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A recent publicity stunt by Opera Software CEO Jon von Tetzchen seemed to work. Tthe company reported more than one million downloads of its new Opera 8 browser last week., prompting von Tetzchen to embark on what was to be a 5,000-mile swim from the company's Oslo headquarters to the U.S. Opera's PR director accompanied his boss in a rubber dingy to record the event, but apparently had a capsizing experience in the frigid waters. He was rescued by his gallant boss, but the swim attempt ended there. SYS-CON Media expressed disappointment in the truncated journey, as the company had sent its own cameraman to the coast of Maine for cold-water training in expectation of the swim. Meanwhile, back in the serious world, Opera now reports that it has a 1% foothold in the U.S. browser market, "with obvious growth potential,'" in the words of company spokesperson Tor Odland. W... (more)

CA Named “Gold Sponsor” of SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East

SYS-CON Events announced today that CA was named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. CA is the world's leading independent information technology (IT) management software company. We help companies manage IT to better perform, compete, innovate and grow their businesses. With our Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and technology, customers can unify IT and simplify the management of complex computing environments. 15th International SOA World Confe... (more)

Latin American Businesses Use Advanced Portal Technology to Compete in Today's Real-Time Economy

(June 18, 2002) - Mongoose Technology, Inc., a leading U.S. enterprise portal solution vendor, recently launched Mongoose PortalStudio 3.0 in Latin America as leading systems integrators from Latin America presented advanced online solutions for doing business in the real-time economy. Over 150 business and IT managers were on hand as systems integrator partners including Gedetec, Grey Interactive Mexico, Hildebrando, Meta Data, OmniSys, and Teysa demonstrated real-time business solutions built with Mongoose PortalStudio. Solutions included enterprise application integration (EAI)... (more)

Salesforce.com CEO Benioff "Another Employee Memo"

salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is showing no early signs of backing off from the challenge of competing with Oracle head-to-head in the CRM marketplace. Benioff, a former Oracle executive, commented earlier in the week about the Oracle-Siebel acquisition. Here is his latest memo to employees on this topic: "Oracle's Lucky Seven CRM Applications - Which One Is For You? Or, perhaps, none at all? Now that Oracle has bought Siebel, Oracle now has seven different CRM offerings: 1. Oracle CRM On Premise 2. Oracle Sales On Line On Demand 3. Oracle JD Edwards Youcentric On Premise 4. Orac... (more)

Software AG Using AJAX to Develop SOA and Web Services For Google

Software AG has announced that Composite Application Integrator (CAI), the company’s design and runtime environment for combining Web services into rich composite Internet applications, now supports Google maps. CAI is the first AJAX-based product to include a Google maps control. Composite Application Integrator enables organizations that develop composite applications to rapidly incorporate services from Google maps, integrate existing applications, and exchange information with Google maps – thus significantly reducing time to market. It is currently available online... (more)