Part of Microsoft Windows Server System, Microsoft's legacy interoperability
system - known as Host Integrator Server (HIS) - will allow customers to
integrate Windows applications with current IBM mainframe technology.
Microsoft believes that this is one way customers can extend the life of
their systems, thereby saving financial resources which otherwise would go
towards entirely new systems. That was the message the software company
delivered today during the SHARE mainframe users conference.
"Host Integration Server 2004 gives customers new ways to get more out of
their existing IT systems in a cost-efficient manner. Customers have told us
that they need technology that enables them to utilize their mainframe assets
and expose those assets as Web services," said Ted Kummert, corporate vice
president in the Business Process and Integration Division at Microsoft. "W... (more)
10th International "SOA Web Services Edge 2006 Conference & Expo" panel
discussion taped live at SYS-CON.TV's Times Square studios will stream on
Monday, December 5, 2005, and "Enterprise Open Source Power Panel" will
stream on Wednesday, December 7, 2005.
In this first "SOA and Web Services Power Panel" series, SYS-CON's group
publisher and "SOA Web Services Edge" conference chair Jeremy Geelan was
joined by Eric Newcomer of IONA, Paul Lipton of CA, Aaron White of Mindreef
and David Kershaw of Altova. "Enterprise Open Source Power Panel"
participants included Andy Astor of Ent... (more)
"SOA serves as the foundation for the move into the cloud," stated Dr. Kareem
Yusuf, Director Product Management, WebSphere Software, IBM, in his keynote
at SOA World Conference & Expo in NYC Tuesday.
"What are the characteristics of the cloud?" Dr Yusuf then asked. Shared
infrastructure, self-service capabilities, and the fact that it will be
virtualized are several that he mentioned. He also noted that two things
stand out about the cloud - self-service access and management, and elastic
"What we are actually doing with the cloud comes down to cloud services,"
(August 21, 2002) - Speaking to developers in Canada this week, after a
four-year hiatus from speaking publicly north of the border, Microsoft's
chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates appropriately made the
crossing of boundaries one of the themes of his remarks.
The sharing of data across systems and device boundaries, for example, was
something that XML is making ever more possible, Gates explained - adding,
"We're seeing that basic connectivity isn't enough. The most interesting uses
of connectivity require a platform that doesn't just show things to people on
a scr... (more)
(November 18, 2002) - (Last week, WSJ-IN asked industry experts, all
intimately familiar with Web Services in all their flavors, colors, and
spins, to answer the question: 'What is Web Services?" Following, the most
recent response to that question, from a representative of Sun Microsystems.)
Web services are software components that respond to service requests using a
set of open standards. Sun prefers a simple definition of Web services for
two reasons: First of all, simplicity is a base characteristic of the fuel
necessary to propel Web services into mass adoption - simple verb... (more)