Secure Systems Programming Languages
Sun Java Software
world is increasingly dependent on software, and yet the software
we use is often manifestly insecure and unreliable. It seems
only a matter of time until a “cyber-Pearl harbor” occurs.
As a result, we can expect future systems to be programmed
in safer, higher-level languages. We discuss characteristics
of such systems and languages, and how they help obtain the
apparently conflicting goals of flexibility and reliability.
Bracha is a computational theologist at Sun Microsystems,
co-author and maintainer of the Java Language Specification,
and a researcher in the area of object-oriented programming
languages. Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk,
the Animorphic Smalltalk System. He holds a B.Sc in Mathematics
and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel
and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.
Demand Business (eBOD)
Consulting IT Architect
Enterprise System Group, IBM South Region, 20090 Segrate,
March 16, 2004 - Keynote Address
an "on demand business (eBOD)" as "an enterprise
whose business processes - integrated end-to-end across
the company and with key partners, suppliers and customers
respond with speed to any customer demand, market opportunity
or external threat."
The new strategy is an evolution of IBM's previous e-business
solutions and integration strategy but taken to the next
level and combined with other initiatives, including autonomic
computing, Linux, utility services, grid computing, Web
services and the business-consulting capability.
The it eBOD IT infrastructure, defined as ''on demand
operating environment'', has four essential characteristics
- it is integrated, it uses open standards, it is virtualized,
and it has self-healing, autonomic capabilities - that
will be defined and illustrated.
having graduated at Bologna University in 'Nuclear Engineering'
and having earned a MS in Applied Mah. and a Ph.D. at the
University of North Carolina, Raleigh, Dr. Benassi has joined
IBM at the IBM, Rome, European Center for Engineering and
Scientific Computing doing research on vector and parallel
computing. Dr. Benassi has then moved to the IBM
System Group as a Consulting IT Architect developing expertise
in IT Optimisation, performance analysis and e-Business