BEA announced yesterday that additional companies will endorse its "Beehive"
open source effort. Beehive received support from Hewlett-Packard, Red Hat,
and from the JOnAS and Apache Geronimo application server projects.
The project, which was first announced May 19th 2004, purports to be an
"easy-to-use, open source foundation for building service-oriented
architecture (SOA) and enterprise Java-based applications," according to
BEA's Web site. In fact, it is the source code for a large portion of BEA's
application development framework for its WebLogic Workshop product.
BEA announced today that additional companies will endorse its Beehive open
source effort. Beehive received support from Hewlett-Packard, Red Hat, and
from the Jonas and Apache Geronimo applicatoin server projects.
Beehive includes the framework for building reusable software components
called "contro... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
The most anticipated talk of the day yesterday, at the 4th International
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, was by the deputy CIO of the CIA, Jill
Singer. Her talk was entitled, "Enterprise Cloud Computing, the
Infrastructure’s Final Revenge."
She acknowledged the problem with defining Cloud Computing, and then went on
to give her paragraph-length definition of “the cloud”. Her talk focused
on the part of the Cloud behind the firewall.
“Today’s CIO must increase the flexibility of the infrastructure,” said
Singer. “Today’s CIO must manage cost to... (more)
The buzz around “big data” raises concerns about the privacy of the
massive amounts of data collected. One of our customers, a telecom company in
the U.S. uses our software to collect more than 60 billion messages per day
from over 40 different devices.
Where does this data go? How do companies ensure that personal information
contained in these messages does not fall into the wrong hands?
In Europe, these questions are of heightened importance. Germany and
Switzerland (and soon the rest of the E.U.) legally require organizations to
have strict data privacy modes on IT data they ... (more)
Government News on Ulitzer
In the High-Tech industry, the machinations of the US Supreme Court are, at
best, fodder for dinner party trivia questions. There is one case on the
Supreme Court docket this year that has the potential to change the way
intellectual property protected in the United States, and have a major effect
on the software companies who rely on the patent process. It could also have
a devastating effect on innovation.
The case, known as ”Bilski v. Kappos” (AKA “In Re Bilski”), has to do
with what subject matter can be protected by a patent. In this case, the
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application
Next, this talk will cover the future of J2EE, covering key issues that need
to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere,
universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation.
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform, and discuss its
future, with an emphasis on crucial issues to be addressed in order to avoid
the looming disaster of fragmentation. In addressing the future of J2EE, the
session will cover some key issues that ... (more)