On June 28th, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "Outsourcing: Sorting Out The Hype, Reality, Risks And Benefits." Mark Boslet, a writer for Dow Jones, was the moderator.
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Prior to the Churchill Club event, "Outsourcing: Sorting Out The Hype, Reality, Risks And Benefits," I interviewed Vivek Paul, vice chairman of Wipro Limited and President of Wipro Technologies. The 15-minute interview is available as an MP3 that can be downloaded or,if you’re already subscribed to ZDNet’s IT Matters series of audio podcasts, it will show up on your system or MP3 player automatically (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in).
While covering JavaOne I was talking to Sun chief technology evangelist Simon Phipps about all the recent rapprochement among the industry titans. He aptly described the trends as a settling of old scores.
OK, this is my last JavaOne post. I hope. Who were the front-runners and who were the also rans?
Yesterday, as a part of our ongoing coverage of JavaOne, I opined that this year's annual Java lovefest could turn out to be the last stand for NetBeans. As I described in that blog, NetBeans is an integrated development environment (one that embodies the write once run anywhere religion of Java) that's currently losing in an important popularity war against its rival IDE Eclipse.
In a story today, News.com's Matt Hines reports on whether, or when, SAP will jump into the hosted/on-demand/SaaS applications business a la salesforce.
If you were a member of the press and a pre-registered attendee to JavaOne, you would have, in the weeks preceding the annual Java lovefest, had the dubious honor of a flood of e-mails from the public relations folks who represent the many members of the Java ecosystem. This is not unusual in the weeks leading up to some big event.
A JavaOne panel with some of the smartest people orbiting Sun provided some insight into where Java, porgramming models, Google and man-machine relationships are heading. Guy Steele, a Sun Fellow and a key participant in Java's creation, talked about his latest language project, Fortress, which he described as "doing for Fortran what Java did for C.
One thing I learned working for government is that if you don't solve your own problems, the legislature will do it for you--and you probably won't like the results. So it was with Sarbanes-Oxley and, perhaps, now with a data privacy and security.
Updated 12:10 PM 7/1/05. Tim O'Reilly spoke today at Where 2.