XML in hardware: Conformative <CSXi> server appliances

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Fri Oct 24 23:03:02 PDT 2003

Random synchronicity and $0.02 worth of analysis:

Moments before Dr. Whitehead sent the article about Conformative --- 
which prior to today I'd never heard of --- I was sitting in a 
conference room hearing the Conformative pitch by an advisor to that 
company.  Weirdness.  They're an AV-backed local co;  the topic came up 
in ref to my opening to hire an XML / XSLT transformation / Web UI guy; 
  the advisor in question suggested that the guys at Conformative should 
know good candidates, namely devs at potential customers.  Anyway, that 
was the first I heard about the company.

My minimal bit of analysis:  very, very sexy tech.  They will struggle 
w/ go-to-market and crossing-the-chasm issues.  But they can probably 
make it w/ the right OEMs, given the sex appeal and the long-distance 
horizons afforded by being AV's flavor-of-the-week.



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