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Lynton Research Digest - 18th February 2004

It seems to have been a quiet week for news ...

Fiorano ESB recognised as pioneer by Gartner, says Fiorano

Fiorano says it has been recognized as among the pioneering vendors for Multi-protocol Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) technology by analyst firm Gartner Inc. Gartnerís latest research paper "Predicts 2004: Enterprise Service Buses Are Taking Off", Roy Schulte, VP and Research Director, predicts that:

  • Single protocol ESBs based exclusively on HTTP transport for WSDL will fade away and will have to converge towards Multi-protocol ESBs and
  • ESBs will supersede traditional communication middleware in new applications by 2007.

See Business Integration Journal: Fiorano Among Pioneers of Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Technology Says Gartner.

BPM may not live up to its hype, says Butler Group

In many cases, BPM will fail to meet the return on investment (ROI) estimates which "ambitious" vendors are promising, according to analyst Butler Group. See NewsFactor/BPM Today: Analyst Slams BPM ROI Hype.

NEON Systems Q3 results show revenues down, still no profit

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 was $3.6 million, compared with revenue of $4.6 million for the corresponding period in fiscal 2003. Net loss was $308,000 compared to a net loss of $2.4 million for the corresponding period in the prior year.

See NEON Systems Announces Fiscal 2004 Third Quarter Financial Results.

NEON Systems should be particularly worried about the collapse in license revenues - down almost 50% to $1.157m from $2.233m last year. That deepens a problem already apparent in the first half (when licenses were down 19% year on year).

WS-Discovery proposal released

WS-Discovery, supported by Microsoft, Canon Inc., BEA Systems Inc., and Intel Corp, acts somewhat like the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) standard, except it will focus on dealing with devices and systems that are not always connected to the network. See Intel, Microsoft raise standards on standardisation.

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