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Content tagged with Mobile posted in August 2004
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
NXJ is an enterprise rapid application development suite in the BPM space that enables the building of almost any transaction-based business application requiring end-user interaction.
At 35, The Internet Remains A Work In Progress
News  |  8/29/2004  | 
Rsearchers are experimenting with ways to make the Net faster and increase its capacity.
Business Technology: When Change Is Inevitable, Embrace It
Commentary  |  8/27/2004  | 
There are signs that this extraordinary profession, which in 35 years has mutated in profound ways at breathtaking speeds, is simply in the midst of another massive overhaul, Bob Evans says.
Oracle Re-extends PeopleSoft Bid
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Oracle is offering $21 per share or about $7.7 billion for PeopleSoft, a leader in human resources management software and an applications rival of Oracle's.
Intel Offers Three-Way Wi-Fi Support
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Notebook computers will begin shipping next month that support 802.11a, b, and g standards.
Two Regional Bells Sue To Lift Access-Price Freeze
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Verizon and Qwest have asked a federal court to force the FCC to drop its price freeze on the fees their competitors pay to connect to their regional networks.
Customer Profitability Is Not A Financial Metric
Commentary  |  8/25/2004  | 
Try treating customer profitability as a demand chain metric, not a financial measure.
A Better View Into Relationships
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Anacubis Desktop 3.0 shows the BI potential of information visualization software.
Pipkins App Lets Call Centers Manage Schedules Online
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
A new module for Pipkins' Vantage Point workforce management software lets call center agents and supervisors view and modify schedules online.
Cisco Takes Hit After Increasing Stock Options
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
The networking equipment maker's stock price fell after it increased the number of stock option grants to employees, including CEO John Chambers.
Readers' Choice Awards
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Intelligent Enterprise readers have voted! Here are the winners across 24 strategic business application categories.
Cognos Bids For Swedish Software Vendor
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
It's willing to pay more than $52 million in cash for Frango, a developer of financial-consolidation and reporting software.
SAP Inks HR Deal With U.S. Postal Service
News  |  8/23/2004  | 
SAP has signed a deal to replace the U.S. Postal Service's 25-year-old human resources management system with SAP software.
Understanding The Cyberharassment Problem
Commentary  |  8/20/2004  | 
Here are some FAQ's to help understand the cyberharassment problem.
Tips To Avoid Cyberstalking
Commentary  |  8/20/2004  | 
Here's some tips to help avoid cyberstalking or cyberharassment. Posts Solid Earnings, Raises Guidance
News  |  8/20/2004  | reports strong earnings in the second quarter on an 88 percent jump in revenue.
BMC Readies Application Management Tools For PeopleSoft
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
BMC Software Inc. plans to release next week an upgrade of its application management tools for PeopleSoft business software.
Movie Studios Lose In Case Against File-Sharing Apps
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
The decision is likely to force the industry to take the more costly and less-popular route of going directly after file-swappers.
NetSuite Targets QuickBooks Users
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
Online business application provider NetSuite launched NetSuite Small Business, a renamed and revamped version of its earlier Oracle Small Business Suite.
Oracle Releases New CRM Software
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
Integration of sales and marketing is key to new release.
Canada Launches Probe Of Nortel Accounting
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
The criminal probe follows months of informal review of the company by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Navy-Marine Corps Intranet Gets New Leader
News  |  8/16/2004  | 
Rear Adm. James Godwin III has been appointed to head the intranet, replacing Rear Adm. Charles Munns.
Metastorm Upgrades BPM Software
News  |  8/16/2004  | 
Updates include better rules-management, BPEL support and a dashboard for process monitoring.
Programs Aim For Safer Travel, Shorter Lines
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
Tests use biometrics and smart cards to ID frequent fliers and transport workers
Synygy Adds Referrals Management Solution
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
Solution addresses incentives, sales processes, and customer interaction oversights.
Customer Profitability and Demand Chain Strategies
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
Creating cross-functional customer value-based initiatives.
Epitome Releases Productivity System For Mortgage Industry
News  |  8/13/2004  | 
The suite is designed to allow organizations to automate and streamline residential and commercial mortgage processes, from origination to underwriting and servicing.
