According to TMC...
TMC's business now includes TheServerSide Communities to support developers and architects, MiddlewareREACH technical marketing solution for vendors, and MiddlewarePRO architectural planning and performance services for enterprises. As part of this move, The Middleware Company is exiting the retail training business and focusing its efforts on building a focal point around middleware information and solutions.I believe these changes to TMC's business are good for TSS and the community. For years, TMC was a training company, and TSS was this cool thing that we were doing on the side. Now the whole company is focused on solutions that will empower the middleware community. This will mean more content, more news, more research and more community. Over the coming weeks, we'll be unveiling new partnerships, releasing the results of the Who's Who in Enterprise Java list, announce findings of our latest research initiatives, and prepare for TheServerSide Java Symposium 2004, which is close to selling out.
As a result of this announcement, TheServerSide Communities members will see increased levels of service and access to greater amounts of middleware content. TheServerSide.com and TheServerSide.NET have added a federation bar to the top of their communities that will link together these relevant communities, starting the formation of a middleware knowledge network. Additionally, The Middleware Company is launching http://MiddlewareRESEARCH.com/, the worlds first portal dedicated to the analysis and distribution of research on middleware technology. TMC has migrated all of their specifications and research to this portal, will host all new research at this location and will begin efforts later this year to collect and host third-party middleware research there.
Additionally, The Middleware Company unveiled a new management team and corporate identity. The management team includes entrepreneur and TMC co-founder Salil Deshpande, CEO, former BEA executive Tyler Jewell, COO, TheServerSide.com founder Floyd Marinescu, GM TheServerSide Communities, and middleware consulting expert Will Edwards, VP Research and Practice Management. The new corporate identity includes a revamped website and corporate logo designed to inspire edginess and based upon the XML brackets we all know and love.
Check out the new www.middleware-company.com and the press release.