While Canadian businesses are increasingly benefiting from free open-source software, they continue to shell out billions for software licences. From Linux to SugarCRM and at all points in between, open source is changing software market dynamics
Two announcements over this past month pave the way for increased services-oriented architecture (SOA) rollouts. Standards body OASIS got an intellectual property donation from Capgemini designed to create practical SOA business profiles, while IBM is sharing intellectual property on SOA, but with an important caveat.
A partnership between Google and Sun Microsystems inked in October strengthens arguments that the tight-lipped search king is positioning itself to be a major platform player of the next-generation Web, or Web 2.0. Distribution of Google
Canadian organizations are, at a very slow pace, just getting under way with deploying Web services. And there is hope for increased Web services activity, found in a rather unlikely place: desktop productivity applications, such as Microsoft Word.