SmartAdvice: The New Face Of Project Management
From collaborative software to alert management, business collaboration has taken on new looks, The Advisory Council says. Also, your company's size and market dictate whether a modular or integrated retail order-management system is best.
Microsoft Boosts MSN Toolbar
Microsoft unveils add-ins to its MSN Search Toolbar, including an anti-phishing filter and one-click access to MSN's online games site.
New Orleans Paper Shifts To Web Only
For the second day, the Times-Picayune, New Orleans' daily paper, published a Web-only edition, as like other businesses and the city's residents, it has had to abandon the city and deal with dislocation.
Gartner Lee Models The Future
Forced to build forecasts far more complex than Excel can handle, an environmental-consulting firm foregoes more advanced BI tools and puts its faith in a startup modeling specialist.
The Clueless CIO
We recently ran a poll to determine how "in the loop" the CIO is about Web services development efforts. We chose to ask about Web services because that's where SOA efforts usually start: at the grass roots of the organization, used to solve sticky integration issues that can't easily be solved by more traditional methods.
Open-Source BI Stretches Beyond Reporting
Can open-source software crack into the lucrative but ultra-competitive business intelligence marketplace by offering packages that include more than a reporting tool?
Review: Open-Source BI Stretches Beyond Reporting
Can open-source software crack into ultra-competitive business intelligence marketplace by offering packages that include more than a reporting tool? Our reviewer takes you on a tour of two that try.
Study Rejects Link Between Mobile Phones And Cancer
One of the largest and most rigorous studies ever into the alleged links between cancer and the use of mobile phones has failed to find any connection between the two--at least for the first ten years of use
Getting Anything Out Of Gmail?
I wrote about the competition between Google and Microsoft in my email newsletter this week. (You can read the piece here, but how lame is that? You should be subcribing to it.) I mentioned that because Google didn't sell software it didn't have to lock in its customers with proprietary formats and non-standard protocols the way Microsoft does.
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Understanding Customers' Many Tongues
Suppose you're a multi-billion dollar distributor with millions of parts in your catalog, but your customers send in quote requests in myriad formats, including XML files, spreadsheets, delimited lists and Word files. That's exactly the situation at electronics giant Avenet, which is using something called "semantics integration" to intelligently decipher the abstract communication coming from its buyers.
Opera Browser Free For 24 Hours
Opera Software is giving away registration codes to its $39 Opera 8 browser for 24 hours on Tuesday, August 30, as part of the Norwegian company's 10th year anniversary celebration.
The Shape Of Macs To Come
Steve Jobs set the computing world abuzz when he announced that Apple will switch to Intel microprocessors next year. What can we expect from these next generation Macs?
Katrina Spurs Companies To Initiate IT Backup Plans
Some 18 companies are using SunGard's Availability Services and more than 120 customers have put the company on notice that they might have to use SunGard facilities to relocate employees, call centers, and computers.