MicroStrategy and Business Objects lead our digest of noteworthy product releases.
The Pieces Are Moving
What's that grinding sound? It's nothing less than strategic business applications shifting to a higher virtual plane.
Hunting Big Game
When you think of customer value, don't think CRM - think B2B processes.
Smart Advice: Consider Using SLAs To Manage Outsourcing Vendors' Performance
Service-level agreements can help determine whether outsourcers are meeting metrics if your company plans to outsource long term, The Advisory Council says. Also, when replacing PCs, go for units that can handle software upgrades and pay back the investment; and prepare for the resurgence of B2B by getting systems in order now.
Oracle: Justice Failed To Make Its Case
Software vendor says in a filing that the government didn't prove its proposed acquisition of PeopleSoft would reduce competition. The Justice Department, however, cites substantial anti-competitive effects from an acquisition.
NetSuite, Oracle Sever Licensing Ties
Marking the end of its licensing relationship with the world's second-largest software company, NetSuite now calls its lower end application suite NetSuite Small Business.
Social Security Spends Money To Save Money
The Social Security Administration is undertaking a $900 million project to reduce paperwork and re-engineer business processes, an overhaul that promises $1.3 billion in savings over seven years.