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Adrian Bridgwater

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With the pending acquisition of Sun by Oracle and speculation over whether a new stream of monetization is about to tarnish and dishonor the good name of open source, industry eyes are watching the open code zone more keenly than ever to try and gauge whether a new playing field is about to surface. Given the burgeoning acceptance of open technologies at the enterprise level, many segments of the IT sector are re-evaluating the way they view open source. The global economic slowdown and the proliferation of user-facing applications such as Firefox have also helped shape the new attitudes coming to the fore. Open Source Magazine talks exclusively to Benoit Schillings, Chief Technologist for Nokia’s Qt Software (originally Trolltech) to get an insight into the strategic development of the company’s open approach to its cross platform application framework. Open Sourc... (more)

PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Interview: Driving Innovation

Sybase Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Irfan Khan has been with the company for over 15 years. He oversees technology evangelism efforts and is chartered with ensuring the voice of Sybase's customers and the needs of the market are reflected within the company's innovation and product development. At a time when Sybase's revenues are stronger than at any time in the past and the company's technologies compete alongside the cream of the industry's database solutions, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal speaks directly to Sybase CTO Irfan Khan to get his wider perspective... (more)

Sun’s JavaOne 2009: Business As Usual

In the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, many of us questioned whether we would actually see the company's annual JavaOne developer conference and exhibition take place. Industry commentators and analysts have been postulating over possible the emergence of a new and more commercially driven iteration of the Java programming language and platform. Initial signs of this becoming a reality have come with the announcement of a new Java Store to showcase applications in front the 800 million desktop Java technology users worldwide. So it seemed that overall, it's busi... (more)

Will Too Many C-ooks Spoil the Corporate Broth?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services If the title of this piece is a little too obtuse for you, then it is probably best that you know the alternative heading for this content was going to be: How many C-level execs do we really need? But first a personal confession. The first time your humble writer here heard the expression C-level I won't even go into what went through my head. An Intel communications executive lady who shall remain nameless was overheard saying something like: "OK so this message on concurrency and parallelism is gr... (more)

What Does Next-Generation BPO Look Like?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services Somewhere along the line in between the 1990s and the so-called post-2000 ‘naughties' a change occurred. This change was subtle but important if you took an interest in enterprise-level management theories, methodologies and delivery mechanisms. Outsourcing, as we once knew it, became Business Process Outsourcing. With an extended name and an accompanying acronym to boot, BPO arrived. Actually that's not strictly what happened; in between outsourcing and BPO we saw outsourcing become offshore outsou... (more)