The Application Server War Escalates
Written By: M. Reed
Published On: June 2001
At JavaOne in San Francisco, a battle ensued between BEA Systems CEO Bill Coleman, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. In a truly ugly display of how contentious the application server market has become, they argued over whose product was better, faster, cheaper. The keynote was so rife with charges and countercharges that they had to hold an after-keynote press conference to explain themselves.
Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information
Written By: M. Reed
Published On: February 2001
Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".
Yet Another Crumby Cookie Story
Written By: D. Geller
Published On: August 2000
Take a company with a simple and honest business model but without all of its privacy policies clearly stated and a second company which a gift for hyperbole. Mix well, bake at 350 degrees, and take out the faux cookie disaster story of the week. Serve with crow.
Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 2
Published On: January 2011
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of Dreamforce 2010, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, which has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for enterprise applications market observers. My post concluded that while Dreamforce 2009 was mostly about continued growth of the cloud computing
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
Published On: May 2009
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner.
Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing
Choosing a Key Management Solution
Patrick Townsend Security Solutions
The modern enterprise deploys a variety of server platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. A major barrier to deploying encryption has been the challenge of accessing encryption keys from these widely divergent environments. This paper helps define the key management needs of your enterprise, while defining the elements necessary to reduce the technical challenges and cost of deployment.