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(April 10, 2002) - No one can predict the future accurately, far less the I-technology future. So it was perhaps a little surprising that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly turned down a Microsoft Corporation objection this week to written testimony by Sun Microsystems’ Jonathan Schwartz, their chief strategy officer. Schwartz stated in his testimony to Judge Kollar-Kotelly that Sun fears Microsoft is poised to leverage its Windows OS monopoly, via XML-based Web services and its .NET platform, into an MS monopoly of the Internet itself. Sun isn't entitled to speculate like this on the future behavior of a competitor, claimed Microsoft. Oh yes it is, ruled the judge. Without necessarily agreeing that what Sun called Microsoft's track record of obstructing Java made it possible to predict similar anticompetitive behavior now that .NET and Java are competing in ... (more)

MCI Foundation Delivers Cutting Edge Education Content and Training to New York

Marcopolo has announced the launch of an innovative public-private partnership between the MCI Foundation, the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and New York State Teacher Centers. The initiative aims to improve student achievement by training K-12 teachers throughout New York on how to effectively utilize the thousands of educational resources from the MCI Foundation's renowned MarcoPolo program. As part of this new initiative, NYSED is calling for every K-12 teacher throughout New York State to access MarcoPolo's sophistica... (more)

SOA Solutions Provider Active Endpoints To Support WS-BPEL 2.0

Active Endpoints, provider of SOA orchestration products and services, announced the availability of ActiveBPEL 3.0. The ActiveBPEL product family includes open source and commercial SOA orchestration solutions that are standards-compliant and platform-neutral, forming the foundation for fast, cost-effective business and systems integration. Among other important capabilities, ActiveBPEL 3.0 comprehensively supports the forthcoming WS-BPEL 2.0 standard, which will be officially published early in 2007. ActiveBPEL 3.0 allows SOA application developers and ISVs to leverage the powe... (more)

Active Endpoints Named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's SOA World and Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA technology provider Active Endpoints named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Active Endpoints (www.activevos.com) is the inventor of visual orchestration systems. VOS empowers line of business project teams to create applications using services and industry standards, making their businesses more agile and effective. Active Endpoints’ ActiveVOS promotes mass... (more)

Rob Levy's Session at SOAWorld Conference & Expo

Over the past half century, IT has provided enormous value as a tool for improving enterprise efficiency. This will continue to be an essential role for IT. However, IT will provide even greater value in the future by serving as a tool for enabling sustainable innovation within and across enterprises. To realize this vastly more ambitious objective, IT must embark on a transformational journey to harness and integrate the uniquely human aspects of innovation. This is where SOA and social computing, aka Web 2.0, take center stage. Service Orientation and SOA will provide the archi... (more)