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  • May 31, 2002 31 May'02

    Microsoft users love Windows 2000;hate forced upgrades, arrogant ways

    Customer loyalty is not something Microsoft can take for granted, according to TechTarget's exclusive survey of Windows professionals. While respondents gave high marks to Win2000 Pro and Server, they are considerably less-impressed with the ...

  • May 29, 2002 29 May'02

    Articles by Roy Hoobler

    Articles by Roy Hoobler

  • May 29, 2002 29 May'02

    Two A's of Operational Security

    In the past, Hurwitz has written about the four disciplines of security management - identity, configuration, threat, and trust management. Perhaps the more immediate security requirement is to control computing activity in-between two endpoints, ...

  • May 29, 2002 29 May'02

    Product Review: Macromedia JRun 4.0

    Over the last few years J2EE has become a force in creating business and enterprise applications. JRun 4.0 is J2EE 1.3 compatible and retains its commitment to be a lean and fast servlet/JSP container.

  • May 29, 2002 29 May'02

    Intel boosts RosettaNet

    Intel has just given RosettaNet something of a boost by releasing a new development toolkit for B2B applications. Of course, it is not doing this entirely out of the goodness of its heart. RosettaNet is tightly linked to the technology sector and ...

  • May 23, 2002 23 May'02

    Sun bundles its app server into Solaris 9 release

    Sun continues the roll-out of its Sun ONE strategy with the latest release of the Solaris operating system. Solaris 9 starts to bring together some of the components of the iPlanet environment within the operating system and should make the ...

  • May 22, 2002 22 May'02

    Questions?

    You can submit your questions for Ronan Sorensen now and we'll enter them for you during the Webcast.

  • May 21, 2002 21 May'02

    Ignoring testing could lead to Web services disaster

    Ignoring testing could lead to Web services disaster

  • May 21, 2002 21 May'02

    Web services simplified

    One of the few shining lights in today's murky Internet technology environment is the area of Web services. Spearheaded by Microsoft's .NET initiative, Sun's SunOne architecture, and IBM's WebSphere platform, Web services promise a new level of ...

  • May 21, 2002 21 May'02

    Microsoft: Covering their bets with .NET

    Nothing polarizes an Internet technology discussion than the mention of Microsoft. In one corner you have Microsoft and its supporters, steadfastly sticking to the belief that Microsoft is a powerful, but fundamentally honest competitor who ...

  • May 20, 2002 20 May'02

    Why Web services sucks...

    The phrase "Web services" (note the lower case "s") has been in use for several years now, either to mean a service offered on a Web site (eCommerce, for example), or Web site-related professional services. The meaning of Web Services discussed in ...

  • May 16, 2002 16 May'02

    IBM's Gamble on Grid Computing

    Big Blue is working on a relatively new kind of computing known as Grid Computing. In a nutshell, Grid Computing allows multiple computers over a distributed network (in particular, the Internet) to act as though they were one large computer -- or ...

  • May 15, 2002 15 May'02

    Choosing a technology for data persistence

    This excerpt from TechMetrix's report "Strategies for persistence of business objects in J2EE architectures" sets out the key factors to bear in mind when integrating object technologies into your information system.

  • May 15, 2002 15 May'02

    Eric Parizo

    Got a poll idea or a story idea for News Editor Eric Parizo? He'd love to hear from you.

  • May 15, 2002 15 May'02

    Quick Takes: Software AG launches XML information integration tool

    Quick Takes: Software AG launches XML information integration tool

  • May 15, 2002 15 May'02

    IBM shows its style

    Big Blue has taken the next step forward in the evolution of its WebSphere Platform and specifically its WebSphere Business Integration products, messaging, and value. In doing so, IBM has carved out visions of style for integration.

  • May 13, 2002 13 May'02

    Product Review: IONA E2A Collaborate

    IONA's Web Services Integration Platform supports several standards including ebXML, RosettaNet, cXML, xCBL, and EDI. Adapters are provided for technologies, such as CORBA, J2EE, JMS, and IBM's MQSeries. In addition, IONA has adapters for ...

  • May 13, 2002 13 May'02

    REST could burst SOAP's bubble

    Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), today's de facto Web services communications protocol, and has come a long way since Microsoft first developed it in 1999. However, the latest Web services fad is an architecture called REST, or representational...

  • May 10, 2002 10 May'02

    Web services acquisition and loyalty

    Collective wisdom once dictated that in a tight economy IT shops move increasingly toward a conservative posture placing best-of-breed vendors out of favor and renewing a focus on turnkey solutions. Dealing with a single vendor is the perhaps hoped ...

