Google Adds Stock Charts
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Open Source Vs. Microsoft: In Brazil, It?s No Contest
In about a month's time, the Brazilian government will initiate a program called PC Conectado, or Connected PC, with the goal of aiding millions of its low-income citizens in purchasing computers. Don't expect Microsoft to be on the desktop.
Attensity Workstation; Versata 6; Hyperion Applications Suite 4; AfterMail 3.0; Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness Toolkit
Manufacturers Seek Salvation From BI-Powered IT Solutions
Manufacturers face increased energy costs while the "China factor" is pushing down the prices their products can fetch. The result is that razor-thin profit margins are narrowing. Still, this downtrodden industry sent 35,000 people to the recent National Manufacturing Week trade show. Why?
Baseball Hackers Strike Out
I was speaking with Bill Schlough, VP and CIO of the San Francisco Giants, last week for an article about a security survey commissioned by MailFrontier. I asked him whether the Giants had ever been targeted by hackers.
High-Court Plea: Don't Stifle Innovation
The law has a tough time keeping pace with technology, and that could prove problematic for many Internet innovators and users if the Supreme Court sides with the movie studios and recording companies in a case it will hear later this month.
Renovated Art Museum Relies On IT
When the Museum of Modern Art in New York launched a $858 million renovation, it included new servers, storage, networking, and wireless capabilities, and a discovery software tool from nLayers to provide a view of the facility's application infrastructure.
Smart Advice: Storage Attachment Made To Order
Expect iSCSI to gain popularity at Fibre Channel SANs' expense, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan your migration to Microsoft Exchange 2003 carefully, and recognize possible need for coexistence of messaging systems during the migration.
Google today launched Google Code, a site for programmers interested in Google-related development. The company is using the site to publish free source code and API information. Search, of course, is more of a platform these days than an application and this gift of code will only strengthen Google's developer community.
Giving Aid To The Enemy
Cybercrooks don't need any extra help, but they're getting it from their victims. Look what happened at the Internal Revenue Service.
Qwest And Verizon Vie For MCI
With MCI's deadline looming for reviewing Qwest Communications' takeover bid, the latter firm is ready to raise the ante in hopes of derailing Verizon Communications' offer for the long distance company.
Serial Entrepreneur Strikes Again With Open Source
"Is there a place for open-source software at my company?" It's one of the most important questions that IT executives have been asking themselves over the past few years. The answer depends, among other things, on your company's level of comfort with open source and your ability to integrate open-source applications with existing proprietary apps.
The above question has also helped open source drift into the crosshairs of the IT consulting market. But unlike the technologies that created the l
Wireless Survey: Many Nets Open To Security Breaches
The explosion of Wi-Fi networks in business is needlessly exposing users to security risks. "For a potential hacker, it is almost a case of walking down the street and trying all the doors until one opens--it is almost inevitable that one will," said the VP of RSA's worldwide marketing.
3-D Expected To Have More Success With Security Than With Sharks
3-D isn't much more than a gimmick when it comes to movies. I didn't find Jaws 3 (in 3-D!) any scarier than the first two films simply because my eyes could perceive a subtle depth between the killer shark and its victims. But in the world of biometric security, 3-D is poised to become a significant breakthrough in the quest to keep the bad guys off of airplanes and away from the nation's critical infrastructure. The question is, when?
In Focus: Fujitsu Software Steps Up With SOA, BPM Partners
Call it "coopetition" or consolidation without acquisition. In the end, it's about being more than just a pure-play piece in a crowded business process management (BPM) market that's increasingly being sized up by the largest vendors. I'm talking about Fujitsu Limited's recent strategic alliances with Software AG and IDS Sheer, respectively. Both announcements go far beyond mere marketing partnerships. Yet neither of the proud German vendors is giving up its sovereignty, nor is the $45-billion J
Customer?s Gripe Blamed On Symantec's Success
Ever had a problem with a product, couldn't get help from the vendor, and wished you could let the company's CEO know of your frustration? Chuck Smith got his chance as he came face-to-face with Symantec CEO John Thompson.
Symantec & Veritas
Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux.