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Content tagged with Mobile posted in September 2004
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Red Hat Spending $23 Million For Ex-Netscape Security Solutions Business
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Red Hat to incorporate Netscape Directory Server and Netscape Certificate Management System into products to help customers integrate desktops with a networkwide set of computing services.
Campbell Uses 'Slap-And-Ship' Approach To RFID
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Food company says the method has thus far achieved a 96% success rate for case reads.
etalk To Offer Contact Center Performance Management Consulting
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Contact center performance software developer etalk will help clients evaluate and improve processes, design call monitoring programs, and create libraries of digital recordings to identify best practices.
U.K. Grocer Expands RFID Initiative
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
U.K. grocery chain Tesco will soon expand its RFID project to include eight big-name suppliers. The initiative follows an internal RFID project that was used to track shipments from its distribution centers to its stores.
RFID Gives Manufacturer A Better Handle On Its Snacks
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Snack manufacturer Jack Link's Beef Jerky kicks off RFID tagging initiative for shipments to Wal-Mart, the first in a four-phase move to the radio ID technology. Eventually, the technology could even be helpful in the event of a product recall.
Vendor Consortium Works On Common Architecture For Defense Dept.
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Defense wants to remake the armed services, and one of the critical tools would be a global, common networking architecture for U.S. forces.
IT Units Encouraged To Adopt Open-Source Risk-Management Program
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A government cooperative, the Government Open Code Collaborative, offers agencies a repository that includes proprietary and open-source apps. But it's the open-source piece that's of greatest concern to public and private entities.
RFID Deadlines Intensify Need To Manage Product Information
Commentary  |  9/28/2004  | 
Enterprises face dual 2005 deadlines relating to RFID and supply-chain data synchronization. Those that haven't moved forward with a product-information-management strategy will be under-prepared to realize RFID's value.
Ultimus Releases BPM Suite 7.0
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
New "adaptive discovery" technology helps organizations deploy automated processes without complete maps.
Cisco Goes For The Small-Business Market
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
New IP switches and routers that can be used to build converged voice, video, and data networks are aimed at businesses with limited IT resources.
IT Confidence Index At Lowest Point In A Year
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
InformationWeek's confidence indicator has dropped nearly 19% since March, yet more than half of 300 business-technology managers say they're positive about current economic conditions.
Construction Company Builds Business Continuity
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The plan will bring Ecker Enterprises' antiquated backup and recovery processes into the 21st century.
Tibco's Revenue, Profit Jump
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The business-integration-software vendor also revealed plans to buy back as much as $50 million of its stock over the next two years.
IBM Launches Business Optimization Center
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
IBM has unveiled a business optimization center as part of its bid to dominate what it estimates is a $500 billion market opportunity for business-performance services.
Companies Adopting RFID Despite Challenges, Survey Finds
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Many companies across a variety of industries are either deploying radio frequency identification systems or plan to adopt the product-tracking technology.
Pegasystems Brings BPM To Credit Cards
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Customer Process Manager and Smart Dispute are built on Pegasystems' Java-based business process management platform.
Ford Gears Up For VoIP
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Automaker hires SBC Communications to design and manage a converged IP network for 50,000 employees at 110 locations in Michigan.
Boeing, IBM Team Up On Defense Systems
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
They're developing ground- and space-based digital-communications systems.
Man Arrested In UK For Cisco Source Code Theft
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Case involves theft of the proprietary software blueprints used by Cisco's networking equipment.
PeopleSoft Forges Ahead With Product Plans
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
At Connect conference, customers will hear about the progress of its Total Cost of Ownership initiative, as well as upgrades to its HR and J.D. Edwards' manufacturing software.
BMC Expands Enterprise-Management Product Line
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Among the new products are enhanced event manager and Service Level Management process-reporting software.
Open Source Hardware
Commentary  |  9/17/2004  | 
Can the open-source model be extended beyond software? It already has. In speaking today with Indian scholar Deepak Phatak, I learned about the "Simputer," introduced in 1998 and licensed under the Simputer General Public License, an open-source license developed for hardware.
Building Java Business Processes Without Java Skills
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
Unify Corp.'s new release of its business-process-management system, NXJ 10.5, is designed to supply the Java without the Java programmers.
HandySoft Enters BPM Pact With Deutsche Telekom Unit
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
The firms will package HandySoft software with consulting services provided by T-Systems.
Process Improvement Through Performance Assessment
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Leverage investments before upgrading ERP and CRM systems.
