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Scott McNealy

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Read this Article in .PDF Format Read JDJ's 2004 Predictions by i-Technology Leaders Feature Story Read the Exclusive Alfred Chuang Interview Read From the Publisher...  "Network computing is at a tipping point, as the race to connect everything of value is driving widespread adoption of innovations like Java technology, and hundreds of millions, and soon billions, of devices get on the network and need to share information securely and reliably." With new technologies like radio frequency identification (RFID), many tedious, time-consuming tasks will disappear from our daily routine. Instead of waiting in line 30 minutes to check out at the supermarket, we'll just push the cart past a scanner and out the door, and we'll get a bill for the groceries at the end of the month. Technology like N1 - designed to automate management, virtualization, and provisioning in the... (more)

The Platform of Choice

It's becoming more obvious to me every day that Java technology is the platform of choice -- in more ways than one. In the traditional sense of the phrase, it's the answer to the questions all developers ask themselves: Which platform should I develop to? Which has the biggest market, the most influence? Which provides me with a means to demonstrate my skills and creativity? There's a second meaning as well -- another question to answer: Which platform provides developers, customers, and users with more choice? In this new meaning, "platform of choice" indicates a platform that r... (more)