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Content tagged with Software posted in September 2003
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SuSE Rolls Out 64-bit Linux For PCs
News  |  9/30/2003
The new operating system includes improved partitioning, while maintaining support for 32-bit applications.
Piracy Remains Key Problem For Entertainment Industry
News  |  9/30/2003
Attendees at the Digital Hollywood conference were urged to come up with "better than free" online services to help cope with content piracy.
Two Sets Of Vendors Zero In On Business Processes
News  |  9/30/2003
As business-intelligence vendors seek to expand their reach beyond data analysis, integration vendors are working to provide visibility into business processes.
IT And Financial Need To Cooperate, But It's Not Always The Case
News  |  9/30/2003
Participants at the IntelligentBPM conference say it's vital for a business to have the CIO and CFO see eye to eye.
Forman Resurfaces With Enterprise Software Startup
News  |  9/30/2003
The former E-administrator in the White House Office of Management and Budget will serve as executive VP for worldwide services at Cassatt Corp.
Microsoft's New Version Of Software Aimed At Living Room
News  |  9/30/2003
Its Media Center operating system is designed to turn a PC into a digital entertainment system.
Music Group Settles 52 Lawsuits Over Downloading Songs
News  |  9/30/2003
The Recording Industry Association of America, which plans to file more lawsuits in October, didn't specify how much it collected from the settlements.
Sun Stock Slumps After 1Q Warning, 4Q Charge
News  |  9/30/2003
The company's stock fell more than 14% after it warned of disappointing first-quarter results and took a charge that wiped out its small 4Q profit.
EDS And Connected Partner To Protect PC Data
News  |  9/29/2003
Systems integrator will use technology from Connected to protect hard-drive data more quickly and with fewer resources.
HP's Big Bet
News  |  9/26/2003
In offering to protect its users against potential Linux-related lawsuits, HP is daring SCO to show its hand
IBM Launches Counter-Attack In Linux Cases
News  |  9/26/2003
Hewlett-Packard has promised to indemnify its Linux customers in the event of legal action by SCO, but an IBM VP says an indemnification policy could prevent users from fully exploiting the operating system.
IM Hub's Support Grows
News  |  9/26/2003
Microsoft is the latest to let its messaging service interoperate with Reuters'
Legit E-Mailers Say Law Lets Spammers Off
News  |  9/26/2003
California anti-spam law could hurt the white hats while missing the black hats
Load 'Em Up
News  |  9/26/2003
UPS has a plan to make it easier, cheaper, and more efficient to handle deliveries
Better Visibility Along The Transport Chain
News  |  9/26/2003
Logistics services improve tracking across multiple warehouses and moves
California Anti-Spam Law Questioned
News  |  9/26/2003
Experts say the new law provides little hope of reducing the number of junk messages clogging Californians' E-mail boxes.
Massachusetts To Move Toward Open-Standards Computing
News  |  9/26/2003
A state official says the decision has nothing to do with the fact that Massachusetts is the lone holdout still suing Microsoft for antitrust violations.
Reuters Reaches IM Agreement With Microsoft
News  |  9/26/2003
The deal will let Reuters Messaging connect with MSN Messenger and comes on the heels of similar agreements with IBM Lotus and AOL.
Lawson To Buy Closedloop
News  |  9/25/2003
It says Closedloop's financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting software will strengthen its enterprise performance management product line.
House Panel OKs Bill To Protect Government From File-Sharing Risks
News  |  9/25/2003
The Government Network Security Act of 2003, which now goes to the full House, would require federal agencies to develop plans to protect government PCs from the risks of file sharing.
Langa Letter: Enough Already: Microsoft Must Change
Commentary  |  9/25/2003
Fred Langa wonders if Microsoft will do what it takes to greatly improve its software development processes and improve its product security
Businesses Face Barriers To E-Mail Upgrades
News  |  9/25/2003
As Microsoft and Lotus prepare updates, most big companies are running messaging software one or two major revisions behind the maker's most current version.
SAP And Accenture Team On Financial Services
News  |  9/25/2003
The companies will work together to sell existing offerings and will develop a range of new products.
The Largest Data Warehouse In The World?
News  |  9/24/2003
A project of the Windber Research Institute to combine clinical information with volumes of scientific data about genes and proteins will collect as much as 50 terabytes of data every nine months.
HP Offers Legal Protection To Linux Customers
News  |  9/24/2003
Businesses who buy the open-source operating system from HP won't have to worry about a lawsuit from the SCO Group.
Microsoft's MSN To Shut Down Most Chat Service
News  |  9/24/2003
It's shutting down its Internet chat services in most world markets and limiting the service in the United States.
Company Behind Kazaa Turns Tables On Record Labels
News  |  9/24/2003
Sharman Networks filed a federal lawsuit accusing the entertainment companies of using unauthorized versions of its software in their efforts to root out users.
Fall Conference: The Great Debate
News  |  9/24/2003
FedEx CIO Robert Carter and former J.P. Chase CIO Denis O'Leary squared off on a number of topics at the InformationWeek Fall Conference.
Red Hat Looks Beyond Operating Systems
News  |  9/23/2003
It's laying the groundwork for other open-source software product lines, including an application server and file-clustering software.
Microsoft Takes Windows XP To 64 Bits For AMD
News  |  9/23/2003
It's taking the operating system into AMD's 64-bit universe with a technology called Windows on Windows 64.
States Build Terror Database That Resembles Controversial Federal Project
News  |  9/23/2003
A project called Matrix, involving more than a dozen states, is being built and housed in the offices of a private company but will be open to some federal law enforcers and perhaps to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Other Voices: Growing With Knowledge Management
Commentary  |  9/23/2003
Knowledge management is just as important for small and midsize businesses as it is for large ones. Learn what you need to do to implement a knowledge-management strategy in your small company.
UPS's $20 Million Investment
News  |  9/23/2003
The company has a big IT effort under way to streamline the daily process of sorting millions of boxes and letters.
Salesnet Takes Hosted CRM To Small-Business Level
News  |  9/23/2003
The vendor slims down its CRM service for that market and adds integration services for larger clients.
Judge Orders Microsoft To Pay $967,000 To Massachusetts
News  |  9/23/2003
The federal judge in the Microsoft antitrust case ordered the software company to pay less than half of what the state had sought in attorney fees.
Asia May Develop Alternative To Windows
News  |  9/22/2003
Japan and South Korea are prodding China to join an effort to promote alternatives to Microsoft's operating system.
Embedded Java Seen As Leader In Mobile Consumer Devices
News  |  9/22/2003
More developers are using embedded Java systems to run applications within mobile phones and other mobile devices.
Startup Helps Link Content Providers And High-Speed Users
News  |  9/22/2003
Maven Networks' software platform lets content providers take advantage of the increasing number of high-bandwidth users.
HP Picks Executive To Lead Adaptive Enterprise Strategy
News  |  9/22/2003
Nora Denzel, head of the company's software unit, will lead the company's push toward selling computing power the way a utility sells electricity.
Intel Touts Tools
News  |  9/22/2003
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