Adopt BI to Leverage ERP for Performance Improvement
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Assess your ERP systems and make intelligent BI investments
Goldman Sachs: Corporate Tech Buying Is Heading Down
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
A major investment firm says expectations for corporate spending on technology are falling.
SmartAdvice: Web-Based Collaboration Helps Bridge Travel, Time Gap
Commentary  |  9/15/2004  | 
The next generation of Web-based collaboration tools are appearing as more companies use near-real-time sharing of documents to speed workflow, The Advisory Council says. Also, Microsoft's delay in releasing Longhorn won't affect the desktop-software strategy of most companies.
Satellite Service Provides New VPN Option For Remote Locations
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
Hughes Network Systems hopes to provide companies with a satellite option to connect a VPN for users in remote locations that otherwise lack adequate network infrastructure.
Amazon Unit Challenges Google, Other Search Sites
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
A9.com is walking a fine line between working with Google and competing against it.
Standards Group Rejects Microsoft's E-Mail Authentication Plan
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
The Internet Engineering Task Force has nixed Microsoft's Sender ID proposal because of patent concerns.
New RFID Services Based On IBM's Own Tagging Projects
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
RFID work done at an IBM chip factory becomes the basis for a new line of consulting services.
Heart Hospital Embraces Digital Future
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
St. Francis Heart Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., was built to be digital from the ground up.
RFID Needs Insight, Not Scare Tactics
Commentary  |  9/13/2004  | 
Is RFID a powerful new technology that can help spark business innovation, or is it an intrusive high-tech vermin that should be obliterated, Bob Evans asks.
Analysts React To Oracle's Court Victory
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
Predictions include the unlikelihood of an appeals court overturning Judge Walker's decision and the deal finally closing at somewhere in the mid-$20s-per-share range.
Business Technology: RFID Needs Insight, Not Scare Tactics
Commentary  |  9/10/2004  | 
Is RFID a powerful new technology that can help spark business innovation, or is it an intrusive high-tech vermin that should be obliterated, Bob Evans asks.
Incompatible Routers Could Hold VoIP Back
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
A research firm says telecom equipment makers aren't adhering to industry standards.
Can RFID Lead To More Comfortable Underwear?
Commentary  |  9/9/2004  | 
InformationWeek's Tony Kontzer muses as to whether RFID could solve some very practical problems, such as more comfortable underwear. Some explanation is in order.
Euclid To Provide Greater Transparency Into IT
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
New offering graphically illustrates relationships between IT and business processes.
SmartAdvice: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Is Ongoing, So Prepare For Now And In Future
Commentary  |  9/9/2004  | 
Getting ready for Sarbanes-Oxley will test whether your company can meet the act's compliance guidelines for financial and IT controls, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for a general collaboration app when you decide to implement supply-chain forecasts; and use dashboard tools to manage outsourcing contracts for more control and greater ROI.
JBoss: Open For Business Process Management
News  |  9/8/2004  | 
New software on top for October release.
A Guide To Key Decision Points On RFID Pilot Tests
Commentary  |  9/8/2004  | 
Risk factors, scope of testing, and insourcing/outsourcing are all critical decisions that companies must make as they embark on pilot tests that precede RFID deployments.
After the Dust Settles
News  |  9/7/2004  | 
How does the BI marketplace look now that the merger and acquisition dust has settled?
The Land Beyond Transactions
News  |  9/7/2004  | 
Led by RFID and enterprise metadata, new streams of information are in place to move businesses past the traditional world of analyzing only transaction data. Location analytics and metadata mining are key fields to watch.
Reference Data Management: What, Why, and How
News  |  9/7/2004  | 
Razza Dimension Server 5.0 offers a modern approach to reference data management.
The Truth About The Truth
News  |  9/7/2004  | 
The difference between data, information, and the truth has never been so important.
Fuego Teams With Proxima On IT Provisioning
News  |  9/7/2004  | 
The vendors hope to strengthen their respective software packages by borrowing from each other's capabilities.
New Oracle E-Business Suite To Simplify Technology Management
News  |  9/7/2004  | 
Integrates Oracle Grid Control and Oracle Applications Manager; targets improving business process automation and operating efficiency.
Businesses Technology: Killer Businesses, Hubs of Commerce, And The IW Fall Conference
Commentary  |  9/3/2004  | 
Small- and medium-sized businesses today have unprecedented opportunities to become deeply engaged in global business by aligning themselves closely with large organizations that are eager to have smaller partners work with them around the world on the condition that those partners follow tightly proscribed requirements for technology standards, business processes, product and service quality, and speed.
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