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BEA's Aqualogic move. Bold enough? Or is there more?

Almost one week has passed since BEA revealed its intentions to become the Switzerland of Services Oriented Architectures (SOAs).  And, as with the Apple/Intel announcement, it usually takes about that long for news to sink in and for the dots between several takes on such deals to be connected.

June 14, 2005 by David Berlind


What's next for enterprise software

I'm at the Enterprise Ventures 2005 conference in Redwood City, where dozens of enterprise software startups pitch their companies to venture capitalists, interspersed with panels on topics, such as "The Future Yet Unseen: What's Next for Enterprise Software."The panel about the unseen future of enterprise software didn't shed much light on what's next.

June 14, 2005 by Dan Farber


GPS for your own good

Last year, a UK insurance company tested a "pay as you drive" insurance system that uses a GPS receiver package to track exactly what distance a car is driven and set each month's premium accordingly. It's a sensible idea: If you leave your car in the garage for a month, there's no reason why you should be charged the same as someone who drove 500 miles over the same period.

June 14, 2005 by Ed Gottsman


Staying out of the news

It seems like every week now there's a story about another company losing control of digital identity data. The problem, of course, is that when your identity data is lost by some company, the chances that your identity will be stolen go up.

June 13, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Weighing options when going the open source J2EE route

In my last blog entry, triggered by a correction request from a member of ObjectWeb's executive committee, I descended into the netherworld of open source Java -- a world that few people understand and even fewer know what to do about should they be considering J2EE as the basis for all or part of their software infrastructure.

June 13, 2005 by David Berlind


ObjectWeb exec: JBOSS engaging in deception (actually, not)

In response to one of my blogs/podcasts regarding IBM's acquisition of open source J2EE provider Gluecode, executive committee member François Letellier has not only asked for a clarification, but has taken a jab at JBOSS CEO Marc Fluery's communication style.

June 13, 2005 by David Berlind

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