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SDForum: IBM's Mooney on SaaS

IBM's Gerry Mooney was the second of two keynote speakers at SDForum's SaaS (software as a service) conference today. Mooney, the VP of Corporate Strategy at Big Blue, avoided most of the pitch-speak heard throughout the day and instead shared his ideas of the software as a service model and the on-demand era, stating that is the rudest awakening of uncertainty since the Depression.

March 22, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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PC Forum: Is open source a movement or a working model?

Mitchell Baker and Kim Polese joined Esther for a panel on trends in open source. Baker said that the call for a smaller set of licenses is gaining some traction, especially in developing interoperability among the licenses, although the GPL is problematic on that front.

March 22, 2005 by Dan Farber

1 Comment leads the way at software as a service conference

Industry experts, executives, and entrepreneurs gathered in Santa Clara for SDForum's full-day "Software as a Service" event. The sold out conference kicked off with a panel, which included CNET founder Halsey Minor, talking about the practical considerations of the burgeoning model.

March 22, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


The ultimate event database

Brian Dear, founder and CEO of EVDB, debuted a new kind of personalized event database here at PC Forum. Based on a beta demo of the Web-based service, EVDB has all the elements you would look for in a Web 2.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


Building software based on the mathematics of the brain

Palm creator Jeff Hawkins' presentation was a highlight today at PC Forum. He has been trying to decode how the brain works and is now looking to create software based on brain neocortex functions that could be applicable to artificial intelligence and structured data problems, vision, language, robotics and predicting weather and market trends.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


PC Forum: Healthcare and IT clash

The Healthcare panel at PC Forum dealt with the challenges using IT as a cure for what ails the system. Carol Diamond of the Markle Foundation lamented that IT hasn't made it to healthcare.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber