News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in June 2005
ThingMagic Supports Sun in Demonstration of New RFID Software
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Demo at JavaOne to show how intelligent RFID readers can enable greater levels of sophistication in processing information.
HotStatus Enterprises Announces Tools for SOX Compliance
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Company points out that many organizations are still not compliant with regard to their supply chain.
How The Other Half Lives
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Occasionally, I run Microsoft-related news and reviews on Linux Pipeline. These generally fall into three categories: stories dealing with Internet Explorer; those concerning Microsoft's operating systems, especially Longhorn; and security-related issues. I should admit, however, that Microsoft-related news sometimes makes the cut simply because I it strikes me as interesting, or appalling, or both. This happened earlier in the summer, when I assumed Microsoft's
Citigroup Manages by the Dashboard Light
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Asset Management unit has added human workflow and business activity monitoring to its business process management BPM environment to graduate from automation to intelligent decision support.
Net Users Split Over Grokster Ruling
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Though the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Grokster and other file-sharing programs, the community of Internet users is split over whether file sharing of copyrighted materials such as music and movies should be illegal.
Google's Legacy: It's Not What You Think
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
Google's legacy won't be its innovative search engine optimization or even its online advertising model, but its ingenious approach to IT infrastructure.
64-Bit BI
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
64-bit computing will have a revolutionary impact on business intelligence, in terms of data processing capabilities, reporting complexity and data integration speed.
SAP Acquires Lighthammer
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Lighthammer's Collaborative Manufacturing Suite will be delivered as an SAP xApps composite application on the SAP NetWeaver platform.
ProClarity Teams with Microsoft to Extend Comprehensive Scorecard Application
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Analytic capabilities to augment Microsoft’s new "Maestro" business performance management application.
In Focus: The Don't-Fix-It-If-It's-Not-Broken School of BPM
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Plenty of business process management (BPM) buzz phrases focus on "changing processes on the fly" and "continuous process improvement," but most BPM practitioners I've spoken to don't take process change lightly.
Of Barbeques and Business Process Management
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Did you enjoy last weekend's barbeque? You probably didn't give much thought to the business of getting that gas from the ground into the tank you picked up at the home center, but it's quite a process.
TechWeb's 'The News Show' Takes Center Stage
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
A daily online TV news program, called The News Show, makes its debut today at with an informative, fun, and often irreverent look at the world of technology and business.
Open-Source BI Startup Pentaho Makes Debut
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
The firm will introduce reporting, analysis, data-mining and workflow capabilities as a series of software components that can be deployed together or individually.
Web Services Authentication Still a Home-Grown Affair, Says Survey
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
According to Evans Data Corporation, authentication remains the biggest problem for Web services security.
Insurer Gains Productivity by Sending Employees Home
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
At United Guaranty, a unit of insurance giant AIG, business process management (BPM) software is helping the company shift employees to home offices all while getting a better grip on its mortgage underwriting and mortgage insurance processes.
In Focus: Microsoft's XML Move Will Hasten a New Era
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
I'm old enough to remember the dawn of personal computing and the boon to productivity brought on by desktop applications such as word processing and spreadsheets. I'm sure Microsoft's embrace of XML-based file formats in Office 12 could bring as big a sea change for business, but you wouldn't know it reading most press coverage to date.
Web Gives Instant Access To Quake Information
Commentary  |  6/13/2005  | 
It's been some time since we've felt a sizable earthquake on the Southern California coastline that made the neighbor's wind chimes ring loud and clear, and the 20-foot palm trees sway without wind.

As BPM Vendors Consolidate, Will Standards Follow?
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
Most everyone likes the idea of open standards but few the frustration of too many standards to support.
A Hot Mortgage Industry Fuels the Competitive Fires
News  |  6/9/2005  | 
Field Report: First Franklin, San Jose, Calif.
When Your E-mail Reads Your Mind
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Imagine being handed just the information you need, right when you need it. You don't have to imagine much longer, as Microsoft's Information Bridge Framework lets you right-click from Office applications to contextual details formerly buried in back-end systems. In a sense, e-mail messages (or documents, spreadsheets or presentations) will read your mind because you'll be able to click on keywords and gain insight without opening separate apps such as SAP, PeopleSoft or BusinessObjects.
The Art of Integration
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
New York's Museum of Modern Art took a composite apps approach for fast low-cost development.
IBM and Partners Vow to Break IT Cement
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Forget code generators. It's time to reach for the jackhammers. "Historically, information technology has poured cement over business processes," said Steve Mills, IBM Software Group senior vice president, at a gathering of the group's top 200 customers in San Francisco.
Well on Our Way to SOA? Still Much To Do
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
If you attended SAP's SAPPHIRE user conference in Boston, you were inundated with hype about SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA) -- SAP's own brand of service-oriented architecture (SOA).
The Elephant Has Left The Building
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
The long reign of lumbering enterprise applications is coming to an end. Frustrated with vendor lock-in, high licensing and consulting fees and inflexibility, companies are turning to composite app development, which promises faster deployment for relative peanuts. The new approach starts with a portfolio of services, but enterprise architects and developers must follow principles that promote modular assembly. Try these best practices for designing reusable services.
Open Source Processes Infiltrate VeriSign Business Model
Commentary  |  6/3/2005  | 
The open-source mindset is taking firm hold within business environments, even when companies aren't developing open-source software. A terrific example of this is the application development work VeriSign Inc. is doing using VA Software Corp.'s SourceForge Enterprise Edition to integrate a distributed group of software developers. In addition to helping a business unit within the company, which provides a variety of digital commerce and communication products and services, better organize its d
CommerceQuest Adds Instant Messaging To BPM Suite
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Bantu's enterprise instant messaging technology has been integrated with CommerceQuest's business process management platform.


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