2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will
'08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to
stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management
System"? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat the mere
mega-mergers of 2007?
At the end of each year, SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network
of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors,
writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is
fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also
how it's going to get there, why, because of who, and within what kind of
RIAs Versus AJAX o Ruby on Rails o PHP o Facebook Competitors
Tim Bray, Director of Web Technologies, Sun
Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the Univer... (more)
Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Sant... (more)
From Automation to Virtual Security, a round-up of the Virtualization themes
& topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City by the
world-class speaker faculty at the 5th International Virtualization
Conference & Expo being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown Manhattan.
Beyond Datacenter Virtualization - How can the benefits of virtualization now
be applied to transform branch and remote office efficiency and productivity?
Where do new opportunities lie for realizing a truly dynamic enterprise?
Certeon's Co-Founder & Director of Research, Shawn Cooney, will b... (more)