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Beyond BPM Tools
Commentary  |  11/30/2004  | 
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.
Unprotected PCs Fall To Hacker Bots In Just Four Minutes
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
The lifespan of a poorly protected PC connected to the Internet is a mere four minutes, research released Tuesday claimed. After that, it's owned by a hacker.
Homeland Security Network Advances Even As Congress Intelligence Bill Stalls
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
The Homeland Security Department is making progress on its 'network of networks' for information sharing, moving into the testing and accreditation phase.
Online Shopping Has Its Brightest 'Black Friday'
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
More people than ever chose to let their fingers do their holiday shopping. Consumers spent $250 million online on Friday, a 41% increase over the $174 million they spent online on the same day a year ago.
Computer Firms Score Poorly In Privacy, Customer Response
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Computer firms are slow to respond to online customer inquiries, a study released Monday showed.
Notre Dame Tries To Stay Ahead Of Telecom Trends With Hosted VoIP Deal
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
In one of the largest hosted VoIP deals yet, Notre Dame tries to keep ahead of trends from cell phones to the potential of Wi-Fi over IP.
Workstream Brings Workforce Systems to Next Level
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Workstream TalentCenter elevates the software as service model.
Workforce Performance Management: Efficiency and Effectiveness
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Automating and improving processes and performance.
Lawson Looking for Light in EPM
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
ERP solution provider shifts focus -- maybe.
PeopleSoft: Succeed or Secede
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Another option for PeopleSoft users is conceivable.
ERP Rest in Peace
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Commoditization of ERP transitions focus to performance management.
Honeywell And IBM Join For Defense Design
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
10-year joint design deal is part of IBM's effort to sell wider range of services
Disaster-Response Network Planned For American Indian Lands
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
The introduction of information technology will speed aid in the event of disasters such as forest fires, mudslides, and chemical spills.
Building an Intelligent IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
To address the complexity of today's requirements, IT needs a fresh approach to infrastructure. New technologies are coming together to help you construct a smarter, more flexible environment. Here's how to progress toward your goal.
You Want Reviews? We've Got 'Em!
Commentary  |  11/23/2004  | 
Been coveting a snazzy, sleek smartphone? How about an inexpensive way to share and sync files? A workhorse file and print server? Or a digital pen that remembers everything you write and creates e-mails
SmartAdvice: Five Main IT Categories To Evaluate In Companies You Might Buy
Commentary  |  11/23/2004  | 
There are some basic IT functions, from tech plans to an inventory of products, to consider when your company is deciding whether to buy another, The Advisory Council says. Also, weigh the cost of backing information up against the cost of lost business in deciding on a data backup plan; and look at your company's software-development processes when deciding whether to move immediately to the new CMMI.
Innovation or Exaggeration?
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
IBM's "Business Transformation Outsourcing" adds service improvement to BPO's purpose.
Datawatch Reports Sales, Earnings Boosts
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
CEO Robert Hagger attributed revenue improvements to across-the-board increases in sales among all its product categories.
WiFi Hardware Sales Jump 9% Over Last Year
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Sales of WiFi switches boom 80%; Cisco remains overall WiFi market leader.
Users Should Be Wary Of Fly-By-Night VoIP Service Providers
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
While hundreds of service providers battle for VoIP customers, users should be careful of low-cost come-ons.
Honeywell Outsources Chip Design to IBM
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The 10-year deal is a major win for IBM's young Engineering & Technical Services unit.
Congress Blocks Taxation Of Internet Connections
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Congress on Friday blocked state and local governments from taxing connections that link consumers to the Internet for the next three years.
Yankee Group Says Wireless E-Mail Becoming Enterprise Must-Have
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Wireless e-mail has transitioned from a nice-to-have to a must-have application in many enterprises, which is driving adoption of wireless data solutions, a Yankee Group study says.
Oracle Secures Nearly 61% PeopleSoft Shareholder Backing
Commentary  |  11/20/2004  | 
Oracle has won backing from slightly more than 60% of PeopleSoft Inc. shareholders in its $9.2 billion hostile takeover.
Attacks That Blend Threats Against People, IT Systems Predicted
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
William Hancock, chief security officer at Savvis Communications, says the migration of power-grid systems to the Internet has increased their vulnerability.
