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WebEx to Present at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

AJAX Shows the Way to Enterprise Software Success

AJAX applications have the potential to break the enterprise stranglehold currently enjoyed by provider of packaged software suite solutions. Currently, smaller software companies are challenged by the fact that potential enterprise customers, having bought a suite solution, will purchase add-on applications from the same vendor, having set a course of “standardizing” on a particular vendor’s products. But the arrival of AJAX holds out the promise of a dramatic change in this situation, as it evolves from a single application platform to a multiple application platform for business use. In this presentation, the WebEx speaker will discuss how the availability of an AJAX platform for aggregating and monetizing content is likely to dramatically transform the enterprise software business, with end-user companies no longer locked into a single software-suite provider for their applications. He/she will examine how AJAX-enabled platforms can be used to recreate the suite experience in multiple application areas, freeing companies to shop around for the best solution available – or create their own application. The speaker will also discuss how AJAX can allow businesses to recreate the desktop experience and enhance worker productivity with integrated applications. Attendees will learn: · How AJAX has evolved into an applications interaction platform · How new software companies are using AJAX integration platform to challenge traditional software suites · How AJAX platforms will drive a new generation of consumer flexibility and best-of-breed applications.

Speaker Bio: As Vice President of the WebEx Connect division of WebEx Communications, David Knight is responsible for setting the strategic product direction and requirements for the company’s composite collaboration application platform, presence-enabled applications, and associated technology components. Prior to joining WebEx, Mr. Knight held executive positions at Portera Systems, a vendor of professional service automation systems; and Sybase, where he was Director of Internet Middleware, among other roles. He began his management career at Oracle. David Knight holds a bachelor of science degree and master of business administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
 
The world’s leading Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event is expected to attract more than 1,000 i-technology developers. AJAXWorld grew from a single track, one-day seminar, less than a year ago, into a four-day international conference & expo with more than 150 sessions delivered in ten simultaneous tracks, by more than 150 faculty members. 
 
Track 01: Rich Internet Applications
Track 02: Web 2.0 Enterprise Mashups
Track 03: Enterprise AJAX
Track 04: RIA Frameworks & Toolkits
Track 05: Security in RIA Applications
Track 06: Hot Topics
Track 07: iPhone AJAX Applications
Track 08: Advanced AJAX
Track 09: Platform Choices / Real-World AJAX
Track 10: OpenLaszlo Diamond Track
 
The conference now includes the world famous AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp, OpenLaszlo Track and Adobe Flex 3 Developer Bootcamp. This year’s AJAXWorld Expo Floor is expected to display bleeding edge RIA technologies from more than 75 leading AJAX vendors.

AJAXWorld 2007 East Conference & Expo Sponsored by the World's Top  Web 2.0 and RIA Technology Leaders!
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East sponsors and exhibitors included: Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor) Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), TIBCO (Gold Sponsor), Kapow Technologies (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Servoy (Silver Sponsor), Etelos (Silver Sponsor),  Microsoft (Expo Plus Sponsor),  Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), ThinWire (Expo Sponsor), Quasar Tecnologies (Expo Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), OpenSpot (Exhibitor), ILOG (Exhibitor), Passport Corporation (Exhibitor), Addison-Wesley (Exhibitor), The Thomson Corporation (Exhibitor), Isomorphic Software-SmartClient (Exhibitor), Universal Mind (Exhibitor), Farata Systems (Exhibitor Plus),  Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), IT Mill (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), and OASIS.

As of today OpenAjax Alliance members include: 24SevenOffice, abiss.gr, ActiveGrid, ActiveState, Adobe, American Greetings, Aplix Corporation, Appeon, Aptana, Arimaan Global Consulting, BEA Systems, Cisco Systems, Coradiant, Curl, Custom Credit Systems (Thinwire), Document Advantage, Dojo Foundation DreamFace Interactive, Eclipse Foundation, edge IPK, eLink Business Innovations, ESRI, F5, Fidelity Investments, Finetooth, Getahead (DWR), Global Computer Enterprises, GoETC, Google, Helmi Technologies, HR-XML, IBM, ICEsoft, Ikivo, ILOG, Innoopract, iPolipo, Isomorphic Software, IT MILL, JackBe, Javeline, JSSL, JWAX, Laszlo Systems, Lightstreamer, Microsoft, MobileAware, Mozilla Corporation, NetScript Technologies, Nexaweb, Nitobi, Novell, OpenLink Software, OpenSpot, OpenSymphony (OpenQA), Openwave Systems, Opera, OpSource, Oracle, OS3.IT, RadView, Redmonk, RIFT Technologies, SAP, Scalix, Seagull Software, Service-Now.com, Sitepen, Software AG, Sun Microsystems, Tealeaf Technology, Teleca Mobile, Telerik, The Frontside, Tibco, Transmend, Vertex Logic, Visible Measures, Visual WebGui, Volantis Systems, Webtide, XML11, Xucia, Zend, Zimbra, and Zoho.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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WebEx News Desk 08/29/07 02:37:03 PM EDT

AJAX applications have the potential to break the enterprise stranglehold currently enjoyed by provider of packaged software suite solutions. Currently, smaller software companies are challenged by the fact that potential enterprise customers, having bought a suite solution, will purchase add-on applications from the same vendor, having set a course of 'standardizing' on a particular vendor's products. But the arrival of AJAX holds out the promise of a dramatic change in this situation, as it evolves from a single application platform to a multiple application platform for business use.