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Ajit Sagar

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I used to be a regular presenter at SYS-CON's tech.conferences. After a hiatus of a few years, I thought of presenting at the Cloud Expo conference in New York. I was wondering which track to participate in. You see, although, Infosys Limited,  the company I work for, has a very large Cloud practice, I belong to a space which is more of a consumer of what Cloud offers. To me Cloud and Big Data are the plumbing for the house that we build for clients. I have helped incubate one of the strategic focus areas within Infosys - digital transformation, which is powered by Cloud. The answer to my dilemma was "all of them." Before going any further, perhaps I should explain what I mean by digital transformation.  In fact,  today during the opening keynote by Dr. Daniel Sabbah, the person sitting next to me was asking me about my area of focus and asked what I meant by digita... (more)

Mapping the Future of CF, Spectra, E-Business and the Internet

CFDJ: Allaire has recently been in the acquisition and partnership mode. Can you give us a brief history of the events over the last couple of years and the rationale behind these decisions? Allaire: One of the primary reasons for going public over a year ago was to create a base of assets that could be leveraged into mergers and acquisitions. We saw a number of areas for expansion for our platform, all of which underlined a long-term strategy for becoming one of the leading Internet business platforms. In 1999 we undertook three acquisitions. The first, BrightTiger Technologies... (more)

Applying Process Orchestration in SOA Applications

This session will provide guidelines, best practices, and a methodology to design and design application leveraging Process Orchestration in the SOA initiatives. The implementation areas will apply to large enterprise applications with multiple dependencies. Parallels between different applications of BPM products in typical scenarios will be covered and the leading vendor offerings in the market including FileNet, Savvion, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, IBM WPS, BEA WLI, jBPM, BizTalk, and others will be examined. Multiple aspects of process-based design and development will be ... (more)

Focus: The Java Platform

Welcome back to the Cosmic Cup. I hope you are enjoying our voyage through the Java universe. Last month we examined the APIs that are formally defined under the scope of the Java Platform for the Enterprise. We're going to change the course of our journey a bit. This month we will look at the APIs that define the Java Platform itself. What is the Java Platform? Before getting deeper into the discussion, I would like to comment on the terms "Java Platform" and the "Java Enterprise." The Java Platform is defined as "a new operating environment for delivering and running highly in... (more)

Now Playing: XML, In A Crucial Role In Application Server Suites

During the last couple of years there have been several developments in the application server environment. Nineteen ninety-nine truly was the "Year of the Application Server." The evolution of the application server market has been influenced by several factors. The term application server almost always refers to Java application servers (Microsoft's MTS and COM+ notwithstanding), i.e., application servers based on the J2EE platform. The main developments in the Java application server market have been: Stabilization of the J2EE platform Acceptance of the EJB object model Matur... (more)