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The BPM Journey
Commentary  |  4/28/2006
Business process management is "a journey, not a destination." That's the description given by many BPM practitioners to writer Penny Lunt Crosman, author of the article "Processes Get Smart."
CA Upgrades Data Modeling Suite
News  |  4/28/2006
CA says it has upgraded its AllFusion Modeling Suite with a new generalized data-modeling engine.
Cisco, Juniper, And Others Take Aim At Speeding Up Applications
News  |  4/28/2006
Expect a stream of new product announcements about application acceleration at this week's Interop show.
Sun's New CEO Faces Tough Challenges
News  |  4/28/2006
Jonathan Schwartz needs to make some changes to restore the computer company to profitability.
Debate Breaks Out Over 'Tag Spam'
News  |  4/28/2006
Friends and foes of search engine optimizers locked horns at this week's Search Engine Meeting in Boston.
Bill Day, CEO Of WhenU.com
Features  |  4/28/2006
Bill Day served as a VP at Prodigy, the online service that predates the modern Internet, and co-founded About.com, a network of sites on 500 topics. Today, he heads WhenU.com, the "good" adware purveyor that wins praise, not jeers, from industry pundits.
Rules Engine Can Make Risks Easier To Swallow
Features  |  4/28/2006
This Florida insurance company is using a tool to more systematically assess risks that might affect the entire company, not just a policy-by-policy risk approach.
Kronos Buys Workforce Analytics firm ClarityMatters
News  |  4/27/2006
Kronos says it has acquired ClarityMatters, a workforce analytics software maker.
MySQL Launches Community Development Site
News  |  4/27/2006
MySQL AB unveils a community site for users and developers to discuss, collaborate on and share code and applications for the company's namesake open-source database.
Can Microsoft Convince You To Switch?
Commentary  |  4/27/2006
Everyone likes a good horse race--even when the race is fixed. That's about how I see the supposed race between Internet Explorer and Firefox. Ever since IE was included with Microsoft's operating system, its dominance has pretty much been a done deal. But that doesn't mean the front-runner should sit back and rest on its laurels. And up until now, that's what Microsoft has been doing.
Langa Letter: The OS Inside The OS
Commentary  |  4/27/2006
Fred Langa shows how a simple tweak turns XP's low-level Recovery Console into a complete, standalone mini-operating system--in effect, an XP DOS!
Vignette and Lombardi Announce Software Enterprise Alliance
News  |  4/27/2006
The ECM and BPM vendors aim to deliver compelling business solutions to Global 2000 companies.
AIIM Conference & Expo Adds Information Management
News  |  4/27/2006
Addition of information technology exhibitors and new conference content aims to give attendees full spectrum.
Xinjiang Telecom Implements Teradata Warehouse for its Business Analysis System
News  |  4/27/2006
First phase of centralized data platform deployed, improving data quality for business decision-making and marketing re-engineering.
VMware Assembles Alliance To Virtualize Desktops
News  |  4/27/2006
The goal is to squeeze more work out of desktop computers through greater virtualization, and the alliance should help speed adoption.
Days Numbered For AssetMetrix's Windows Reporting
Commentary  |  4/27/2006
Unbiased information on IT products is often hard to come by, so it's sad to see what looks like the end of AssetMetrix. Microsoft has agreed to buy the Canadian hardware and software asset management vendor, which is known for its detailed reports on Windows penetration in the workplace. Under its new owner, it's unlikely those reports would continue, given that they haven't always been helpful to the Redmond, Wash., software
Pentaho Joins MySQL Partner Program
News  |  4/27/2006
Business intelligence vendor Pentaho Corp. formalizes its relationship with MySQL AB by joining its partner program.
Surf's Up At Work
Commentary  |  4/26/2006
Just when you thought it wasn't safe to surf the Web at work, now it may be. Earlier this week, a New York judge made an advisory ruling that since time spent on the Internet is much like reading a newspaper or making a personal phone call, employees should only be reprimanded--not fired--for failing to stay off the Internet.
Microsoft Gets Closer To Hyperion BI
Commentary  |  4/26/2006
The high-tech industry is no stranger to cooperation among competitors. Among the latest example is the latest partnership between Microsoft and Hyperion Solutions. Despite plans to acquire business intelligence vendor ProClarity, Microsoft is teaming up with Hyperion to integrate its System 9 BI+ suite with Microsoft's SQL Server 2006 reporting, analysis and integration services.
Microsoft, Hyperion Partner In BI
News  |  4/25/2006
Microsoft and Hyperion Solutions say they plan to integrate their business intelligence products in order to provide customers with a broader offering of complementary software.
Information Builders Expands BI To 'Power Users' And Business Processes
News  |  4/25/2006
The vendor hosts more than 1,200 customers at the Summit users conference.
Longhorn Server Slated For Second Half Of '07
News  |  4/25/2006
At its Management Summit, Microsoft narrows down Longhorn Server's release date and reveals that Vista security will come with strings attached.
IE7 For XP Beta 2: Has Firefox Met Its Match?
News  |  4/25/2006
The new public release of Internet Explorer Beta 2 is, according to Microsoft, more stable and ready to be used. But is it ready to go up against Firefox?
