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SmartAdvice: Look To Novell's Open Enterprise Server As Migration Path From NetWare
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
Moving to Open Enterprise Server will be the least-disruptive path as your company decides what operating system to go with in the future, The Advisory Council says. Also, some tips for beefing-up your presentation skills.
The Observer: Simplicity And Sound Execution Still Carry The Day
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
Despite the hoopla over synergistic marriages, it's plain, ol' pleasing the customer that keeps businesses going, Lou Bertin says.
Google Adds Stock Charts
Commentary  |  3/30/2005  | 
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Vendors Offers IP-Telephony Security Services
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies introduced a package of services designed to improve the security of IP telephony networks.
Application Landscaping
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Enterprise applications have a new visual front-end.
IT Investments Help Propel U.S. Economy
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Investment in IT equates to nearly 20% of fourth-quarter 2004 GDP growth.
Open Source Vs. Microsoft: In Brazil, It?s No Contest
Commentary  |  3/29/2005  | 
In about a month's time, the Brazilian government will initiate a program called PC Conectado, or Connected PC, with the goal of aiding millions of its low-income citizens in purchasing computers. Don't expect Microsoft to be on the desktop.
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Attensity Workstation; Versata 6; Hyperion Applications Suite 4; AfterMail 3.0; Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness Toolkit
Manufacturers Seek Salvation From BI-Powered IT Solutions
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Manufacturers face increased energy costs while the "China factor" is pushing down the prices their products can fetch. The result is that razor-thin profit margins are narrowing. Still, this downtrodden industry sent 35,000 people to the recent National Manufacturing Week trade show. Why?
High-Tech CEOs See Net Services Overtaking Wireless As Greatest Growth Area
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Survey finds employment at fast-growing, high-tech companies is about to grow quickly: 95% of the 150 responding CEOs say they'll expand their payrolls this year.
New Support-Center Tool Detects Emotion In Voice Of Disgruntled Callers
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Software automatically alerts supervisors when customers voice frustration about company's goods and services.
Q&A: Avaya CEO Discusses The Battle For IP-Telephony Market Share
News  |  3/25/2005  | 
Donald Peterson, CEO and chairman of Avaya Inc., sees telecommunications making a complete transition to IP telephony within 10 years.
SmartAdvice: Workflow Software Can Help Streamline Human Processes
Commentary  |  3/25/2005  | 
Now that data-centric work processes are largely automated, consider that streamlining human-centric processes can provide benefits as well, The Advisory Council says. Also, if your company's IT supplier is bought, CIOs must look at the vendor's value and address the rumor mill.
GAO Reports Lax Data Protection At Securities And Exchange Commission
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
The Securities and Exchange Commission hasn't effectively implemented IT controls to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of its financial and sensitive data, congressional auditors find.
FCG Completes Implementation of Organon’s Electronic Document Management System
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
FCG's FirstDoc R&D solution will ensure regulatory compliance and create a secure document repository for users in the US, Japan, and the Netherlands.
Implementation of SAP NetWeaver Expands IDS Scheer’s Global SME Presence
News  |  3/24/2005  | 
IDS Scheer Canada has expanded its relationship with Mold-Masters.
In Focus: EMC Claims the Lead in 'Unified' Architecture
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
When EMC announced the release of Documentum 5.3 yesterday, the company put its stake in the ground and claimed to offer the most unified enterprise content management (ECM) suite available.
Analysis: Simple Workflow Begets Better HR, IT and SOX Compliance
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Trucking company Cardinal Logistics is using Web-based workflow to automate IT requests, equipment purchasing and, next up, Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant financial reporting.
No Big Winners In Search-Engine Wars
Commentary  |  3/22/2005  | 
You don't need to be the top dog to be a winner. Barry Diller understands that as his media company IAC/InterActiveCorp seeks to acquire search engine Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion.
Network Appliance and CyberGuard Release Protection Against Cross-Platform Spyware Threat
News  |  3/22/2005  | 
Firms say their Internet Access and Security solution can defend enterprises against the Exploit Byte-Verify cross-platform spyware threat.
Your Cluttered In-Box Is Likely To Remain That Way
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
Success in selling wares and services by E-mail suggests marketers will send more messages your way.
EEye Offers Its Security Products To Service Providers
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
EEye Digital Security introduces a revamped security suite aimed at service providers trying to secure multiple customers in real time.
VoIP And Security Beat Out RFID In Battle For Business Dollars
News  |  3/21/2005  | 
More than one-third of businesses have invested in security and voice-over-IP technologies, but only 16% have put money into radio-frequency identification wares, study says.
High-Court Plea: Don't Stifle Innovation
Commentary  |  3/18/2005  | 
The law has a tough time keeping pace with technology, and that could prove problematic for many Internet innovators and users if the Supreme Court sides with the movie studios and recording companies in a case it will hear later this month.
