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ActiveGrid Re-brands as WaveMaker

WaveMaker to bring Enterprise Web 2.0 to departmental developers and IT teams

WaveMaker, formerly known as ActiveGrid, has announced a new corporate brand and product strategy that will address the growing demand for technology that simplifies the assembly of Web applications, while meeting the architectural, security and governance policies of CIOs. WaveMaker will bring to market software enabling the visual assembly and rapid deployment of scalable, enterprise Web 2.0 applications that are both Web Fast and CIO Safe.

Under the new leadership of CEO Christopher Keene, WaveMaker is an enterprise Web 2.0 company addressing the competing priorities of business teams and central IT. By integrating the current technology with capabilities gained from the company’s acquisition of TurboAJAX, the new WaveMaker solution eliminates the competing priorities of business-level developers, who require visual assembly tools and rapid deployment, as well as CIOs, who require that solutions comply with architectural, security and data policies. With WaveMaker, Fortune 2000 organizations can fully embrace the speed, flexibility and increased participation of Web 2.0 architectures while bridging this critical gap between CIOs and departmental developers.

“For developers who know client/server tools like Notes, PowerBuilder, Access or Oracle Forms, there are no equivalent visual tools for building Web apps,” said Christopher Keene, CEO of WaveMaker. “Our vision is to be the PowerBuilder of Web 2.0 - an easy to use, visual tool for building Web applications.”

“Most organizations lack the internal resources presently required to take on the backlog of applications that have been requested,” said Josh Holbrook, program manager in Yankee Group's Enterprise Research Group. “Further complicating the issue is the complexity of the tools and platforms required to build stable, secure and CIO compliant Web applications. In order to address these problems, organizations are demanding solutions that enable the development of Web 2.0 applications, using AJAX widgets, Web services and a database, that can be deployed onto a Java application Server such as Apache TomCat or J2EE.”

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.

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