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Sun CEO Schwartz Plans To Cut Up To 5,000 Jobs
News  |  5/31/2006
Sun sets a six-month cost-cutting plan to cut jobs and increase efficiency.
IBM Touts Missing Link To Utility Computing And Shared IT Resources
News  |  5/31/2006
The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager lets users measure and bill for virtual server, storage, network, software, middleware, and e-mail consumption by company, department, or individual.
AMD Live! Home Entertainment Platform Expanded With Services
News  |  5/31/2006
The collection of services and applications is designed to make it easier to view, record, manage, secure, and store TV programs, photos, music, and movies on Web-connected devices.
Frontier Takes Off With Massively Parallel Flight Management System
News  |  5/30/2006
To stay competitive, Frontier has adopted Greenplum's Bizgres MPP business intelligence tools, which act on data in a PostgreSQL open source database.
Getting Ready To Eat My Words About 2007 Office And Windows Vista
Commentary  |  5/26/2006
I'm not prepared to eat my words just yet. But I'm setting the table in case I have to chow down. A couple of months ago, I predicted Microsoft would have big trouble getting users to upgrade to Vista and the next version of Office. Well, Microsoft dropped Beta 2 of 2007 Office, and it's looking pretty ta
Big Plans, Unanswered Questions For Microsoft
News  |  5/26/2006
Test versions of Windows Vista, Longhorn server, and Office 2007 are signs of progress, but $2.4 billion in additional spending has yet to be explained.
Symantec-Microsoft Lawsuit Shows Vista Straining Business Ties
News  |  5/26/2006
The case is about storage technology, but it shows how Vista will move Microsoft into competition in new areas.
VoIP Difficulties Don't Seem To Improve
Commentary  |  5/26/2006
Back in October 1998, I co-wrote a cover story for Network Computing on VoIP in the enterprise, introducing the technology to our readers and describing some of the deployment challenges that admins should watch for. What's interesting is that every time I've gone back and reread that article, I've expected to find it completely outdated, with most of the early problems resolved and newer challenges in place. But instead I keep
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  5/26/2006
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Server Fears Hit Red Hat
News  |  5/26/2006
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Throw Away The Spreadsheets
Commentary  |  5/25/2006
While tossing all spreadsheets wouldn't be practical, it's good advice in the area of planning and budgeting. That's where stand-alone spreadsheets have become the biggest obstacle to making the business process a better management tool, according to Ventana Research.
IONA's MTOSI Toolkit Enables Integration of OSS & BSS for Environments Using Artix
News  |  5/25/2006
Toolkit available for free download over the Web.
MapInfo Launches New Web Services Connectivity in Location Intelligence Application
News  |  5/25/2006
Users can access dynamic location data via the Internet.
Is Wikipedia Dead, Or Just Pining For The Fjords?
Commentary  |  5/25/2006
Nick Carr says it's dead, as the community encyclopedia has put in place a tightening series of controls on who can contribute content. He notes that one of the kinds of restrictions is named "in good Orwellian fashion, 'semi-protection,'" which blocks unregistered editors and editors with very new accounts from editing a page. "The end came last Friday," Carr writes. "That's when Wikipedia's founder, J
Microsoft MapPoint Web Service Access for Startup Applications
News  |  5/25/2006
Maps4MyApps.com provides developers direct access to the Microsoft platform.
Do You Want To Be Part Of Microsoft's Revolution?
Commentary  |  5/25/2006
There's been a lot of hoopla about the simultaneous announcements of Microsoft Vista Beta 2, 2007 Microsoft Office Beta 2, and Longhorn Vista Server Beta 2. In fact, there's been so much coverage from all the various online and print media that I've been tempted to find myself a beta blocker. (Sorry--a little health care humor there.)
IBM Beefs Up Criminal Detection/Analytics Software
News  |  5/25/2006
Entity Analytics Solutions 4.1 determines identities, finds criminals, and discovers non-obvious relationships between identities like shared phone numbers or bank accounts
StreamCast Sues eBay For $12.3 Billion Over Copyright
News  |  5/25/2006
The sale of Skype to eBay was made possible through a scheme to "misappropriate the FastTrack peer-to-peer technology that rightfully belongs to StreamCast," a StreamCast lawyer says.
People Use Word Because They Use Word
Commentary  |  5/24/2006
I've been puzzled as to why people would choose to write in Microsoft Word--or any word processor--if the text they're producing has little or no formatting. Well, I got my answer, and I fear that, alas, it's less interesting than I had hoped: People use what they're used to using. Now you're thinking: Well, duh.
Symantec Suit Against Microsoft Symbolizes Security Shift
News  |  5/24/2006
Several years of negotiations over Microsoft's right to use Symantec's Volume Manager software boiled over last week when Symantec filed a lawsuit that threatens to keep Microsoft from further developing and distributing Vista and Longhorn.
Mission Intelligence: Hide Complexity, Expose the Rules
News  |  5/24/2006
Discovering existing business rules independently of applications and databases is often the first big step toward sustaining behavioral change across the enterprise.
Dashboard: Geek Fun: Event Stream Processing Entertains the Inner Nerd
News  |  5/24/2006
An expressive command language won't win over the GUI-bound or those who study Fortune 500 market share. But those of us "braniacs on nerd patrol" will get the message.
Dashboard: Business Objects Runs New Race
News  |  5/24/2006
With the rollout of its new enterprise information management strategy, Business Objects looks to cover all the bases by integrating each of its EIM applications into Business Objects XI.
Dashboard: IBM Taps Silos with Master Data Management
News  |  5/24/2006
IBM unveils new Master Data Management (MDM) tools that aim to solve the old problem of poor data quality and consistency.
