Content tagged with Services Oriented
posted in September 2008
SOA Applications In Virtual Machines? Experience Matters
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
Not everybody remembers a little outfit called Wily Technology. It was a Silicon Valley startup that caught my eye because it did something that made eminent common sense: it watched a running Java application the way an end user would experience it on the Internet. In January 2006, CA acquired the eight-year-old company for $390 million.
Apple Tweaks App Store Policies
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The company is hoping to stop shady developers from propping up their applications with fake reviews, as well as keep users who haven't tried it from posting negative reviews.
PG&E Finds Middle Path Between Oracle, SAP Products
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
When it came to business process management, the power company needed a bridge between its reliance on Oracle databases and SAP applications.
Oracle Teams With HP On Database Hardware
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Oracle in tandem with HP is bringing out its first hardware product, a database machine, which Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says is suitable for high end, high performance data warehouses.
Oracle, Intel To Accelerate Cloud Computing
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
The companies are looking to connect private clouds to those of partners or third-party companies offering storage, server capacity, middleware, and other services.
Dell, EMC Offer Pre-Configured Oracle Data Warehouse
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
The initiative reflects the emerging interest among BI customers in data warehouse appliances that deliver high-speed data mining.
IBM's Hints At Leaving Some Tech Standards Bodies
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
The policy change is seen by experts as the fallout over the adoption of Microsoft's Open XML document format as an international standard.
Oracle Extends WebLogic Application Server To Run On Grid
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
As part of its Fusion line of middleware, Oracle will try to make it easier to develop applications for such grids by adding new capabilities to its JDeveloper toolset.
Oracle To Sync With Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Oracle's overall cloud plans include investing $3 billion on integration this year across 20,000 developers with access to 30,000 servers.
Windows For Supercomputers Inches Toward Release
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Microsoft announced Windows HPC Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing and will be generally available soon.
Operational Performance: What Sets Best-In-Class Companies Apart?
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Are your daily decisions based on fact? A new report by Aberdeen Group finds that best-in-class companies succeed by finding the right key performance metrics and tying day-to-day decisions to larger corporate goals.
Web 2.0 Expo: Zoho To Launch App Store, Support For Offline E-Mail
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
Developers will keep 100% of revenue from app sales, while Zoho will make its money by charging users to host large instantiations of the apps.
Interop: Cloud Computing Faces Many Management Challenges
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
One of the main things many cloud computing vendors lack today is a sense of visibility into the infrastructure running the cloud, say a sampling of Interop attendees.
Citrix XenServer 5.0 Upgrades For High Availability, Cloud Computing
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
The latest version contains 130 new features for high availability, performance, and ease of use, including disaster-recovery features for a failed virtual machine.
Interop: Oracle Predicts Cloud Confusion To Continue
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
In a young market, there is also confusion being sown by companies that aren't committing entirely to Internet-based computing, including Microsoft, an Oracle exec suggests.
IW500: Merrill Lynch, KeyBank Execs Keen On 'Visualization' Software
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
Both banks use software from iRise, which reduced the average time it takes financial advisers to open a new client account from 32 minutes to six minutes.
Interop: Capitalizing On Web 2.0 With Wikis, Social Networking
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
New online tools make it easier for conference attendees in N.Y. to exchange ideas and opinions about IT issues and the conference itself.
Tech Spending Will Be Weaker In 2009 Than Predicted
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The good news is that tech spending will be better than expected this year. The bad news is that next year things will be worse, said Forrester Research.
IW500: Harrah's Places Its Bet On IT
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The $10.8 billion resort and gaming company outlines ways to grow by providing new services, during a discussion at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
Cloud Computing Adoption Grows Despite Concerns
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
Online-powered storage and applications were generally favored by nearly 77% of people between the ages of 18 and 29, according to a new Pew Internet survey sample.
Q&A: Gartner's Roy Schulte on Choosing BI, BAM or CEP
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
Event processing looks like the next big thing in IT, but Gartner analyst Roy Schulte says it comes in three varieties: low-latency BI dashboards, lower-latency Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), and ultra-low-latency complex event processing. Here's how to spot candidate apps, pick the right technology, and start with the right architecture.
