OASIS Reference Model for SOA
The Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been a great success – in that it's a new buying signal for lots of customers who were seemingly getting a bit fed up with paying money to IT vendors for more of the same.
Zero tiers for superfast storage
Just when the rest of us were finally getting our heads around the notion of three-tiered storage - fast disk, fat disk and tape - along comes a fourth one. Acopia Networks this week said it's the first to deliver Tier 0 - superfast storage used as application working space.
Flying carpet theorist refused a patent
Albert Einstein's theory of relativity is wrong, according to a French scientist who claims to have discovered a new magnetic force that appears to support flying carpets and perpetual motion. But Professor Yuly Zagyansky has been refused a patent.
Surprises inside Microsoft Vista's EULA
AnalysisIt's Autumn in St. Louis, my favorite time of year in Missouri. Coats are getting progressively thicker as the temperature drops, trees are changing their leaves in a final show of brilliant color before their skeletons show, and darkness is starting to scare away the sun a bit earlier every day.