...
BEA senior director of investor relations Eric Stahl writes: The battle for the SOA platform is well underway. Today IBM announced a variety of new SOA products and services.
SAP executive board member and product & technology head Shai Agassi gave the NetWeaver pitch to the Software 2006 crowd this morning, and dropped some hints about solutions for small business that he said could be set up in one minute. Agassi was quick to point out the SAP's enterprise application license revenue share compared to it closest competitors.
Like most companies today, Symantec is figuring out how become a Web 2.0 company.