A true test of a development environment's worth is in how well it benefits ISVs in reducing complexity, cutting costs, and in helping them remain competitive in fast-moving markets. To better understand the impact of Eclipse on ISVs, Interarbor Solutions analyst Dana Gardner moderates a sponsored podcast discussion with Damion Heredia, director of product management at Lombardi, and Maher Masri, president and co-founder of Genuitec. These two ISVs have much different customers -- Lombardi is a business process management (BPM) solutions provider and the maker of the TeamWorks suites, while Genuitec serves the developers within ISVs with its popular MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench productivity tools. Yet both companies are clearly benefitting from the community-based, open source efficiencies of Eclipse. Learn more about why they see an escalating productivity boost from Eclipse 3.2, how Eclipse and Microsoft .NET play well together, and how the Eclipse Rich Client Platform may further simplify ISV choices and costs in the future. Sponsor: Eclipse Foundation. Have a listen to the podcast here, or read the transcript at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2006/07/full-transcript-of-dana-gardners_20.html.
Direct download: Eclipse_Benefits_20060720.mp3
Category:Sponsored podcasts -- posted at: 2:45 PM

Not many things last for 20 years in the software business, but high-technology PR firm Lois Paul & Partners (LP&P) is this summer celebrating its 20th anniversary. I thought LP&P's anniversary would provide a great springboard for a trip down memory lane, as a way to assess just how much things have changed -- or not -- in the PC and enterprise software businesses. So I gladly moderated this 40-minute podcast with LP&P founder, Lois Paul, as well as Chris Shipley of Guidewire Group and the DEMO conferences, and also Dean Goodermote, CEO of Double-Take Software. Join us for some interesting anecdotes and insights into, for example, the early Ray Ozzie (now chief software architect at Microsoft), how IT magazines used to pay for news tips, and when the very definition of IT news and PR were being re-invented back in 1986. The period -- when Lotus Development Corp. was the world leader in desktop applications and most press releases were delivered via fax -- was an era, like today, full of fast change and media disruption. Feel free to read the transcript, too, at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2006/07/full-transcript-of-dana-gardners.html.
Direct download: LPP_Anniversary_20060711.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53 PM