User-Generated Content Gets Easier For Gamers
News  |  9/11/2008  | 
Interactive environments from EA's Spore, Second Life, Microsoft's Popfly, and Minor Studios' Atmosphir are helping non-technical types build and engage with other players.
InformationWeek 500: Flextronics Parlays SOA Into Happier Customers
Features  |  9/10/2008  | 
Electronics manufacturer leverages service-oriented architecture into a higher level of customer service.
Standards Deviant No More? Microsoft Embracing Protocols And Partnerships
News  |  9/10/2008  | 
The software developer's participation in OMG and Web services alliances with IBM and EMC, announced Wednesday, are the latest signs Redmond is opening up.
Google Offers Web Searchers, Chrome Users More Privacy
News  |  9/9/2008  | 
The previous 18-month retention policy has been whittled down to address regulatory concerns.
InformationWeek 500: SOA Lets Unum Simplify The Customer Experience
Features  |  9/9/2008  | 
Simply Unum will make it easier for Unum to introduce new benefits products and services.
InformationWeek 500: IT Is At The Heart Of National Semiconductor's Business
Features  |  9/9/2008  | 
Innovation in service-oriented architecture and collaboration lands the electronics company at the top of the InformationWeek 500.
InformationWeek 500: Fiserv Banks On Facebook App To Lure Younger Customers
Features  |  9/9/2008  | 
MyMoney is geared toward credit unions seeking to cater to younger, Internet-savvy customers who are unlikely to walk into a brick-and-mortar branch.
Stealthy BlueStripe Concentrates On Managing Apps In VMs
News  |  9/8/2008  | 
The company's FactFinder product will initially work with applications in virtual machines generated by VMware's ESX Server and with Citrix Systems XenServer.
Microsoft Ships Update For Dynamics CRM Online
News  |  9/8/2008  | 
The service pack gives users new tools for measuring ROI on Web marketing campaigns and key word purchases.
Microsoft Upgrades Name As Well Features Of BizTalk
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
With the release of BizTalk 2009, Microsoft will commit itself to a cycle of upgrading the software on a two-year basis, a cycle that has been somewhat unpredictable.
Google Chrome Reflects A Desktop In Decline
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
After 10 years as a company, Google is making the Chrome browser key to the coming of age of cloud computing, or software as a service.
Special Report: Business Intelligence Gets Smart
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
From desktop integration and BI services to smart applications and SaaS offerings, here are the trends top companies are incorporating in their BI initiatives, and what you can learn from them.
Red Hat Acquires Virtualization Pioneer For $107 Million
News  |  9/4/2008  | 
The addition of Qumranet and its KVM hypervisor will give Red Hat Enterprise Linux a chance to play an expanded role in enterprise virtualization.
Google Fixes Chrome's End User Terms Of Service
News  |  9/4/2008  | 
The old Terms of Service agreement was seen by many in the Internet community as Google being evil by asserting ownership over its users' work.
Google Chrome Faces Long Road To Enterprise Adoption
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
IT admins want to be aware of Chrome because it could infiltrate companies the way instant messaging did, through users determined to use the software they like, without IT approval.
Oracle Makes Its Seventh Acquisition Of 2008
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
The acquisition of startup ClearApp is directly tied to Oracle's BEA Systems business.
Appirio Tackles Custom Cloud App Development, Sync
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
Appirio is taking aim at companies ready to migrate systems to the cloud but unsure how to do so with a new suite consulting and custom development services.
Microsoft Jumps On Virtualization Launch Event With 'App-V' Release
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
Fending off rivals VMware and Citrix, Microsoft is opening up a number of new licensing schemes for client virtualization, including offering App-V to the hosting community.
Oracle To Buy ClearApp
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
ClearApp software is expected to extend Oracle's application management product, Enterprise Manager, to provide visibility of transactions across application components within service-oriented architectures.

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