News & Commentary
Content tagged with Government posted in March 2008
Page 1 / 5   >   >>
Open Source Databases Widely Used, Seldom Paid For
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
Open source systems have replaced only a few commercial products in the enterprise.
CTIA: Just Who Is It For?
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
We're here at CTIA Wireless 2008, the cellular industry's trademark show in the United States. This year's show kicked off with Smartphone Summit, where the morning held tracks discussing everything from market stats from leading analysts to the latest and greatest smartphones.
BlackBerry 9000 Has Rotten Battery Life, But Otherwise Rocks
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
The word from early testers of the much-rumored BlackBerry 9000 mystery smartphone have reported absolutely abysmal battery life. With the Wi-Fi running, testers say the battery runs dry with just two hours of Web browsing. Other features, though, impressed the users in the field.
HP Unveils Products with Muscle for Midsize Businesses
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
Today, HP announced several products targeted for smaller businesses. Regardless of how these products play with the so called SMB market, the announcement indicates just how serious HP is about competing for midsize business IT dollars.
CTIA Wireless: On The Ground In Las Vegas
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
Over The Air is on the ground in Las Vegas for the CTIA wireless trade show this week and will be posting videos galore of all that we see. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. So far, the smartphone summit showed some interesting developments from Symbian and UIQ.
Linux Wins The Security Showdown! Now What?
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
So now that Ubuntu Linux was "last man standing" in the PWN to OWN contest at CanSecWest, does this mean open source has it all over the competition when it comes to security?  It can, and it ought to -- but it's not a guarantee.  And we need to not think it is.

Adobe Teams With Linux
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
PC World, Techtree
Gartner BI Summit 2008: The Next Generation of Innovation
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
Decision making as core competency, emerging technologies as BI enablers and changes in the BI market itself are core topics at this week's Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Chicago. Analyst Kurt Schlegel explains the trends and business drivers.
Security Showdown: OS X Caves First, Vista Buckles (Due To Flash), Ubuntu Wins
Commentary  |  3/31/2008  | 
At the 2008 edition of the PWN to OWN security showdown at CanSecWest (Canada Security West) in Vancouver, an Ubuntu distribution of GNU Linux took top honors after Apple's Mac OS X and Microsoft's Windows Vista eventually caved under hacker pressure. All OSes were up-to-date with the latest patches.
Gartner BI Summit 2008: Q&A With Howard Dresner
News  |  3/30/2008  | 
In a preview of his keynote presentation at this week's Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, former analyst Howard Dresner talks about his new book, the convergence of BI and process management, and what it takes to get to the next level of performance management.
Sun's MySQL Will Continue Oracle Relationship
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
Despite a new owner and the potential for more competition in the future, MySQL and Oracle will continue to work together.
VeriSign Raises Domain Name Fees Again
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
In justifying the increase, VeriSign pointed to the emergence of consumer-driven services and the soaring number of Web-connected wireless devices.
Another Good Reason To Quit Feeding Microsoft's Favorite Cash Cow
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
If you put just one open-source software package to work in your small or medium-sized business, I can tell you exactly where to begin. And as much as I like Linux, I actually have something else in mind for you.
Natural Language Query: Old Answer for 'New' BI Opportunity
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
As combinations of business intelligence and search technology are emerging, Progress Software is reviving a simpler approach: turning natural language queries into SQL code.
Friday Open Source Round-Up
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
So what's new in the world of open source apps you can really use?  Among other things, we have a new edition of OpenOffice, a Linux-based system-rescue utility, and a portable edition of an open source financial management application.  Read on ...

