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Enterprise AJAX – JackBe Adds "Brilliant Technologists" to Sharpen Company Focus

CEO Luis Derechin: "JackBe's new technology leaders round out our world-class team."

"JackBe's new technology leaders round out our world-class team, and bring the perfect combination of technology, innovation and go-to-market skills," said Luis Derechin, CEO of enterprise AJAX specialist JackBe, as he annouunced the addition today to the JackBe management team of three renowned Java/Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experts from Sun Microsystems: John Crupi (pictured left), Deepak Alur, and Dan Malks.

JackBe co-founder Derechin, who is the latest AJAX luminary to join the faculty of "Real-World AJAX," the 2-Day seminar being held June 5-6 in New York City, said that these additions reinforce JackBe's position in the market for enterprise-class, AJAX-based solutions aimed at improving the usability and productivity of Web-based business applications.

John Crupi, a Sun Distinguished Engineer and former CTO of Sun's Enterprise Web Services Global Practice responsible for SOA strategy and initiatives, joins as CTO - as reported exclusively by SYS-CON Media some weeks ahead of today's official announcement.

Deepak Alur, a Sun Principal Engineer and Sun's lead architect for implementing eBay's V3 project and other large-scale enterprise projects for key clients, joins as JackBe's VP of engineering.

And Dan Malks, also a Sun Principal Engineer and a leader in SOA initiatives for firms such as Sabre and AOL, is assuming the role of VP of application platform. Malks was named Technology Innovator of the Year in 2005 for leading the development of technology infrastructure for Bono and U2's worldwide Vertigo tour, allowing fans to enlist into the ONE campaign.

Crupi, Alur and Malks are also co-authors of "Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies," an industry standard best-selling book focused on building Java-based enterprise applications using proven solutions.

One of the earliest entrants into the AJAX/Rich Internet Applications space, JackBe boasts a number of customers worldwide that have already used the company's methodology, products and services to improve Web-based applications.

"While big strides have been made in Web-based applications, we envision a future that promises far bigger and better things for organizations that invest in AJAX and SOA technologies," said JackBe CTO John Crupi. "JackBe's comprehensive product set, methodology and approach, plus our successes working with many large organizations, position the company as a significant player in this market."

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TechBA Rocks 04/11/06 12:58:16 AM EDT

I heard there was a U.S.-Mexico government initiative to create TechBA, with an "incubator" office in San Jose which gave JackBe a West Coast base to manage its customer relationships.

No wonder JackBe, which has created websites for companies like Sears and Citigroup's Mexico operations, raised $6.5 million in a November round of funding.

HistoryOfAJAX 04/10/06 11:21:17 PM EDT

JackBe was providing mature AJAX solutions and tools since 2002 before it was even *called* AJAX.