For about 2 years now, server vendors have been flogging the idea that high-performance computing is spreading beyond traditional academic and government environments, and is emerging as a serious option for enterprise IT.
If there’s a constant in this month’s issue, it’s that big-time enterprises are looking for service-oriented architectures to give them the ability to float and sting like Ali.
Gartner analyst Ray Valdes recommends orgs focus on usability and user-centric design from the start of any AJAX project.
As Michigan Electric Transmission Company
prepares to take over its outsourced operations in
May 2007 from service provider Consumers Energy,
customer recordkeeping and better data management
are at the top of the startup’s IT list.
Business rules management technologies, which separate the logic behind a business decision from the mechanics of carrying it out, simplify development and promise business users greater ability to manage changes to business processes.
What do IT organizations have on tap business intelligence-wise in 2006? A whole lot of SQL Server 2005, for starters: With so much pent-up demand, many SQL shops will make the move to Microsoft's next-gen database this year.
Is your company's use of instant messaging secure? Does it meet regulatory requirements?
"New tools for an emerging class of app developers, who will create the B-school policies that drive SOAs, promise to help orgs mediate services and monitor their networks."
As the use of e-mail and instant messaging for business communications has grown, so too has
another problem: storing and managing that content.
Regular readers of Application Development Trends know we cover more of the application scene than development, despite the name. We regularly run articles on apps management, integration, innovation and more. That’s why, starting with next month’s issue, we’ll be operating under a new moniker: Application Trends. We’ll show off our new logo and tell you all about the name change in the January issue.
You can’t say Information Builders
CEO Gerry Cohen doesn’t speak his
mind. You might be tempted to call him
a straight shooter. For example,
even though IBI is sitting on one
of the niftiest data integration
technologies on the market—its
iWay family of connectivity solutions—
Cohen dismisses data integration
as an over-hyped buzz term.
Insight, analysis and stuff for managers