Saturday, March 11, 2006


The company description of WebLayers is unintentionally hilarious:

The current state of IT is comprised of corporate initiatives that are attempting to drive enterprise-wide development and integration strategies to align with the tactical needs of separate and diverse lines of businesses that, under the pressure to deliver projects on time, ignore these corporate directives. These types of dysfunctional environments result in silo-based projects that are costly to develop and maintain throughout the project life cycle, and result in delayed delivery of key projects that have no hope of meeting key strategic IT initiatives.

In order to meet these critical needs, WebLayers has developed a "purpose-built" enterprise-class, policy-based governance solution, WebLayers Center, that manages policies from the top down for both technical and business requirements. The WebLayers vision is represented by a technology that provides a practical, federated environment that allows organizations to independently develop projects without onerous day-to-day central control, but yet have the ability to seamlessly meet corporate policy standards. WebLayers vision for governance is beyond policies for XML artifacts. We have implemented the industry's most comprehensive artifact support for protocols, documents and configurations that reside in all enterprises. Finally, the WebLayers key vision is about automated policy creation, enforcement and verification that spans the entire life cycle of an IT initiative-and that does away with silo-based development and deployment.

Wha? I got to "integration strategies" before I was too bored to continue. Extra points go to WebLayers for the use of "federated" and "artifact support" which I've never seen before.

And the use of "XML"? Awesome. Nothing wows 'em quite like the use of the word "XML". What "Java" was in the 90's, "XML" is in this decade.

Here's my attempt at simplifying the above so people can understand it:
WebLayers' product, WebLayers Center, allows companies to more easily oversee and manage their existing technology.
I'm not even sure that is accurate. I am considering sending them email asking "What does your company do?"