For many years SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture--building composite applications by assembling components from multiple sources within and beyond an enterprise) and its antecedents have been the province of the developer priesthood. Mere mortals, lacking programming skills, have not been privy to arcane, powerful secrets of SOA codes.
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VOIP giant Vonage reported its fourth quarter results and analysts are teeing off on the company. Vonage is still churning a good chunk of customers, spending too much on marketing and serving up a disappointing outlook.
SAP renewed CEO Henning Kagermann contract for 17 months. Now all the speculation about his successor can die down...
It's avian flu season and that means you're going to hear a lot about how the Internet will collapse, how a pandemic may be emerging and how businesses will struggle. What's needed is a heavy dose of perspective.
Notable headlines: U.S. servers slurp more power than Mississippi.
The SAP CEO succession mystery may be coming to an end. The rumor is that current CEO Henning Kagermann, who's contract expires at the end of this year, will announce later this month his plan to vacate the position and announce a replacement.
Apple's Mac market share will take a hit in March due to the launch of Vista. That in turn will raise questions about Apple's halo effect strategy, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Red Hat plans to squeeze VMware on pricing as it bundles virtualization technology with its operating system. That's the biggest takeaway from Scott Crenshaw, General Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Nova Spivack of Radar Networks maps out his view of the evolution of the Web over the next 25 years. Nova said he isn't sure about exact dates or technologies on the top end of the map, but his view of ten-year blocks to fully evolve each phase is realistic.