  • May 10, 2002 10 May'02

    IBM claims WebSphere 5.0 offers 'true' Web services integration

    IBM claims WebSphere 5.0 offers 'true' Web services integration

  • May 10, 2002 10 May'02

    Let's talk QoS

    Sometimes it is necessary to interject a dose of IT operations reality into the excitement surrounding new technologies and application development paradigms like Web services...

  • May 10, 2002 10 May'02

    Storage management services: Integration will provide the path

    Recent announcements from Computer Associates, International and VERITAS have focused on storage management products that approach users in a services fashion. As Web services continues to mature and gain credibility within enterprises, storage ...

  • May 07, 2002 07 May'02

    Web services: Enterprise tempest in a tea pot?

    All the major enterprise application vendors are talking about Web services, along with everyone else in the industry. But where are all the Web services? Obviously, part of the issue is the still emerging standards for Web services. In addition to ...

  • May 07, 2002 07 May'02

    Web services is for business intelligence, too

    For a couple of years now, we've been barraged with messages from the press, analysts, vendors, and others about possible useful applications of Web Services. Almost all of these messages envision Web services in a transactional world, sometimes as ...

  • May 06, 2002 06 May'02

    Web services growing pains: Teaching Johnny to walk

    As Hurwitz Group analysts give Web services another check up, they come armed not just with the insight gathered from tracking the evolution of the technology, but also with a solid foundation of fresh data collected from more than 300 buyers and ...

  • May 06, 2002 06 May'02

    EVENT: Applied .NET - Developing People-Oriented Software Using C

    A revolution is taking place in the software industry -- object-oriented technology is now becoming people-oriented. As software's ability to increase connectivity between people grows, a more specialized focus on the online community is needed. The...

  • May 06, 2002 06 May'02

    J2EE vs. .NET for Web services: So, who's winning the tools race?

    Much has been made of the Web services development showdown between J2EE and .NET. Which platform will win over the market? And, more importantly, given that the Web services computing model enables the interaction of applications that can be built ...

  • May 06, 2002 06 May'02

    Product Review: BindStudio ebXML modeling tool from BindSystems

    BindStudio is a modeling tool purpose built for capturing collaborative process semantics, enabling business analysts to model public processes. It supports the Unified Modelinq Methodology (UMM), a modeling methodology defined by the UN/CEFACT. The...

  • May 06, 2002 06 May'02

    Applied .NET: Developing People-Oriented Software Using C

    Ronan Sorensen is Director of Microsoft .NET Technologies at Plural, a leading technology consulting and development firm. His responsibilities include collaboration with key clients to help them define ...

  • May 03, 2002 03 May'02

    Breaking up (Microsoft) is hard to do - Modularity is a technical issue

    Bored with the Microsoft Antitrust Trial? You should be. This set piece battle is equivalent to the 1st World War when generals wasted vast resources using trench warfare to achieve little or nothing. In the same way, the Microsoft Antitrust trial ...

  • May 02, 2002 02 May'02

    The glue that binds

    As the world moves more and more toward the Web and Web services, the longstanding concepts of integration and interoperability in the security space are arising again and taking the form of single sign-on (SSO).

  • May 01, 2002 01 May'02

    Discussion Day: Web service development challenges/orchestrating Web services

    Different solutions exist in the market for developing Web services for .NET and Java platforms. The objective of this forum is to discuss those issues and find out how those technologies provide answers to those questions.

  • May 01, 2002 01 May'02

    Designing a VB.NET client for Web services

    Creating Web services with Visual Studio.NET is a great way to get systems communicating with each other; either internally over the network or externally over the Internet. However, building a scalable OOP client is just as important. This article ...

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    Product Brief: TIBCO ActivePortal 4.0

    TIBCO ActivePortal is a user-integration platform that provides employees, customers, and partners of an organization with web-based access to its data, business, and computing resources. Version 4.0 adds functionality to ActivePortal that includes ...

  • April 30, 2002 30 Apr'02

    Flamenco points to provisioning as main Web services pain point

    Flamenco believes it has the answer for Web services' biggest pain point, in the form of a self-service Web application that separates the provisioning data from the Web services themselves.

  • April 29, 2002 29 Apr'02

    E-Performance management: Services vs. software

    Many people do not realize that Internet performance varies not only over time, but also over geography. To know what end-users are experiencing on the other end of a browser, you must regularly sample the same waters your Internet users are ...

