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Is the Oracle/Peoplesoft battle stressing people out? Well, it's not helping, says a Bay Area stress management expert. 'People are having to live with the uncertainty of 'will I have a job tomorrow,' or on a larger scale, 'will the company be here tomorrow?',' says Lucy Yaldezian, who...
Roger Strukhoff, SYS-CON Media West Coast Bureau Chief, reports on a multi-pronged tsunami relief effort was outlined and discussed early this morning at the 11th Annual WCA International Symposium and Business Expo (www.wcai.com) in San Jose, California.
Caucho Technologies has passed J2EE compatibility testing, and as a result has become an J2EE licensee.
JBoss has made strides advancing open source solutions as viable choices for enterprises. Its JBoss Application Server, BZ Research announced, is the preferred Java platform, besting IBM, Oracle, and BEA.
Distancing itself ever further from arch-rival Microsoft, whose CEO Bill Gates tried during his keynote at CES 2005 to liken open source software development to a kind of modern-day communism, IBM will today be giving away rights - so it is announcing - to 500 of its software patents.
Jonathan Schwartz in July delivered what must be a leading candidate or the title of 'i-technology quote of 2004' - but who has even better suggestions?
Did the geek-fest just finished in Las Vegas, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005, herald the return of technology and the beginning of the 'post-PC' world?
John Swainson, the former IBM Software exec now running Computer Associates, has been replaced with Michael Borman. Swainson ran WebSphere until last spring when a reorganization made him head of IBM Software sales, the job Borman has now inherited. The software division brings in abo...
'If you have not looked into Spring yet, it is time.' That's Rick Hightower's New Year's advice. 'As Rod Johnson once put it: Spring puts the OO back in J2EE development,' he continues. What makes Spring different than the other frameworks and containers, Hightower explains, is that Sp...
'As we enter the new year, you should expect 2005 to be one in which we place an ever heightening focus on our dialog with the community, and the developer community in particular,' writes Sun's president and COO, Jonathan Schwartz, in his first blog entry of the new year. 'One communi...
Oracle, which has been counting PeopleSoft revenues as its own since December 29, took control of PeopleSoft two days before the end of 2004 and immediately started cleaning house, beginning with PeopleSoft's top managers. Oracle expects the deal to close by January 18 and is promising...
Zend Technologies Inc, the keeper of PHP, a constituent of LAMP, the multi-headed god of open source, is taking on J2EE, one of the last remaining places where Sun still shines, seeking to replace it. Zend claims to offer greater programmer productivity and to create programs that run ...
Hewlett-Packard said it would marshall its resources to develop more offerings aimed at consumer entertainment. Carly Fiorina is scheduled to provide details at the annual CES in Las Vegas, on Friday.
Yesterday at CES 2005 in Las Vegas Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect at Microsoft, and Judy McGrath, CEO and chairman of MTV Networks, addressed conference attendees. Gates was talking at CES for the seventh successive year.
Sun has just released an outline of improvements to NetBeans 4.1, which is expected to debut in April.
The latest advancement in IP telephony, which offers free Web-based phone service, is a cordless handset that offers the benefits and features found in traditional cordless phones.
Instead of the 40 hours or so of video storage offered by a standard 80 GB hard disk in a Tivo-type digital video recorder, Hitachi is going to help manufacturers offer consumers half a terabyte of storage. That's more than 500 billion bits of data.
Having written about Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) programming for almost five years now, I've been frustrated by the slow adoption of the J2ME platform, as have many of the early devotees. Those of us who saw Sun demonstrate Java running on Palm OS back in 1999 were hoping that the wire...
Samsung introduced a number of feature-rich mobile phones at CES, which, if rolled out successfully, may close the technology gap between Korea and the US.
Four Moscow-based security experts with Kaspersky Labs have reported that the number of new entries to its malware database jumped by more than 30 in 2004 - with the two record holders for damage caused being Mydoom.a (February) and Sasser.a (May).
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - whose watchword is 'We believe that the world's toughest problems can be solved - if we work together' - is giving $3M to help those struck by the natural disaster that's wreaked such havoc in South Asia. Amazon.com has helped channel even more, $3...
Fed up with phishing? Then the UK company Netcraft, famous for its real-time data on the Web sites of the world, has a new toolbar that may be just what you need.
The Avalon Project Management Committee formally announced the end of Apache Avalon.
China announced it is the first country to implement a large network using IPv6. This next-generation Internet protocol can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second. China says it has achieved speeds of 40GB per second, a world record.
'I had the weirdest dream last night,' wrote Scott McNealy in a seasonally satirical piece which has been doing the rounds of the Internet since it was published on December 23. The 'dream' featured a cast of the i-Technology's world's great and good, including Bill Gates, Larry Elliso...
According to a document just filed with the SEC, the founder of PeopleSoft - David Duffield, who stepped in as CEO when Craig Conway was suddenly fired by the PeopleSoft board - is no longer with the company. He resigned last week as CEO, chairman, and director in the wake of Oracle's ...
'This transaction is an exciting opportunity that will give us increased depth in key sectors, geographies and markets, and an increased ability to seize revenue opportunities,' said Gene Hall, Gartner Inc's chief executive, in a statement accompanying the news that Gartner has agreed ...
'The acquisition is about market expansion, innovative technology and growth,' Joe Tucci, chief executive of Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based EMC, said in a statement as EMC snapped up network systems management company Smarts Inc, for $260 million. So far recently Tucci has acquired fir...
No sooner had we begun our reader-driven quest for the top twenty software people in the world than - by popular acclaim, as they say - we're going to extend the field to choose from...from forty to over a hundred. Here we bring you a sneak peek at the sixty contenders that we'll be ad...
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final 'cut' to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to twent...
'We think the JCK is the greatest thing since sliced bread,' said Sun's Graham Hamilton last week, referring to the Java technology Compatibility Kit. 'It isn't necessarily perfect, but it's been a great vehicle for driving real compatibility,' he added. He was speaking as Sun released...
SYS-CON Media today announced further details of the upcoming cross-platform technology event, Web Services Edge 2005 East - International Web Services Conference & Expo (www.sys-con.com/edge), to be held in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, February 15-17, 2005. More than 3,000 i...
BEA announced that a beta version of its next-generation WebLogic server, known as Diablo, is available for download, free. BEA is calling this its most significant WebLogic server release ever.
Visual Numerics announced the availability of JMSL Numerical Library Version 3.0 for Java - which it claims is the only 100% Java numerical analysis package on the market.
Sun has announced the availability of Java Studio Enterprise (JSE) 7. This release includes support for UML 2.0, developer collaboration, and an application profiler. Each adds another layer of functionality and performance improvements to make the base IDE offering more compelling.


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