BEA Timeline

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 2008-01-16 Print this article Print

BEA is founded by Bill Coleman, Ed Scott and Alfred Chuang--all of whom left Sun Microsystems to start the company by acquiring Information Management and Independence Technologies. The latter company resold the Tuxedo online transaction processing system, which was owned by Novell and originally developed by AT&T. Coleman, Scott and Chuang lent their first names to create the BEA moniker.

After a history of acquisitions, BEA is itself acquired-
As the Editorial Director and Senior Vice President, Michael Vizard sets the strategic editorial direction for the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis, which includes eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, The Channel Insider, Publish and Microsoft Watch,. Mr. Vizard has served as the Editor in Chief of CMP Media's Computer Resellers News, in addition to being Editor in Chief at International Data Group's InfoWorld. Mr. Vizard has also had extensive editorial management experience over an 18-year career that has included management positions with PC Week, Computerworld, Digital Review and Electronic Buyers' News.

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