Acxiom Buys Chinese BI Firm
The data-management and services company buys a Shanghai-based provider of data-management, business-intelligence, and CRM services to Asian and global companies.
Ballmer's Linux Spin
Microsoft's CEO argues that Windows is cheaper and more secure than its open-source rival. Do the facts support him?
Linux More Expensive? Maybe
Something about this time of year makes me even more suspicious of spin than usual. So when I read Steve Ballmer's e-mailed message to customers and partners, I wanted to find out a little more about the research he used to defend his position against Linux.
Here Car! Good Car!
Moody cars and "neuromarketing" make some nostalgic for old-fashioned technology.
Axentis, Corticon, and SAS lead our harvest of important releases.
Without Safety Nets
Will super-efficient supply chains take one beating and fail to keep on ticking?
R U Compliant?
Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance is nothing if not a real-time challenge. Creating a good information flow among potentially hundreds of stakeholders requires a new influx of technology, including solutions based on instant messaging.
Metrics Development: Taking It From the Top
The biggest challenge in performance management often comes right at the beginning: metrics definition and development. Here are ideas to get strategic initiatives (and top executives) moving.
Organizations can only go so far to improve performance before they must address their most important asset: the workforce. Competitive forces are pushing managers to look beyond HR and ERP systems and embrace performance management.
More Than Pie Charts
Business intelligence is too important to be limited by outdated presentation and visualization.
UK Gives Open Source The OK
A UK government report encourages public agencies to consider using Linux and other open-source alternatives to commercial software.
High-level intelligence at a glance
Before the Hype, The BCM Connection, The Zachman Framework
Business Objects Wants To Analyze RFID Data
The business intelligence firm has joined forces with a maker of product information software to help companies analyze the massive data flows anticipated from RFID deployments.
High-Tech Ambulance Chasers
Patent lawsuits and other intellectual property conflicts are grabbing plenty of headlines lately. Yet I don't see this subject as just another hot news item--I consider it the biggest threat the open-source software community has ever faced, and it may be the most serious threat the U.S. technology industry as a whole has ever faced as well.
MySQL Update Ready To Roll
After months of testing, MySQL AB releases the latest version of its open-source business database server.
Needed: Open-Source Education, Understanding
If users understand how such software may be licensed and software vendors take greater care to research the intellectual property used in their products, many open-source software concerns would go away, asserts a panel of experts.