Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, recently sat
down to talk with Jocelyne A. Attal about IBM's plans for the future of
WSDJ: What do you do at IBM?
Jocelyne: I'm the vice president for marketing for the WebSphere brand. Which
means a lot of things. I have a wonderful team that covers a very large scope
of work for WebSphere. We work on strategy and design for the next version of
WebSphere, making sure it has what customers and developers need and want. We
are very focused on customer needs. Based on input from technical experts
like Danny Sabbah (VP of Development), Don Ferguson (IBM Fellow), and others,
we have some very original and innovative technology.
Strategy is very important because it's about designing what WebSphere will
be next year and beyond. WebSphere has been successful because we base our
strategy on customer n... (more)
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)
Customer involvement at all stages of product development, including early
access for independent solution vendors, is crucial to IBM's strategy for
managing the WebSphere Application Server development process, according to
the WebSphere marketing team, headed up by Scott Hebner, director of
marketing for WebSphere infrastructure software.
The WebSphere marketing team includes Joe Anthony, program director for
WebSphere Extensions marketing; Derek Bildfell, program director for business
development; Aimee Munsell, program director for WebSphere Application
Server; Bernie Spang,... (more)
The latest way to make a buck is to get your company some very cheap labor
using L-1 visas. You can pay the new workers less than minimum wage - and
it's completely legal.
The way the L-1 visa program works is simple. All L-1 employees must have
been employed by the company outside of the U.S. for at least one of the
three years preceding the transfer. It doesn't matter if the worker was
directly employed by the sponsor, or paid through a personnel agency, or even
on a freelance basis, provided the sponsor had management and control of the
worker during the qualifying year.
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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
When technical people use the word in public ... (more)