  • April 29, 2002 29 Apr'02

    Yankee: Google's dandy API will help developers

    Yankee: Google's dandy API will help developers

  • April 26, 2002 26 Apr'02

    Quick Takes: Array Networks looks to secure Web services

    Quick Takes: Array Networks looks to secure Web services

  • April 25, 2002 25 Apr'02

    Top 10 tips for trusted Web services

    Third party collaborations increase dependency and risk. Microsoft seems to have learnt this lesson the hard way, as they back off plans to become the ultimate intermediary. But in the same week where we can all observe Web services concepts gaining...

  • April 23, 2002 23 Apr'02

    Comparing and contrasting the pros/cons of J2EE vs. .NET

    Expert Dave Ranck has designed and built award-winning Web-based applications in both Microsoft and Java technologies and regularly speaks at seminars and events on topics relating to Web services, .NET and J2EE. In this article, he answers a user's...

  • April 22, 2002 22 Apr'02

    Case study: Saving the elk with Web services

    The state of Colorado's Department of Agriculture recently deployed a Web service to help track the mortality rates of the state's elk population. Despite the challenges presented by an archaic database and remote users with slow connections, the ...

  • April 19, 2002 19 Apr'02

    WS-I meets; Sun mulls its options

    WS-I meets; Sun mulls its options

  • April 18, 2002 18 Apr'02

    Microsoft's MapPoint .NET - A Web service for developers with real live business benefits

    Microsoft has announced the release of MapPoint .NET, a hosted Web service that enables developers to embed geographic data into their applications. Read on for the "Hurwitz Take" on this new Web service.

  • April 18, 2002 18 Apr'02

    IT has to manage WHAT!?

    Web services is the latest answer to the age-old integration and interoperability question -- how to get different applications using different infrastructures to work together seamlessly -- but how will this affect IT management?

  • April 17, 2002 17 Apr'02

    iPlanet App Server and Web services

    iPlanet Application Server 6.0, first released in May 2000, is one of the major outcomes of the strategic alliance formed by AOL/Netscape and Sun. With a highly modular and scalable architecture entirely built on J2EE, iPlanet Application Server ...

  • April 17, 2002 17 Apr'02

    Why are Microsoft and IBM best buddies on Web services?

    Why are Microsoft and IBM best buddies on Web services?

  • April 17, 2002 17 Apr'02

    HP Application Server 8.0: Major evolution for an already mature product

    While keeping the modulable architecture of its predecessor (Total-e-Server), HP Application Server 8.0 displays some noteworthy improvements and a host of new features. TechMetrix takes a look...

  • April 12, 2002 12 Apr'02

    Web services face same struggle as ASPs

    Web services face same struggle as ASPs

  • April 12, 2002 12 Apr'02

    Share and share alike?

    If you share corporate data with external business partners, you need the right mix of openness and security. Here's how to set up solid security procedures between you and your partners.

  • April 12, 2002 12 Apr'02

    Q&A: IBM unlocks the details behind WS-Security

    Even though the Web services industry is the hottest IT segment going, the one issue holding back widespread Web services deployments has been security. That was, until last week, when Microsoft, IBM and VeriSign publicly released WS-Security, a ...

  • April 10, 2002 10 Apr'02

    Actional gets in on the SOAP action

    Add another name to the list of contenders for de facto industry standard Web services platform. It's Actional, a former software broker shop that has retooled its translation tools for the new age of SOAP.

  • April 10, 2002 10 Apr'02

    The true nature of Web services

    In the year 2000, many marketplaces did not achieve the results that had been announced. Suddenly, the enthusiasm that was buzzing around B2B has cooled. Now that we can look at the situation with a bit of hindsight, it is easy to explain why ...

  • April 08, 2002 08 Apr'02

    Creating a VB.NET Web service

    Roy Hoobler's latest article shows how to implement a Web service server and client and some of the object oriented issues in designing a VB.NET application.

  • April 05, 2002 05 Apr'02

    Quick Takes: Tavant links business processes and Web services

    Quick Takes: Tavant links business processes and Web services

  • April 03, 2002 03 Apr'02

    EVENT: Using Web services to integrate .NET with Java

    This Webcast will look at what is involved with taking an existing Java application and consuming it in a .NET Windows Forms application.

  • March 29, 2002 29 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: OpenLink releases updated Virtuoso server

    Quick Takes: OpenLink releases updated Virtuoso server

  • March 27, 2002 27 Mar'02

    Plumtree says Web services should underpin portal standards

    Plumtree Software thinks the Java API proposed by IBM, Sun and others for enabling the integration and interoperability of multivendor portal components doesn't go far enough.

