Distributed Computing Via the Internet
The World Wide Web is the most recent stage in the evolution of distributed computing. Where Client/Server and Multi-Tier architecture left off, Internet technologies take over. Web browsers are becoming the universal graphical user interface. Database software vendors and other client/server players are racing to deliver tools that enable the delivery and update of information in the corporate database via Web browsers. The situation presents challenges and opportunities for Information Resource Managers.
The presentation covers the building blocks of distributed computing via the Internet. It also discusses the strategies for merging Internet and Database technologies.
Emmanuel Lim’s 14-year career in Information Technology parallels the evolution of distributed computing from the mini-computers of the early eighties to the powerful desktops of the nineties. He has worked with relational databases for a decade and is a Certified Powerbuilder Developer (CPD). Recent projects include a Senior Developer role in a Data Warehouse application for a Fortune-100 multinational food company and a Data Architect role in mission critical system for an airline company. He is the project manager of the Web site of Net.Solutions Group, an Internet technology system integrator. Emmanuel’s current focus is the effective application of Internet technology to the client/server environments of corporate I.S.
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Web Enabled Business Solutions Using Oracle
Current Web architectures pose a number of problems in terms of data management and applications development. As companies use the Web to deliver new services, they require solutions capable of storing, managing and organising their existing data. These solutions need to be reliable, scaleable, and based on open systems. The need for live, on-line applications, which can manipulate dynamic, constantly changing data, is driving the Web into the next phase of its evolution.
Scott McDonald is responsible for developing the marketing plans and programs focusing on Web/Workgroup product offerings for Oracle Corporation Canada. This includes organising and implementing Canadian product launches, managing special promotions, and achieving specific revenue and margin targets. Mr. McDonald joined Oracle in June 1994 as Reseller Program Manager. In this capacity, he developed Oracle’s two-tier sales channel for the Workgroup/2000 product line. Mr. McDonald has worked in the IT industry for over 10 years. Prior to joining Oracle, he was Third Party Sales Manager at Computer Associates Canada and Corporate Sales Manager at Beta Computer Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Mr. McDonald holds a Degree in Business Management from Capilano College, N. Vancouver, B.C.
In Scott’s absence, our talk was delivered by Shaun McLagan.
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