Stories by Paul Krill

  • BMC links batch systems to Web services, Java

    Seeking to enable multilayered transactional applications, BMC Software is introducing an addition to its Control-M product family that links batch-management systems to processes executed via Web services, messaging and Java applications.

  • Microsoft refines technology credentials program

    Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its three-tiered certification program for IT professionals and developers, with the intent of aligning credentials to specific job roles and the company's technology road map.

  • IBM buys DataPower in SOA power play

    Raising the stakes in the SOA arena, IBM on Tuesday is announcing its acquisition of XML network equipment maker DataPower, with the goal of helping companies improve performance and management of business processes in SOA environments.

  • Microsoft exec: Centro aims at midmarket needs

    Microsoft this week unveiled its Centro product plan, which is intended to make it easier to administer networks in midsize businesses. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill interviewed Steven VanRoekel, director of Midsize Business Solutions Strategy at Microsoft, about Centro.

  • Microsoft pitches ESB alternative

    ESB (enterprise service bus) technology as a category of its own has been gaining increasing numbers of followers lately. Microsoft, however, isn't one of them, according to a position paper that the company recently published.

  • Sun completes SeeBeyond buy

    Having completed its acquisition of EAI vendor SeeBeyond, Sun Microsystems joins IBM, BEA Systems, Sonic Software, and others in seeking to become the vendor of choice in providing enterprises with integration tools to build SOAs.

  • JBoss looks to woo commercial app server users

    JBoss on Tuesday will boost efforts to lure users of commercial application servers to its open source alternative. The JBoss Migration Program being unveiled features an assessment to define a migration strategy, an implementation program, and a subscription to the JBoss Application Server. The implementation program could involve partners such as Hewlett-Packard.

  • HP exec decries open source license spread

    Decrying the proliferation of open source license varieties, a Hewlett-Packard executive on Tuesday urged IBM and Sun Microsystems to abandon their own licenses and back the GNU GPL (General Public License).