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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in October 2007
People are so curious about Google. Whenever we post images of Google offices, like the photos I took of its new digs in Ann Arbor, Mich., they draw readers like bees to honey.
We've got photos of Google's snazzy new digs in Ann Arbor, Mich., the headquarters for its AdWords division.
The move could prompt Saleforce.com to drop prices on the lower end of its product offerings.
Application development growth slows as offshore providers move up the value chain.
The project, which calls for replacing Wal-Mart's legacy systems with SAP ERP Financials, may be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
It's the biggest deal ever awarded to an India offshore outsourcing company.
Consulting, computer infrastructure management, and business process outsourcing now make up more than half of Tata Consultancy Services' revenue.
The IT world has its own versions of young, hot celebrities (Google, the iPhone) and they often take attention away from the less flashy yet equally important world of business software. Thank goodness we've got Oracle to keep things interesting.
SAP CEO Henning Kagermann says there is too much overlap between SAP and BEA for an acquisition to make sense.
Companies have solved isolated problems with business intelligence, but higher-level predictive and operational analytics often take heroic effort.
Improvements include a centralized metadata layer for easier IT management, and a thin-client interface that makes BI available to more types of users.
The plan is to link the LCD displays into store computer systems, so that ads would change based on inventory levels of different products, for example.
Michael Koehler and Jim Goodnight suggest their expanding relationship will better simplify the needs of data warehouses than SAP's acquisition of Business Objects.
Data architect Randall Parman describes how the restaurant chain is developing sophisticated data analysis for improving employee performance and store sales.
Beginning next month, Virgin America travelers can watch BoingBoing.net editors Xeni Jardin and Mark Frauenfelder deliver daily video reports.
RFID for supply chains has been slow to take off, so Alien is putting more focus on closed-loop applications.
Microsoft's trying to get attention this week for its "new" Online Services for businesses, including on-demand Exchange and SharePoint. But this is just rebranding of hosted software it's offered for a while. If you want to know Microsoft's true SaaS play, take a look at Titan.
The companies are working together to ease government compliance concerns related to data access, and SAP also will have some announcements around its NetWeaver platform.
Teradata's independence comes at a time when it faces increased competition from Oracle and Hewlett-Packard.