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In today's competitive environment if a company isn't knee-deep in e-business, many times it's not in business at all. Organizations have realized that leveraging the Internet can give them tremendous competitive advantages, but along with these advantages comes increased challenges. A Web site may be extremely unique, but if it isn't also clear, easy to use, and up-to-date, it won't attract customers. To draw this crucial audience, it's important for any site to use the right Web development tools, because even though each site has different needs, they all require a content management solution for creating, managing, updating, and transferring Web content. Ensera (, a year-old company, develops and markets scalable and reliable applications designed for business enterprises in the automotive collision repair marketplace. Because their Web presence i... (more)'s Online Travel Solution

There are nearly 6 million business travelers using the Internet, responsible for more than $30 billion in travel expenses each year. For the Internet-based travel services industry, this is a tremendous revenue opportunity and the competition for this market is very intense. At the same time, business travelers are perhaps the most demanding of travelers. Often, many of their trips are scheduled at the last moment, and under budget constraints. Additionally, these travelers may be booking frequent or regular trips, and don't want to spend more time than necessary searching for l... (more)

JDJ Interview: Mansour Safai

On July 23, 1996, JDJ interviewed Mansour Safai, General Manager, Internet Tools Division, Symantec Corp. JDJ: Could you please introduce yourself and your organization to our readers? MS: I am the General Manager of the Internet Tools Division at Symantec Corporation. Symantec has a number of business units. Probably the most well known ones are Norton Utilities, Norton Antivirus, Delrina, and Symantec Contact Management - ACT! software. We are in the same company as the others and we receive the same services, but we are a separate business unit called the Internet Tools Busin... (more)

Cyrus Intersoft

Three years ago, Cyrus InterSoft's founder and CEO, Scott Bayless and his team of developers decided to make Java deliver on its promise of platform independent network computing. They recognized the need for a simple, cohesive way to transparently tie together heterogeneous networks and communications systems, providing users with computing access anywhere, anytime, on any device. To fulfill Scott's vision, certain parameters would have to be met. The system would have to: Be entirely abstracted in order to sit on top of and leverage existing networks and operating systems witho... (more)

David Litwack of Silverstream

JDJ: Congratulations on the new company. You took Powersoft to the top of the client/server software development platform. Do you see yourself doing the same thing at SilverStream for the Java development environments? DL: It is probably a good place to start by talking about what is happening in the marketplace because I think market shifts are what this industry is all about. What happened with client/server was a major marketplace shift. The IT community, the developer community, if you will, decided over the course of maybe one or two years that the right way to build applicati... (more)