Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
Business Technology: Words Are IT's Bridge To Credibility And Funding
We all know that IT matters and just as surely, so, too, does language matter. It might be comfortable to lean on the specialized internal jargon of our professions, Bob Evans says, but business-technologists need to continue making big strides in dropping the Soap and picking up the concepts, themes, and language of business.
AOL Readies Online Ad Blitz For Broadband
The campaign, scheduled to start June 1, aims to show prospective members the value of its premium services as consumers continue their switch from dial-up to high-speed connections.
Pancake Chain Adopts E-Business
Restaurant-Management system at IHOP is designed to improve data collection and better serve franchises and restaurant patrons.
Kawasaki Boosts Supply Chain
U.S. distribution arm of motorcycle maker adds data-analysis functions to its data marts to improve visibility of parts distribution.
Business Technology: Business Weather Forecast: Hot Or Not?
There's lots of good news out there, along with some unsettling developments. What's going on? Bob Evans explores how our attitudes today will affect business down the road, and says keep an eye on objectives of business innovation, optimized processes, customer intimacy, and ever-increasing speed and opportunism.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Expedites Policy Processing
North Carolina Farm Bureau has reduced its staff and expedited its policy processing function. The carrier has improved quality dramatically while redeploying 30 percent of its staff and reducing policy turnaround from three weeks to five days at the most.
Cisco Still Mum On Reported Code Theft
It's still not commenting on a report on a Russian Web site that a sizeable portion of the code for its Internetwork Operating System has been stolen and is circulating on the Internet.
RFID Could Be Boon To Small Businesses
Academics and industry executives at the E-Business Is Business conference were told that in time, RFID could help small, nimble businesses get an edge over bigger rivals.
The Evolving Enterprise
Don't blame outsourcing for the transformation of the IT profession. It's time to adapt, or face obsolescence.
Embedded BI: Intelligence at Your Service
As organizations grow to depend on globally distributed service networks, their business intelligence (BI) capability must adapt. Here's how autonomous agents will "embed" BI in business processes to overcome new challenges.
Oracle Goes Bam
Oracle said last week it's adding business-activity monitoring capabilities to its application server.
Standing at the Crossroads
Should you outsource, upgrade, or simply leverage existing technology to improve ERP system performance?
SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
The penalty is a settlement of civil fraud allegations because the company failed to fully cooperate in an investigation of its accounting,
Business Objects Certified For IBM's On Demand Suite
Business Objects and IBM have "several" industry-focused On Demand integrations in the works, said Business Objects, which announced the news at the annual Retail Systems conference being held this week in Chicago.