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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in August 2009
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IBM To Offer Desktop Virtualization
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Desktops will be virtualized via the products of either VMware or Citrix Systems to match a customer's current environment.
Snow Leopard Draws Mixed Reviews
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Apple's newest OS praised by some for speed, knocked by others for lack of "killer features."
Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
HTC's touchscreen Google Android smartphone brings better hardware and a more refined user experience over the G1.
China Mobile Intros 'Ophones'
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The provider hopes smartphones from Dell, HTC, Lenovo, and others will help drive mobile data adoption in the world's biggest mobile market.
Tibco Adds Matching Engine To MDM Platform
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The addition of Netrics' technology to Collaboration Information Manager version 7.2.1 considerably improves the finding of duplicate records in very large data sets through advanced mathematical modeling of human similarity.
Ad Copy For The Faithful
Commentary  |  8/31/2009  | 
Last week's talk about FSF's "7 Sins" campaign made me think about the nature of such pro/con publicity efforts -- like Apple's PC/Mac ads, the "I'm a PC" ad. Are they designed to draw people into the fold, or keep people from leaving it?

Global CIO: In The Age Of Facebook, IT Problems Become CIO Nightmares
Commentary  |  8/30/2009  | 
For unknown reasons, a vital software application isn't delivering mission-critical information, and the end-customers are screaming mad. And they're airing their complaints very publicly on Facebook.
Xen Hypervisor Goes For Full Virtualization
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
The Xen.org project will adopt much of the Citrix Systems virtual infrastructure and aims to supply a full virtualization environment.
The Free Software Foundation's Deadly Sins
Commentary  |  8/28/2009  | 
After giving Vista a pummeling, the Free Software Foundation has turned to Windows 7's "sins" against computer users. And like their previous anti-Windows campaign, it misses the point. You can't improve your own lot by lowering everyone else's.

Shadow IT: A Plague on Good Governance
Commentary  |  8/28/2009  | 
One of my favorite technology terms is "Shadow IT." The term is not employed often enough, and its role in undermining good information management should be more widely broadcast, because Shadow IT represents a plague on content management.
Apple Releases Snow Leopard
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Mac OS X 10.6 is now officially available for purchase.
Tibco Acquires DataSynapse For $28 Million
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The move is "an aggressive play," says one analyst, to move beyond its traditional middleware messaging role into cloud computing.
Snow Leopard Prices Slashed
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Amazon offering pre-sale discounts on Apple's new Mac OS.
Federal Health IT Coding Event Draws Developers
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Open software designed to link health IT systems to the developing national health IT network is attracting interest.
Android App Users Not Inclined To Pay
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users are more than twice as likely to regularly purchase mobile apps, according to an AdMob survey.
Nokia Intros Linux-Based N900 Phone
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
It is still committed to open-source Symbian, Nokia says, but Maemo could be a complementary platform.
A License War - Or At Least A Debate
Commentary  |  8/27/2009  | 
Amidst the laundry list of links I get sent every day to paw through, FOSS Licences Wars was a standout. Despite the word "wars" in the title, it's actually less vitriolic than such a name would suggest. It's one guy's take on the whats, whys and should-Is of the different open source licenses.

Google, Microsoft Jockey For Enterprise Dominance
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head next year over online apps for business.
Apple Snow Leopard Faces Windows 7 Fight
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The latest iteration of Mac OS X is looking like a solid upgrade, but Microsoft's follow up to Vista constitutes a major competitive threat.
Global CIO: Salesforce.com Surge Pushes SaaS Into Mainstream
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
With sustained revenue growth and growing acceptance among larger customers, the SaaS community--led by Salesforce.com--has moved confidently out of the margins and into the mainstream.
Snow Leopard Launch Parties On Tap
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Apple dealers plan specials and other goodies to mark Friday's debut of Mac OS X 10.6.
The SCO That Wouldn't Die!
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
After The Incredible Shrinking SCO, it's now time for The SCO That Wouldn't Die. Maybe SCO should sell its story rights to Hollywood for more fast cash and make a follow-up to Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Do SharePoint Right Before It Does You Wrong
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
I recently advised a global consumer goods firm about how to integrate its various Social Software implementations and where to place SharePoint in that mix... It occurred to me later that the same advice could be taken to heart by existing SharePoint customers. It might mean "undoing" some work, but here are six basic things you can do...
IBM Sharpens Rational Tools
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The new standard is a bid to make IBM's Rational change management tools more interoperable with other vendors'.
Amazon Launches Private Cloud Service
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Customers will create a VPN to bridge Amazon to their existing IT infrastructures and use their existing security systems to protect data.
Sell 'Good,' Not 'Open'
Commentary  |  8/25/2009  | 
The folks at the 451 Group talked recently about "the right and best way" to make money from open source. The short version: don't sell "open source", sell good software.

