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Windows XP Service Pack 2: The 10% Problem
News  |  8/31/2004
AssetMetrix, an asset-monitoring service provider, says its research shows XP Service Pack 2 will cause problems with about one in 10 PCs that use the operating system.
Report Says IRS Software Program Isn't Doing The Job
News  |  8/31/2004
The program, designed to let the agency detect and analyze cases of unauthorized access to taxpayer data, hasn't worked correctly since the IRS took delivery in 2002.
Hummingbird Releases New Version Of Integration Suite
News  |  8/31/2004
Hummingbird Connectivity 10 lets enterprises connect to any kind of legacy system across heterogeneous platforms.
Smarter The Second Time
Features  |  8/31/2004
Organizations are planning to upgrade their BI capabilities. Learn how to overcome obstacles to achieving "second-generation" success.
Hurdles Aside, Open Source Wins Converts
Features  |  8/31/2004
Despite deployment hurdles and compatibility issues, open- source products are expected to continue to appeal to businesses.
New Twist On Code Sharing
News  |  8/30/2004
Best Buy, Jostens, and other Minneapolis companies go live with an ambitious project to share code and pare software costs.
CIOs Cheerier About Future Spending
News  |  8/30/2004
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005.
IBM Offers Free Tools To Cloudscape Developers
News  |  8/30/2004
IBM offers free code and support information for developers working with Cloudscape, its small-footprint Java relational database.
Opinion: Data Quality Is Everyone's Problem
Commentary  |  8/30/2004
There has to be accountability for good-quality data at all levels in the organization--from the data-entry clerks all the way to the CEO.
Software Interoperability Problems Take Big Toll On Construction And Building
News  |  8/30/2004
A study commissioned by the National Institute of Standards and Technology says it cost the capital facilities industry $15.8 billion in 2002.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
News  |  8/30/2004
The retail industry has failed to embrace Linux as warmly as expected.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
News  |  8/30/2004
Market-research firm Venture Development Corp. says a survey of retail IT execs shows that just 2% of point-of-sale systems use Linux, far less than expected.
Startup Fits 12-Node Linux Cluster On Desktop Board
News  |  8/30/2004
Orion Multisystems will offer a design that shrinks a 12-node Linux cluster to a single large motherboard.
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
News  |  8/30/2004
NXJ is an enterprise rapid application development suite in the BPM space that enables the building of almost any transaction-based business application requiring end-user interaction.
IBM Offers Free Tools To Cloudscape Developers
News  |  8/30/2004
IBM offers free code and support information for developers working with Cloudscape, its small-footprint Java relational database.
Cognos Eyes Swedish Vendor, European Growth
News  |  8/30/2004
Cognos Inc. wants to strengthen its presence in Europe, as evidenced by the business-intelligence software maker's offer of $52.2 million to buy Frango AB.
Getting Russia Into The Retail Data Pool
News  |  8/30/2004
Global eXchange Services and the International Foundation for Automatic Identification to develop and manage Russia's retail-data pool, helping to expedite trading with partners worldwide.
Primer: BI Modeling And Optimization
Features  |  8/29/2004
An examination of BI-based Modeling and Optimization, the modeling of BI data to arrive at the optimal course of action for business challenges.
Microsoft: Next Version Of Windows In 2006
News  |  8/29/2004
The company says it hopes to release the new version, code-named Longhorn, in the second half of 2006, but will not be ready to include a more advanced system for sorting, storing, and finding data.
California Cities And Counties Sue Microsoft For Antitrust
News  |  8/29/2004
The suit, whose plaintiffs include San Franciisco and Los Angeles, is the latest in a string of similar actions brought against Microsoft across the country.
Get Ready To Patch
News  |  8/27/2004
Installing patches to fix application and system flaws is still a major chore for businesses. With Microsoft's XP SP2, they face their biggest challenge.
Patent Office Loses Tech Head At Crucial Time
News  |  8/27/2004
Departing CIO led needed effort to modernize IT and speed patent-examination process.
