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.
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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.
If you had to pick one item that can make the difference between night and day when it comes to recording a podcast, that item would be the microphone. I say this while fully acknowledging that there are some podcasters that prefer night while others prefer day.
I was chatting with Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText at Software 2006 yesterday, checking out his company's new Miki--what he calls the first mobile wiki--on his Nokia N90 phone. It's wikis 'to go,' optimized for any mobile Web browser and users collaborating on projects anytime, anywhere.
During a break at Software 2006, I caught up with Bruce Richardson [below], chief research officer at AMR Research. He cuts through the noise when it comes to enterprise software.
In the Wall Street Journal Online, Nick Wingfield writes the story that has routinely been written over the years -- Mac's Moment: Apple has its best chance in years to make a dent in the business market. This is pure bologna.
The McKinsey & Company and Sand Hill Group Software Buyer Survey released at Software 2006 has some interesting data on software buying plans and trends. The survey is based on responses from 100 senior IT executives.
M.R. Rangaswami started off Software 2006 outlining three major themes for the event at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
From the company that brought you the rootkit debacle (Sony) comes news that it's latest incarnation of the electronic book -- the PRS-500 Portable Reader -- will be available for sale at Borders Bookstores. Proprietary C.