COLUMN: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Our propensity to create linear scales between opposing alternatives creates false dichotomies that hamper our thinking and limit our action.
COLUMN: Staying connected
Providers know once customers go broadband, they'll never go back to the dark days of dialup.
What types of products are required and who will provide them?
SPECIAL ISSUE: Adaptive middleware
Customization, policy management, coordination, and other services are available for distributed, mobile, embedded systems, increasingly assembled on the fly through the Web.
It's flexible and reconfigurable yet simple for programmers to use, notably for building dynamic distributed applications operating on the Net.
This framework promises new classes of service, especially in terms of security, for policy-based development of distributed and collaborative applications.
Off-the-shelf middleware technology is being adapted for such mission-critical dynamic domains as online financial trading, distributed process control, even submarine information systems, avionics mission computing, radar processing …
Look to composable middleware frameworks to ensure safe middleware interactions for ubiquitous computing applications.
This development environment enables the specification, automated composition, and quality analysis of flexible, configurable middleware architectures, notably in distributed systems.
The OASIS open architecture controls the interoperation of independent services in distributed environments, including the constant monitoring of security conditions, as illustrated by a U.K. application in health-record management …
Considering the competitive advantage of having current financial information available online, it's curious how few institutions actually succeed in this regard.
A framework for classifying digital products is essential for devising successful e-commerce strategies.
Desired qualities include a strong technical orientation, end-user empathy, and organizational awareness.
For engineers comfortable with the noise and distraction of working closely together, a technology "war room" at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is the perfect environment for speeding delivery of space mission design proposals …
Findings from the review of previous empirical studies set the foundation for a conceptual model demonstrating how IT supports learning and group communications.
Analytic and simulation models enhance the reengineering and tuning of large client/server distributed systems.
COLUMN: Technical opinion
There will always be a need for power … but at what cost?
COLUMN: Inside risks