  • March 25, 2002 25 Mar'02

    BEA submits Cajun technologies as Java standard for Web services

    At the JavaOne show this week, BEA will be garnering support for its efforts, and plans to submit three standards proposals (officially Java Specification Requests) through the Java Community Process. The first, filed this week, concerns metadata ...

  • March 22, 2002 22 Mar'02

    Taking Web services to tasks

    According to one analyst, business process management (BPM) boils down to a more efficient workflow, and it can help a company implement Web services more proficiently.

  • March 22, 2002 22 Mar'02

    Making Web services work

    At his April 2002 Discussion Day, Dr. Ashish Deshpande discussed how Web services will change the face of integration and specifically business process integration.

  • March 22, 2002 22 Mar'02

    IDC: Despite potential, Web services still years away

    IDC: Despite potential, Web services still years away

  • March 21, 2002 21 Mar'02

    Avoiding SOAP Scum

    Hurwitz Group research clearly validates the whisperings that the first round of Web Services implementations are all about application integration. As part of ongoing research, the Hurwitz Group Web Services Primary Research Opportunity Study ...

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    FORUMS: Discuss issues with your peers

    These forums are meant for information-sharing and discussion. Ask questions or post your opinion and experiences. Get help or share your knowledge and help others.

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    ASK THE EXPERT: Go here to get answers from experts

    Ask the Experts is the place to get your questions answered by some of the leading authorities in the Web services industry. Our experts have been chosen by our editorial team for their knowledge of specific technology areas. What are you waiting ...

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    NEWS PAGE: Read the latest news

    Every day our news editor scours the Web searching for fresh Web services and industry news. Why waste your time searching a dozen or more sites when we do the work for you? You'll find industry news, interviews with industry leaders and analyst, ...

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    FEATURED TOPIC: Fresh weekly themes

    Every week you'll find a fresh "Featured Topic" on our home page. Read the main anchor article to keep updated on the latest industry trends and technologies. Then browse the related resources we've compiled for you. You'll find helpful tips, ...

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    TIPS: Discover helpful shortcuts and tricks

    Psst! Hey, buddy, want a tip? Sure you do, who doesn't enjoy a helpful time-saving shortcut. Visit our tips page for shortcuts and tricks to save you time and effort. We have a full line of great tip categories including, .NET and XML developer tips...

  • March 15, 2002 15 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: NeuVis gets RADical with NeuArchitect 4.0

    Quick Takes: NeuVis gets RADical with NeuArchitect 4.0.

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    EVENT: XML Security Standards: XML Signature, XML Encryption, XKMS

    Understanding what an XML Signature is and how it differs from a traditional digital signature. Understand the need for XML Encryption as well as the motivation behind XKMS. This webcast serves to dispel the mystery behind XML Security standards and...

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    EVENT: Next generation data integration: Using XML to harness data for business advantage

    As IT departments begin building Web services and Web applications, one of the chief challenges that they'll face is integrating existing corporate data into those services and applications. XML is a big tool for data integration tasks.

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    The current state of Web services: From the mouths of the experts

    Web services has captured the imagination and attention of the IT industry over the past year, and continues to gain momentum as the current "big thing." Had it competed at the recent Grammy Awards, it probably would have blown Alicia Keyes and the ...

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    SAP throws Microsoft a Web services bone

    SAP throws Microsoft a Web services bone... or does it?

  • March 14, 2002 14 Mar'02

    EVENT: ASP.NET Web Services Security

    This Webcast will highlight security considerations for building Web Services such as authorization, authentication and encryption schemes, along with a discussion on the recent alleged security holes in ASP.NET Web Services.

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    EVENT: Web services: Myths and reality

    Today's IT organization is inundated with different technologies, architectures and formats. The Internet has brought a great deal of opportunity, but with that opportunity come tremendous risks. Web Services are the latest stage in the Internet ...

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    EVENT: Building Web services communities

    Now that the webservice infrastructure foundations are being laid, the next step in the evolution of Web services is the development of Web service "ecosystems", networks of clients and servers clustered around common interface definitions. This ...

  • March 12, 2002 12 Mar'02

    Silverstream extends hot Web services into cool reality

    Already the backlash begins: Is Web services only hype - a mere ploy by software vendors to kindle visibility and reignite revenues? What value will businesses derive from Web services? Does anybody really expect Web services to replace everything ...

  • March 11, 2002 11 Mar'02

    Sun files private antitrust suit against Microsoft over Java

    Sun has filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft alleging Microsoft's illegal behavior has harmed Sun's Java platform. The legal action drives a further wedge between the two biggest players in the Web services market.

