Fast-forward ten years to 2007 — starting with the eye candy iMacs and then iPods in every shape, size and color, and now with the iPhone, Apple has risen from the ashes in perhaps what is the greatest corporate comeback of all time.
Now, with the release of OS X 10.5 (Leopard) last week, Apple has delivered a fine — albeit subtle — slap in the face to Microsoft. The icon for a PC server shows the PC displaying the infamous blue screen of death. As if the “I’m Mac/I’m PC” ads weren’t enough. . . .
Alfred Chuang (the “A” in BEA) said that 20% of BEA’s business comes from AquaLogic. He parlayed this into a nice talk about the realization of SOA. They demo’d Hiper and some other stuff that showed SOA in action using ALI and ALIP/ALBPM along with some very slick Excel integration. This really clarified how important AquaLogic is to BEA’s overall strategy.