Profile of Laurie Sullivan
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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in March 2006
Internet anonymity and consumer confusion make digital rights management problematic, says chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.
In a race to set industry standards, Toshiba has shipped its HD-XA1 player into the Japanese market.
Gartner Friday cautioned Microsoft Software Assurance volume license customers to check their contract expiration dates, which could be affected by the delay of Office 2007.
The DVD-trading site could add a peer-to-peer platform for digital music and video games as early as next year, a Peerflix executive says.
The .mobi suffix should eliminate core problems associated with browsing on .com sites, including large graphics and multimedia content, according to the CEO of the company behind the new domain.
Most garage entrepreneurs are worried about getting hit with lawsuits from the big studios or other patent holders, speakers said at a conference this week.
Accenture and others are pushing digital rights management software that would identify the consumer rather than the device, so people can pay once and put the content on as many devices as they wish.
Pixsy Corp. plans to make Web searching visual and next week will launch a search engine designed to return thousands of photographs and video images from hundreds of sites.
The New York Times Co. will overhaul its IT infrastructure and move onto mySAP Business Suite and SAP for Media, the company said Wednesday.
Both software infrastructures are free to download and are alternatives to middleware offered by BEA and IBM, the company says.
NASA will go forward with a mission to orbit two of the largest asteroids orbiting the sun.
Eagle Global Logistics can securely transport everything from one tape containing a backup of sensitive customer credit card data to two pallets of mortgage records.
Although the company expects most customers won't make the move to the next-generation applications for a few years, Oracle has already put some pieces in place to help.
Accept Software on Monday rolled out analytics-based software that helps companies plan product road maps, requirements, launches, and delivery and upgrade cycles.
Similar to the disruption that music download sites initially brought to the music industry, the telecommunications carriers, especially those in the voice telephony market, will suffer the most, a new Gartner study says.
Integrated into Office, Mendocino delivers an enterprise resource planning suite. SAP will deliver the Office 2007 version in sync with Microsoft's Office schedule.
IBM has built the first complete electronic integrated circuit around one "carbon nanotube" molecule, a new material that the company hopes will enhance performance on products from computers to diagnostic equipment.
Along with E-mail and instant messages, the Web-based software will organize all types of content. For instance, it's designed to route E-mails into folders as they arrive.
Sling's software, written in C++, gives users access to local TV from anywhere in the world, the vendor says.
A new online directory lets customers search through over 5,000 third-party products by industry, geography, or Microsoft product.
The business intelligence software suites integrate Oracle's database, Fusion middleware, and analytics software.
Cosmic Blobs Lab Pack, aimed at children ages seven to 14, lets kids create 3D characters and objects to animate and is being marketed to schools.
Guests at a resort in Niagara Falls will be given RFID wristbands to access rooms and pay for service during their stay.
The idea is to let people look for what they want and also discover content they may not have known about in the growing inventory of digital titles.
The software, written in J2EE sitting on a JBoss application server, promises to automate time-consuming tasks, including provisioning and deploying updates and backups.
Bruce Krall, who bought a California community two years ago, will re-auction the town on eBay next month.
Finding IT professionals with business skills and complying with Sarbanes-Oxley are among the biggest headaches chief information officers are dealing with this year.
Manufacturers lose an estimated $200 billion a year from counterfeit products, and the new bill closes some loopholes.
The company has announced its plans for delivering over the next few months supply chain, human resources, and other applications based on its Landmark Web services platform.
A researcher who suggests that computer viruses could be spread by RFID technology sets off a firestorm of debate. Industry sources weigh in.
Approva Corp. has licensed intellectual property from Procter & Gamble Co. to integrate into its BizRights platform and the Enterprise Controls Suite that P&G will deploy.
Users can install the Java-based myPodder on any MP3 device. The software runs on the media storage device, rather than the computer.
Arizona Electric Power Cooperative Inc. is turning to SAP AG's "Safe Passage" program to support growth and consolidate legacy applications, the nonprofit cooperative said Tuesday.
Voice over IP in U.S. homes is gaining traction--and Vonage, Skype, AT&T, and Google are among the market-share leaders.
Technology is making interactive pre-show entertainment and multi-player video games in theaters more of a reality.
The move to digital technology continues to gather steam, and to help it along some studios are adopting marketing techniques that include interactive games and other events.
To help ease their minds about what exactly is on all those corporate PCs, administrators can download a utility at Bit9's Web site to tap into the firm's 4-terabyte database.
The tool, two years in the making, can manage short-planning cycles, with special consideration taken to maintain high service levels, a typical consideration in the service-parts business.
For seven years Technicolor Digital Cinema has tried to make the digital cinema model work, spending the last year developing the business and finance plans.
Information Builders Inc. said it will provide a Bindows AJAX Framework within the WebFOCUS enterprise business intelligence platform development tool suite in the June release.
The initial project will integrate RFID technology into the supply chain to improve repairs and returns. DHL wants to track valuable items, such as high-definition television sets bound for repair shops.
Laszlo Systems Inc. said it plans to extend its Ajax development platform, OpenLaszlo, to support applications for browsers on multiple platforms.
Mobile phone content, such as music, gaming, and video, is forecast to reach $43 billion worldwide by 2010, up from $5.2 billion in 2004, according to new report.
A multitouch system that reportedly "will change the way people interact with computers" was demonstrated at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference.
Preinstalled software will automatically locate and alert the machine to delete sensitive data the next time the laptop connects to Everdream's desktop management hosting service through the Internet.
The technology allows gamers to compete in online video games, but also keep to the sidelines as a spectator and watch the game from anywhere in the world.
Sun Microsystems Inc. handed sensor-driven computing to developers and educators when it launched on Monday Project Sun SPOT, a battery-operated platform to create wireless sensor networks, robotics, and personal consumer electronics.
During the system's first month of operation, it prompted 25% of drivers, or 100,000 vehicles, off the roads during peak business hours, increasing mass transit users by 40,000 daily.
The monthly subscription service--which includes more storage and administrative help--is the company's latest step toward delivering bundled services beyond CRM applications.
Hewlett-Packard & Co. said Monday it has completed a display wall and visualization platform that demonstrates its role in ChinaGrid, the largest computing project in the world.
Documentation and code samples from eBay have made it easy for companies to create applications like one about to be launched, which will help sellers determine the correct day, time, and price to sell their products on the auction site.
There's another crime-fighting weapon being added to law enforcement's arsenal, and it's not what you'd expect. Along with handcuffs, guns, and nightsticks, cops' uniforms will soon include badges with RFID chips.
Robotics enthusiasts from 79 countries applied online to join Lego's Mindstorms Developer Program. Participants will help develop the company's Mindstorms NXT robotics line.
NexGuard, a suite of four applications, encrypts, decrypts, watermarks, and controls access to digital content.
The bill is designed to secure drug distribution through the supply chain, from manufacturers to patients.
Complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will take up the biggest chunk of the pie.
Integrating sensor technology to monitor temperatures with a sophisticated RFID-based network will let Wal-Mart provide higher-quality produce and fresher foods on store shelves.
Panelists with a wealth of RFID experience talked about what works, and doesn't, when implementing the technology. Among their advice: reduce the cost by finding multiple opportunities to use RFID.