A $402 million deal between IBM and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center aims to cut operating costs with improved efficiency, while also co-developing IT products the rest of the industry may use
Ariba Opens Its E-Procurement Platform
The supply-chain vendor is opening up its Web-based supplier network to companies that currently don't use its software with a new subscription-based service.
SAP Gets Rich
SAP application data is about to get a lot flashier.
Same Old Story
It's déjà vu all over again - but is anyone listening this time?
A panel of top-tier user companies this week once again sounded the call for software vendors to start delivering better quality products.
They also made it clear that they long to be close to you - vendors that is. For all the endless marketing blather we hear about customer relationship management, it's clear that the only k
QlikTech Upgrades Flagship BI Tool
The new version of QlikView supports Intel's x64 and Itanium 64-bit platforms, which remove the 4 gigabyte memory limit of 32-bit systems.
Fast Road to IT Governance
After four years in stealth mode, a new company that applies BI technology to IT governance officially launched yesterday.
IT Execs To Vendors: Your Software Stinks
A panel of IT execs at Sand Hill Group's Software 2005 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., said the software industry needs to build higher-quality software and closer relationships with customers.
In Focus: Survey Says... 'ECM's an Ideal, Not a Priority'
Consolidating on a single enterprise content management (ECM) platform may be a laudable long-term goal, but it's not a priority. That's the sentiment of nearly 400 Intelligent Enterprise readers sampled in a Web-based survey conducted early this month.
Wake Up To XBRL
If you're a BI professional at a big company who doesn't know about XBRL, start learning. It's going to ignite a competitive analytics explosion.
'Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business' by Judith M. Collins
Analysis: Place Your Bets on a Process for Innovation
Some companies manage intellectual property as if it's an arms race, stockpiling patents and trade secrets that may never be commercialized. Johnson Controls approaches ideas for innovation with a process that makes the company more like a shrewd poker player, knowing just when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
Christmas Present: Longhorn Due By '06 Holiday
New technology called Metro, which is reliant on graphics technology and APIs that will ship with Longhorn, will preserve the formatting of documents created in Microsoft Office apps and print them faster, and with better fidelity, on compatible printers.
Cooking an old puzzle
I just got an email about Puzzle #11 in my old book SQL PUZZLES & ANSWER from Rainer Gemulla at TU Dresden, Fak. Informatik, Institut SyA, in Dresden, Germany. It is a very nice cook and it is embarassing to see how needlessly complex the other answers were:
Gates' 64-Bit Pitch
The performance benefits of 64-bit Windows are compelling, but companies must decide whether they're ready to take the plunge
IBM To Help Tech Startups In Israel
The Israeli government will provide financing and IBM will provide technical assistance to startup companies developing products based on open standards such as Linux and Java.