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 possibly
already be so old-fangled that an early practitioner like Ichbiah can
already no longer be with us?
The thought was so disquieting that it took me immediately back to the last
time I wrote about Ichbiah, and indeed about Ada Lovelace for whom his
language was named. It was in the context ... (more)
Virtualization is quickly becoming an important technology across all parts
of the IT environment. The technology is rapidly being deployed in server,
storage, networking, as well as client environments.
The theme of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in
Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in
the Enterprise' and the Call for Papers (Submissions Deadline March 15),
welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases
not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves
As I write this editorial, I am waiting, like hundreds and thousands of
people worldwide, to hear whether – and if so, how – Sun and
Google are going to be teaming up to take on Microsoft in its holiest of holy
markets, the desktop.
Could such an alliance have been dreamed of just one year ago? The answer, of
course, is "Yes!" Nothing has prevented Sergey Brin and Larry Page from
nipping from Mountain View to San Jose long ago and dreaming up an
imaginative combination of Google's brand recognition and Sun's desire to
liberate desktop apps from the desktop and shift ... (more)
From Automation to Virtual Security, a round-up of the Virtualization themes
& topics being discussed March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City by the
world-class speaker faculty at the 5th International Virtualization
Conference & Expo being held in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown Manhattan.
Beyond Datacenter Virtualization - How can the benefits of virtualization now
be applied to transform branch and remote office efficiency and productivity?
Where do new opportunities lie for realizing a truly dynamic enterprise?
Certeon's Co-Founder & Director of Research, Shawn Cooney, will b... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)