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Zimbra co-founder Satish Dharmaraj is on his way out of Yahoo and will be replaced by Zimbra exec Jim Morrisroe in March. Yahoo bought the AJAX-based open source/commercial e-mail and calendaring groupware for $350 million in September of 2007 and has been trying to enliven Yahoo Mail with some Zimbra features. Ditto the Yahoo Calendar. Morrisroe will report to Scott Dietzen, the erstwhile president of Zimbra who was named senior vice-president of communications products at Yahoo last year. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Clouds... (more)

Bill Scott: Real-World AJAX Was a Blast

In his "Looks Good Works Well" blog, Bill Scott had an entry on Friday, March 15, 2006, summarizing his impressions of the "Real-World Ajax" conference, which took place on Monday, March 13, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. Mentioning several highlights of the day, Scott writes "he especially enjoyed Christophe Conrate from Adobe, David Heienemeir Hansson's Rails talk, Kevin Hakman of Tibco, and Scott Dietzen, CTO of Zimbra." Bil Scott's blog entry can be read here. ... (more)

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

Will "Mobile AJAX" Dominate Web 2.0?

In this article, which focuses on the impact of Ajax on mobile application development only (i.e. he does not discuss Ajax in general), SOA Web Services Edge speaker Ajit Jaokar contends that - since his e-mail, calendar and other applications are on the web, and he can store all my documents on the web, all he needs is a browser. "One client to rule them all! Thus, today I would use a ‘browser-only PC’," he adds. Earlier this year, I published an article called AJAX for Mobile Devices Will Be the Hallmark of "Mobile Web 2.0" in 2006. It created quite a stir .. and I am thankful for all the feedback. Specifically, I would like to thank C Enrique Oritiz , Thomas Landspurg , Paul Golding and Jan Standal (Opera) for their feedback. Special thanks go to Paul Golding for brainstorming some of the ideas in this article with me. I did not intend to write a follo... (more)

AJAX Pioneer Zimbra Launches ZCS On Salesforce.com's AppExchange

Zimbra and Salesforce.com  announced the availability of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) for salesforce.com's AppExchange. Zimbra and the Zimbra Collaboration Suite will be part of a live keynote demonstration of new AppExchange partner applications hosted by Tony Perkins, founder and editor of Always On. The announcement was made at Appforce, salesforce.com's first annual AppExchange partner, user and developer conference. AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand apps. With Zimbra available on the AppExchange, salesforce.com customers can now benefit from deeply integrating their e-mail and messaging service directly within their Salesforce implementation... (more)

Exposing SOA Enabled C Apps as Web Services

Most companies, especially from the banking domain, develop a large amount of their software in C/C++, and generally, they are not interested in redeveloping the code in any other new generation language, such as .NET or Java, due to cost and performance reasons. One well known advantage [1] to sticking with the C++ legacy application is performance. Most scientific applications are intentionally developed in C++ for the same reason. But then, integration of this existing functionality with the new application is a big issue. The solution to this problem is incubating service orientation into the application architecture and accessing the legacy code by exposing it as a service, based on open standards so that it can be used across various platforms. One of the ways of implementing Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) is Web Services; it provides a strong foundati... (more)

Amazon's Cloud Covers Europe

Betcha IBM is worried that Amazon is gonna wind up owning the cloud. Betcha other companies are worried about that too. Amazon said Wednesday that it has extended EC2, its Elastic Compute Cloud, to Europe. European developers and businesses can now run their EC2 instances in what Amazon calls "Availability Zones" that are actually in the European Union. By operating closer to Amazon's EU-based S3 storage, it should mean lower latency. Amazon said it now has two Availability Zones in Europe that, besides EC2, also support Elastic IP addresses and Amazon Block Store (EBS) as well as S3 and Amazon CloudFront. It expects to add support for Windows Server and SQL Server like it recently did in the U.S. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtron... (more)

Yahoo, Intel

The Yahoo Freeze Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz froze salaries Wednesday. Intel Questioning AMD's x86 License AMD told the SEC that it rejected Intel's suggestion that its acquisition of ATI and its creation of the so-called Foundry Company manufacturing spin-off breached provisions in their age-old cross-license agreement. The terms of the pact, though perpetual, come up for renewal this year. Intel's getting back for all the antitrust trouble AMD has caused it. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Cloudscape.ws, CloudWorks, CNI Systems... (more)

Yahoo Reportedly Puts Zimbra Up For Sale

Yahoo has evidently been rummaging through its closet looking for stuff it can sell off, especially now that it’s decided it’s a consumer company and will put $100 million into promoting that image starting Tuesday. Anyway, that business construction reportedly means it doesn’t need Zimbra and its online, cross-platform Collaboration Suite, the open source-cum-commercial e-mail-shared calendar-instant messaging-and-document authoring widgetry it paid $350 million for it almost exactly two years ago. It’s been peddling the thing around, according to Boomtown’s Kara Swisher, the Yahoo familiar. Yahoo’s reportedly not harboring any delusions that it’ll get anywhere near what it paid for the thing. Swisher thinks it could go to rival Google or maybe Comcast, a Zimbra client, or maybe a private equity firm, maybe even Redpoint Ventures, one of Zimbra’s original investors... (more)

Zimbra Launches Mac OS X Version of Open Source Collaboration Suite

Zimbra announced its Zimbra Collaboration Suite Network Edition for Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" and Mac OS X Server version 10.4 "Tiger" at the MacWorld Expo show on San Francisco. The new version of the suite includes support for iCal, Apple Mail clients and Xserve RAID storage. "Since we released the open source version in November 2005 we've been overwhelmed by the interest and feedback we received from Apple customers and Zimbra forum members," said Satish Dharmaraj (pictured during a SYS-CON.TV interview in 2005), CEO of Zimbra. "There was already clear demand for a Mac OS X version and since delivering the open source release, we've seen that demand explode, in the form of downloads, community participation, and requests from companies for our Network Edition. This release will be good not only for the existing Zimbra community, but for our growing Mac commu... (more)

AJAX Seminar Speaker Line-Up Announced, New Dates Added

MONTVALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/15/06 -- SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com) announced today the speaker line-up for the upcoming "Real-World AJAX" (www.ajaxseminar.com) one-day seminars, added new venues; April 24, 2006 San Jose, CA; June 5-6, 2006, New York City; and October 2-3, 2006, Santa Clara, CA. SYS-CON will announce four more dates in March for Toronto, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. The March 13, New York, and April 24, San Jose events are exclusively sponsored by the world's leading AJAX technology providers: Adobe, telerik, Backbase, Tibco/Perficient, and Microsoft. The sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming seminars will be made available on March 13, 2006 during the New York City event. Distinguished faculty of the "Real-World AJAX" East and West Coast seminars includes the following technology leaders and well-known present... (more)