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Elementool Puts Project Management In Cloud
News  |  12/31/2009  | 
The company offers software project management tools on the Web as an integrated service.
The Lighter Side of Consulting
Commentary  |  12/31/2009  | 
The other day I ran into an old Consulting mentor of mine. Smooth, superior and self-assured, the man was Consulting Personified. But now gone were the suit and smirk, replace by sneakers, stubble and a sullen look. Could it be The Curse of the Consultant?
Microsoft Bringing Xbox Live To Windows Mobile
News  |  12/31/2009  | 
Job posting out of Redmond indicate Microsoft is likely planning to integrate its Xbox Live online gaming platform with Windows Mobile.
MySQL's Former Owner Can't 'Save' It After Selling It
Commentary  |  12/30/2009  | 
Monty Widenius continues his campaign to save MySQL from falling into Oracle's possession with a script that would have been suitable, perhaps, for the Perils of Pauline. The whole problem with "saving" MySQL at this point is that its most outspoken defenders chose to sell it to Sun, a firm on the brink of collapse.
Eleven BI/Analytics Topics for 2010
Commentary  |  12/30/2009  | 
This time of year, we pundit types like to post our summations of the past year's developments, our Best Of lists recapping our own work, and our industry predictions for next year, for 2010. Not me, not this year. I will, however, post on the year ahead... for me, on BI and analytics topics that I plan to cover in the next few months...
WSO2 Launches Business Activity Monitor
News  |  12/30/2009  | 
The open source monitor provides visibility into services oriented architectures through the customizable WSO2 Gadget Server dashboard.
Oracle Lifts Cloud Over MySQL Storage Engine Vendors
Commentary  |  12/29/2009  | 
Earlier this month, Oracle put out a press release promising to play nicely with MySQL if its Sun takeover is approved... Point #2 is the biggie, lifting a major cloud from the MySQL storage engine business.
MyYearbook Speeds Web Responses
News  |  12/29/2009  | 
EXtremeDB, McObject's in-memory, object-oriented database, helps MyYearbook meet the high performance demands of the social networking site.
Intelligent Enterprise 2010 Event Calendar
News  |  12/29/2009  | 
If it's about information management, business intelligence, enterprise applications, processes or architecture, it's listed in our annual guide to technology events. Make your plans for the can't-miss conferences, expos and summits of 2010.
Manufacturers Seek Green Monitoring In ERP
News  |  12/29/2009  | 
Executives want social media and environmental management functionality in their enterprise resource planning software.
Red Hat Revenue Up 18% In 3Q
News  |  12/28/2009  | 
The company continues to grow its revenue, often at the expense of Unix, in a recessionary economy.
Integration: ECM Curse and Opportunity
Commentary  |  12/28/2009  | 
With the proliferation of enterprise content management (ECM) vendors at many organizations, a new challenge is developing around managing federated ECM systems. Can the content management applications within an organization be integrated to help users find the information they need?
Court: Microsoft Must Pay Law Firm $5.6 Million
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
An appeals court orders the software giant to pay a law firm that had opposed it in antitrust litigation.
Hospitals Cut Costs With BI Software
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Two hospitals in Florida and California are using business intelligence and analytic software to corral costs and aid clinical reporting.
Microsoft Word Gets Facelift
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Court-ordered patch removes custom XML tools from Office 2007 components.
Coming Soon from SAP BusinessObjects
Commentary  |  12/23/2009  | 
The tricky thing about events like the recent SAP Influencer Summit in Boston is that some attendees want broad, high-level insight, and others, like me (and readers like you) want much more detail... The company did share some of the most noteworthy improvements due in future releases of SAP Business Objects software.
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
Google and the Meaning of Half Open
Commentary  |  12/22/2009  | 
Google is half open: the conclusion I draw after reading product management SVP Jonathan Rosenberg's "The Meaning of Open." For all the pride and confidence and even wisdom conveyed in the essay, Google's core, its strategic direction -- Rosenberg's own product management brief -- is rightly closed rather than community-driven.
Gallery: Terremark Readies Secure Cloud Data Center
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
A new data center complex under construction in northern Virginia is protected by armed guards, bomb-sniffing dogs, and blast-proof walls.
Hail And Farewell, Part Two
Commentary  |  12/21/2009  | 
For my last blog on open source, I've peered ahead -- inasmuch as anyone in this business can look ahead -- and made a few careful guesses as to what awaits us in both the open source and proprietary worlds.
7 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2010
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Microsoft is turning to search, services, and the cloud, but what the company really needs is a game changer.
Palm Readies WebOS Update
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
In addition to releasing new webOS firmware, Palm is boosting its developer tools to better compete against BlackBerry and the iPhone.
5 Predictions For Government IT In 2010
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Government agencies will continue to struggle with cybersecurity, while making strides in transparency and cloud computing. There will also be new pushes for accountability and IT procurement reform.