Dashboard: Sizing Up the Survivors in a Competitive Portal Hothouse
News  |  5/24/2006
The independent portal market, so promising in the mid-90s, appears to be dead. With a few exceptions, infrastructure vendors like BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Sun dominate today's portal market. What happened?
Oracle Issues First Upgrade Of Sleepycat's Berkeley DB
News  |  5/23/2006
Release 3.0 of the Java edition includes the ability to store Java objects quickly and cleanly to speed transactions and perform hot backups.
Office 2007 'Shiny,' Says Scalzi
Commentary  |  5/23/2006
Scalzi has been playing with the Office 2007 beta and loves it. He writes: I can say at this point that a) I really like the new organizational structure of the features up at the top (the tabs mean you don't have to drill down through several hundred menus to find functionality), and b) I sure hope MS improves its"Publish to Blog" feature, because right now it stinks; I can't get it to play with the Whatever, which
Nokia Opens Browser Code To Developers
News  |  5/23/2006
Nokia is looking to reduce fragmentation for mobile browser application developers.
Gates Says Next Windows, Office Will Show The PC Is 'In No Way Standing Still'
News  |  5/23/2006
The new versions will change a lot about how the PC operates, from how it boots up to how data, photos, and music are accessed.
Salesforce.com Moves Microsoft Excel To The Web
News  |  5/23/2006
JotSpot Tracker is an online, collaborative spreadsheet that can import Microsoft Excel files. Though it lacks the depth of Microsoft's software, it offers basic spreadsheet functionality and unique mash-up and sharing features.
Informatica Pioneers Data Integration As Online Service
News  |  5/23/2006
New software connectors allow users to capture key prospect and customer data from Salesforce.com and integrate it with an enterprise's in-house applications.
Letter Drop: Capacity for Veracity; OASIS Plans Universal Metadata
News  |  5/23/2006
Chris Loosely contends that Joshua Greenbaum "describes blogs and wikis as 'a lot of bunk masquerading as information,' but his column contains a lot of bunk masquerading as a solution."
Peak Performance: ERP's Promise: Is Reality Stunted by Perception?
News  |  5/23/2006
Can enterprise resource planning live up to its promise? What is the future for ERP in large organizations? The enterprise IT group must define what's next.
Kimball University: Data Stewardship 101: First Step to Quality and Consistency
News  |  5/23/2006
Data stewards are the liaisons between business users and the data warehouse team, and they ensure consistent, accurate, well-documented and timely insight on resources and requirements.
Feature: The Personal Workspace Evolves
News  |  5/23/2006
In a sign of progress for data hunter-gatherers, Microsoft, SAP, IBM and Google are taking steps toward higher order personal productivity environments that will let you interact with enterprise data.
In Focus: Microsoft Details Content Management Plans for SharePoint 2007
News  |  5/23/2006
The giant's ECM push was the big story at AIIM last week.
Progress Launches Dashboard For Business Activity Monitoring Platform
News  |  5/22/2006
Progress Software unveils a dashboard that provides a variety of visual displays for constantly changing data in the software maker's business activity monitoring platform.
Analysis: Invest in Tech as you Would Stocks and Bonds
News  |  5/22/2006
The IT Governance Institute introduces Val IT.
Open-Source Java: What's It To You?
Commentary  |  5/22/2006
The real winner with any Java open-source scenario will be Sun, which has been scrambling to lower the prices of its products and services to compete with the likes of Linux and the Wintel crowd.
Shortlist
News  |  5/22/2006
QlikTech QlikView, OutlookSoft 5, and more.
Q&A with Business Guru Tom Davenport: Test Your Intuition
News  |  5/22/2006
Business change guru Tom Davenport, professor at Babson College and author of numerous articles and books, offers advice on making the most of business intelligence.
Put to the Test: Appian Enterprise 5 Masters Process Change
News  |  5/22/2006
Liberating users from rigid models, Appian's Enterprise 5 BPM suite lets you alter the process to ease exception handling.
Put to the Test: HaleyAuthority 5.1: Follow the Rules (in Plain English)
News  |  5/22/2006
This BRM system offers a natural-language alternative that puts business users in charge of rules management.
Application Insight: The Revolution Will Not Be Podcast
News  |  5/22/2006
Replacing mainstream media with something more personal but less accurate just shifts the problem around without solving the real issue: Where do you go to find the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Content Management Behind the Scenes: Targeting Transparency
News  |  5/22/2006
A global law firm, a multi-agency county government and a giant energy-industry services firm demonstrate that the best approach to hiding content management complexity depends on user work habits and favored applications.
Enterprise Content Management: Hide What's Inside
News  |  5/22/2006
Content management works best when its behind the scenes -- and not treated it as an application unto itself. Consider integrating with e-mail and business apps or explore emerging options for infrastructure- or service-based management.
Kinaxis On-Demand Solution Spans Enterprises
News  |  5/22/2006
New service provides visibility into trading partners' data for outsourced manufacturing.
Microsoft Launches MapPoint 2006
News  |  5/22/2006
Another indication that location awareness is a growing market.
Planning and Budgeting Remains Immature
News  |  5/22/2006
Few companies have tied it to performance management.
TiVo's Magazine Team-Up Shows Old-Media Arrogance: They're Just Too Fuller Themselves
Commentary  |  5/22/2006
TiVo's announcement Monday that it's teaming up with old-line magazines like Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, and several other major print brands to create a so-called Guru Guide service for viewers shows that the company and its heavily recycled CEO, Tom Rogers, fundamentally don't get what's driving the new, networked, Internet 2.0 economy. So if I were a TiVo shareholder, which I'm not, here's why I'd be dumping that stock faster than Paris Hilton ditches Greek millionaires
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