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Nati Shalom's GigaSpaces Blog In most discussions about scalability, we often approach the topic as a pure technical/architecture challenge, and ignore cost issues. The problem is that when we truly scale our application, and want to benefit from economies of scale, we're going to end up with scale limitations, not because of technical issues, but because of the pricing and licensing models. In most discussions about scalability, we often approach the topic as a pure technical/architecture challenge, and ignore cost issues. The problem is that when we truly scale our application, and want to benefit from economies of scale, we're going to end up with scale limitations, not because of technical issues, but because of the pricing and licensing models. Scalable pricing Scalable pricing means a pricing scheme that provides the benefits of economies of scale. Below are pric... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Broadcasts SOA World 2007 West Keynote

In his opening keynote address at SOA World 2007 West in San Francisco, Software AG Deputy CTO Miko Matsumura challenged an SOA World audience to make service-oriented architecture core to their enterprise operations over the coming year. Citing the transformational success of earlier adopters, Matsumura argued that current laggards risked ceding an insurmountable advantage to their competitors if they did not accelerate their adoption of SOA. He also urged attendees to look beyond today’s often artificial litmus tests for architectural purity in order to embrace a more pragmatic and evolutionary approach to SOA adoption. VIEW MIKO MATSUMURA KEYNOTE ON SYS-CON.TV HERE SYS-CON.TV's SOA Power Panel live from the SOA World Conference & Expo, on Monday, November 12, 2007, in San Franacisco. Panel included Kyle Gabhart of Web Age Solutions, Kevin Hakman of TIBCO, Sandy ... (more)

A Bright SOA IDEA: The Road Map for Service-Oriented Success

Information always has and always will be the lifeblood of a company. But globalization has profoundly changed how a business collects and exchanges data, and with whom an organization shares that information. In today's sprawling digital enterprise, operations are no longer contained to a single floor, building, or even one campus, country, or continent. Additionally, the outsourcing and offshoring of many basic operations mean the accounts payable office that used to be down the hall may now be in Poland. This complicates transaction processing as more third-parties need to access corporate data stores to support operational functions. While the pressure to get to market faster with more competitive products is certainly nothing new, globalization and the technology driving it are accelerating the rate of change. The pressure is constantly increasing with greater... (more)

Cloud Computing: A Step in the Right Direction

We all take for granted that our online applications at home will perform the instant we need them. Whether it’s Voice over IP, video on-demand, gaming, or other applications, we have instantaneous, high-speed access, anytime. In this environment, IT managers are now facing the question: “Why can’t you deliver the same quality of service at work that I experience at home?” Despite spending three to five percent of total revenues on computers, software, and IT services, corporations today still are not able to deliver this same level of performance we receive in our homes. To attain this level of speed and reliability, businesses need to shake off the antiquated computing model of the past and learn from today’s leading Web-based service vendors. The Challenges of the Corporate Data Center Despite all the technological changes that have occurred in recent years, corp... (more)

Confirmit congratulates customers shortlisted for MRS Awards

Eight customers shortlisted in twelve different awards categories London, UK and Oslo, Norway and New York, US: 5th December 2013: Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Market Research, Customer Experience, and Employee Engagement, is delighted to congratulate eight of its Market Research (MR) customers for being shortlisted in this year's MRS Awards. The MRS Awards celebrate the research industry's ability to drive innovation, inspire change and deliver results. Evidence matters to all businesses, large and small, and the MRS Awards are proof positive of the power of research. The winners will be announced at the MRS Awards Dinner on 9 December at the Park Plaza Hotel at Westminster Bridge, London. The eight Confirmit customers that have been shortlisted in different categories are: 2CV: for New Consumer InsightsBDRC Group: for Best Agency (with a tu... (more)

FirstCarbon Delivers Applications Faster Using OutSystems Platform

OutSystems has announced that FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) is rapidly delivering new software modules for its Sustainability Workbench platform by using OutSystems to develop web and mobile applications. Part of the ADEC Group, a multinational organization focusing on healthcare, sustainability and education, FCS is using OutSystems Platform to deliver innovative business applications within its portfolio that will provide new levels of flexibility, scalability, service, and support to its customers. FCS President Robert Francisco comments, "FCS is focused on providing the solutions our clients and partners need to improve their business and operations.  As software is part of our overall solution that also includes professional services and data management and business process outsourcing, we aim to deliver the best possible technology experience for our customers ... (more)

