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The rush to architect a new e-business environment required IT departments to meld existing infrastructure with new Web-based systems. To achieve speed to market, IT environments were forged by necessity and quickly retooled to enable Internet-based functionality. Often, these hastily ...
We are all using WebSphere and other application server platforms to build our sophisticated Web presence - portals, portlets, and ultra cool applications to support the enterprise. But what about those applications that fall below the bar - e.g., departments within the enterprise that...
Delivering IT projects on time and on budget is not enough in today's world. You also need to be online - and this means connecting to the Internet. With that come the high expectations of your customers and partners, and the rigors of a '24-7' online e-business operation.
A good stress test uncovers any problem areas before deploying the web site to production. The time and expense of performance tests pays off in the gains realized in customer satisfaction and overall site reliability. So far, we've discussed building good performance tests for your we...
WSDJ editorial board member Jim Martin recently sat down with Mike Colleary, vice president of IBM Software Channels, Americas, to talk about WebSphere.
The explosion of Web services has spawned significant new challenges for IT operations and the technologies they use. As the infrastructure requirements for WebSphere applications continue to get more complex, the addition of Web services suddenly expands the management focus to system...
Developers deploying applications to WebSphere Application Server (WAS) now have something to be 'fired up' about. Candle Corporation, a systems management and business integration company, has packaged a powerful and intuitive performance monitoring tool called Omegamon XE for WebSphe...
Stefan Van Overtveldt tells Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, that WebSphere Application Server 5.0 is 'the next generation of application server,' and that it offers broad support for open standards and Web services and fosters increased developer producti...
IT shops continue to be challenged by reduced budgets and staff but still need to deliver the same level of services to the enterprise. This conundrum keeps IT directors scratching their heads by day and staring at the ceiling by night. How do you find new solutions that better serve t...
Sports cars are typically measured by how fast they go from zero to sixty. But is that really the best measurement? Would a Honda Accord with a 500 hp V8 be a better sports car than a Porsche 911 Turbo? Obviously not. It takes a well-rounded vehicle to achieve this status - handling, b...