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Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

What Cloud Computing "Stuff" Will You Sell to China?

President Obama told Chinese President Hu Jintao, perhaps a little too casually, that the US wanted to sell him "stuff." "We want to sell you airplanes. We want to sell you cars. We want to sell you software," the president opined. Check and check on the first two items: China will buy about $20 billion in aircraft annually for the forseeable future, and Boeing's share of that depends more on China's dislike of the US-Taiwan relationship than any other single factor; meanwhile, everybody knows that the Chinese love Buick almost as much as they do Mercedes and BMW. But what about... (more)

APIs Interface With Cloud Expo Program

What are the major issues facing enterprise IT as they help propel cloud computing forward? I'll make the assumption that cloud is not going to collapse in a heap some day as everyone returns to non-virtualized silo applications attached to dedicated resources. I'll also assume that the uniform Big Switch to a third-party grid is not going to happen for 50 years. With that in mind, I'm looking over the upcoming Cloud Expo program, and see a few things jump out at me: APIs, Big Data, security, and scaling, for starters. I'll examine all these topics in the remaining weeks before th... (more)

IBM To Discuss Many "Things" at Cloud Expo

Each major technology vendor sees the Internet of Things in a slightly different way. For IBM, the IoT is taking us down the path to the Smart Home, Smart Grid, and Smart Cities. The company promises that the IoT "by combining technology with societal interests...will change business models, technology investments, consumer experiences, and everyday life." More prosaically, IBM notes that the IoT "helps enable proactive data access from any connected device." The company will have a major presence and several speakers at the upcoming @thingsexpo in New York, part of the overall ... (more)

Which Nations Are Most IoT-Ready?

The IoT is coming, as inevitably as the earth circles the sun. It's just a matter of how many laps the planet will take before we have an IoT society characterized by smart things, buildings, grids, cities, and nations. We'll see much of the current state-of-the-art at the upcoming @thingsexpo in New York June 10-12, an event I'm fortunate enough to chair. One question to ponder is which of those nations are best equipped for the IoT? We think an answer to this question lies within the research we've been conducting at the Tau Institute these past three years. We measure key tech... (more)