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Magenic's New Foundation Mobile Accelerator Streamlines Development on Windows Mobile -- Developer Derek Ferguson to Present at MEDC

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Magenic Technologies, Inc. -- a Microsoft technology consulting firm that provides services that span the entire lifecycle of software applications, from concept through retirement -- today announced the launch of the fourth accelerator in Magenic Foundation(TM), a suite of tools that streamline software development, at Microsoft's Mobile & Embedded DevCon 2005 (MEDC) in Las Vegas. "Magenic's new Foundation Mobile Accelerator(TM) leverages the improved platform flexibility of Windows Mobile 5.0 to expedite the development of mobile enterprise software solutions," said Chris Hill, group product manager for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "This is an advantage for industries that are increasingly investing in mobile computing to improve operational efficiency." Incorporating one of the Magenic Foundation'... (more)

eMentum Wins $7.5M Prime Contract for Enterprise System Program Management Support Services to Department of Justice

BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 05/04/09 -- eMentum, a woman-owned management and information technology consultancy to federal agencies, today announced it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the Department of Justice (DOJ) through a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under the General Services Administration (GSA) MOBIS program. eMentum will provide technical and project management support to the DOJ for its Litigation Case Management System (LCMS) during the contract base year and two option years. "We continually focus on client satisfaction, and this award demonstrates that our clients recognize the value of our people and our services. We recognize that the LCMS program will provide significant benefit to DOJ and to the justice system as a whole, and we're proud to continue to be part of it," said Bill Engel, eMentum Vice-President. LCMS is a program to imp... (more)

MEGA Experts Illustrate How to Improve Strategic Planning and Performance

Two business and IT strategy experts from MEGA will speak at the 12th annual Enterprise Architecture Conference, October 7-8 in Washington, DC. More than 550 CIOs, CTOs, project managers and enterprise architects with government agencies will attend to hear about using enterprise architecture (EA) to foster business transformation. Kevin Costa and Philippe Vandeginste will discuss trending topics, showing how EA is used by government agencies to meet growing pressure to achieve digital transformation, increase organizational agility, and improve customer service. “With mounting demands for organizations to navigate the new digital landscape better, many agencies still struggle to get data faster, keep it up-to-date and guarantee its accuracy,” noted Costa. “A solid plan for IT strategy delivery helps organizations create, build and evolve the IT landscape to meet t... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Creation and Consumption of Web Services with PowerBuilder

PowerBuilder 12.5 introduced a number of significant enhancements to web services support, both for creation and consumption. In particular, the following were introduced as new features in PowerBuilder.NET: WCF client proxy WCF service target REST client proxy We're going to look at what those new features provide and how to use them. We're also going to look at how we can package some of that functionality so that it can be used from PowerBuilder Classic applications as well. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) First though, some background. When support for a web service client was first introduced in PowerBuilder 9, it was done based on an open source library called EasySOAP. There were some limitations with that implementation, primarily because the EasySOAP library only supported SOAP 1.1, was limited to XML over HTTP transport, and provided no support for an... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Starts Today

A round-up of the wide range of important issues and timely topics due to be discussed by over 130 industry experts at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, CA. The event runs from November 2-4, 2009. Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs in the Cloud - Ranjith Ramakrishnan, Co-Founder & CTO of Cumulux, will be co-presenting a session in which delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements. Cloud Security - is the focus of a whole welter of sessions in Santa Clara. "It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!" is the title of the session being given by Sun's Chief Security Architect Glenn Brunette, for example. Brunett... (more)

Cloud CEOs, CTOs & SVPs to Speak at 4th International Cloud Computing Expo

What do the following industry executives have in common: the CTOs of Citrix, EMC and Sybase, the Founders of ParaScale and CloudSwitch, the CEOs of Zetta and Kaavo, the Chief Security Architect at Sun, the President of Hubspan and the Chairman of NComputing? The answer is that, along with another 100 or so experienced and industry-savvy speakers, they are all members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty at the upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 2-4, 2009. The lineup includes plenty of other CEOs too, such as the CEO of Bycast, and of Grid Dynamics, newScale, JRapid, Adaptivity, and RocketLawyer.com. As for CTOs, the Santa Clara Convention Center will be playing host to breakout sessions from not just those already ... (more)

What is Enterprise Cloud Computing?

Jill Tummler Singer on Ulitzer What is enterprise cloud computing? Simply stated, it’s a behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s computing needs. Enterprise cloud computing is a controlled, internal place that offers the rapid and flexible provisioning of compute power, storage, software, and security services to meet your mission’s demands. It combines the processes of a best in class ITIL organization with the agility of managed, global infrastructure to make your IT faster, better, cheaper, and safer. Enterprise cloud computing gives your business agility, survivability, sustainability, and security. I believe commercial solutions-whether its Google's cloud or Amazon's web services-may be perfect for many companies. But, some corporations and government agencies... (more)

Perhaps I Haven’t Made Myself Clear...

I've been discussing HTML5 for some time now. In July of 2010, I mentioned that I wasn't particularly concerned about PowerBuilder supporting HTML5 in the initial PowerBuilder.NET release (12.5) because: "HTML5 is largely still in its infancy, and there appears to be too much opportunity for it to fragment as previous HTML standards have done." [1] In December of 2010 I devoted an entire editorial to HTML5 [2], noting that: "I have some basic concerns that make me reluctant to recommend using HTML5 as the basis for any line of business application development in the near future." But also recommending that as far as a future version of PowerBuilder, Sybase should: "Still focus on Silverlight, still work on HTML5 as well, and give us the capability of generating applications that implement both. If the Silverlight player is available, use that, and if not then downgrad... (more)