Storage Grids Move Closer To Reality
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Vendors introduce technologies, forge partnerships, and embrace open standards
Taking Stock: Stratex Appears To Be Long-Term Investment
Commentary  |  11/19/2004  | 
Stratex overestimated the demand for its new Eclipse product.
Lombardi Software Joins Forces With Systems Integrator
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
BPM vendor Lombardi and Athens Group plan to focus on the retail, energy and financial services industries.
Manufacturer Gets Help Managing Product Information
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Brady Corp. turns to product-information-management software from FullTilt Solutions so it can more easily handle information on thousands of products. The software also helps Brady manage its online catalog.
Novell Ends Year Of Many Changes
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
The networking company turned last year's $162 million loss into a $31 million profit.
VoIP Can Save You Up To $28,000 Per Site--Survey
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
The report also says that ShoreTel and Nortel offer the lowest start-up costs, while Avaya and Cisco prices are highest.
The Future Of The Programmer
Commentary  |  11/17/2004  | 
For an upcoming story on the role of automation in software development, I started with the premise that automation, like outsourcing, would reduce the stateside opportunities for programmers. Bad idea.
Microsoft Rolls Out NetWare Migration Package
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
Microsoft is wooing Netware users with a migration package that contains several incentives.
New Tools Aim To Lock Up Wireless Networks
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
AirTight gets funding to launch wireless-LAN firewall, and Air Defense will role out security software.
SunTrust Banks May Not Make Sarbanes-Oxley Deadline
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
Problems with how loan-loss reserves are calculated are unlikely to be corrected by Dec. 31.
Celestica Launches RFID Service
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
The $6.7 billion Canadian assembly and engineering company integrates RFID into Mexican fulfillment-center operations; global rollout may follow
Analyzing RFID's Reliability And Stability Limitations
Commentary  |  11/16/2004  | 
RFID and bar codes are both auto-identification technologies, but bar codes have a much longer track record and therefore boast greater reliability. In addition to stability issues, there are other potential shortcomings in the readiness of RFID that enterprises must understand and weigh.
RFID To Fight Counterfeiting of Viagra, Painkilling Drugs
News  |  11/15/2004  | 
RFID tags will be added to the impotency drug Viagra and the painkiller OxyContin, allowing the medicines to be tracked electronically from production plant to pharmacy. The move is aimed at combating counterfeiting of drugs.
Cisco Profits Are Up 29%
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Taking Stock: F5 Networks Thrives On Internet Traffic
Commentary  |  11/12/2004  | 
F5's integrated products focus on architecture that manages net traffic.
Microsoft Seizes PDA Market Lead From PalmSource
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Microsoft led the market in the third quarter for operating systems used in personal digital assistants, surpassing for the first time the Palm OS that dominated the handheld-computer segment for years.
SmartAdvice: Demonstrate IT's Business Value At Budget Time
Commentary  |  11/12/2004  | 
Justify the budget by showing IT as an asset and highlighting the business value it creates, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for fit with company polices and ease in integration when evaluating message-management systems; and the key for CIO survival is IT asset management.
Business Technology: A Thanksgiving Kiss To Our Reader-Partners
Commentary  |  11/12/2004  | 
In this season of Thanksgiving, Bob Evans says thanks to the million or so readers who are the heart and soul of InformationWeek.
Evolve Business Processes, Don't Reengineer Them
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Business process reengineering got a bad rap in the 1990s. But many companies can benefit from a business process overhaul if it's done right.
Internet's .Net Goes Out For Bid
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
VeriSign's management contract for the domain expires next summer and several companies are ready to compete for it
Earlier Editions Of Firefox Flawed
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
Just days after the Mozilla Foundation released the final version of its standalone Firefox browser, a security firm Thursday said that earlier editions should be replaced.
Microsoft Unveils Search Beta
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
Microsoft unveils the beta version of its own search engine, dubbed MSN Search. It does not include some anticipated tools, such as desktop search.
Cisco Warns Routers, Switches Are Vulnerable To Denial Of Service Attacks
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
Cisco releases an advisory warning that certain devices running IOS Version 12.2S software can be disabled by hackers.
Web-Based Business Processes Help Activate Reservists
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
Appian's business-process-management software helped the U.S. Army communicate with reservists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
PeopleSoft Rejects Oracle; Ellison Appeals To Shareholders
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
He says he will walk away if the majority of shareholders don't themselves sell to Oracle by Nov. 19.
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