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September, 2011


September 24, 2011  6:18 PM

CERN & the big bang “bug” theory

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CERN, Coverity

The world's largest physics lab and everyone's favourite particle accelerator has been in the news more than once this last week.

Firstly, CERN scientist Antonio Ereditato revealed that recent large hadron collider results suggest subatomic particles may have gone FASTER than the speed...

September 22, 2011  2:43 PM

…and now over to Ulrika with the weather, API

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, location-based

Online climatological specialist Weather Underground has launched its Weather API platform at this week's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. But why would developers want access to "reliable and in-depth" weather data? Location-based mobile apps of course! "With the recent surge in...


September 21, 2011  10:50 AM

Serena xChange 2011: violins, miniskirts and orchestrated IT

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ALM, Application Lifecycle Management, Operations, Serena

Serena Software president and CEO John Nugent kicked off the main section of this Las Vegas located customer/developer show here this week with a thank you to the 'Bella' all female electric violin quartet. Here's the link if you want to see how the company woke the audience up here.


September 20, 2011  3:16 PM

Serena: S in ITSM stands for Service – and “support”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ALM, Application Lifecycle Management, Release management, Serena

ALM company Serena Software loves to talk about three things: customers, software system orchestration and acronyms. Customers should not be a surprise; what IT vendor worth its salt does chant the "customers, customers" mantra deeply, repeatedly and intensively? Software systems orchestration...


September 17, 2011  6:14 PM

“On-Demand” does not translate, or does it?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, on-demand, Software as a Service

So I was at an IT show recently -- no need to mention who it was or which vendor I was speaking to as it's "symposium season" and invites to conference centres are abundant just now -- but a communications person from a country famous for sausages, beer and oompah bands suggested the following...


September 16, 2011  5:29 PM

Large Hadron Collider has Intel Inside

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CERN, Intel, parallelism

Intel's news this week has been dominated by the company's work with Google to optimise future releases of the Android platform for Intel's family of low power Atom...


September 14, 2011  5:12 PM

Is SAP HANA a data analytics ‘ace in the hole’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Data Analytics, Database, HANA, IN MEMORY, SAP, Sybase

SAP has predictably saved up news relating to its HANA product for this week's TechEd show here in Las Vegas, but what is it? Described variously as the company's in-memory computing platform with a strong emphasis on ERP, it is perhaps more directly described as a high-performance analytical...


September 13, 2011  1:54 AM

What to expect from SAP TechEd 2011 + Sybase TechWave

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developers, HANA, IN MEMORY, on-demand, on-device, SAP, Sybase

The age of consolidation in information technology has led us to a time when big brand "acquisitions" mean that, increasingly, post-buyout vendors still exist under their former names under their new parent brands. Sun sits under Oracle, Cognos sits under IBM and Sybase sits under


September 8, 2011  8:41 AM

Enemies in the cloud: virtualisation is the enemy of visibility

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Cloud Computing, Monitoring

Cloud computing seems to have created more confusion in its formative years than we might have naturally expected given its essential form being no more than Iernet-based services delivery.

Transaction performance management company Precise appears to have recognised this fact. The...


September 2, 2011  10:49 AM

Is “technical debt” breaking the software development bank balance?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Agile, Coverity

This is a guest blog written by Rutul Dave of Coverity. The company is focused on software developer defect tracking issues relating to software integrity; as such, its products and services tackle source code analysis tasks.

I recently read a LinkedIn discussion from the Agile...


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