The 'End of the Beginning' at E3

As a platform for games and entertainment, the mobile phone seems to have ascended to a position that now demands serious attention. At the E3 convention in Los Angeles this past May, it seemed that an entire generation of growth and development had occurred in less than 12 months. E3 (Electronic Enter-tainment Expo) is the video gaming industry's largest gathering, and it is now clear that traditional game developers and publishers not only recognize the potential of mobile entertainment, they are ready to embrace it. At this time last year you didn't see video game giants like Sega, UbiSoft, and THQ with mobile aspirations. At E3, these traditional console game publishers were showing off the results of their partnerships and newly formed wireless divisions. By this time next year, it's likely that every major game developer will have a wireless strategy to push t... (more)

Flashback: Investing in 'Professional Open Source' - Exclusive 2004 Interview with David Skok, Matrix Partners

April: Exclusive Interview with Dale Fuller This past February David Skok's new VC firm - Matrix Partners - orchestrated, with Accel, a $10 million investment in JBoss, Inc. This first round of funding in an open source company was a bold play, but then David Skok, famous in the Java arena as the founder of SilverStream Software - acquired by Novell in 2002 - is no stranger to bold moves. The first question then, naturally enough, is to ask Skok whether this investment is somehow a contradiction, or whether there is indeed money to be made from open source? "We think that there's definitely money to be made," Skok says without hesitation. "Red Hat's a clear example," he adds. "They're now profitable on around a $100m annual revenue run-rate. And we're still in the early days of the open source movement."   Curious about the business model he sees underlying OSS, I ... (more)

LinuxIT and United Nations Bring Low-Cost Linux To Poor Asian Countries

In an effort to expand Linux to areas without the financial resources to explore open source solutions independently, LinuxIT, the largest Linux company providing independent systems integration and professional services in the UK, has joined with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to provide Linux certification in developing Pacific Southeast Asian countries. LinuxIT will provide free training materials. The UNDP, through its Asia-Pacific Development Information Program and International Open Source Network (IOSN), will provide capital. Support of open source programs has been actively championed by the IOSN sine 1997. Its mission is to support Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a revenue-generating source throughout Southeast Asia. Khairil Yusof, UNDP's IOSN manager, explained, "We believe that high q... (more)

TTP And ARM Creating Latest 3G IP Platforms

A strategic collaboration to design and develop the next generation of 3G Intellectual Property (IP) platforms, was announced by TTP Communications and ARM. The project will incorporate ARM processors and TTPCom Cellular Baseband Engine (CBEmacro) technology. The new platforms will significantly reduce engineering effort and time-to-market for semiconductor vendors developing 3G system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. TTPCom will distribute the combination of an ARM technology-based subsystem and TTPCom's multimode 3G baseband to semiconductor manufacturers to enable them to get their products to market quickly, with lower cost and risk. ARM will be responsible for licensing the processor core to its silicon partners while TTPCom will license the CBEmacro technology. The first of these platforms will be the CBEmacro 3G, a multimode cellular baseband engine, which provides a ... (more)

SmartOps Multistage Inventory Planning & Optimization Software Application Licensed by HP in Latin America

PITTSBURGH, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartOps Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise-class supply chain optimization software solutions, today announced that its SmartOps Multistage Inventory Planning & Optimization (MIPO(TM)) software solution has been licensed by HP for use by its Imaging and Personal Systems Group in Latin America. "Technology solutions companies are taking supply chain planning and execution to the next level," said Dr. Sridhar Tayur, CEO and founder of SmartOps. "Many of our customers are adding MIPO to their existing SAP and SAP APO systems to support a more robust business architecture for supply chain planning." MIPO is designed to enable customers to achieve both a rapid return on investment and a long-term competitive advantage by determining the best possible inventory and product availability plans given inherent uncertainties, t... (more)