News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in May 2005
Unlocking The Secrets Of Open-Source Success
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
The story of open-source software has largely been one of success to date. Open source has grown exponentially in popularity among Web users, and it's making headway in corporate application-development environments, even influencing the ways in which proprietary app vendors create and distribute their own products. Still, open source won't be a tale of unmitigated growth. The answer to open source's challenges is, in a word, services.
In Focus: BPM Merger Could Reduce Process Mayhem
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The merger could reduce overlapping standards, and the consolidation would mirror a thinning of vendor ranks in the last year that is a healthy sign of a maturing BPM market.
Mitigating IT Risk and Ensuring Data Center Compliance
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Active Reasoning provides monitoring, control and security in data centers.
Fixing Sarbanes-Oxley
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
FRONTlines Forum looks to future of compliance.
A Better Spreadsheet Alternative
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Actuate’s e.Spreadsheet addresses standalone spreadsheet shortcoming.
Web Site Maps Murders, Mayhem
Commentary  |  5/18/2005  | 
The murder of Duane Polk, a 26-year-old gunned down May 5 about a block from his Southside Chicago home, warranted only 148 words in the next day's Chicago Tribune. But a new Web site that combines crime statistics from the Chicago Police Department and Google maps lets anyone with Web access pinpoint the block where an assailant shot Polk or where any other
Softscape Launches New ERP Upgrade Program
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Softscape, provider of strategic people management technology and services, this week announced a new ERP Upgrade Program designed specifically for customers of SAP, Oracle/PeopleSoft, or Lawson.
Corporate Execs Say Supply Chains a Strategic Key to Their Business Future
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
An increasing number of senior corporate leaders surveyed in Europe and the United States recognize the success of their businesses is tied very closely to the effective management of their supply chains, a new poll shows.
End Of An Era Or End Of The Line For Java?
Commentary  |  5/12/2005  | 
Oracle is making an announcement May 16 that it will incorporate use of PHP into developing Oracle database applications. I don't know the details. But I do know that spells the end of an era for 10-year-old Java.

The Back End of Innovation
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Innovation has both a front-end and a back-end.
More Power to Your PLM Elbow: Invention Machine’s Goldfire Innovator
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Product development often begins with problem-solving.
Enabling Alignment for Operational Performance Management
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
New release from Pilot Software provides practical yet sophisticated application suite.
arcplan: Bolstering BI Application Development
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
New release streamlines application development for BI and performance management.
Process Automation Can Undermine Performance
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Get process improvement right this time around.
The New Analytics Aren't One Size Fits All
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Smart new applications are taking on tough, industry-specific problems all-purpose BI tools can't handle. Just don't call them analytics.
Headsup: Gridlocked Customers Share Blame
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Customers who complain about unfair pricing for grid computing may have themselves to blame.
Location Intelligence to Innovate Business Intelligence
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
MapInfo provides location information for context in operational performance management.
Goosing Google: Is It Worth A Slap In The Face?
Commentary  |  5/5/2005  | 
So you've got a small or medium-sized business. You're doing pretty well but you want to do even better. You've got a Web site and your logs tell you that 30% of your new orders are coming through referrals from search engines like Google and Yahoo. Not bad. But you want to do even better because you know that everyone in the world has access to the Internet, and wouldn't it be great if at anytime, anywhere someone wanted what you sell, they'd see your site first when they searched for your prod
New Grid Computing Tools Are Here, But When Will Interest Perk Up?
Commentary  |  5/3/2005  | 
Three years ago, Bill Gates called grid computing "the Holy Grail of computer science." But corporate America's been reluctant to run the grid software that's caught hold in education and research. That could change with this week's release of the Globus Toolkit 4, open-source software that's supposed to fuse grid computing and Web-services standards-and provide a big reliability boost for grids. On Monday, the Globus Alliance, a team of academic and government-funded computer scientists, relea
Time To Freshen Up That Resume?
Commentary  |  5/3/2005  | 
We're seeing more bright jobs news for business intelligence professionals.

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