A few days ago I attended a meeting with BEA where the company presented its vision of how it would tackle Web 2.0. The hypothetical problem it presented was that of today’s teenagers brought up on a diet of iTunes, MySpace YouTube and mash-ups, bringing these technologies into the workplace. And BEA has just the tools to help you embed Web 2.0 into the work place.
Emulating the collaborative online experience of such sites is a worthy endeavour. But I’m not sure how well positioned a company founded on messaging and middleware, is to take this concept forward. Perhaps BEA has become tired of web services and the service oriented architecture (SOA). Best to try something entirely new, eh?