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Enterprise Search provides a concise summary of the whys of implementing search in large organizations.The book is 168 pages and is really light, both literally and figuratively. Yet, it covers some key aspects of structuring search initiatives in enterprise organizations. I found Chapter 4 particularly insightful and it covers an area that is often missed, or buried under mountains of technology. "Planning Search" addresses search planning from the aspect of the stakeholders involved, starting with a stakeholder analysis, and ending with what to consider in a search strategy. Martin White has covered the subject of search in a series of tips and definitions that span from why enterprise search is a complex undertaking, to planning for search, a brief coverage of Search technology, to planning for a search project. He provides a brief description of the vendors in th... (more)

The Digital Consumer: Big-Data-Enabled-Cloud's Final Destination

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 a... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Six Not-So-Blind Men and the Cloud Elephant

I'm glad I stayed on after the breakout sessions to attend the CEO Power Panel at 7 pm at the 12th International Cloud Expo, in New York. It was quite informative and entertaining. As with everything else, the best way to get a view of a new technology area is by asking for independent opinions. The old adage of the six blind men and the elephant comes to mind. Coincidentally, there were six "blind men" on the panel, including our very engaging host, Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). And there were views that converged in a common theme: "Cloud Connects". Jeremy, as always, got the ball roll... (more)

Reflection & Introspection: Objects Exposed

One of the salient aspects of the Java language is the control it gives to developers for dynamically generating and reusing code. This allows the language to offer Java programmers the ability to write code in which the actual behavior is determined at runtime. Of the eleven buzzwords used to define Java, this article is going to focus on the dynamic nature of the Java programming language. One of the salient aspects of the Java language is the control it gives to developers for dynamically generating and reusing code. This allows the language to offer Java programmers the abil... (more)

Interview with Jeremy Allaire: Cofounder and CTO of Allaire Corporation, Inc.

JDJ: Allaire has recently been in an 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, m... (more)