Intelligent Enterprise Top Blog Posts of 2009
Commentary  |  12/21/2009  | 
News coverage gives you one version of the truth, but there's nothing like the instant expert analysis blogs can bring to breaking stories. Here are the top-15 posts of the year from the Intelligent Enterprise blogosphere:
Intelligent Enterprise Top Stories of 2009
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Our ten most-popular articles of the year delivered helpful advice, forward-looking insight and deep analysis. Plus, we add our list of popular 'evergreen' gems offering timeless insight.
Q&A: David Wennergren, DoD Deputy CIO
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Department of Defense deputy CIO David Wennergren addresses information stovepipes, SOA, procurement, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.
Taser Builds Cisco-Based Data Warehouse
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
Built on Cisco's Unified Computing System, the cloud-based virtual data warehouse stores police videos for evidence.
How Did Our 2009 Predictions Fare?
Commentary  |  12/18/2009  | 
This week CMS Watch issued its twelve predictions for 2010. In this post, I look back at our 2009 predictions to see how we did. The 2009 predictions were...
Hail And Farewell, Part One
Commentary  |  12/18/2009  | 
The only constant thing is change, and change has come my way. As of the end of 2009, I'll be leaving InformationWeek -- so over the next couple of days I thought I'd sum up a few points gleaned during my time here.
DHS Plots Its Cloud Computing Strategy
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
A Department Of Homeland Security private cloud is expected to serve up SharePoint and enterprise e-mail before the end of fiscal 2010.
Oracle's Earnings Up 15% In 2Q
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Maintenance revenues were up 14% and the database giant reported earnings of $.29 a share in its second quarter of fiscal 2010.
Rackspace Offers FathomDB As Service
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The Rackspace Cloud moved its competition with Amazon up a notch by offering its FathomDB database as a service.
IBM Launches Voice-of-the-Customer Analytic Service
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Text mining and statistical clustering technologies tapped to bolster marketing, enhance service and improve customer loyalty.
Government Technologist: Holding The Fed CIO's Feet To The Fire
Commentary  |  12/17/2009  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra needs to rein in the government's ever-growing IT operations. He could learn a few things about cost management from private sector CIOs.
MySQL Campaign Heats Up
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The open source database's author urges users to object to deal that would give Oracle ownership of MySQL.
Open Source Minus People Equals Zero
Commentary  |  12/17/2009  | 
Open source has a life of its own, to be sure. But without warm bodies in the driver's seat, there's no more going on than with any other program that has no human component.
Data Architecture? What's That?
Commentary  |  12/17/2009  | 
Data architecture has always been a topic close to my heart. "Overloaded and overlooked" is how I define a data architect's role. Has anything changed over the past decade? Yes, but possibly for the worse. Consider the following...
Survey: BI Still Hindered By Technical Problems
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
A 2009 survey of 324 BI professionals by BI Scorecard also found the success rates of BI deployments were largely unchanged from the last survey in 2007.
IBM Acquires BPM Vendor
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Lombardi Software's products are typically used at the departmental level, giving IBM an entry into customers who might later expand to enterprise deployments.
Search, Compliance, Collaboration To Drive ECM 2010 Spending
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Forrester Research also found in surveying 170 information and knowledge management professionals that Web content management and records management will be areas of investment next year.
IBM Rational Tools Aid Smart Device Makers
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Rational development tools help manufacturers build software that powers smart devices, which have complex systems and software requirements.
HP Ushers Telecoms Toward Cloud
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The company is positioning itself to become a software-as-a-service platform for telecommunications companies.
Congress Goes Wireless
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The House of Representatives is preparing to roll out its wireless network, though the timeline for completion is unclear.
Psystar Barred From Selling Mac Clones
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The permanent injunction follows a judgment that Psystar violated Apple's Mac OS copyright.
IBM Buying Lombardi: A Bauble on Big Blue's Christmas Tree?
Commentary  |  12/16/2009  | 
I was on the analyst call this morning to hear about IBM's acquisition of Lombardi -- a pretty significant acquisition in the BPM space. Lombardi is the best known of the mid-range BPMS vendors, and if the economic climate weren't quite so dreary, I imagine that they'd be doing an IPO rather than being acquired...
BI and Data Warehouse Vendors Chime in on Oracle's MySQL Commitments
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Open source partners say promises are a positive development for popular data source and growing data warehousing alternative.
Bruce Perens's GPL Beef
Commentary  |  12/16/2009  | 
Those who egregiously violate open source software licensing agreements, like the GPL, are targets for legal action that's just as vigilant as those that defend proprietary software. But the most recent round of GPL legal action comes with a curious twist.
The Fourth Paradigm: All About The Data
Commentary  |  12/15/2009  | 
Hope you're not tired of buzzwords. After "the network is the computer" and "the cloud", welcome to "data-intensive computing". This time, however, there's far more at work here than a clever turn of phrase.
IBM Study Finds Top Firms Embrace Information-Driven Culture
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
Use of analytics, data governance practices and employee empowerment set successful companies apart.
Overlooking Problems with Oracle's Exadata
Commentary  |  12/15/2009  | 
The premise that Oracle Exadata V2 is going to siphon off all of the existing implementations on older SMP platforms to the new Exadata platform fails for two reasons...
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