  • March 08, 2002 08 Mar'02

    Quick Takes: AXS-One launches offering for services industry

    Quick Takes: AXS-One launches offering for services industry

  • March 08, 2002 08 Mar'02

    IBM-Microsoft axis driving Web services standards

    Computing behemoths Microsoft and IBM have been working together on Web services standards for some time and doing what they can to marginalize Sun, BEA and Oracle. IBM's long-term plan however may be to play Microsoft and Sun off each other to ...

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

    Double down all you who uttered "security is an enabler" with a straight face, it's time to see if you were bluffing. Do it now, for we are the lucky ones -- we win with Web Services, not once but twice. Not only can we make use of a Web Services ...

  • March 07, 2002 07 Mar'02

    How to write a tip

    Executive technology editor David Gabel shares his tips for writing a tip.

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    A Rush and a Push and Visual Studio.NET Is Here

    The software world has been waiting since the first rumblings of C# and .NET began to ripple out from Redmond to see how Microsoft would change the world with its Web Services ideas. The delivery of the .NET family of enterprise servers and of the ...

  • March 05, 2002 05 Mar'02

    Web Services and the Rest of the Story

    With all the possible visions that Web Services might become, enterprises are challenged to understand and plan for the future. Leading Web Services vendors have compelling plans and products in line for the next generation of computing. The market ...

  • February 27, 2002 27 Feb'02

    Letter to the editor: RAD tools need short learning curve

    Letter to the editor: RAD tools need short learning curve

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    WS-I to thrash out six-month timetable

    WS-I to thrash out six-month timetable

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    Quiz #20: Cryptography

    "OK, boys and girls! Do you have your secret decoder handy? Here's this week's special message." (Radio message to subscribed members of the Lone Ranger Club, circa 1943.) Don't need a decoder ring? Take our cryptography quiz to prove it.

  • February 26, 2002 26 Feb'02

    Quiz #21: We're Going to the Zoo!

    "If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay." ...Senator Bob Dole. Politics and animals are an old joke, but IT and animals? Come test ...

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Quiz #19: Artificial Intelligence

    The empires of the future are the empires of the mind... Winston Churchill. Take our fun quiz to test your knowledge of artificial intelligence.

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Quiz #16: Web Management Basics

    Think you're a Web Management pro? Take our short quiz to see how you score. It's fun and you'll see how your IT knowledge stacks up.

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Quiz #17: DSL

    DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is a technology for bringing high-bandwidth information to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines. Test your knowledge and find out if your brain cells are "always on."

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    A compilation of messaging articles

    Have you visited our sister site, searchWindowsManageability.com? If not, you're missing out on some great content. Below is a sampling of recent articles covering messaging systems.

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: Voxeo offers open-standards CCXML

    Quick Takes: Voxeo offers open-standards CCXML

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    Apache Axis 'drag and drop' Web services

    The drag-and-drop approach of publishing Web services is a great idea, better (at least easier) than Microsoft's .NET. I am impressed with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET but it is a much bigger system. The implementation of Axis is far better than ...

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    IBM leads new grid computing initiative

    IBM leads new grid computing initiative

  • February 18, 2002 18 Feb'02

    The Dynamic, Smart, e-Business, .NET World of Web Services

    In this rendition of The Hurwitz Trend Watch, several Hurwitz analysts considered the impact of Web Services in seven software, services, and sourcing markets. They decided to take this admittedly early stab into the trends that might unfurl due to ...

  • February 15, 2002 15 Feb'02

    Discussion Day: How to approach .NET within your organization

    As the focus of his Discussion Day, Howard will discuss how to approach .NET within your organization, including what to worry about and what not to worry about. One of the largest impacts of .NET will be Microsoft support for Web services - the ...

  • February 15, 2002 15 Feb'02

    Quick Takes: RealNames announces keyword registration Web service

    In Quick Takes, RealNames announces a way to ease Internet navigation using Web services, Penton Media announced details on its Nextware XML and Web services conference and PolarLake announces an enterprise Web services platform.

  • February 15, 2002 15 Feb'02

    Analysis: .NET tools mark new Web services battle

    Developers have already taken up Visual Studio .NET in beta versions, but Microsoft must still persuade its core base of Visual Basic users to take the plunge if it is to compete successfully against Java.

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    Crystal Decisions provides VS.NET with a familiar feel

    Today Microsoft officially launches Visual Studio.NET, Crystal Decisions says with its VS.NET add-on, developers can turn business intelligence into Web services faster.

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    A collection of Web services articles

    Have you visited our sister site, searchWindowsManageability.com? If not, you're missing out on some great content. Below is a sampling of recent articles covering Web services.

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