Kapow rebrands itself and product line

Content integration vendor Kapow made a couple of announcements this week, mostly related to re-branding and enhancements to their data integration platform. The key aspects of these announcements are:
The new release is called “Kapow Katalyst.” While the company’s PR and marketing describes it a new platform, it’s really a new version of their Web Data Server with enhancements mostly r Read More

New Research – How to Support Gadgets in Your Portal

A web portal’s true potential lies in its ability to access multiple applications across an enterprise backbone, as well as applications residing on the public web. “Gadgets” have emerged as a lightweight alternative to build portal-like applications for the enterprise. Driven mainly by the fact that it is much easier to develop gadgets compared to portlets (and hence build applications Read More

Oracle acquires ATG

Last week, Oracle announced its acquisition of Art Technology Group (ATG) for $ 1 Billion. At this price, it might appear smaller than other, better-known acquisitions such as those of Sun Microsystems ($ 7.4 B), BEA Systems ($ 8.5 B), and PeopleSoft ($ 10.5 B in 2004), yet it’s an important acquisition, nevertheless.
Oracle has a play in almost all the aspects of Enterprise Software: Portals, ECM Read More