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Federal IT organizations across the DoD and IC are facing costly data storage and data processing challenges stemming from the vast amount of information they collect and analyze as a part of their mission. To effectively organize and utilize these growing information stores, enterprise applications must be capable of performing large-scale, data-intensive processing. Federal enterprise infrastructures supporting such applications are often inadequate to address these challenges, and IT organizations incur lost time and greater costs trying to scale resources to meet storage and computing demand. That is why Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), in partnership with the Government, led a research and development pilot to address these challenges by leveraging Service-Oriented Architecture approaches to facilitate on-demand resource provisioning to fold into current business proc... (more)

Can Supporting Web Services Help Boost PeopleSoft Earnings by 25% in 2002?

(Pleasanton, CA) – Some companies make great weather vanes. Could there be a connection, for example, between PeopleSoft’s strong financial performance in 2001 – with 20% sales growth to about $1.8 billion – and its announcement this week that the next release of its PeopleSoft 8 line of business apps will support Web services? Make no mistake: Craig Conway, CEO of the Pleasanton, California - based PeopleSoft, Inc., is already one of the best-paid CEOs in corporate America. And cofounder and chairman Dave Duffield too is an accomplished software industry executive and visionary... (more)

i-Technology & Katrina: Relief Portal Empowers Survivors, Families, Businesses

A Louisiana technology firm announced the release of a portal website designed as a centralized listing of resources to help hurricane survivors, their families and business affected by the disaster. The website, http://www.reliefportal.com/, networks people in need of help with those providing help throughout the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas regions. The Relief Portal was created by Lafayette, Louisiana based web development firm, Firefly Digital. Expecting the portal to receive millions of visitors each day, Firefly partnered with their web hosting partne... (more)

SYS-CON.TV - "SOA and Virtualization" Power Panel Live From Times Square

"At Oracle, we believe that SOA is all about the entire, end-to-end, roundtrip experience," said Dave Chappell, Oracle's chief SOA technologist, in opening remarks during SYS-CON.TV's "SOA World Power Panel," recorded at the Reuters Studio overlooking Times Square in New York. Click here to view this program Click here to register for the conference Chappell's remarks were in the context of a wide-ranging discussion among six leading SOA technologists, who covered everything from data types to cutsomer requirements to testing, governance, and virtualization during a wide-ranging di... (more)

WSO2 Named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo

WSO2 is an open source middleware company founded by pioneers in Web services and of members of the Apache Software Foundation Web services community. WSO2 delivers a new, entirely open source middleware stack that is optimized for Web services and SOA and built on Apache Axis2. WSO2’s first products are the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) and WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), which are built on the WSO2 Web Services Framework. The company maintains operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. For more information about WSO2, visit http://wso2... (more)