Archive For December, 2006

9 articles

Safety Standards Convergence?

By Paul Parkinson In a recent post on software certification, Alex Wilson asked why there are so many software safety certification standards? The current situation is of course due to historical reasons, and this has resulted in some interesting anomalies. However, I think there is some reason for cautious optimism, as there appears to be more increasingly widespread acceptance of…

Next-Generation Applications and The Device Food Chain

By John Bruggeman 2006 is in the home stretch. Only a week or so left and we can ring in 2007. December was a busy month for me: sales training, customer meetings in Europe and finally, the release of our full product line updates delivered late last week. We’ve accomplished a lot this year and I look forward to continuing…

RDC in China

By Tomas Evensen I just came back from a couple of weeks in China. Fascinating country. Besides the usual customer visits, we also held three Regional Development Conferences (RDCs) in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. The RDCs were a huge success with on average more than 400 attendees per day. And they were all very interested in hearing about Wind River's…

Software Certification

By Alex Wilson I wonder why it is always the case that the period of time just before year end is suddenly very hectic! There must be a universal law about that, something like Murphy's Law... Anyway, I have just returned from 2 weeks of travel around Italy, Sweden and the US visiting customers and presenting our solutions. I always…

Powering Out of Social Networking – Powering Down with Social Conscience

By John Bruggeman It’s that time of year again. The time when all of the industry’s great thinkers pause for a moment of reflection and look back on the year’s significant trends, themes, events, big winners, best and worst performers and any and every other metric that can best sum up a 365-day period in a nice, neat “Top Ten…

Fixed Mobile Convergence, Episode One : Please mind the step !

By Paul Tingey Glenn Seiler's recent post (Report from the International Telecommunications Union Conference) gave readers an interesting insight into developments in the world of Fixed Mobile Convergence. As Glenn points out, FMC attempts to "enrich our every-day lives by making it easier to do the things we value most". Essentially FMC is about making technology work the way we…

Report from the International Telecommunications Union Conference

By Glenn Seiler I’ve been in Hong Kong the last week visiting the ITU Telecom World 2006. The theme of this show, as articulated by a keynote speech from Vivian Reding, the European Union commissioner for Information Society and Media, is “Living in the Digital World”.  The fact that someone from the EU was giving the keynote at a Telecom…

Open Source makes Free Beer possible

By Paul Tingey Open source has made a lot of things possible in the years since it first appeared. Of course, Linux is probably the best known open source project but there are also countless other projects which have caught the imagination of computer users worldwide (for example PHP, MySQL, Apache and BSD). Free Beer is not an obvious child…

Mitigating Risk

By Mike Deliman The phone rings.  A customer has an application destined for a high-risk environment, and somewhere in test they've found a new unanticipated condition.  A "Tiger Team" is formed - a group of experts who've "been here before", who understand the priority and the risks, and know how serious it is. Many times a Tiger Team may give…