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Read JDJ's 2004 Predictions by i-Technology Leaders Feature Story Read The End of Middleware by Jonathan Schwartz Read From the Founding Editor by Steve Benfield In the world of IT, outsourcing is either the dirtiest word you can utter or a brilliant one; it's all about who says it to whom and where it is said. No matter who uses it, it is a word most often said in private. When corporate managers use the word, it is always mentioned in a most confidential fashion as a potential cost-cutting tactic, a magic bullet to increase margins. When technical people use the word in public it is always with a hushed tone, as if speaking it aloud would give management the idea. In private it is discussed as if it were the greatest evil ever to befall the world, a faceless monster from far away. The reality falls somewhere in the middle. Outsourcing can be an extremely complex a... (more)

A Conversation with IBM's Kerrie Holley

As chief architect of e-Business Integration Solutions for IBM Global Services, Kerrie Holley turns business requirements into cutting-edge network solutions. Holley, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, was honored for his contributions to IBM when he received the Chairman's Award at the 2003 Black Engineer of the Year Awards ceremonies. In an exclusive interview with WebSphere Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Jack Martin, Holley discusses the origins and future of e-business on demand, and the importance of a service-oriented architecture in today's enterprise. WSDJ: When you firs... (more)

Security, Firewalls, and Keeping the Door Locked

As the world becomes progressively more comfortable with e-business as a business model for the 21st Century, criminals are also gaining a level of comfort in stealing information at a progressively alarming rate. Information theft is a global problem that will continue to grow as criminals become more adept at using technology as a tool to a achieve their goals. To get a flavor for how widespread this problem could become, you only need to remember that most users have been using the same password for years on many systems. Also, there is no way to control who an employee may kn... (more)

Birth of a Platform: Interview with Don Ferguson, "The Father of WebSphere"Part 2 of a 3-part series

In the last issue (WSDJ, Vol. 1, issue 2) Jack and Pat Martin, editors of WebSphere Developer's Journal, spoke with Don Ferguson about the beginnings of the WebSphere platform. This month, they look at Portal Server and what's happening with WebSphere today. WSDJ: What's your view on Portal Server? DF: Portal Server is the most significant enhancement to the WebSphere family in a long time. It's a great product. WSDJ: What are the most significant points about Web-Sphere Portal Server? DF: The first clever decision was to base it on the Portlet concept from the Apache Jetspeed proje... (more)

It's About Time and Money and User Experience

Putting this issue together was a great experience for me. I've met a fine bunch of people who make up the WebSphere Portal team. I've heard time and again how, working together, the team made tremendous strides in creating a superior software suite in record-breaking time. On top of the Portal heap is Larry Bowden, vice president of WebSphere Portal. His previous experience ran across numerous IBM divisions, so although I joked with him about leveraging his career portfolio the same way he is leveraging the WebSphere Portal brand, in my opinion it was key. Bowden's broad experi... (more)