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This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)

JackBe Named "Platinum Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Enterprise Mashup / Rich Enterprise Applications technology leader JackBe joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo as "Platinum Sponsor." The world's leading Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 event will take place September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. JackBe is the premier provider of software and services that combine the strengths of AJAX and SOA with reliable, optimized Web connectivity to deliver Enterprise Mashups and Rich Enterprise Applications (REA). The complete JackBe platform enables business unit developers to quickly create desktop-like Web applications and enterprise mashups while still maintaining centralized IT governance, security, and control. JackBe solutions leverage your existing SOA and middleware investments over the complete path from serve... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? At the end of each year, SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, and within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs Versus AJAX o Ruby on Rails o PHP o Facebook Competitors Tim Bray Director of Web Technologies Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the Univers... (more)

Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2

Many of today's (and tomorrow’s) development projects lend themselves nicely to RIA application patterns. Silverlight offers a compelling RIA development experience that works on Linux, the Mac and windows as well as all major browsers. With HD video, vector based graphics and a rich set of controls including DataGrid, Silverlight offers a compelling development experience in nearly any programming language you’d like from C# and VB, to JavaScript and Python. Learn how to use Visual Studio to create applications, how to create UI using XAML markup and code, how to retrieve data from the web, and how to manipulate data with XML and LINQ. This talk uses the 100% free Silverlight runtime and Visual Studio tools. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Brad Abrams is currently... (more)

DataServices World 2008 West: Where Are Data Services Headed?

DataServices World West 2008, being held November 20 in San Jose, California, at the 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo, has a lineup of speakers headlined by Dr Mike Carey (pictured), one of the 50 Most Influential Computer Scientists in the world. The lineup also includes experts from Adobe, Salesforce, Yahoo!, IBM, m2mi, and DataDirect Technologies. "DataServices World is about the confluence of databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise computing and Internet computing," says Ken North, DataServices World 2008 West Conference Chair. Carey, who leads the lineup, is Bren Professor of Information and Computer Science at UC Irvine and the 2005 recipient of the ACM IGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award - the computing equivalent of an Academy Award! Carey, a National Academy of Engineering member, is acknowledged as one of the 50 most i... (more)

More Than 40 Companies to Exhibit at the 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, California. The conference will be colocated with SYS-CON’s 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com). 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will take place on November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel, downtown San Jose, CA. 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will offer a free “Cloud Computing Bootcamp” (http://cloudbootcamp.sys-con.com) on the second day of the conference, Thursday, November 20, 2008. Cloud computing is an opportunity for business to implement low cost, low power and high efficiency systems to deliver scalable infras... (more)

"SOA in the Cloud Expo" 2009 New York Photo Album

SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo, colocated with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, held on June 22-23, 2009, in New York City, featured parallel content-rich tracks reflecting the worldwide adoption of the distributed computing paradigm, in which web services are deployed through specific service-oriented architectures. The two content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions, keynotes, General Sessions, breakout sessions, and industry panels led by exceptional speakers. Enjoy the photo album of the show. More Than 60 Companies Sponsored or Exhibited at Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo West and East (past two events) were sponsored by more than 60 leading global cloud computing technology providers, including: 3Tera, Active Endpoints, AppSense, AppZero, Aria Systems, CA, Inc., Certeon, Cloud.com, Compos... (more)

Stoneware Named “Silver Sponsor” of 4th Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Stoneware, a leader in the area of private cloud computing, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The event is expected to attract over 1,500 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. These solutions help customers and partners change how they organize, architect, engineer and manage their IT supply chain. The company's solutions help customers transform their datacenters, enable cloud computing paradigms, and radically reduce IT costs one application or volume store at a time. Stoneware is a privately held corporation providing innovative software that enables organizations to build their own “private” cloud fo... (more)

Are You Getting Excited About the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara?

Whether you are searching for a Cloud Computing solution for your enterprise or you want to learn about the latest and greatest Cloud Computing technology, The Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, California running from  November 2 until November 4 is for you. http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/general/keynotes1109.htm Keynote speakers include Richard Marcello, President, Systems & Technology, Unisys, Shelton Shugar SVP Cloud Computing, Yahoo!, and Richard Sarwal VP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle. It is rare that you would find a collection of all of the Cloud Computing industry giants in one place, and you definitely would not be able to gather as much information on Cloud Computing from any other single event. Check out the list of exhibitors: http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/general/exhibitors1109.htm. Here are a couple of the sessions that I am l... (more)

Enterprise Architecture Is A Modifier, Not A Noun or Verb

The epiphany occurred the other day while talking to a Department of Defense customer; enterprise architecture (EA) for the sake of doing enterprise architecture is a seemingly valid and important activity, but in retrospect flounders aimlessly in search of respect. We hear it consistently throughout the industry—EA gets no respect.  Organizations, such as IASA and CAEAP have emerged to try to bring clarity and purpose to the role of the enterprise architect and the profession for those less aware of the value and purpose.  Still, EA struggles to be recognized for its strategic importance.  Why is this? Until recently, I was among those who simply, and perhaps naively, believed it was because of the lack of agreement on what EA is and what value it provides.  However, given my epiphany, I would now say that has relatively little cause for the inability of EA to be r... (more)

As Cyber Security Risks Grow, Best Practices Must Keep Pace

Looking back over the past few years, it seems like cyber security and warfare threats are only getting worse. We've had the Stuxnet Worm, the WikiLeaks affair, China-originating attacks against Google and others, and the recent Egypt Internet blackout. But, are cyber security dangers, in fact, getting that much worse? And are perceptions at odds with what is really important in terms of security protection? How can businesses best protect themselves from the next round of risks, especially as cloud computing, mobile, and social media and networking activities increase? How can architecting for security become effective and pervasive? We posed these and other serious questions to a panel of security experts at the recent The Open Group Conference, held in San Diego the week of Feb. 7, to examine the coming cyber security business risks, and ways to head them off. T... (more)