News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in May 2009
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Google Executive To Become Federal Deputy CTO
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Andrew McLaughlin will find that he isn't the only ex-Google employee serving the Obama administration.
HP, IBM Tie As Global Server Market Hits 12-Year Low
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Market conditions worsened across all geographic regions in the quarter, as customers of all types pulled back on spending, an IDC report shows.
Adobe Releases Flash Platform Betas
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is positioning Adobe Flash Builder 4, Adobe Flash Catalyst, and the open source Flex 4 framework as its answer to Microsoft's Silverlight software.
ISS Expedition 20 Crew Complete After Arrival Of Soyuz
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
For the first time, all five international partner agencies are represented in orbit, NASA said.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
Scientists Celebrate Completion Of World's Largest Laser
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The National Ignition Facility is capable of creating conditions similar to those that exist only in the cores of stars and inside nuclear weapons.
Obama Announces White House Cybersecurity Position
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Names that have been bandied about include acting White House cybersecurity chief Melissa Hathaway and Microsoft VP Scott Charney.
FCC To Examine Rural Broadband Needs
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
Has Omniture's Analytics Push Stalled?
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Omniture has created a great vision of how analytics should be the common thread among all Web marketing. But if you're an Omniture customer, are you ready?... I think Web analytics software has evolved more quickly than the ability of most people to use it effectively -- or justify paying for it.
Are Open Source Developers Throwing Good Code After Bad?
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.

Kimball University: The 10 Essential Rules of Dimensional Modeling
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Follow the rules to ensure granular data, flexibility and a future-proofed information resource. Break the rules and you'll confuse users and run into data warehousing brick walls.
Terracotta Helping Hotelier Build Individualized Services
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
InterContinental Hotels is using in-memory data-sharing systems to better anticipate what amenities customers will want during their stays.
Practical Analysis: Change Starts At The Top
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Most IT execs aren't ready to make the organizational changes needed to capitalize on virtualization.
Intel Tools Driving Multi-Core Chip Development
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Parallel Studio is intended to work with Microsoft Visual Studio for development of Windows applications intended to run on servers with multicore CPUs.
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
'Google Wave' May Challenge Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Google's product, platform, and protocol also combines aspects of e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and blogs to allow real-time and stored collaborative messaging.
White House Launching Transparency Blog
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a nod to openness and citizen participation in government, the Obama administration also will open White House blogs to public comments.
HP, Cast Iron Offering SaaS Integration Appliances
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
HP's resellers will offer appliances for handling integration between SaaS and on-site applications, which remains one of the biggest hardships of SaaS deployments.
Obama Should Scrap Cybersecurity Czar, Analyst Says
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Gartner expert says president's plan to protect nation's computing infrastructure won't work.
Google Expects 18 Android Phones This Year
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Smartphone makers will be able to modify the Linux-based OS to have unique user interfaces and features, Google says.
Risk Technology Comes Up Short on Wall Street
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
I was interested to hear Bank of America/Merrill Lynch executive Jay Morreale talk about next-generation BI last week... But when he started talking about his 20 years of experience building risk-analysis applications in the financial services industry, I was thinking, okay, so was he part of what went wrong on Wall Street?
Linux Kernel, Meet Windows Kernel. Behave.
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Here's one for the "only in the Linux world" folder: an attempt to place the Windows NT kernel mechanisms directly in the Linux kernel. Am I the only one who thinks, outside of extremely specialized use cases, this isn't such a hot idea?

