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Read JDJ's 2004 Predictions by i-Technology Leaders Feature Story Read The End of Middleware by Jonathan Schwartz Read From the Founding Editor by Steve Benfield In the world of IT, outsourcing is either the dirtiest word you can utter or a brilliant one; it's all about who says it to whom and where it is said. No matter who uses it, it is a word most often said in private. When corporate managers use the word, it is always mentioned in a most confidential fashion as a potential cost-cutting tactic, a magic bullet to increase margins. When technical people use the word in public it is always with a hushed tone, as if speaking it aloud would give management the idea. In private it is discussed as if it were the greatest evil ever to befall the world, a faceless monster from far away. The reality falls somewhere in the middle. Outsourcing can be an extremely complex a... (more)

Web Services: The Next Big Thing

If you search under Web services in Yahoo! the results include religious supplies and services, translation services, adult entertainment, and Internet services; however, that's all about to change. Web services are going to be the next great thing. Web services are a new model for creating dynamic distributed applications with common interfaces for efficient communication across the In- ternet. They're built around ubiquitous, open standards such as TCP/IP, HTTP, Java, HTML, and XML, as well as newer standard technologies such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Servic... (more)

Awash in Red Ink

The U.S. equity markets are awash in red ink. Every day a new financial scandal is announced or some company misses their numbers. Nervous speculators crush the stock price instantly, sometimes taking an entire sector with them. What caused this is that the core of the financial markets is based on the truth of the financial performance reported by each company and certified by an outside auditor, which is then compared to other investment alternatives. Investors are supposed to choose based on perceived risk and hoped-for reward. Securities are priced in an open auction market,... (more)

Birth of a Platform: Interview with Don Ferguson"The Father of WebSphere" - Part three of a three-part series

In the final part of our interview with Don Ferguson, Don talks about the future of WebSphere WSDJ: What is your vision for the future of WebSphere? DF: Our current focus is on implementing Web services and simplifying their development. WSFL and tools support for visually and dynamically building new Web services. Business rules support customizing the behavior of existing Web services. The next big things will be support for better, dynamic binding between a service requester and the multiple implementations that are available. The binding process will be able to consider "quali... (more)

Exciting Plans Loom on the WebSphere Horizon

Eclipse and IBM's open platform are helping to shape an exciting future for WebSphere, according to the WebSphere marketing team, headed up by Scott Hebner, director of marketing for WebSphere infrastructure software. The WebSphere marketing team includes Joe Anthony, program director for WebSphere Extensions marketing; Derek Bildfell, program director for business development; Aimee Munsell, program director for WebSphere Application Server; Bernie Spang, program director for WebSphere Studio marketing; and Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director for WebSphere Technical Marketing... (more)