James Kobielus

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James Kobielus is principal analyst at Franconia Research.


Cloud computing in a bubble economy

Cloud computing is the IT world's latest hot topic, and it's no secret why. In tough times, when capital expenditure budgets are under severe pressure, any pay-per-use solution looks like a winner.

Cloud computing in a bubble economy

Cloud computing is the IT world's latest hot topic, and it's no secret why. In tough times, when capital expenditure budgets are under severe pressure, any pay-per-use solution looks like a winner. If you give enterprises a...

Semantic Web: Stuck in neutral

Semantic interoperability remains a utopian vision without many practical implementations.

Simplification, not XML, is the Key to PKI Success

In this mean season, it's sad to see our fondest e-business visions become stale jokes.Take public-key infrastructure (PKI) technologies. More specifically, let's take another look at yesteryear's promise of interoperable,...

P2P 'fat clients' not for Internet collaboration

In today's online world, most of us live by the philosophy "Have browser, will travel." Often we can travel as far as we like on the Internet with just this one thin client. And many of us prefer to travel light, resisting efforts to...

Simplification, not XML, is the key to PKI success

In this mean season, it's sad to see our fondest e-business visions become stale jokes.Take public-key infrastructure (PKI) technologies. More specifically, let's take another look at yesteryear's promise of interoperable,...

FCC adds to instant messaging standards mess

The interoperability outlook for the instant messaging and presence market keeps growing cloudier. Some of the blame lies with the instant messaging/presence industry itself. Vendors and service providers have spent years developing,...

B2B is ideal test bed for XML Digital Signatures

ITworld.com – We can now take for granted the notion that electronic signatures, under U.S. law, may be as legal and binding as the pen-and-paper variety. The new Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act has removed...

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