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Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in June 2004
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Goes Public
News  |  6/23/2004  | 
Much-delayed IPO finally gets out of the gate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Commentary  |  6/11/2004  | 
Oracle's swashbuckling attempt to grab PeopleSoft is part of a trend that should matter to more users than just those who are part of the PeopleSoft customer base.
Government: Oracle-PeopleSoft Would Create Duopoly
News  |  6/11/2004  | 
Day 4 in the trial to decide if Oracle should be allowed to buy PeopleSoft: Arguing whether there is a mid-market for enterprise apps.
Remec Uses Web Service To Automate Business Processes
News  |  6/10/2004  | 
Remec wanted a business-process-automation process that was flexible for non-IT people to tweak. It believes it has found just what it was looking for.
IBM Said To Project Revenue Loss If Oracle Buys PeopleSoft
News  |  6/10/2004  | 
An Oracle attorney at the antitrust trial in San Francisco introduced evidence he said detailed IBM's concerns about lost revenue if Oracle wins its bid to acquire PeopleSoft.
Oracle, Justice Department Spar Over Market Definition
News  |  6/9/2004  | 
The two sides at the antitrust trial of Oracle's bid to take over PeopleSoft sought to support their depictions of the enterprise application software market.
Adobe Bolsters BPM, Document Security
News  |  6/9/2004  | 
New server software delivers document services for business process management, document control and document security.
Cognos Among Companies Named To BPM Standards Group
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
The BI vendor joins up with an organization that has tried to bring structure to the concept of business performance management.
Pre-trial Skirmishing Starts In Oracle/PeopleSoft Suit
News  |  6/3/2004  | 
Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and Oracle this week tried to block each other’s witnesses.
Documentum Debuts Process Management Application
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
The software combines existing elements of the company's content management technology with several new process-related components.

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