Enterprise service bus (ESB) is one of those hot industry trends that is promoted as a cure all for integration ills. Brenda Michelson, of the Patricia Seybold Group, just published a free article, "Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Framework: Criteria for Selecting an Enterprise Service Bus as an Integration Backbone," that sheds ample light on the topic.
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This week, the Dept. of Justice released the national sex offender public registry, a compilation of sex offender registries from various states.
Earlier today I blogged about Yahoo's new research chief, and while I'm on the subject of Yahoo, I will register some complaints. I use several Web e-mail systems, including Yahoo Mail.
Recently I interviewed , Dianah Neff, the CIO of Philadelphia who is at the center of her city's push to bring Wi-Fi to the masses over the objections of the local phone and cable companies. States are passing laws to restrict government telecom projects just as fast as cities and towns gear up for municipal Wi-Fi.
The arms race for scientists with expertise in various areas of search, data mining and data analysis is in full flower, as in the tug of war between Google and Microsoft over the services of Kai Fu Lee. Meanwhile, Yahoo is making a major investment from its nearly $500 million annual engineering spend to build out its own world-class research group.
In Nick Gall's OSCON keynote this morning, he pointed out the common features of TCP/IP and shipping containers. He claims that software architectures have failed to sustain the open source ideal of "freedom to change.
David Berlind: Based on my conversation with VIA's Chipset Platform Group marketing Manager Keith Kowal, VIA is not a processor company that can so easily be chalked off the way Transmeta buckled earlier this year.
The latest craze among the search/shopping/mapping/community etc. portals is look-alike personalized pages.
Nat Torkington interviewed Sun President Jonathan Schwartz at OSCON this morning. Nat didn't pull many punches, but Jonathan held his own.
I absolutely agree with David Berlind regarding the importance of low-power servers. [How a chill-pill for your server room improves your bottom line] What I don't understand, however, (and haven't for quite a long time) is why the power consumption issue is getting attention now that Intel is talking about its next-gen low-power offerings.