Microsoft Taking Exchange to the Cloud via Office 365

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Microsoft recently announced plans to offer Office 365 as part of GoDaddy’s Web hosting service. The move is one small part in the company’s strategy of getting Exchange customers more fully into the cloud,…

Full speed ahead: Oracle to ship Java 8 in March, even with bugs

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Company to focus on ‘showstopper’ bugs between now and then in JDK 8, and wait to fix lesser bugs later. By Paul Krill | InfoWorld Oracle plans to ship JDK (Java Development Kit) 8 on March…

NYTimes Architecture: No Head, No Master, No Single Point Of Failure

Michael Laing, a Systems Architect at NYTimes, gave this great decription of their use of RabbitMQ and their overall architecture on the RabbitMQ mailing list. The closing sentiment marks this as definitely an architecture…

Java gives Android development an edge

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Evans Data survey also finds app dev is quicker for Android than for rival OSes, due to improved tooling and cross-platform development. By Paul Krill | InfoWorld Java familiarity is key to developers being able to…

Gartner MQ For Horizontal Portals: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle Lead + 8 Emerging Trends

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By David Roe. A quick look back at Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals over the past two years compared with this year’s Magic Quadrant seems to point to a stagnant market. However, while IBM,…

Google taps big data for universal translator

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Statistical analysis beats algorithms for language translation, Google says, but which massive volumes of linguistic data will it use? By Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld Google Translate is currently best known for being a quick and dirty…

Big Data: The Mega-Trend That Will Impact All Our Lives

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There are some things that are so big that they have implications for everyone’s life, whether we want it or not. And Big Data is one of those mega trends that will impact everyone…

Software AG named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites

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Leading industry analyst firm Gartner recognises Software AG as a leader in the strategic market of application integration and SOA projects. Software AG’s primary offering in this market is webMethods Suite, which allows organisations to…

The End of Software; The Fall of IBM

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The computer industry goes through technology cycles. With each cycle, a new crop of companies emerge that dominate the industry. The winners in the previous cycle usually fade into oblivion. Who remembers Burroughs, Digital…

Microsoft And Oracle Will Announce Major Cloud Computing Partnership Next Monday

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Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, its Azure chief Satya Nadella and Oracle’s president Mark Hurd are holding a joint press conference next week, just two days before Microsoft’s Build developer conference is scheduled to kick…