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Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to political, nothing is done. Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors. According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)

AJAXWorld Conference Announces Exclusive Laszlo Track

OpenLaszlo Track at AJAXWorld Pop quiz: what company both doubled its annual revenue in 2006 and closed a $26.25 million round of funding? Clue: it also tracked 290,000 downloads of its RIA platform and lined up IBM,, H&R Block, Monster, Barclays Global and Pandora as customers. Extra clue: it also announced project "Orbit" which will allow developers using its platform to compile into Java Mobile and run it on devices. If none of the above clues helped, then you've clearly not yet tried OpenLaszlo, don't yet use Laszlo Mail, haven't explored the Laszlo Webtop, and ar... (more)

BEA Verifies H&W's Integration into WebLogic

Boise-ID-based H&W Computer Systems announced that its Web application diagnostics tool, DiagnoSys, has completed the BEA Validation Program. As a result, it is now verified to integrate with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1. Customers can now rest assured knowing that DiagnoSys has been shown to integrate into BEA's infrastructure arena. Completion of the program implies that H&W's enterprise software has received BEA's genuine stamp of approval.   John Baisch, senior product manager for DiagnoSys, said, "Now, ... (more)

LG Introduces World's First Java-based Mobile Handset

LG Electronics and SavaJe Technologies Inc. have announced that LG Electronics is the first company in the world to complete development of a handset using SavaJe OS, SavaJe Technologies' Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) Connected Device Configuration (CDC) based open OS. LG Electronics is demonstrating and promoting the product to operators worldwide, and is ready to mass-produce handsets to operator specifications for delivery in 2006. The LG Electronics handset features a slide design with 176x220 color TFT display, 1.3MPixel camera, Bluetooth, and an SD Card memory card... (more)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Delivers Record-Setting Performance Results with Reuters Market Data System

Red Hat announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1, in combination with Reuters Market Data System (RMDS 6.0), IBM BladeCenter H and 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology from Blade Network Technologies and Chelsio Communications, delivers record-breaking performance results that meet key demands of the financial services industry. Together, the combination provides both the lowest mean latency and lowest standard deviation of latency reported with RMDS. The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), a provider of performance measurement services, tools and research to the securiti... (more)

ScaleMP Announces Virtualization Technology for the IBM BladeCenter System

ScaleMP, a provider of virtualization solutions, has announced that vSMP Foundation Standalone, its patent-pending virtualization software, is now available for the IBM BladeCenter HS21 XM blade server. In conjunction with IBM BladeCenter H, ScaleMP claims to enable the aggregation of up to 14 dual-processor blades within an integrated chassis to create a single virtual symmetric multiprocessor (SMP). Customers are now able to aggregate up to 112 Intel Xeon processing cores and up to 448GB of shared memory. ScaleMP's vSMP Foundation Standalone aggregation platform claims to provi... (more)