Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see
end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve,
December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of
each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!
In alphabetical order the nominees are:
Tim Berner... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
Often called the Semantic or Pervasive Web, Web 3.0 brings a level of
artificial intelligence to transform the Internet from a searchable catalog
to a personal guide that can reason in a human-like fashion and provide users
with more services and options for social networks. This session will map out
the world of Web 3.0, exploring the unique benefits for end users, as well as
opportunities for businesses. Using specific examples, Jon Doyle will
demonstrate how Web 3.0 will change the way users interact with the Web
from planning and booking an entire vacation to automatically ... (more)
Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which... (more)
IBM Response to the study entitled
"Comparing Microsoft .NET and IBM WebSphere/J2EE"
by The Middleware Company
IBM Competitive Technology Lab
Another Flawed Study
The latest Middleware Company study is flawed and does not accurately reflect
the capability of WebSphere J2EE vs. Microsoft .NET. Like two previous
discredited Middleware Company studies, this study was funded by Microsoft.
While expert Microsoft programmers were allowed to contribute to the .NET
side, neither IBM nor o... (more)