Visibility added To Health-Plan Packages
News  |  8/27/2004
System cuts benefits costs by automating processes and improving data capture
GOP, Like Democrats, Turns To IT To Manage Convention
News  |  8/27/2004
The Republicans will rely heavily on technology from Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to manage next week's convention in New York.
Banks Gear Up For Check-Imaging Era
News  |  8/27/2004
Viewpointe Archive Services, a joint venture among four banks, is getting ready to enable banks to exchange images of checks instead of paper.
FrontBridge Acquires Message-Archiving Company
News  |  8/27/2004
It's also launching a managed service for desktop-to-desktop encrypted E-mail as it seeks to extend its services beyond message-content protection.
Oracle Re-extends PeopleSoft Bid
News  |  8/27/2004
Oracle is offering $21 per share or about $7.7 billion for PeopleSoft, a leader in human resources management software and an applications rival of Oracle's.
The Big Fix: Growing A Spare-Parts Logistics Business
Features  |  8/27/2004
Getting spare parts when a truck, car, or machine breaks down isn't easy in China. Logistics providers are helping ensure that those parts get where they're needed fast.
Riding Open Source To CIO Spot
Features  |  8/27/2004
Sun's new top I.T. exec sees a future fit between Linux and Solaris; also, why tech managers must wear three-cornered hats
HP Moves Deeper Into Consumer Electronics
News  |  8/27/2004
The vendor is introducing televisions to its product line as it seeks to move from the home office into the living room.
Sears' Five-Year Upgrade Plan
Features  |  8/27/2004
Struggling retailer will use Manugistics software to reducee inventory levels, cut costs, and increase sales
In Search Of Better Video Search
Features  |  8/27/2004
IBM, Microsoft, and academic researchers are trying to invent ways to find specific images in video footage
Democrats Unleash 'Demzilla' On The GOP
News  |  8/26/2004
An open-source data mart, tied to home-grown BI tools, is helping the DNC wage an election year data war against the Republicans.
CIOs Still Slow In IT Hiring
News  |  8/26/2004
A new survey indicates that CIOs are only hiring for positions that address long-term needs.
Low Prices And High Complexity
Features  |  8/26/2004
Software companies are slashing prices amid consolidation and competition, but the new licensing landscape can be tricky to navigate
Simulated Hacker Attacks
Features  |  8/26/2004
WesCorp uses Skybox View software to look at its systems through hackers' eyes and identify the key vulnerabilities that need to be fixed quickly
Siebel Ready To Spotlight Analysis Software
News  |  8/26/2004
The company will highlight its data-analysis capabilities at a conference in October.
Linspire Dials AOL For Linux Users
News  |  8/26/2004
Linspire's AOL Dialer dials up local numbers for accessing America Online, then displays a small set of status lights in the PC's system tray to show online activity.
Opening BI To Open Source
Commentary  |  8/26/2004
This year has seen a whole slew of BI-related open source developments, and it'll see a lot more.
IBM Buys Cross-Platform Content-Management Provider
News  |  8/26/2004
IBM acquires software developer Venetica to pump up the content-handling capabilities of its DB2 platform.
Democrats Unleash "Demzilla" On The GOP
Features  |  8/26/2004
An open-source data mart and transactional database, tied to home-grown BI tools, are helping the Democrats battle their Republican counterparts in the election year data wars.
CA Shareholders Reject Compensation Recovery Plan
News  |  8/26/2004
Executives urge patience as the company continues to review payments to executives who left in the wake of an accounting scandal.
IBM To Buy Data Management Vendor Venetica
News  |  8/26/2004
Venetica makes software for accessing unstructured data, which plays a growing role in business intelligence.
Microsoft Makes XP Service Pack 2 Available Via Update And CD
News  |  8/25/2004
It also has released a kit designed to help spot compatibility problems and roll out fixes.
NetBeans Delivers Version 4.0 Beta
News  |  8/25/2004
NetBeans has released the first beta version of its new Java integrated development environment.
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