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Recent articles by Elizabeth Montalbano
Can storage save Sun?
Sun Microsystems pulled US$4.1 billion out of its US$7 billion war chest to purchase Storage Technology, a buy that proves the vendor is serious about transforming into a powerhouse in the storage and emerging information lifecycle management (ILM) arenas.
Jun 3 2005, 10:05AM
IBM to attack HP, Sun with Unix servers
In a move aimed at stealing market share from Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems in the low-end Unix market, IBM has jumped into the space with two new Unix servers priced at less than US$5000.
Feb 14 2005, 12:00AM
Actuate-Eclipse union to shed light on business reporting
Business intelligence software vendor Actuate has teamed up with the Eclipse Foundation on a project to build an open source business reporting tool.
Aug 25 2004, 12:00AM
Java creator weighs in on open source debate
As Java industry leaders prepare to debate at JavaOne 2004 whether Java's stewardship might be better in the open-source community than with Sun Microsystems, the technology's creator James Gosling weighed in on why he thinks open-sourcing Java remains a tricky issue.
Jul 2 2004, 12:00AM
Sun, Microsoft to unveil Phase one of partnership
Sun and Microsoft plan to detail Phase One of their historic partnership in late summer [US], Sun chairman and CEO Scott McNealy said this week at JavaOne.
Jun 30 2004, 12:00AM
Sun sheds light on open source Solaris
Sun Microsystems' top software executive shed new light on Sun's plans to open-source its Solaris operating system, but the vendor's ultimate strategy to release the source code for its proprietary Unix-based OS remains far from clear.
Jun 29 2004, 12:00AM
Sun, Fujitsu to jointly develop Solaris and SPARC-based systems
In what Sun Microsystems chairman and CEO Scott McNealy called an ‘acceleration’ of a 22-year partnership, Sun and Fujitsu revealed this week that they have entered a joint development pact that will see the two vendors merge their Solaris and SPARC-based server product lines by mid-2006.
Jun 2 2004, 12:00AM
BEA beefs up developer, SOE initiatives
BEA Systems aims to add muscle to its developer initiatives, said Cornelius Willis, the company's new vice president of developer marketing.
Mar 23 2004, 12:00AM
Microsoft enhancing ISV programs
A key Microsoft partner executive has touted new initiatives to recruit and support ISVs in its continuing effort to promote the company as the ISV's best friend.
Feb 23 2004, 12:00AM
Truce called in Java war
Sun Microsystems has called an uneasy truce in its Java war with IBM in an open letter to IBM's soon-to-be-independent Eclipse organisation.
Feb 2 2004, 12:00AM
IBM backs away from Java community effort
When a group of Java software vendors unveils an agreement Wednesday to align their Java tools strategies, IBM will not be among them.
Jan 6 2004, 12:00AM
Macromedia releases offline Flash tools
Macromedia has released a developer edition and software development kit (SDK) for the Macromedia Central environment, tools that will enable developers to build and distribute Flash applications that run offline.
Nov 20 2003, 12:00AM
Sun to unveil Project Rave by year’s end
Sun Microsystems will release a technology preview of its Project Rave rapid application development tool for Java by the end of the year, with a beta and formal beta program to follow sometime in 2004, a Sun executive said Thursday.
Nov 7 2003, 12:00AM
More model citizens
Borland Software and Rational Software, a division of IBM, aim to deflect attention away from Microsoft this week when they unveil tools that marry visual modelling with application development.
Nov 4 2003, 12:00AM
Standards for web services-enabled portals nearly done
Two key technology standards that link Web services to portals are a step closer to final approval by their respective standards bodies, industry sources said.
Sep 4 2003, 12:00AM
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