Macromedia turns 20 this week, and as it does so it is about to begin a new adventure. With its latest development tools, the company is now making a concerted effort to recruit developers that create applications for the enterprise that run on top of application servers. In this interview, Macromedia CEO Rob Burgess and Chief Software Architect Kevin Lynch explain why they think Macromedia's application development tools may be the next big thing in the enterprise.
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As CTO of the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) software products group, Hal Stern tries to be a unifying force within Sun Microsystems Inc. Stern, who has been quietly guiding the products that Sun acquired from Netscape, has been fairly effective at getting Sun to line up on a common enterprise software infrastructure. In this interview, Stern outlines where Sun needs to go from here to create the next generation of software infrastructure for Web services using directories.
Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems's chief strategy officer, on July 1 will assume the role of executive vice president of software and will inherit a set of major challenges. In particular, Schwartz needs to put Sun's Linux house in order, get IT managers excited about a range of products marketed under the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) banner, and recapture the industry momentum the company has lost in the wake of being late to embrace and understand Web services. In an interview Schwartz defends all things under Sun.
As IBM continues to drive its software initiatives around e-business, the tasks associated with managing business process integration are getting more complex. The point man for rising to this challenge within IBM is Robert LeBlanc, general manager for IBM's Tivoli Software.
Frank Moss is now back at the helm at Bowstreet Software, which this week launched Version 5.0 of its Business Factory offering. Bowstreet helped pioneer the Web services category and is now leveraging J2EE-based application servers to provide a new layer of Web services automation
Given its market dominance and financial stability, Intel can afford to have a very long-term view of computing. The person charged with shaping that view is company CTO Pat Gelsinger, who will be a keynote speaker at InfoWorld's CTO Forum in San Francisco.
Cape Clear Software is one of a handful of startup companies creating development and deployment environments around Web services. As the CEO of Cape Clear, Annraí O'Toole is betting that a startup is better suited to leverage a new style of computing than an established player. In an interview with InfoWorld Editor in Chief Michael Vizard and Test Center Director Steve Gillmor, O'Toole explains why traditional EAI is dead and how Web services will inevitably triumph.
As the chief scientist for Akamai Technologies, Tom Leighton makes sure that the CDN (content delivery network) provider doesn't limit its potential. In that vein, Akamai is about to begin turning its attention to the enterprise as part of an effort to allow IT organizations to leverage the Akamai network. In an interview with InfoWorld Editor in Chief Michael Vizard and Test Center Director Steve Gillmor, Leighton explains why Akamai can be much more than a CDN for the enterprise.
As an IBM Distinguished Engineer of IBM's xSeries servers, Tom Bradicich lives off of hand-me-downs and he's proud of it. Unlike other server companies leveraging Intel processors, IBM gets to leverage I/O technology originally designed for higher end Unix and mainframe systems. In an interview Bradicich talks about how a new data center phenomenon called network convergence is reshaping the data center and ultimately creating competitive friction between IBM and companies such as Cisco.
As an IBM Distinguished Engineer of IBM's xSeries servers, Tom Bradicich lives off of hand-me-downs and he's proud of it. Unlike other server companies leveraging Intel processors, IBM gets to leverage I/O technology originally designed for higher end Unix and mainframe systems.
At its Oracle OpenWorld user conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle Corp. jumped into the Web services fray with both feet.