Fat client, thin client, fat client--the debate over mobile-app architectures looks more like the revolving door of a weight-control salon. Real progress will only happen when designers realize that every client is beautiful in its own way, Giga's Carl Zetie says.
The Internet holding company is buying the worldwide assets of Software Logistics, a bankrupt supply-chain management software maker doing business as iLogistix, for $41 million and the assumption of liabilities.
The newest toolkit from corporate search vendor Verity Inc. includes features that automate complex indexing and taxonomy creation, simplifying the process of creating an accurate business search engine.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.