Can Microsoft fend off the twin, albeit inter-related, interlopers of open source and an expanding roster of low-cost business services built of open source stacks?
Analyst Dana Gardner examines IT news and trends that impact software strategists to provide insights and outcomes on SOA, app dev, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure and mobile convergence.
Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.
Application service enablers must be in smooth collaboration with the line of business people who are trying to create process efficiencies.
Sun's stock has been trading at below $4 a share for a long time based on the assumption that these Sun visions are experiments and not sure bets.
This impressive standards initiative may well be the first step to establishing a new runtime tier to accommodate SOA.
Balance among differing and sometimes highly complex development approaches is the key.
Sun finally seems to be finding what I consider a far better open source strategy than their hard-to-figure "opening" of their various market-sluggish commercial products to the CDDL license.
Good news for military (or financial) controllers who sit at a desk with a half-dozen PCs when one secure one would do.
Mantel is not going to be replaced well or easily.
At least the purported insidious code-borne access seems to be in the hands of the "good guys."
Sun Microsystems, IBM, and HP, are laying off thousands of engineers in the U.S. and replacing them with others in third-world countries.