Articles By James Kobielus

FUD muddies platform wars

FUD muddies platform wars

Has anybody noticed that the application platform market is melting down? Service-oriented architecture principles are dissolving the underpinnings of yesterday’s...

March 14th, 2005 James Kobielus
Empire-building not needed

Empire-building not needed

Microsoft Corp.'s recent overtures to SAP AG should come as no surprise to anyone who's followed either vendor. Each company...

July 11th, 2004 James Kobielus
New specs enrich identity federation

New specs enrich identity federation

In dynamic e-business environments, companies want to respond rapidly and effectively to events rather than be overtaken by them. Forward-looking...

February 26th, 2004 James Kobielus
MS shifts from .Net, Web focus

MS shifts from .Net, Web focus

The most interesting story from Microsoft Corp.'s recent Professional Developers Conference wasn't the vendor's future Longhorn operating system, but rather,...

November 24th, 2003 James Kobielus
Industry should consolidate development of standards under one umbrella

Industry should consolidate development of standards under one umbrella

In this mean season, it's sad to see our fondest e-business visions become stale jokes. Take public-key infrastructure (PKI) technologies....

May 31st, 2001 James Kobielus
E-business registries face co-existence roadblocks in organizations

E-business registries face co-existence roadblocks in organizations

Directories make perfect sense for the e-business world. A universal directory would be the ideal "middleman" for brokering e-business relationships...

April 5th, 2001 James Kobielus
Universal secure messaging will need outsourcers to gain ubiquity

Universal secure messaging will need outsourcers to gain ubiquity

We rely so heavily on e-mail that it's a bit of a shock to realize how insecure today's messaging systems...

January 4th, 2001 James Kobielus
SOAP specification won

SOAP specification won

The Internet won't mature as an e-business environment until the industry converges on middleware infrastructures that bind billions of heterogeneous...

June 15th, 2000 James Kobielus
WAP will dominate and complicate the world of e-commerce

WAP will dominate and complicate the world of e-commerce

E-commerce will not mature until it becomes truly mobile -- available anywhere, amenable to our every whim and so easy...

May 4th, 2000 James Kobielus
The advent of self-destructing e-mail

The advent of self-destructing e-mail

Who among us hasn't, on one occasion or another, wanted to take back something we said? It's a universal desire,...

December 16th, 1999 James Kobielus