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By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-12-07 Print this article Print

Similarly, RFID will present new business opportunities, he said. With its expertise in RFID, "BEA will help China maintain its position as the worlds leading manufacturing country." In addition, Chuang cited the Chinese governments five-year plan as creating "enormous opportunity for you and also for us. This will be the greatest opportunity of our lifetime. The purpose of this conference is to show you how we can turn this opportunity into the greatest success of our lifetime," he said.
And alluding to BEAs focus on integration, Chuang said, "We are the only software company dedicated to making all of your software work together."
Chuang cited the BEA tag line of "Think Liquid" and the companys strategy of enabling customers to use its preferred development technology, but to enable systems to work together in service-enabled environments. "Our mission is to stay one step ahead in the evolution of enterprise IT," he said. BEA has taken a leadership role with its Tuxedo solution for transaction management, Chuang said. And the company is doing the same with its WebLogic platform for service-enabling systems, and with its AquaLogic platform for helping to proliferate services, he said. Indeed, in the six months that its AquaLogic products have been available, the sales of the technology have outpaced expectations, Chuang said. For its part, BEA has put its name behind the Eclipse open-source development platform and made Eclipse the basis for its tooling. "Developers want to build cool stuff, and BEA is here to help you do it," he said. BEAWorld Beijing is the last of six BEAWorld conferences that have taken place over the last two months. The others have been in Santa Clara, Calif.; London; Paris, Prague; and Tokyo. The Beijing event is by far the largest, BEA officials said, as Chuang spoke to a standing-room-only crowd for his opening keynote. "In other cities I found it necessary to defend the role of innovation in IT," Chuang said. "I told audiences BEA does not agree that IT innovation is dead. … But I dont have to say that here in China. Here it is evident innovation is alive and growing," Chuang said to rousing applause from the crowd. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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