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WBT interviews John Sculley and David Steinberg about InPhonic... and in doing so takes us behind the scenes of a big player in the fast-emerging "wireless management" space. InPhonic, Inc., of Washington, DC, is the largest developer of virtual private wireless networks in the United States today, specializing in enabling its enterprise clients - large corporations and large member groups - to build a wireless network to interact with all of their employees and end users. Partners on the service side include AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and Cingular, while on the manufacturing side they include Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, AudioVox, and RIM. WBT: What prompted you to found InPhonic? DAVID STEINBERG: Well, my last business was Sterling Cellular, a wireless phone distributor and integrator, and it evolved from there. It was clear that data would be the new frontier of the w... (more)

WBT Interviews…XcelleNet's CEO, Joan Herbig

WBT's editor-in-chief Robert Diamond recently asked Joan Herbig about her role in a company that has seen explosive growth in the past year thanks to Afaria, the popular solution for enterprises faced with managing a large number of mobile devices from a central location. WBT: When was XcelleNet founded, and how did you get involved? JH: I've held this position since February 2000 when Francisco Partners, a San Francisco-based equity fund, purchased the company from Sterling Commerce, a B2B e-commerce company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. XcelleNet was originally founded in 198... (more)

Beyond Words and Wires…Recovery Begins

In the aftermath of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the entire nation came together to mourn the loss of those who died and suffered, and to plan a way to recover as a society as best we could. No words that I could write here would be adequate to convey how awful the atrocities were to witness or even to watch unfold on TV. Nor can mere words ever do justice to the extraordinary scenes of overwhelming human bravery and the endurance of the human spirit. Along with amazing individuals like New York City area volunteers who, as you read this, will undoubtedly still be s... (more)

Where Do We Go from Here?

In this month's issue, as we start the fifth year of ColdFusion Developer's Journal, we've paused to look back at the past. Charlie Arehart wrote the retrospective cover story for this month, and I think you'll enjoy his trip down memory lane, starting back in version 1.0 of ColdFusion (1995), advancing to our first issue (1999), and stopping to look at all the major highlights that happened in between and since. How well do you know your CF trivia? Do you remember the fist logo? Do you remember when ColdFusion was the Cold Fusion Application Server (our editorial staff loved wh... (more)

Red Skies Smiling at Me...

No, that's not a misprint, and I haven't lost my mind quite yet. (Some friends might tell you differently, as might the leprechaun in my closet, but we'll save that for a future editorial.) Red Sky is the code name for the next ColdFusion MX release - a FREE (one of the greatest words in the English language) updater being released this summer that helps take CFMX up to new levels of greatness. We've been playing with it here at CFDJ for the past few weeks as part of the beta program, and I'm proud to report that SYS-CON.com (putting our servers where our mouths are) will also b... (more)