Putting two and two together wasn't very difficult. IBM has practically been joined with Sun at the hip in applying a full court press on the recently OASIS "ratified" (OASIS isn't really a standards body) XML-based Open Document Format for saving files produced by productivity applications such as word processors and spreadsheets.
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Updated 09/20/05 7:45 pm PST: It never rains in Southern California, except today. No matter.
Today could mark a resurgence of the tough, feisty, quick-footed Microsoft.
Over the past five years, the number of student's majoring in CS has declined precipitously. Data suggests that this is an overreaction and that CS is still a fine career choice.
The maturation of ESBs is a topic worth boning up on and tracking closely, from all the angles.
This past weekend Stanford University hosted the Accelerating Change 2005 conference, bringing together visionaries, academics, and forward-thinking executives to share thoughts on Artificial intelligence (AI)—in the broadest sense of the word—and Intelligence amplification (IA), which, according to the conference Website, "empowers human beings and their social, political, and economic environments.
Barely minutes pass after I first pressed the publish button on my Google PC blog and InfoWorld has a story on the European-based VodaPhone introducing a VodaPhone PC with 3G networking technology built-in. Verizon Wireless, a US-based joint venture between VodaPhone and Verizon is expected to follow suit this Monday.
In writing Now's the time for the network computer, my colleague and fellow blogger Dana Gardner has it all wrong. OK, maybe half wrong.
Larry Ellison, the swashbuckling buccaneer and yachtsman of the consolidating enterprise software industry, left it to his chief lieutenant and deal maker Charles Phillips to kick off Oracle Open World at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. One of high-tech Oracle/BMW racing yachts--Ellison's preferred sailing vessel--spanned the floor at the Moscone North entrance to the keynotes.
For Microsoft, SOA is a means to Windows everywhere, and not an ends unto itself.