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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)

Sarbanes-Oxley: The New Rising Star

Ineffectual corporate management has given a great gift to programmers, system administrators, and CIOs - endless corporate accounting scandals. Our federal government has not missed this scandalous behavior as they have passed an extraordinarily strong, far-reaching law to contend with financial fraud. Officially it's called the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, but it's more commonly know as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a very special piece of legislation designed to keep corporate managers honest. The Act awards dishonesty with... (more)

How Low Does BEA Have to Go?

Related Links Is BEA DOA?  How Long Can BEA Survive, Industry Asks Why WebSphere? A Successful Ingredient Offers Choice A Leader with New Customers How low does BEA have to go before Oracle or, for that matter, anyone makes an offer for BEA? The answer may be lower than you think. Someone, anyone buying BEA has been a perennial topic of conversation for the past couple of years. I've had people tell me Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Microsoft, and AOL all have good reason to buy BEA and give IBM a good run for its money. Not one of these companies has stepped up with ... (more)

How to Deal with IT Outsourcing? Fulfill Society's Unmet Needs

The whole point of my recent series of editorials has been to get people thinking about what has happened to the job market for IT developers and administrators - and where it is going next. Over the past two months I have written about what I have witnessed at countless dot coms and development companies around the country and where I see the IT work market going. I've made some people angry. Some of them have even called me names or said I am out of touch, but others have agreed with me. I know that some of my examples went to the extreme, but that was the whole point; the curre... (more)

WebSphere Journal Exclusive Interview: What's Happening in WebSphere

Last month, Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Journal, and Tom Inman, vice president of product management and marketing, IBM WebSphere Software, talked about the differences between WebSphere and WebLogic. This month, they look at what's happening in WebSphere now, and plans for the future. Jack Martin: What was your background? What did you do before you did this? Tom Inman: I joined sales and marketing right out of college and have been here ever since. JM: What school did you go to? TI: I went to Michigan State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in enginee... (more)