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IBM Launches Initiative of SOA Products, Services

IBM Launches Initiative of SOA Products, Services
Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily) revived TouchPad tablet. "It will take 6-8 weeks to build enough HP TouchPads to meet our current commitments, during which time your order will then ship from this stock with free ground shipping," read an email sent to customers and reprinted in a Sept. 7 posting on the Precentral.net blog. "You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking number once your order has shipped."That would place the new TouchPads in consumers' hands sometime in either late October or early November. The reduced-price devices are not returnable, according to the email. HP originally acquired webOS as part of its takeover of Palm in 2010. Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs.

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David Chappell Not too long ago, I spoke at a Gartner event where the keynote speaker posed a question to the audience. "How many of you work for a company that once had a large-scale object reuse program?" he asked. In a room with several hundred IT managers from the largest American firms, nearly every hand went up. He then made a follow-up request: "Please keep your hand up if your firm still has a large-scale object reuse program". Only one hand remained in the air. Google Answers Returns, But Only in Russia After closing Google Answers last year, Google launched a new version of the service, this time only in Russian (here's the English translation, powered by Google Translate). Unlike the original Google Answers, there are no hired experts and people don't have to pay to ask questions. Instead, you use your points to "pay" for a question and you earn points by posting answers or rating other people's answers. If your answer gets bad ratings, you lose points. When you start to type a question, Google shows related questions in a sidebar to prevent the problem of duplication.

User:Piecraft/Dieselpunk Description[edit] A manipulation on an alternate version of a future 1950s from the developed technology and society of the 1930's, where the Great Depression never arrived and World War II is still being fought as a prolonged Cold War. In turn, Japan continues its progress towards technological modernization, developing the earliest computers and terminals. Nazi scientists continue experimenting by taking the route of biotechnology, sparking off a genetic revolution of bio-mods, clones, and organ harvesting. Whilst the Americans and British take both of these technologies to develop mind-control devices, spawning man-machine interfaces and sparking the atomic-powered machine age. Themes that usually surface in the genre relate to:

Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon's EC2 One of the biggest criticisms of Google's App Engine have been cries of lock-in, that the applications developed for the platform won't be portable to any other service. This morning, Chris Anderson, the Portland-based cofounder of the Grabb.it MP3 blog service, just released AppDrop — an elegant hack proving that's not true. AppDrop is a container for applications developed with the Google App Engine SDK, running entirely on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure.

Security Dutch Police Crush Big 'Botnet,' Arrest Trio October 10, 2005 Dutch police arrested three men for creating a botnet of more than 100,000 compromised PCs, authorities in the Netherlands said Friday. They allege the botnet was used in an attempt to extort a U.S. company, to steal PayPal and eBay accounts, and to install adware and spyware. The pinch is among the biggest botnet scores ever for law enforcement, Dutch authorities said. "With 100,000 infected computers, the dismantled botnet is one of the largest ever seen," the Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie, or OM) said in a statement.

elemental links: Office 2.0 Podcast Jam "Transcript": Friday, I was visiting an enterprise client to review their architectural plan and discuss a business architecture initiative. During our conversation, we touched on the need for business users to simulate a proposed business change, without a big IT effort to provision the information and provide a front-end. In this scenario, a flexible front-end is crucial, because the business users are really experimenting with different models. This got us to talking about Excel, and as luck would have it, I had just recorded a related podcast for Anne's excellent Office 2.0 Podcast Jam . Google Russian Translator Google Translate added a new language: Russian. Now you can translate text from English to Russian or from Russian to English. Google uses its statistical machine translation system that won many prizes. Google News Russia has also been launched.

Bam! Boom! Onomatopoeia! Onomatopoeia is not a word you use everyday, yet hardly a day goes by that we don't use several onomatopoeic words and phrases in daily conversation. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate the sound they represent such as "kerplunk" or "boing" in English or "doki doki" in Japanese. We might not hear onomatopoeic words used in formal written speeches so often, but we certainly hear them used in everyday conversation. I am not a linguist (so please chime in if you are one; love to hear from you) but perhaps this is one reason why informal "naked presentations" or good impromptu or extemporaneous speeches are often more interesting or engaging than speeches which are merely read word for word from a script.

enterprisesocialgraph - Google Code Use the current Google hosted version of ESS here A simple, open source GAE project to allow enterprise users to maintain one single social graph. The goal is to explore and learn how Google App Engine can enable enterprise cloud computing. All work will belong to the community that contributes to this project. This application will be developed and hosted in Google App Engine and the source will be kept here. It will allow users to maintain one master social graph across their various enterprise and personal applications.

Live from webMethods - Fabric 7 - The New Face of BPM I am attending webMethods Integration World this week (ebizQ is a media sponsor) and blogging live from the sessions. Next up for me was Susan Ganeshan of webMethods talking about the Business Process Management capabilities of Fabric 7. Processes have evolved over time with lots of patchwork systems with data and process steps moving around between systems creating a "Patchwork Process". Lots of different kinds of processes with wide variation between them in terms of what kind of data is involved, people to people v system to system etc. However, almost always has both people and systems interacting in processes.

Gary Colet- The State of Knowledge Ma My trip was in order to spend a fascinating 2 days in Moscow with fellow speakers Jerry Ash, Chris Collison and Richard Cross at the very first Knowledge Management conference in Russia. Attendees were all private sector organizations (now I think about it, where were the public sector?), about half of whom also presented on their knowledge management activities. The question I know you want answered is “what is happening in knowledge management in Russia?” Based on what I heard, the answer is “a lot”. clever algorithms Welcome to Clever Algorithms! This is a handbook of recipes for computational problem solving techniques from the fields of Computational Intelligence, Biologically Inspired Computation, and Metaheuristics. Clever Algorithms are interesting, practical, and fun to learn about and implement. Research scientists may be interested in browsing algorithm inspirations in search of an interesting system or process analogs to investigate.

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