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Content tagged with Mobile posted in June 2004
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From Word Processing To Processor Intensive
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Microsoft aims for high-performance computing
RulesPower Launches Rules-Driven BPM Software Suite
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
RulesPower announced Tuesday the latest version of its flagship RulesPower BPM software suite.
SmartAdvice: Are Blogs The Next Internet Marketing Phenomenon?
Commentary  |  6/30/2004  | 
Here are some factors to consider when your company ponders whether to blog or not, The Advisory Council says. Also, expand outsourcing's value by building ongoing relationships; and match your telecom requirements to your providers' products for savings and best performance.
Process Management Software Released For Lotus Notes
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Tracker Suite 6.0 enables group collaboration and resource sharing time in addition to expense tracking and deliverables management.
Northrop Grumman's IT Arm Wins Homeland Security Contract
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Contract includes development of pay and performance-management systems.
Oracle Buys Collaxa, Offers BPM Software As Its Own
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Collaxa's Business Process Execution Language Server will be sold as Oracle's BPEL Process Manager.
Ellison To Discuss Microsoft Concerns During Testimony
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The Oracle CEO will testify about his growing concern about Microsoft on Wednesday at the antitrust trial over his company's efforts to acquire PeopleSoft.
Cognos Adds Excel Interface To Planning App
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The BI vendor hopes the add-in will let users integrate data from spreadsheets into their planning package, and carry out planning within an Excel-based environment.
Nortel To Sell Manufacturing Operations To Flextronics
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The move could raise about $500 million and create long-term savings for the troubled company.
Study Asserts That Three Vendors Own High-End HR Apps Market
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Forrester Research also puts PeopleSoft's offering at the top of the pack in functionality.
Cisco Reels In Actona Technologies
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
It will use Actona's file-services software to augment its own branch-office networking and storage products.
Juniper Adds Security Standard To VPN Gear
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Implementing SAML lets users employ a single sign-on to access business networks.
Product Review: BizTalk Server 2004
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
A look at the development capability and management tool improvements made to Microsoft's business process management server.
Oracle Raises Ante In ISV Wars
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Oracle, IBM Vie For ISV hearts and minds.
Justice Department Attacks Lawson's Stature As Software Player
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Testifying for Oracle at its antitrust trial, Lawson CEO John Coughlan tried to show his company was more than a middle-market player, but was confronted with several cases in which its customers complained that the software vendor wasn't up to the job.
The Not-So-Intelligent Enterprise
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Welcome to the not-so-intelligent enterprise, where too many of us live and work. Is there a way out?
Homeland Security as Catalyst
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Innovative software firms are answering the call from U.S. government agencies for advanced analytics to help combat terrorism and criminal activity. What's the potential of this software for strategic business applications?
Guaranteeing Fast Service
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Real-time SLAs for real-time industries
Boeing's Broadband Service Ready To Set Sail
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
It's teaming with Teekay Shipping, a maritime transporter. to test a seaworthy version of its Connexion broadband service.
Study: RFID Not Well-Known By Consumers
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
A Capgemini Group survey of more than 1,000 consumers found that 77% weren't even aware of the technology.
SmartAdvice: Nonprofits Should Focus On Costs and Services In Choosing An ERP System
Commentary  |  6/24/2004  | 
Nonprofits should evaluate an ERP-style system following a proven process, The Advisory Council says. Also, make sure you understand a storage system's complexity and what dedicated resources it needs before making a choice; and tips on changing your IT group's culture so it's proactive.
Microsoft And Oracle Bicker Over Microsoft's Plans For Enterprise Market
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
Microsoft VP Douglas Burgum testified at the Oracle antitrust trial that his company has no plans to invade the enterprise applications market for big companies.
Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, And Technology
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
The San Francisco Giants' use of technology, especially at their home ballpark, is serving as a prototype for other teams.
ThingMagic Puts RFID Protocols Into Software, Not Circuit Boards
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
Its Mercury4 Platform will allow readers to be built to scan different tags simultaneously.
HP Rolls Out Server With Linux Clustering Technology
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
The new technology, called Lustre, can deliver 100 times more bandwidth than typical cluster technology, according to HP.
Salesforce.com Goes Public
News  |  6/23/2004  | 
Much-delayed IPO finally gets out of the gate.
