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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 free dollars for [other purposes] …and work to improve the competitiveness of the larger organization.” “Faster, Better, Cheaper, and Safer” was the overall theme of her talk, and she pointed out that the good CIO should be able to get all four out of a cloud computing environment. She t... (more)

Java in the News: Sun's JavaOne Day One - First-Hand Report

The 2004 JavaOne conference opened today with the standard formula of industry keynotes. Documentary film maker and local TV personality Jonathan Karsh opened the show as the emcee. The 8th annual Java developer show began in front of a backdrop of scrolling Java (which had code for catching exceptions), Sun president & COO Jonathan I. Schwartz., started out by delivering the standard Sun executive speech touting the explosion of Java on handsets, servers, and developers writing Java. From Sun's perspective, the exciting news of the day seemed to be a new desktop window manager,... (more)

LinuxWorld, San Francisco: More Buzz Around Beehive

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 annou... (more)

Cloud Computing: RSA Conference 2011: Cryptography Panel

In a nearly full conference hall, the Tuesday morning RSA 2011 keynotes included talks from EMC, VMWare and Symantec, and an all-star cryptography panel, where an impassioned plea was made for more openness from the National Security Agency.  The panel started by opening remarks by Ari Juels, Director of RSA Labs, who asked as a moderator. The main theme was the the history of the first modern cipher, the Data Encryption Standard, or DES. The back-story on this algorithm is that it was government standard, and was widely believed to have been modified to have a backdoor so that i... (more)

J2EE v1.4

This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application developer's perspective. 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)