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Content tagged with Mobile posted in May 2004
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Strategy Shift
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
FDIC Tells Banks To Get Ready For Check 21
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Banks must make operational changes to comply with law, regulatory group says.
Linux Paces Strong Server Growth
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Linux server revenue and unit shipments have been growing at double-digit rates since late 2002.
Cisco Offers High-End Router For Carriers
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor says the technology eventually will make its way into business products
Business Technology: Words Are IT's Bridge To Credibility And Funding
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
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.
Taking Stock: Novell's Linux Focus Could Lead To Growth
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor prominently pushes its Ximian and SuSE Linux initiatives.
Information Builders Intros Quick Set-Up BI For VARs
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Information Builders and its subsidiary iWay Software introduced a quick set-up business-intelligence package for VARs, and Web services software for IT managers.
NetSuite To Add ERP Functions To Hosted Apps
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
NetSuite debuts new enterprise resource planning (ERP) features it will add to its hosted application portfolio in the third quarter.
Microsoft Shows Off Its Security Plans
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The company outlined how it's implementing the protections within the company, as well as what users can expect over the next several months.
VoIP Inc. Files Patent For 911 Technology
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
It has asked for a patent on a technological process for a coding scheme that redirects certain call types to the public telephone network.
Prepared for Growth? Four Areas Of Focus
Commentary  |  5/26/2004  | 
Evaluating projects can be the springboard for assessing where your business is and what it needs to do to grow, says Michael Friedenberg.
Orders For Computer Products Rise In April
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Overall durable goods orders fell 2.9% last month, but orders for computer goods and related products grew 5.4%.
Cisco Debuts High-End Router For Telecom Market
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The carrier-class CRS-1 promises continuous uptime, higher throughput, and easier provisioning for service providers
AOL Readies Online Ad Blitz For Broadband
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
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.
China Seeks To Develop Its Own High-Tech Standards
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
China wants to embrace technology--but on its own terms, so it's shunning foreign-invented tech protocols and inventing its own.
Lucent Acquiring Internet Phone Provider Telica
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
It will pay $295 million in stock and options to strengthen its Accelerate portfolio, which helps service providers deliver voice, data, and multimedia services.
Pancake Chain Adopts E-Business
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Restaurant-Management system at IHOP is designed to improve data collection and better serve franchises and restaurant patrons.
Kawasaki Boosts Supply Chain
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
U.S. distribution arm of motorcycle maker adds data-analysis functions to its data marts to improve visibility of parts distribution.
PolyServe, Microsoft Pair On Shared Data Clusters
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Users will be able to aggregate multiple Windows servers and manage them as a single entity, bringing application scaling to a Windows-based cluster.
Cisco: Source Code Theft Doesn't Boost Risk
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
The networking equipment maker says the publication of some of its proprieetary software doesn't create an increased security risk.
Windows Storage Server 2003 Adoption
News  |  5/21/2004  | 
It's readying Windows Storage Server 2003, offering tight levels of integration with general-purpose Windows servers.
Business Technology: Business Weather Forecast: Hot Or Not?
Commentary  |  5/21/2004  | 
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
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
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.
Seibel Launches Two New Vertical Market CRM Packages
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
New offerings for Siebel 7.7 are targeted at communications service providers and the automotive industry.
BEA To Unwrap New Products, 'Liquid Computing' Vision at eWorld
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
Vendor will unveil BPM version of WebLogic, ESB at annual developer show
Three Former Enterasys Execs Plead Innocent To Accounting Fraud Charges
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
Another former officer pleaded guilty in a fraud that federal prosecutors allege cost investors $1.3 billion.
Cisco Still Mum On Reported Code Theft
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
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
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
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.
Cisco And IBM Team On Voice Over IP
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
They're aiming to develop a multibillion-dollar business within a few years.
The Evolving Enterprise
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
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
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
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
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Oracle said last week it's adding business-activity monitoring capabilities to its application server.
ERP Market Benefiting From IT Spending Increase
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
The global market for enterprise resource planning software is expected to grow by more than $1.5 billion this year.
RFID Adopters Face Challenges
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Companies that want to use RFID must overcome technical and cultural hurdles.
Standing at the Crossroads
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Should you outsource, upgrade, or simply leverage existing technology to improve ERP system performance?
Kimberly-Clark On RFID Trial: So Far, So Good
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The company says its test shipments of pallets of RFID-equipped products to Wal-Mart have been a success in its early stages.
RFID Investment Will Grow, But ROI Will Take Time
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
A study released at the Retail Systems 2004 conference found that more than a quarter of those surveyed will spend more than $500,000 on RFID this year, but payback will take some time.
Analyst Watch: Broadband Boom
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The penalty is a settlement of civil fraud allegations because the company failed to fully cooperate in an investigation of its accounting,
Microsoft Dumps Wi-Fi Gear
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Business Objects Certified For IBM's On Demand Suite
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
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.
IBM Puts New Spin On Client Computing
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Technology is a hybrid between thin-client computing and local-processing power
Taking Stock: From Extreme Highs To Extreme Lows
Commentary  |  5/14/2004  | 
The company should focus on cutting costs and reducing expenses.
Acsis Announces Partnership with SAP AG to Fulfill Vision of RFID
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
IntelligentApplications News - May 11, 2004
Oracle To Update App Server With Business Activity Monitoring
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Data integration software also to be spun off as separate product.
Sales Performance Expectations Rising Fast
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
From efficiency to effectiveness in the sales organization.
Planning and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Mature planning systems provide many benefits.
Enhance ERP to Improve Business Effectiveness
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Failing to periodically assess existing systems negatively impacts business.
Completing the IT Value Equation
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Manage the entire IT portfolio to optimize IT alignment.
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