SmartAdvice: Windows Versus Java Desktop System
Commentary  |  8/13/2004  | 
Consider support costs along with functionality when deciding whether to move to Java Desktop System, The Advisory Council says. Also, examine your priorities when divvying up work and personal time.
Cisco Outlook Takes Toll On Markets
News  |  8/11/2004  | 
The networking equipment maker's disappointing outlook for the first quarter helped send stocks lower.
Forrester VP: Judge Should Block Oracle Takeover Of PeopleSoft
News  |  8/11/2004  | 
Says takeover would hurt customers by "virtually eliminating further innovation of the PeopleSoft product lines."
Cisco Reports Strong Growth
News  |  8/10/2004  | 
Networking vendor says revenue and net income grew in the fourth quarter and for the full year.
Axentis Delivers New Edition Of SOX Management Pack
News  |  8/10/2004  | 
Latest version deepens assessment functionality and expands reporting capabilities.
SEC Outlines Its Five-Year Plan
News  |  8/9/2004  | 
On the agenda are collaborative technologies, knowledge management, and workflow automation.
Actuate's UpTrade Program Revived Due to Popular Demand
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
News - August 1, 2004
Business Technology: From Offshore Outsourcing To Global Competitiveness
Commentary  |  8/6/2004  | 
Plenty of myths, half-truths, and misconceptions still swirl around the phenomenon of offshore outsourcing, so Optimize magazine will explore this idea next month with a special issue featuring subject-matter experts discussing how the larger idea is one of global competitiveness.
Olympics Fans Have Multiple Viewing Options
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
The Athens Games will be beamed to computers and cell phones as well as televisions, though Americans won't be able to see live video online.
Microsoft Business Solutions Goes Thematic
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
Microsoft outlines five development themes for its ERP solutions.
PeopleSoft Lands Biggest Deal In Its History
News  |  8/6/2004  | 
The software and services deal with Mexico's Tax Administration is valued at more than $50 million.
AT&T May Write Down Consumer Business Assets
News  |  8/5/2004  | 
The switch to an emphasis on business services could mean a writedown of as much as $44 billion.
AOL Deals Adds Authentication To Its Anti-Spam Efforts
News  |  8/4/2004  | 
America Online has acquired the anti-spam company Mailblocks.
Report: Non-Tech Execs Have Growing Say In IT Budgets
News  |  8/4/2004  | 
Cross-functional committees in companies around the world are playing an integral role in setting IT direction.
Unix V. Linux ? What's really at stake?
Commentary  |  8/3/2004  | 
IT industry consultant Rob Enderle came down hard on Linux and the concept of free software Tuesday at the second day of SCO Forum in Las Vegas. "I've always had a sense of [BS] and bullies," Enderle told the crowd of SCO resellers, software partners, customers, and employees. The implication, based upon Enderle's presentation, is that IBM and a faction of the Linux vendor and user community are resorting to threats and misinformation to undermine SCO's efforts to pursue legal action to
Dow Hires IBM To Take VoIP Project Over From EDS
News  |  8/3/2004  | 
Dow Chemical hires IBM under a seven-year, $1.1 billion contract to create a voice, data, and video network for its 50,000 employees.
Princeton Softech, BMC Enter Marketing Alliance
News  |  8/3/2004  | 
The pact adds Princeton's database archiving software to BMC's performance management portfolio.
SmartAdvice: Link Business Units With Common Architecture
Commentary  |  8/3/2004  | 
Empower your company with a defined enterprise information architecture, The Advisory Council says. Also, the pros and cons of using software and hardware emulation tools; and a review of network architecture means taking the big-picture view.
SCO has a plan, and (this time) it doesn't involve the inside of a courtroom
Commentary  |  8/2/2004  | 
More than a year into its contentious battle with IBM, Novell, and the Linux community over Unix's possible role in the development of Linux, the SCO Group still believes there's a place for its Unix-based products. Even as Linux grabs share from competing operating systems, a recent Forrester Research study notes that Unix isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Fuego Aligns With Healthcare Consulting Firm
News  |  8/2/2004  | 
IT consulting firm Daou will use Fuego's application, called FuegoBPM, to streamline healthcare customers' business processes.
Wise Move For Snack Company
News  |  8/2/2004  | 
Production-scheduling software lets Wise Foods participate in promotions and compete better with national brands.

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