Business Technology: If Speed Kills, Are You In Danger?
Commentary  |  3/18/2005  | 
How would your company fare versus competitors in a benchmarking of speed and agility? Speed -- or the battle against latency -- is moving to the top of priority lists for companies in all industries as customer requirements accelerate. Bob Evans asks, are you ready?
Renovated Art Museum Relies On IT
News  |  3/18/2005  | 
When the Museum of Modern Art in New York launched a $858 million renovation, it included new servers, storage, networking, and wireless capabilities, and a discovery software tool from nLayers to provide a view of the facility's application infrastructure.
Smart Advice: Storage Attachment Made To Order
Commentary  |  3/18/2005  | 
Expect iSCSI to gain popularity at Fibre Channel SANs' expense, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan your migration to Microsoft Exchange 2003 carefully, and recognize possible need for coexistence of messaging systems during the migration.
Is Early Adoption Worth The Risk?
News  |  3/18/2005  | 
Dow Chemical CIO says yes, even after living through a troubled VoIP effort
Government Expected To Spend Heavily On Cybersecurity
News  |  3/18/2005  | 
Input says the effects of 9/11 have changed the way federal agencies approach cybersecurity and will drive steady growth in federal IT security spending.
Syndera: Driving Intelligence in Operational Performance Management
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
Bringing the performance management value of BI and process management to operational intelligence
Reportive: Solution for Sales Performance Management
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
The new Reportive 2005 release focuses on improving sales effectiveness.
Adopting Sales Performance Management
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
A new approach for increasing sales effectiveness
Google Code
Commentary  |  3/17/2005  | 
Google today launched Google Code, a site for programmers interested in Google-related development. The company is using the site to publish free source code and API information. Search, of course, is more of a platform these days than an application and this gift of code will only strengthen Google's developer community.
Who's Forwarding All Those Dumb E-Mail Jokes? More Than Half Of Us
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
More than half of employees admit to inappropriate uses of business E-mail, and IT people are more likely than others to E-mail confidential company info.
Westlaw To Restrict Subscriber Access To Social Security Numbers
News  |  3/17/2005  | 
"The ultimate test for us as a business is to do the right thing," CEO of Westlaw's parent company says.
Living With Risk: Why Early Adoption Of VoIP May Be Worth The Trouble
News  |  3/16/2005  | 
After EDS failed, IBM's implementation of communications systems is going smoothly, Dow Chemical CIO says.
Qwest And Verizon Vie For MCI
News  |  3/16/2005  | 
With MCI's deadline looming for reviewing Qwest Communications' takeover bid, the latter firm is ready to raise the ante in hopes of derailing Verizon Communications' offer for the long distance company.
Ethernet Inventor Sees No Limits To The Technology
News  |  3/16/2005  | 
Robert Metcalfe, awarded the National Medal of Technology on Monday, says Ethernet will become even faster and more widely used.
Mobile Devices Get Their Own Internet Search Tools
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
The mSearch technology is built specifically to deliver information--and ads--most relevant to mobile users.
ChoicePoint Exec And Lawmakers Don't See Eye To Eye On Identity Protection
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
Key House chairman predicts Congress will enact law restricting sale of Social Security numbers by businesses.
Computer Associates Simplifies Business Process Management
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
The release of CleverPath Aion r10 introduces new opportunity at CA.
Serial Entrepreneur Strikes Again With Open Source
Commentary  |  3/15/2005  | 
"Is there a place for open-source software at my company?" It's one of the most important questions that IT executives have been asking themselves over the past few years. The answer depends, among other things, on your company's level of comfort with open source and your ability to integrate open-source applications with existing proprietary apps. The above question has also helped open source drift into the crosshairs of the IT consulting market. But unlike the technologies that created the l
HP Counts On Strategic Alliances To Fuel Growth
News  |  3/15/2005  | 
HP works with 16 key partners to develop products, open new markets, and sell more products to customers.
ERP: It’s a Platform, Stupid!
News  |  3/14/2005  | 
ERP domination is now a battle of platforms.
Embedded Idea Management
News  |  3/14/2005  | 
Raising the organizational footprint of idea management
Ethernet Inventor And Software-Quality Visionary Earn Technology Medals
News  |  3/14/2005  | 
President Bush awards inventor of Ethernet and visionary on software quality with National Medal of Technology in White House ceremony.
Former PeopleSoft Executive Takes Helm At OutlookSoft
News  |  3/14/2005  | 
Phil Wilmington served as co-president of PeopleSoft, leading international field operations for the firm.
Apple Wins Right To See Publisher's Correspondence
News  |  3/11/2005  | 
Judge affirms Apple's right to force online publishers to disclose their information sources.
Gaining Control Over The Wireless Explosion
News  |  3/11/2005  | 
InnerWireless system lets customers manage a wide variety of applications
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