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Web services are no longer a new concept. They are rapidly gaining acceptance and use in the development of e-business applications. By now, the benefits of using Web services are clear: they provide a modular, self-describing, and self-contained mechanism to share business logic over the Internet using standardized messaging protocols. Business logic is separated from the client code and the database and can be made available to numerous applications. The payoffs are obvious. However, related standards such as SOAP, AXIS, UDDI, and JAX-RPC are evolving quickly and various components are needed to completely implement a Web service, including client code, message protocols, WSDL, security, registration, and deployment. It is challenging, and in some cases tedious, for developers to assemble the appropriate components from scratch while keeping pace with the changing ... (more)

Reflections on Java Command Line Options

Abstract There are many different types of command line options that programs need to recognize. Many languages (e.g.: bash and perl) has built-in processing of command line options; Java does not. The Java Command Line Options (JCLO) package performs this task for a variety of option styles. It also uses Java's reflection capability to automatically assign values to variables in a specified class. Introduction Even in these days of sophisticated graphical user interfaces, many programs have a wide variety of command line options that help specify their behavior. It is also the case that command line only programs continue to enjoy wide use. It is also the case the command line arguments can become quite complicated, e.g.: -Djava.util.logging.config.file=All.finest -1 --list --this=that Some languages have built-in parsers for command line options; perl and bash ar... (more)

An A-Z of Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age! Android - see Mobile Cloud Computing Clients Clouds (Michael Behrens) Application as Conversation - see Open Networks (Peter Coffee) Application Automation - In a Cloud Expo session entitled How to Accelerate Application Deployment within the Cloud, HP’s Marc Wilkinson will be walking through the automation and testing of applications across public, private or hybrid cloud environments, and describing how new solutions enable enterprises, accelerate innovation and drive a competitive edge. Automation - In his Cloud Expo session, The Basics of Automating a Cloud Storage Service, Abiquo's Azmir Moham... (more)

Beyond the Simple Proxy: Using a Service Gateway to Secure the Extended Enterprise with Bi-Directional Protocol Handling

Large Enterprises face a constant challenge in balancing technology costs with new business goals. Many enterprises have existing business processes bound up in applications that communicate using ‘legacy’ protocols such as FTP and MQ, which were really designed for behind the firewall operation in a trusted network. Given these constraints what’s the best way for a large Enterprise to extend these applications to external customers and partners without relying on an expensive re-engineering effort or concentrating risk in a single vendor? One option is to use a security gateway such as the Intel® Expressway Service Gatewayto centralize security policy deployment, increase performance, reduce development costs, and simplify the architecture. In this post, I will describe a recent customer use case for a service gateway that highlights the value of this class of pro... (more)

Tape Summit Examines How Tape Is Backing Up New Technologies

ExecEvent highlights the relevance of tape in the Big Data age Frankfurt, Germany - 5th November 2012 - The role of tape in the enterprise is changing and the major vendors are responding to new opportunities such as the rise of Big Data. These are some of the themes of the European Tape Summit held at SNW Europe 2012, part of the Powering the Cloud event in Frankfurt last week. At the exclusive industry and media event at the Tape Summit, the organisers revealed more of the results of a survey, the Tape Audit Europe, to give a snapshot of tape storage usage. Initial results indicate that the average European enterprise backs up around 90TB of data with 38% of these companies using tape as their main medium. The rise of Big Data analytics is set to have a massive effect on the amount of storage required. The secret of good analytical information is having a rich st... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

CompTIA and Linux Professional Institute Join Forces to Advance Global Linux Workforce

CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor neutral skills certifications for the world’s information technology (IT) workforce and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's leading Linux certification organization, today announced an international partnership to standardize their entry-level Linux certification programs on LPIC-1. Under this program, CompTIA will adopt LPI's Level One certification exams (LPIC-1) for its CompTIA Linux+ certification. This innovative program will enable successful candidates to earn both the new "CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI" certification and the existing LPIC-1 certification. “Our collaboration with LPI is an important and significant step in building a robust workforce that is educated and certified in all aspects of Linux,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA. “By combining CompTIA’s recog... (more)

Migration and Sync Tool for Outlook.com

CompanionLink’s current product line supports two-way sync of Contact and Calendar details, notes, tasks, categories, and contact photos to the new Outlook.com service unveiled by Microsoft. CompanionLink offers a seamless connection between Outlook.com and popular CRM solutions like Microsoft® Outlook® 2007 and Outlook 2010, Sage ACT!, IBM® Lotus Notes, Palm® Desktop, Highrise®, Zoho® CRM, and many others. For less than $15, CompanionLink combined with the support for Exchange® ActiveSync® in Outlook.com gives people a complete sync system between their CRM, Outlook.com, and devices like iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. “Outlook.com is a new desktop with easy access to People, Calendar and SkyDrive,” says Wayland Bruns, CTO of CompanionLink Software. “It allows you a view of external contacts like Google® and Facebook®. A migration tool is needed to a... (more)

Jebsen & Jessen Communications is 2012 Frost & Sullivan SEA Contact Center System Integrator of the Year

SINGAPORE, Sept. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jebsen & Jessen Communications (JJC) has been awarded the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Southeast Asia Contact Center System Integrator of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards held on the 25th of September at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. The Frost & Sullivan Award for System Integrator of the Year is presented to the company that has demonstrated innovation, excellence, and growth in the Contact Center industry in the region. "Jebsen & Jessen Communications (JJC) continues to strengthen market leadership with its focus on providing contact centers a holistic solution that not only enhances their customer experience but also optimizes internal resources and process. With an increasingly service oriented culture and consultative approach, JJC further gained mind sh... (more)

Blue Medora announces release of its latest plugin for Oracle Enterprise Manager

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based software developer Blue Medora, a leader in helping companies extend the monitoring and management capabilities of leading systems management solutions Oracle and IBM, announced the release of a much-anticipated update to its Oracle Enterprise Manager plugin for VMware.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130109/DE39834LOGO) The plugin is the first of its kind, addressing the needs of the growing number of companies that are moving more of their IT infrastructure to cloud-based solutions for better flexibility and efficiency. The plugin extends the Oracle Enterprise Manager environment by providing IT admins and DBAs a much deeper view into their systems virtualized through VMware than they currently have. "We have been working with companies for years to develop software p... (more)

Kirsten Craft Joins Prolifics as Vice President of Business Development

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 -- Prolifics, an award-winning, end-to-end systems integrator, today announces Kirsten Craft has been named Vice President of Business Development. Kirsten will report to Mike Chadwick, Executive Vice President of Business Development, and will be responsible for strategy and implementation of current and new business initiatives. Kirsten joins Prolifics with almost 20 years in IT, including 13 years working for Software Information Systems (SIS). During her career she has served in multiple roles with increasing responsibility, most recently as the EVP of Software & Consulting. Along with being a member of the executive team at SIS, Kirsten led the growth of sales and delivery strategies around IBM and Microsoft software and services, tripling IBM New License sales and doubling the Microsoft services clients. Kirsten's backg... (more)

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