SCO Wins Unix Appeal
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The decision paves the way for SCO to continue its claim that IBM and others used SCO Unix code in Linux operating system software.
Snow Leopard Server Pounces Friday
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The server version of Apple's new operating system will debut alongside its client-side cousin.
2 In 3 IT Managers Have Cloud Funding
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Survey finds cloud computing becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise IT organizations.
Microsoft Launches OneApp Platform
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The application will bring lightweight versions of Twitter, Facebook, and other programs to feature phones.
Snow Leopard Pre-Sales Bite Microsoft
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Apple's new OS jumps Redmond offerings to top the charts at online retailer Amazon.
Open Source You Can Use, August 2009
Commentary  |  8/24/2009  | 
In this installment: three birds (one of them a singer), a tiger, and a scribe. Read on for details.

Snow Leopard To Hit Stores Friday
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Apple will release major OS X upgrade weeks ahead of Microsoft's Windows 7 launch party.
Windows 7 Upgrades Hit Europe
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Microsoft's nixing of plan to deliver special version of OS means consumers on the Continent can also purchase Family Packs.
Teradata's Active Enterprise Data Warehouse Story
Commentary  |  8/24/2009  | 
Teradata used to tell a one-size-fits-all Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) story. That's no longer the case. Last year, Teradata introduced a range of products. I think Teradata is serious about selling its full product range, and by now has achieved buy-in from its sales force for that strategy. I base these beliefs on data points such as...
SPSS Unveils Predictive Analytics For Marketers
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
PASW-Direct Marketing is designed for business users and requires no knowledge of advanced statistics.
IDC Ranks Vendors In Growing Business Analytics Market
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
In 2008, Oracle led the overall market, followed in order by SAP, IBM, SAS and Microsoft, a recent IDC report says. Rounding out the top 10 were Teradata, Fair Isaac, Informatica, Infor and MicroStrategy, respectively.
Global CIO: LG Transforms Global Operations With New Oracle ERP
Commentary  |  8/23/2009  | 
After mapping and standardizing 440 critical business processes across 83 global subsidiaries, the CIO of $44 billion LG Electronics is making his company the first ever to implement Oracle's newest ERP platform.
SpringSource Launches Java Cloud Management
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
Cloud Foundry is based on SpringSource's acquisition in June of Cloud Foundry Inc.
Flat World: Freemium Made Workable
Commentary  |  8/21/2009  | 
After Thursday's column about open textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge, I got in touch with Flat World co-founder Eric Frank and talked about many of the things I'd worried about. How do you make things that are free and open, but also useful and profitable?

Google Integrates Apps With RIM's BES
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The integration with Blackberry Enterprise Server provides deep connections between Google's corporate apps and RIM's smartphones.
Defense Info Agency Open-Sources Its Web Apps
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
Working with the Open Source Software Institute, the U.S. military's IT agency hopes to create a model for open sourcing other government-developed software.
Salesforce.com Sees Rise In 2Q Revenue
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The CRM provider announced a year-over-year revenue increase of 20% for its second fiscal quarter ended July 31.
Dell Releases Windows 7 Drivers
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
PC maker readies support for Microsoft's new operating system.
Oracle, Sun Deal Approved By Justice Dept.
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The Justice Department ruling came earlier than expected, a possible response to Sun Microsystems' declining revenues in a steep recession.
China Mobile Profits Dip 1.6%
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
The carrier will be relying on the continued rollout of its 3G network and Android-based devices to help it boost profitability.
VA Reports Detail Misconduct By IT Officials
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Abuse of authority, nepotism, and other HR violations are among the findings of two reports issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general.
Digital Texts From A Flat World
Commentary  |  8/20/2009  | 
Flat World Knowledge gives its textbooks away for free -- sort of. They're one of the first companies overturning the overpriced-textbook apple cart through a "freemium" strategy. Is it feasible?
Army Uses SaaS To Gauge Carbon 'Boot Print'
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
An expanded pilot program aims to cut costs and gas emissions and increase environmental compliance through use of standardized processes.
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