News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in March 2010
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Finding the Best Vendor Means Treating Bidders Right
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Some enterprises believe that technology suppliers are so hungry for business that they will line up for kilometers to respond to an RFP. This is increasingly not the case. We're actually seeing fewer responses to even "good RFPs." There are a couple reasons why...
Orange, OpenX To Challenge DoubleClick
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Telecom operator will use OpenX's platform to reach the 343 million users of its Ad Network service.
Microsoft Exec: 'We'll Beat Google In Cloud'
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Senior VP Kurt DelBene says cross-platform browsing and editing advantages, plus management and security features, will lure enterprises to Office Web Applications.
Novell Wins Unix Case Against SCO
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
A federal jury ruled that Novell, not SCO Group, owns the Unix copyrights, but SCO said it would continue its fight.
SAP Launches Collaboration Cloud
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
StreamWork announcement highlights agile development and innovation. But is it a platform customers want from SAP?
Oracle Unveils Tuxedo 11g, Options
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Database vendor beefs up the software in effort to lure new customers and spur upgrades.
10gen Commercializes 'No SQL' MongoDB
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Document-oriented database can scale-out as demand increases by adding nodes on a server cluster.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Nightmare: 10 Ways SAP Can Beat Oracle
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Ellison bluntly predicted Oracle will blow past SAP in enterprise apps, but here are 10 steps SAP should take to reassert its preeminence.
SRA Lands $500 Million USDA Contract
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has engaged SRA International to implement an SAP-based system to streamline its business processes.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
IBM, Johnson Controls Eye Smart Buildings
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Vendors combine facilities management and IT systems to help customers reduce energy costs by as much as 35%.
Global CIO: Oracle's Dazzling Profit Machine Threatened By Rimini Suit
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
The two-way litigation's nominally about intellectual property but is really about Oracle's phenomenally profitable support revenue.
Expert Analysis: Is Sentiment Analysis an 80% Solution?
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Sentiment-analysis technologies aren't perfect. But what critics are missing is the value of automation, the inaccuracy of human assessment, and the many applications that require only "good-enough" accuracy.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
Colorado Piloting Health, Education Telepresence
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The state is working with Cisco to implement remote health and distance learning, as well as make Colorado's buildings more energy efficient.
Fed IT Urged To Emulate Private Sector
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Government IT pros should follow the lead of private industry to improve project management, customer service, and accountability, report says.
From Vision to Reality at SAP's NetWeaver BI Conference
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
Last week, I was at an SAP Insider conference focused on business intelligence... As I felt once before in attending one of these events, there is a big disconnect between SAP BusinessObjects' lofty vision and customer reality.
SCO Novell Jury Decision Pending
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
A Utah federal jury is deliberating over the copyright ownership case between the SCO Group and Novell.
PlayStation 3 Upgrade Kills Linux Option
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Outraged users claim Sony is removing a feature they already bought and paid for.
Global CIO: Oracle's Larry Ellison Declares War On IBM And SAP
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
Ellison admits Oracle trails SAP in enterprise applications and IBM in high-end servers, but lays out plans for becoming #1 in each sector.
NorthScale Memcached Server Speeds Farmville
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The distributed data caching specialist supplies the data management muscle behind Zynga's Farmville and Mafia Wars social networking games.
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
Apple iBookstore More Relaxed About Explicit Content
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Explicit content in Apple's iBookstore seems not to be the problem that it is in the App Store.
Business Trends Reported in Data Warehousing
Commentary  |  3/26/2010  | 
In recent conversations with various analytic DBMS vendors, a fairly consistent picture has emerged...
Sybase Analytics Service Keeps SMS Messages Moving
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Combining Sybase IQ data warehousing with MicroStrategy dashboards, Operator Analytics 365 gauges telco network performance.
Oracle Revenues Rise 17% In 3Q
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
License and maintenance revenues are up; operating margins off slightly as Oracle concludes its third quarter and acquisition of Sun.
Red Hat Annual Revenues Up 15%
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The supplier of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware also saw 4Q revenues increase 18%.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Data Dupes Prompt HIT Overspending
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Redundant health data hosted by multiple providers could be costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in health IT overexpenditures, analyst says.
Novell Acquisition Bidding Stalls
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The company's directors are hoping another firm will make a purchase offer above Elliot Associates' $2 billion bid to acquire Novell.
Global CIO: UPS CIO Barnes Shatters Dangerous IT Stereotypes
Commentary  |  3/25/2010  | 
One of the world's top CIOs says the technology strategy at UPS is very simple: "It's the business strategy. There's no difference."
BT Wins Services Deal
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The telecom giant will support oil and gas industry developer Cameron's video, voice, and data systems.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Is It Time For NoETL?
Commentary  |  3/24/2010  | 
I've been bemused by NoSQL, the movement that propounds database-management diversity. Is it now similarly time for a NoETL movement, reflecting a new world of liberated, semantically enriched, analysis-ready, mashable data?
Gmail Gets Intruder Alarm
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Watching for suspicious account activity is now easier for Gmail users.
BPMN Training Is Taking Off
Commentary  |  3/24/2010  | 
Since my last virtual classroom training in January, I've done classes at Alcatel-Lucent in Paris, Raytheon in Tucson, Freddie Mac in Virginia, and I'm heading off soon to Sandia in Albuquerque. Last year it was about one a month; now it's 2.5 times that. What's different? A couple things that I see...
Yahoo Unveils iPhone Search Apps
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
At CTIA, Yahoo announces a free application called Yahoo Search iPhone, and a separate location-based app.
Workday 10 Boosts HR Capabilities
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The enterprise resource planning suite gains talent profiles, employee goals, and succession planning features.
Global CIO: Are Oracle, HP, Cisco & IBM Too Big To Innovate?
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
They're great at acquiring aggressively and generating huge cash positions—but do those translate into customer-focused innovation? We hand out report cards for each.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Android Builds Extend Corona SDK Beyond iPhone
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
How Many People Use Advanced Analytics?
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
Approximately one in three companies implementing traditional BI also uses advanced analytics. In other words, if, say, 3 percent of employees in BI-implementing firms use traditional BI, that would correspond to 1 percent of those firms' employees using advanced analytics...
White House Overhauling Financial Systems Policy
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Current financial systems take too long to deploy, cost too much, and don't give federal agencies the right data, OMB official says.
Forrester Sees 'Smart Computing' IT Growth
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
Findings at Forrester Research indicate that every 15-20 years, there is a resurgence in IT spending -- and that we are on the cusp of the next big spend cycle, focusing on optimizing the balance sheet. They're calling it "Smart Computing."
Wendy's Taps Text Analytics To Mine Customer Feedback
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Clarabridge text analytics software will be used to analyze nearly half a million text-based customer comments per year.
Wendy's Taps Text Analytics to Mine Customer Feedback
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Restaurant chain will analyze customer comments to quickly spot product and service problems.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
IBM Exec: Health Analytics Skills In Great Need
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Advanced analytics skills are in demand in the wake of healthcare reform legislation, Dan Pelino, general manager for IBM's Global Healthcare and Life Sciences business, says.
Chinese Netizens Seek Clarity From Google
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
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