News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in August 2005
Katrina Aftermath: An Internet Story
Commentary  |  8/31/2005  | 
Not knowing. That desperation can be seen in thousands of notes, many heart-wrenching, being left on message boards run by nola.com, the online publisher of The Times-Picayune newspaper of New Orleans.
Links From All Over
Commentary  |  8/29/2005  | 
Boing Boing has a roundup of New Orleans blogs, Webcams, and other Web resources for news about Hurricane Katrina. Request Hold-Mail Service Online Taking a trip? The U.S. Postal Service will let you go online to request a hold on delivery of your postal mail.
No (DRM) Code For Pearl Jam
Commentary  |  8/25/2005  | 
When Pearl Jam hits the stage for its upcoming 2005 U.S. and Canadian tour, fans will be able to download music from the live shows within hours of the final encore (probably before most of the band's faithful can get their cars out of the arena parking lot after the show). True to its fiercely independent approach to both music and the recording industry, the band will make its work available online without the protection of any digital-rights-management software. This time, however, it's not j
Rapid Deployment Complements RapidResponse
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
Kinaxis' new deployment services to accelerate customer benefit.
Dancing With An Elephant (Named Google)
Commentary  |  8/23/2005  | 
Keyword stuffing and search engine spamming are two common techniques that some people and companies attempt to gain higher Google ranking than their sites can achieve on merit and quality.
Microsoft, Google Ruffle Some RSS Feathers
Commentary  |  8/19/2005  | 
Microsoft and Google have sparked considerable industry debate by using "different" names for their RSS feeds -- "Web feeds" and "feeds," respectively.
Animated Map Of Coalition Deaths Helps Site Visitors Visualize Casualties Of War
Commentary  |  8/19/2005  | 
Sadly, for many Americans, each death of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is nothing more than a statistic buried on the inside page of the daily newspaper. But an animated map of Iraq helps visitors to a Web site visualize the mounting toll, a small but important reminder of the reality of a war half a world away. The site is further evidence on how the Web puts an individual on the same level as major news organizations in reaching the publ
Software (In) Security
Commentary  |  8/19/2005  | 
"Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" That ought to be the first thing every user hears upon breaking the seal on a new application or hitting the "download now" button. Given the rate at which new apps and operating system updates are being cracked, hacked, and infested, perhaps the software industry should adopt as its mascot, the zealously protective, but often useless Robot from the mid-'60s sci-fi classic series, "Lost In S
netCustomer Launches Third-Party Support Services for Siebel CRM Customers
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
Services are planned to be generally available later this year.
Hyperion Essbase 7X Now Available on 64-bit Itanium Architecture
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
Combination aims to deliver unparalleled scalability and performance on HP Integrity servers.
U.S. Blues
Commentary  |  8/15/2005  | 
Ars Technica posted a news item late last week that made me wonder if April 1 somehow came around twice this year. The U.S. Copyright Office wants to build a new Web site that, according to a notice posted August 1, may work only with Internet Explorer.
QSM Study Examines the Best and Worst of Software Development Projects
News  |  8/11/2005  | 
The best are, indeed, faster and cheaper.
The Great Desktop Linux Controversy
Commentary  |  8/11/2005  | 
There still doesn't seem to be a consensus regarding the validity of Linux as a desktop operating system. The head of IBM's software business used LinuxWorld as an opportunity to promote the promise of desktop Linux. Then again, IBM isn't the biggest fan of Microsoft. Meanwhile, a Gartner study spelled out that desktop Linux adoption is way behind where it should be at this point, or at least behind where Gartner thought it would be at this point. Here's the deal ...
In Case You've Been In Outer Space, LinuxWorld Was This Week
Commentary  |  8/11/2005  | 
Another LinuxWorld show has come to pass. It's been a long time since LinuxWorld was dominated by technical folk who used it as a forum for exchanging ideas and an opportunity to attach a face with a screen identity. LinuxWorld is now about how open-source can be "sold" to address the overarching issues facing IT managers today: boosting security and cutting costs. The IT world's biggest vendors were once again out in full force, this time linking arms in a show of unity and trying to convince t
When Centralized Makes Sense
News  |  8/9/2005  | 
Mario Queiroz, VP of content & product data management at HP, explores enterprise content strategy.
Lindex 2005?
Commentary  |  8/8/2005  | 
Let me say right off the bat: I wouldn't wish the ghost of that bloated old dingbat of a trade show on my worst enemy, much less on my meal ticket. It's true that the pre-LinuxWorld PR feeding frenzy of the past few weeks reminded me just a bit of "Bombdex" during its late-90s baroque peak. The similarities, however, end right there: Unlike the exercise in self-parody that until last year vi
Closing in on Fraudsters by Closing the Loop
News  |  8/5/2005  | 
Stolen and cloned payment cards already cost the financial industry on the order of $2 billion per year, and the bad guys are getting smarter.
Quest Software Releases New End User Performance Management Solution
News  |  8/4/2005  | 
Product aims to pinpoint the source of application performance issues.
Linux In Your Lap!
Commentary  |  8/3/2005  | 
Earlier this year, Linux Certified, a company based down in the South Bay, sent me a laptop system for a few weeks of tire-kicking. At the time, I planned to write a full review of the LC2210D but lacked the bandwidth to get it done. That's a shame, because Linux Certified delivered one of the smoothest experiences I've had using any laptop computer -- whether PC or portable, Linux or Windows. Now, they're also quite a bit less expensive, which gives
Fingerbang!
Commentary  |  8/3/2005  | 
Update: I checked into the question of whether FingerGear provides source code for the Linux distro (a Debian variant) on its "Computer On A Stick" device. They do, in fact, provide the source code, upon request, to paying customers -- and as a newsletter reader reminded me, the GPL terms require a developer to supply the source only when it supplies the softw
Mozilla, Inc.
Commentary  |  8/3/2005  | 
Mozilla sells out! Well, not really, and certianly not in a bad way: Today, the Mozilla Foundation announced that it was spinning off a taxable, for-profit corporation to take over the product development, marketing, and distribution activities for Firefox and Thunderbird. In most ways, very little will change: The Foundation "owns" the Corporation and still runs the show. Assuming the Corporation plays its cards right, Mozilla will be in a
Business Rules Meet the Business User
News  |  8/2/2005  | 
Does Blaze Advisor make it too easy for users to change rules apps?
Dust Off Your 'Shelfware'
News  |  8/2/2005  | 
There's new hope we'll tap the process know-how trapped in Visio.
Letter Drop
News  |  8/2/2005  | 
Pegasystems Clarification
Emerging Standard Eases Content Modeling Headaches
News  |  8/2/2005  | 
Switching to XML-based content management can save big money in the long run by promoting content reuse and multichannel delivery.
Cisco: Dare To Be Stupid
Commentary  |  8/1/2005  | 
First things first: There is now a legal defense fund accepting contributions on behalf of ex-ISS researcher Mike Lynn, who now faces a possible FBI criminal investigation. You can PayPal donations to abaddon@IO.com. EFF will get any leftover funds.


IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Government Tech Digest Oct. 27, 2014
To meet obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of October 26, 2014 and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.