Tibco Adds Silverlight to Its Arsenal

April 30, 2008

Tibco (the information bus company) is not a PC or Mac user’s touchstone. Nevertheless, the company is a force in the enterprise computing sector. At its user conference in San Francisco, Tibco announced that it would support Microsoft Silverlight, according to Infoworld.

Silverlight is Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. You can read more about this technology here.

The Tibco technology is hugely popular among banks and financial services firms. Tibco’s “information bus” concept has influenced a number of other enterprise software companies, including search firms Autonomy and Fast Search & Transfer (now part of the Microsoft combine). The ground-breaking idea originated with Vivek Randivé, Tibco’s founder, in the 1980s.

The company’s decision is likely to have far-reaching consequences in the enterprise market. Rich media applications have been slow to make their appearance in some blue-chip corporations. With this move, Microsoft gains an important foothold in the “enterprise bus” that underpins numerous message and information functions. Furthermore, as Microsoft strives to expand its defensive wall against the slow seepage of Google into the enterprise, Tibco’s support is significant. If Microsoft continues to embrace Linux, the deal may also hearten the John Lervik, new head of Microsoft’s enterprise search initiative.

Stephen Arnold, April 29, 2008


3 Responses to “Tibco Adds Silverlight to Its Arsenal”

  1. sartoorce on October 21st, 2008 7:34 am
  2. Stephen E. Arnold on October 21st, 2008 5:49 pm


    Tibco can put a company on digital steroids. You post is tough for me to figure out, but I assume that’s what you are trying to tell me. Verbs, nouns, and adjectives are helpful, at least to me. Try them in your next post.

    Stephen Arnold, October 21, 2008

  3. psevdolokulop on July 15th, 2009 2:05 pm

    How many times you eat during a normal … every day life?
    are you the type of person who eats a bit and often?
    or rarely and too much?

    i usually have 3 and i’m the 2nd type of person (though it’s not that healthy)

    8 am breakfast

    3pm lunch

    9pm a snack.

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