Are the ESB visions touted by IBM, BEA, and others a new spin on an old idea: vendor lock-in?
Big Blue’s Rational Performance Tester for z/OS isn’t a technology in search of a market—it’s a reflection of market demand, IBM officials say
Sometimes the smartest thing an organization can do is pull the plug on an ailing project—regardless of how much time and money it’s invested in it
In spite of IBM’s best efforts, a lot of customers continue to run mission-critical applications on older MVS mainframes
Mainframe emulation systems are often used in production settings, too—depending on the needs of customers
Some enthusiasts tout Eclipse as an Rx for programming anarchy
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
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.
Some suggest that BRM is just a crazy notion in a technology utopia
BRM proponents want to do away with tasks many IT pros take for granted
CA put up $1 million in prizes to encourage developers to program for its open-source Ingres R/3 database
Companies that implement a centralized software-testing program report higher quality levels than companies that don’t
The business rules approach is gaining ground—and has proven successful in the most unlikely of environments: long-time mainframe shops.
Despite unimpressive results, offshore outsourcing market is growing rapidly. Even so, plenty of offshore adopters could bring it all back home again
Compromise may be possible—even within the most control-oriented of corporate cultures
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
Long-time Notes and Domino customers regard Workplace with suspicion—and IBM is still having trouble positioning the relationship between the two platforms
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
Compuware’s Vantage Analyzer lets customers identify and isolate J2EE performance problems—including troublesome memory leaks
An updated SQL Server ("Yukon") and Visual Studio, plus a new edition of Windows Server 2003 are among the highlights from the software giant