Dale Fuller Announces Winners of BorCon 2001
Every year, Borland president and CEO Dale Fuller
takes a few moments during the opening keynote address to honor
companies and individuals whose notable achievements exemplify
software development at its finest. This year's winners are truly
The Customer Application of the Year Award is given to a company
or individual who builds an innovative application that is used
internally or sold to others. This year's winner is Enron Corp., which developed EnronOnline, a
Web-based global transaction system for e-commerce. The application
allows customers to view real-time process and execute transactions
instantly for more than 1,800 commodity products. Since November
1999 EnronOnline users have conducted more than 1 million
transactions with a value of $670 billion. Currently, the software
handles an average of $3 billion in transactions per day, making it
the largest Web-based e-commerce platform in the world. EnronOnline
uses Delphi in the browser-based client and JBuilder for middle-tier
As a runner-up in the Customer Application of the Year
competition, honors go to the U.S. Department of
Labor's Oasis, an imaging system - with zero tolerance for
data loss - that processes 5 million documents per year, amounting
to three terabytes of data annually. Any document associated with a
claim should be retrieved and ready for viewing within 10 seconds.
And the system must be so reliable that hard-copy source material
can be destroyed. The application, which was written in Delphi with
Application Server and Informix components, has been distributed
across 14 deployment locations across the United States. Special
congratulations to Delphi programmer Richard Maley, who wrote 20
Delphi-based client apps for the system.
2001's Learning Partner of the Year is the DSW Group. DSW is one of Borland's oldest and
most loyal partners. The company has trained technical professionals
for more than 13 years. DSW has several certified Borland
instructors on staff and the company has developed both courseware
and a train-the-trainer class for Borland. Course offerings include
classes on Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder, and Kylix.
Pillar Technologies' Eric Whipple took
the honors as 2001's Trainer of the Year. Eric has taught Borland
tools and development environments all over the world. He has taken
part in the Kylix/Delphi Seminar-in-a-Box series. And he is a
certified trainer for JBuilder and Delphi.
The Solution Partner of the Year for 2001 is Modus Operandi Inc., publisher of the Catalyst
framework. Built with JBuilder and VisiBroker, Catalyst helps
developers link information from disparate hardware, applications,
and operating systems, resulting in a composite, individualized,
Web-based view of information without the need to acquire new
hardware and software platforms. Modus Operandi's customers include
the U.S. Navy, Cape Canaveral Space Launch Operations, Florida Power
& Light, and Perot Systems.
Congratulations to all the winners!