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Guava gets tropical

Sydney-based Web development firm Guava Interactive is continuing its expansion strategy, recently opening its first overseas office in Singapore. According to the company, the move follows increasing demand across several industries for Guava's range of services in Singapore. The overseas office has already signed up NextGen Technology, Asia Pathways and Wah-Lah as clients.

Recently, Guava extended its management team, resulting in a 200 per cent increase in staff strength over the past six months.www.guavainteractive.com.auHome on the GrangeGrange Systems has launched the new Artemis Views project management Gateway for SAP R/3. Grange Systems Australia has been contracted by Artemis International to develop the Gateway for distribution and support within the Artemis and SAP base worldwide. Initial installations will be implemented for corporations in Australia, France, Germany and Italy. Grange has utilised expertise from Deloittes ICS and Tibco Corporation to assist with the development of the Gateway here in Australia. Grange is looking to partner with major Artemis and SAP clients by offering added value functionality for program and project management requirements.www.grangesys.comJava policies scald SunSun Microsystems and IBM have called a truce to their high-profile licensing dispute over the latest enterprise Java specification, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), but continuing calls for standardisation and open source Java initiatives are increasing the pressure on Sun to loosen its grip on the popular development language and platform.

"IBM is now a Java licensee," a Sun spokesperson confirmed, declining to distinguish between the J2EE licence and IBM's existing, overarching Java licence.

With the truce between the two largest backers of Java, it appears that the political turmoil around Java may be subsiding. But regardless of the specific licensing terms, IBM still wants Java to be submitted to the standards bodies.

Some analysts said Sun's missteps in standardising Java are slowing market adoption and making way for other languages, notably Microsoft's new C# language, which has drawn comparisons to Java.

Meanwhile, various open source initiatives are creating development tools and libraries around Java.www.sun.com


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