Schwartz Must Usher In Software Age At Sun
Commentary  |  4/25/2006
Call it founder's disease. Call it what you want. But Scott McNealy hindered Sun from becoming a successful software company. Now Jonathan Schwartz has got his work cut out for him.
Sourcefire Has Big Plans For Open-Source Snort
News  |  4/25/2006
Many companies incorporate Snort intrusion detection and prevention capabilities into their network security products. Sourcefire founder and chief technology officer Martin Roesch owns Snort's General Public License, which means he drives the technology's development road map.
JasperSoft Rolling Out BI Suite
Commentary  |  4/24/2006
JasperSoft has released the roadmap for several modules that will eventually comprise its business intelligence software suite. The newest component is the JasperServer, a Java-based tool for customizing reports for any department within a company that needs financial and sales information.
Cognos Unveils Performance Software For Bank Branches
News  |  4/24/2006
Cognos Inc. on Monday launched analytical software to help retail banks measure the performance of branches.
Analysis: Next-Generation Imaging Beats Data Entry
News  |  4/24/2006
Document imaging has witnessed some fairly sweeping advances in recent years.
Microsoft Releases Second Internet Explorer 7 Beta
News  |  4/24/2006
This version targets consumers and will offer tech support.
Google Experiments On Humans
Commentary  |  4/24/2006
Over at the Google blog, Ambar Pansari, a Google product manager, and Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience, admit that Google is experimenting on its users. The two confess, "From time to time, we run live experiments on Google--tests visible to a relatively few people--to discover better ways to search. We do this because there's no good substitute for understanding how
In Focus: The Top-Five Myths About SOA
News  |  4/24/2006
Five experienced executives weight in on the top myths surrounding service-oriented architecture.
Former CA CEO Kumar Pleads Guilty
News  |  4/24/2006
The charges could lead to up to 20 years in prison, but a guilty plea may significantly decrease the amount of time spent in jail.
Windows-To-Linux Migrations, Made Easy
Features  |  4/24/2006
If you're ready to make the leap from Windows to Linux, these two migration tools make it far more likely that you'll enjoy a soft landing.
CollabNet Makes Version Control A Hosted Application
News  |  4/21/2006
By offering Subversion on Demand as a hosted application, CollabNet allows a development team to be distributed around the world and still have access to the system over the Internet.
SAP, Microsoft Adding Pressure To BI Market
Commentary  |  4/21/2006
Developing products that deliver business intelligence to as many corporate workers as possible is the trend in the industry. The idea is to get valuable business metrics to the people who need them, while also upping the number of users, which means fatter licensing deals for vendors.
SAP-Microsoft Link Due
Features  |  4/21/2006
Google Pitches Business Search As 'Command Line Interface To The World'
Features  |  4/21/2006
The popular interface was Google's ticket into business search. But now it has the tools and partners to be taken seriously.
Google's Got Its Business-Casual Khakis On
Commentary  |  4/21/2006
It's never been completely clear how seriously Google takes its enterprise IT business. Its latest search appliance leaves little doubt.
Microsoft Pushes SQL Server Closer To Continuous Availability
News  |  4/21/2006
Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2005 also forges tighter links between database and SAP application data.
Group Adds Linux To Boot Camp
News  |  4/21/2006
Calling it a "triple boot," the open-source project that got OS X and Windows booted on the same machine adds Linux.
CA Offers Free Database Management Console
News  |  4/21/2006
Database Command Center is split off from Unicenter and supports Oracle, Ingres, and IBM DB2 databases.
Stopping Google
Commentary  |  4/21/2006
Imagine the conspiracy theorists having a field day with this one: eBay is separately talking to Yahoo and Microsoft to see if one of them might be a valuable collaborator against a common threat: Google.
Banks Speeds Loans By Automating Systems
Features  |  4/21/2006
First National improves efficiency by replacing legacy systems and eliminating manual data entry
Insurance Company Improves Portal Performance Through Monitoring
Features  |  4/21/2006
A new monitoring tool helps identify problems on internal and external portals.
Insurer Backs Web-Based Medical Service
Features  |  4/21/2006
Cigna HealthCare and RelayHealth offer a Web-based system to schedule appointments, view lab results, and get prescription refills.
Microsoft Making SAP Stronger Against Oracle
Commentary  |  4/20/2006
Microsoft continues to lend a helping hand to SAP, as the battle grows fiercer between the German software maker and Oracle. In releasing Service Pack 1 this week for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft drew a bit closer to SAP by adding to the database Reporting Services that work better with SAP's NetWeaver Business Intelligence, a data store for SAP's business applications.
Office Interactive, Inc. Launches Free, Integrated, Online Collaboration Suite
News  |  4/20/2006
The Web-based application is designed for individuals and small teams.
Intentia Unveils Plans for Third Generation of Movex with Focus on Business Agility for the Mid-Market
News  |  4/20/2006
Movex3 to give companies access to SOA benefits and a user experience designed to unlock more value from ERP.
ERP-Link and Quantrix Partner to Deliver Business Intelligence Solution that Revolutionizes ERP Data Capture and Use
News  |  4/20/2006
Combination of tools to enable businesses to use their ERP data for "what if" financial modeling at a fraction of traditional ETL pricing.
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