In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products with TIBCO Software, IONA Technologies, and webMethods. Industry rumors indicate that HP is trying to acquire an EAI vendor to complete its push towards a complete application server product. Who will it be?
as including EAI, IAI, B2Bi, and A2A applications) has become a confusing mass of vendor mergers, acquisitions, name changes, strategic direction changes, marketing message changes, and more. A customer evaluating these types of technologies is strongly advised to first decide exactly what functionality is required to solve the current business problem(s) and then require the vendors under consideration for technology selection to speak directly to those issues. This should help to cut down on the level