AT&T (Finally!) Sets MediaFlo Mobile TV Launch Date
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
More than a full year behind competitor Verizon Wireless, AT&T has set May 2008 as the date it will launch its mobile TV service using Qualcomm's MediaFlo network. This is more than four months behind schedule. The good news is that it will be launching the service with the svelte LG Vu phone, which (we can't help the comparison here) is very much like the iPhone.
The 'Weekly Watch' On Content Management
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
With all the activity in the content management market, I thought it would be a good idea to start a weekly ritual of quick blurbs and sound bites from vendors, users, and anyone else who'd like to throw their message in the mix.
UIQ Platform Updated, Receives Love From SlingMedia
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
The UIQ mobile operating system has been updated to version 3.3. The biggest changes with this new system software, which is based on Symbian OS v9.3, are support for widgets, as well as the most recent version of the Opera Mobile browser. At the same time, SlingMedia announced that UIQ phones can now use its mobile service to stream TV. In all, good times ahead for UIQ.
British Airways Cancels Heathrow Flights Amid Computer Chaos
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
British Airways said it planned to operate 80% of scheduled flights, including all long-haul routes, from Terminal 5 on Friday, after canceling dozens of flights Thursday.
Technology Is Not the Driver of BI Adoption
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
I'm having trouble with the supposition that "Emerging Technologies Will Help Drive Mainstream BI Adoption"... There are only two pieces of enterprise analytical software (broadly speaking) that ever gained currency in organizations in the past two decades - Excel and Google. Wouldn't it be a good idea to understand why?
GoldenGate Upgrades Data-Quality Software
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
Veridata 2.0 improves on the first release, which made it easy to compare source and target data in relational tables, but had limited database support and functionality.
Sticky Notes vs. the Computer
Commentary  |  3/28/2008  | 
All That Got Stolen Was Microsoft's Thunder
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
It's bad enough that Microsoft with its big war chest might sue you for producing open source software. But what's really hard to take is the suggestion that you stooped to stealing Microsoft code for your project. At the Open Source Business Conference this week in San Francisco, one show organizer got his revenge.
Amazon Flexes Its EC2 Muscle With Elastic IP Addresses
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
The company revamps its Web services to be a more fault tolerant way to manage servers that would be available to developers running their own physical servers in a data center.
'It's Not Just A License'
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
Every now and then you run across something that just makes complete sense.  That happened to me earlier in the week when I was reading posts in Movable Type developer Tim Appnel's blog, and I came across an entry entitled "Open Source Is Not Just A License."  It sums up, in a remarkably succinct fashion, two of the major benefits of taking a close
Adobe Offers Free Photoshop
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
Fuze Puts Unified Communications On Steroids
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
Fuze uses the power of the browser to push unified communications services to the desktop, laptop, and smartphone. That includes the ability to watch -- and participate in -- a live video conference on your smartphone. I had the opportunity to check this new service out, and I have to say, it's a step toward the future of unified communications.
AMD Goes Triple Core
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
PC Pro
Analyst: Apple Has Ordered 10 Million 3G iPhones
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
Rumors and reports about a 3G version of the iPhone appear to be kicking into high gear the last week or so. On top of Kevin Rose's prediction earlier this week that we'll see 3G iPhones with video-calling capability, Gartner has weighed in and says Apple already has placed orders for 10 million 3G-enabled iPhones. Hoo-ahh!
Five Nominees for Process Hall of Fame
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
Is there a business process management Hall of Fame? I don't think so, but there should be, to recognize the true pioneers and innovators in the field... My list emphasizes technology, recognizing those who first recognized that improving business processes demanded fundamentally new technology...
802.11n Price Points Drop, Features Rise
Commentary  |  3/27/2008  | 
The inexorable push to higher speed wireless LANs recently took a significant step forward. Wireless access points that support PoE (Power over Ethernet) and cost less than $1,000 are now in the product delivery pipeline.
Will Content Management Be Most Affected By Open Source?
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
Some of open source's biggest proponents were probably gloating this week over some results from North Bridge Venture Partners' annual open source survey (PDF). Most of the findings weren't terribly prophetic, but there were a few that caught my eye.
Squeezing Costs Out Of IT
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
If your company is looking for ways to squeeze more out of IT these days (and who isn't), server virtualization is one of the moves some organizations are making to find savings. Just ask Kent Kushar, CIO at wine maker E&J Gallo.
Google Search Within Search Box Hurts Affiliates, Says IDC
News  |  3/26/2008  | 
Follow-up searches without leaving means any ad revenue generated by this second search goes to Google and not to site owners, particularly publishers.
Motorola to Spin Off Handset Business
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
CNET News, Associated Press via New York Times
Turn Your Smartphone Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
Ever try to tether a laptop to a smartphone via Bluetooth or even a cable? It can be a painful and difficult process. New software from TapRoot Systems, however, will help you avoid the hassle by turning your Wi-Fi-equipped 3G smartphone into a miniature hotspot of its own.
Who's Number One in Web Analytics?
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
It's a question people ask a lot in many domains, but especially in software. As such, it regularly pops up within the Web analytics community. You can rank them crudely by how many customers they have - or rather, how many they say they have...
Split Decision: Is Motorola's Break-Up For The Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
Motorola has finally decided that keeping the company together is no longer best for shareholders. Its mobile device division has long been plagued by weakness and has operated in the red for the better part of a year. But is lopping off the gangrenous limb the best move to save the company?
Olive Branch Or Crown Of Thorns?
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
Reading about Microsoft counsel Brad Smith's visit to the Open Source Business Conference yesterday was about what you'd expect.  It's a sign that Microsoft's stance about open source has not so much evolved as crystallized -- but that's unfortunately about the limit of what I could see Microsoft doing.  It can only go so far, not just because of who it is but who it has been all a
H-1B Visa Debate Warms Up (Again)
Commentary  |  3/26/2008  | 
This month, Bill Gates urged lawmakers to increase the number of H-1B (guest worker) visas and two bills were introduced in Congress seeking to raise the visa cap... As we approach April 1, the date when the US Citizenship and Immigration Services begins accepting H-1B applications, the controversy is reigniting yet again.
Nokia Predicts It Will Sell 35 Million GPS Phones This Year
Commentary  |  3/25/2008  | 
Uh, 35 million phones with GPS from one manufacturer is a lot. That number is just under 10% of all Nokia phones sold during 2007 (~400 million). This prediction is a clear indicator that GPS and navigation/location services will play an increasingly important role moving forward.
Linux By The (Version) Numbers
Commentary  |  3/25/2008  | 
What's in a version number? More than you might think, if the number in question is attached to your favorite desktop Linux distro.
Mobile Browser Field Gets Another Player
Commentary  |  3/25/2008  | 
TeaShark is the latest to offer a Web browser for mobile phones. It has a beta version of the browser ready for general use and it can be downloaded straight to Java-enabled phones. What does it offer? Tabbed browsing, auto-completion, speedy browsing and integrated media capabilities.
Page 1 / 5   >   >>

The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital 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.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July10, 2014
When selecting servers to support analytics, consider data center capacity, storage, and computational intensity.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join InformationWeek’s Lorna Garey and Mike Healey, president of Yeoman Technology Group, an engineering and research firm focused on maximizing technology investments, to discuss the right way to go digital.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.