EMC To Acquire Configuresoft
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions.
Anti-U.S. Hackers Infiltrate Army Servers
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Exclusive: Defense Department investigators subpoena records from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo in connection with ongoing probe.
Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Touch Pack
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Spinning globes, schooling fish, and virtual erector sets add pizzazz to software maker's new OS.
Federal Agency Seeks $6.6 Billion In Outsourcing Deals
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Defense Intelligence Agency seeks IT services including CRM, cybersecurity, data center administration, disaster recovery, and software development.
Government Panel Calls For Privacy Policy Overhaul
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Report to OMB outlines the creation of a chief privacy officer role and chief privacy officers at every federal agency that already has a CFO.
Google Automates Apps With Scripting System
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Search giant expects enterprise users to employ Google Apps Scripts for scheduling and procurement, transportation planning, and other business automation functions.
Google Firing Up Android Developers With Goodies
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The search giant is looking to poach content creators away from competitors by offering new tools, application contests, and an open market for distributing apps.
Ingres Adds Red Hat's JBoss To Database Middleware Stack
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Using the stack will let developers avoid leaning on stored procedures or triggers written in a vendor's proprietary form of SQL.
Soyuz Astronauts Heading Toward Space Station
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The entire Expedition 20 crew represents five agencies -- the first time a space station crew has represented all five international space agency partners at once.
DTV Transition Test Inundates FCC With Calls
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The FCC's soft test of the digital television conversion was a wake-up call for consumers who aren't prepared for the June 12 transition.
Univ. North Carolina, IBM Team Up For Research, Personalized Care
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Integration with IBM's technologies is expected to improve treatment of patients with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cystic fibrosis.
Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
While Windows 7 has been brewing in Microsoft's labs, Linux has been maturing. We look at what each operating system is capable of today, and how they measure up against each other.
Google Arms Developers With Free Phones, Web Tools
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt heralds the maturation of the Internet application programming model as the fulfillment of a decades-old dream.
VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The virtualization giant will own 5% of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies.
Mars Rover Is Christened 'Curiosity'
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
A 12-year-old student wins a contest to name NASA's Red Planet exploration vehicle.
Mobile Browser Skyfire Hits 1.0
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The release version of the mobile browser enables Windows Mobile and Symbian users to have a desktop-like experience while on the go.
Android Apps on ... Ubuntu?
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
Here's a curious open source crossover for you: a Canonical programmer who's authored an emulation system to allow Android mobile apps to run on Ubuntu. I guess it really all is about the programs (stupid).

Merrill Lynch Tech Executive Touts BI Shift to Analysis
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Jay Morreale says next-generation business intelligence demands faster data integration, easier tools and big-picture analytics.
IBM Cognos Forum: The Secrets and the Sizzle
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
Much of what I learned and got excited about at IBM Cognos Forum I can't yet write about. So I will stick to the practical, the here and now, about two things in IBM Cognos 8.4 that caught my attention. First are the new metadata features: Business Glossary and Data Lineage.
Glide's Engage To Deliver Twitter-Style Micro-Blogging
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Glide is a media-sharing, communications, productivity, and file-storage service that runs on Web browsers using Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, and on dozens of mobile devices.
Borland Launches TeamDefine For Simulating Apps
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The company is in the process of being acquired by Micro Focus International for $75 million.
Google Riding 'Wave' To Redefine Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Structured like Gmail, the developer and end-user software interoperates with other Web services, such as IM, forums, wikis, and blogs.
iPhone App Used For 'New Yorker' Cover
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The June 1 issue of the magazine was created with a $5 app for the iPhone, showing how far the App Store has come into the mainstream.
Obama, White House To Oversee Cybersecurity Leadership
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The national security staff will include new positions for addressing cybersecurity, information sharing on terrorism, border security, and preparedness and response.
Department Of The Interior Can't Locate Many PCs
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The federal agency can't locate 20% of its computers and, because it has no encryption requirements, the missing PCs could be vulnerable to data theft or loss.
Obama Taps Bolden To Lead NASA
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Gen. Charles Bolden served for more than 34 years in the Marine Corps before becoming senior VP at TechTrans International through 2005.
U.S. Stimulus A 'Potential Goldmine' For Wireless Telecoms
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
A mix of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, sensors, and communications systems will link health networks, while in education, providers will promote a brace of opportunities, a new report says.
IBM Takes BPA to the Cloud
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
"Cool" is not a word I would normally apply to IBM's business process management (BPM) software, but for the new BPM BlueWorks offering the term is appropriate. IBM bills BPM BlueWorks as a BPM community in the cloud, and it is that, plus a lot more.
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