MCI Lands Volvo Pact As Long-Distance Carriers Target Businesses
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
The carrier will provide Volvo with 32,000 remote-access links and shows that recent access-fee ruling isn't a death knell for long-distance providers.
Ryder Puts Real-Time Data On The Radar
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
To help sell its services and better manage shipping processes, Ryder System's logistics division in May completed a carrier portal that makes shipment-tracking information visible to customers as well as the 650 carriers (including FedEx, J.B. Hunt, Roadway, Schneider, UPS and Yellow) that move the company's freight.
Oracle Would Support, But Not Upgrade, PeopleSoft Products
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
In pretaped testimony played Monday at the Oracle antitrust trial, Jeffrey Henley said Oracle would support PeopleSoft products for 10 years, but wouldn't make major investments in upgrades.
Cablevison Said Ready To Offer $90 All-In-One Bundle
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
Published reports say the company is poised to offer a package of local and long-distance phone service, digital cable, and high-speed Internet access.
Good Management Takes Planning
Commentary  |  6/21/2004  | 
Too often, companies fail to make the tactical decisions needed to ensure a successful deployment of business-process-management software.
BPM Partners Releases Healthcare Dashboard
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
BPM Partners released a performance management dashboard designed for use by companies in the healthcare industry, the first of several anticipated industry-specific tools the services firm plans to produce.
China Urges ISPs To Pledge "Patriotism"
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
It wants them to sign a pact meant to stop the spread of information that the government feels could harm national security.
Demand For RFID Support Filtering Up The Chain
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
The technology is quickly becoming something that application developers need to build into software.
WfMC Brings Standard Protocols To BPM
News  |  6/19/2004  | 
Standards Group Will Demonstrate Products Based on Wf-XML 2.0 workflow protocol and ASAP interoperability at Conference This Week.
How To Really Surf The Net
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Intel-backed surfboard has built-in Wi-Fi and a tablet PC.
Router Choices Grow
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Juniper Networks rolls out its first networking devices designed for businesses
PeopleSoft: High-End Business Apps Are Just A Three-Player Market
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
A PeopleSoft executive testified that Oracle and SAP are its only real competitors in the high-end business-software market; earlier, Oracle's lawyers said SAP will overrun Oracle if its takeover of PeopleSoft is blocked.
Retail Software Maker JDA To Buy QRS
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Retail software maker JDA Software Group Inc. said it has agreed to acquire QRS Corp., which sells applications for managing retail product data, in an all-stock deal valued at $100 million.
Inflation Fears Push Stock Prices Down
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
All the key indexes fell slightly after the Labor Department reported the largest rise in the Producer Price Index in more than a year.
Wal-Mart Outlines RFID Expansion Plans
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
The retailer says that by June 2005, it expects to have the project live in up to six distribution centers, and as many as 250 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations.
Sales And Profits Jump At Progress Software
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
The business-software vendor says 2Q sales were up 17% while net income jumped 21%, thanks to a big jump in software license revenue.
Cisco Snags Procket
News  |  6/17/2004  | 
It's paying about $89 million for some key assets of the router maker, including its intellectual property and most of its engineering team.
Wal-Mart Updates Top Suppliers On RFID Project
News  |  6/16/2004  | 
The company is seeking input based on where suppliers have distribution centers and manufacturing plants.
Vendors Push For Tighter Linux-InfiniBand Coordination
News  |  6/16/2004  | 
Intel, Oracle, Sun and others have formed an alliance that could make Linux more common on high-speed servers.
Hyperion, OpenPages Team On Sarbanes-Oxley
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
As part of an integration of the two companies' applications, Hyperion's Web-based dashboard product is now able to tap the OpenPages data store.
Juniper Challenges Cisco With New Enterprise Routers
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
Networking vendor rolls out its first series of products aimed at business customers.
HP Aims To Link IT Platforms And Business Processes
News  |  6/14/2004  | 
Vendor will unveil a number of new offerings at its Software Forum that are designed to broaden its Adaptive Enterprise effort.
Challenging Oracle
News  |  6/14/2004  | 
As the Justice Department and Oracle face off, the competitive landscape for business applications takes an unexpected shift.
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