CA Brings Sub-Capacity Pricing to Low-MIPS, Emulated Mainframes

Mainframe emulation systems are often used in production settings, too—depending on the needs of customers

Reader Feedback: Management's Web-Services Push Meets IT Resistance

Many IT pros remain skeptical about service-enablement, but—as a growing number are finding out—they don’t have a choice in the matter

SOA: A Reality Check from IT Pros

Up to now, service enablement has largely been the baby of C-level executives and line-of-business managers. Many IT professionals see the promise of the technology, but warn that the reality is several years away.

Business Rules a Tough Sell to Veteran IT Pros

Some suggest that BRM is just a crazy notion in a technology utopia

India Shines in CA’s $1 Million Programming Challenge

CA put up $1 million in prizes to encourage developers to program for its open-source Ingres R/3 database

IT Under Siege from Business Rules Management

BRM proponents want to do away with tasks many IT pros take for granted

Rx for Software Quality Woes: Testing, Testing, and More Testing

Companies that implement a centralized software-testing program report higher quality levels than companies that don’t

Trends: End-User Application Development using Business Rules

The business rules approach is gaining ground—and has proven successful in the most unlikely of environments: long-time mainframe shops.

Offshore Outsourcing: Success and Savings Still Elusive

Despite unimpressive results, offshore outsourcing market is growing rapidly. Even so, plenty of offshore adopters could bring it all back home again

Careers: Combating Business-Process Change Overload

Compromise may be possible—even within the most control-oriented of corporate cultures

Sun Outlines Open-Source Plans

A new software license gives OpenSolaris a good foundation—even if Sun hasn’t worked out all the legalities of porting CDDL code to Linux

Lotusphere 2005: Notes, Domino, and Workplace Take Center Stage

Long-time Notes and Domino customers regard Workplace with suspicion—and IBM is still having trouble positioning the relationship between the two platforms

CICS: The Old Workhorse Keeps on Kicking

Big Blue’s durable workhorse still has plenty of kick left in it. And customers, for that matter, are increasingly willing to deploy it in support of new workloads

Compuware Tool Tackles J2EE Application Performance, Availability Issues

Compuware’s Vantage Analyzer lets customers identify and isolate J2EE performance problems—including troublesome memory leaks

Microsoft: Big Things in Store in 2005

An updated SQL Server ("Yukon") and Visual Studio, plus a new edition of Windows Server 2003 are among the highlights from the software giant

IBM and BEA Court Enterprise Developers

Vendors tout new products and services designed to appeal to their bread-and-butter application server constituencies—enterprise developers

SOAs: Too Good to Be True?

The service-oriented architecture vision in practice may not be quite the slam dunk it looks like on paper

Q&A: Strategies for Automating Software Development

Programming automation gives developers more freedom to do their jobs

Q&A: Agile Software Development Maximizes Project Rewards

Using existing development methods, companies end up with software that doesn’t do what they need it to do. Agile software development offers a new mindset and approach to building applications that succeed.

Case Study: A Fresh Perspective on Application Performance

Call-services specialist Rockwell tapped an outside QA specialist to nip potential application performance issues in the bud. It’s a growing trend.