Justice Department Attacks Lawson's Stature As Software Player
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.
Homeland Security as Catalyst
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?
Ryder Puts Real-Time Data On The Radar
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.
Good Management Takes Planning
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
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.
Router Choices Grow
Juniper Networks rolls out its first networking devices designed for businesses
Retail Software Maker JDA To Buy QRS
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.
Wal-Mart Outlines RFID Expansion Plans
The retailer says that by June 2005, it expects to have the project live in up to six distribution centers, and as many as 250 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations.
Cisco Snags Procket
It's paying about $89 million for some key assets of the router maker, including its intellectual property and most of its engineering team.
As the Justice Department and Oracle face off, the competitive landscape for business applications takes an unexpected shift.