News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in January 2004
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Practical Tools for New Ideas
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Innovation is the wellspring of prosperity. This second part of a series looks at products that help spur new ideas - and prevent them from dying on the vine.
Plugging In With Chet Phillips
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Our back-page Q&A debuts with Chet Phillips' take on the latest BI buzz.
Introducing InfoPath
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Microsoft's InfoPath tackles the XML service-based integration.
News & Analysis
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Open-source databases pinpoint demand ... EMC and HP say storage plus content management add up to information life-cycle management ... SAN matures.
When Simple Won't Do
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Our new column begins with a warning: When it comes to integration, beware the "magic bullet" delusion.
Right in Time
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
To survive today's challenges, businesses must take a long look at their data warehousing investment - and break traditional barriers to delivering strategic and tactical information faster.
The Making of a Real-Time Hero
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Data warehousing has prospered in support of strategic decision-making. Now, as business intelligence expands, the world looks to the sky, not for a bird or a plane - but for a data warehouse that meets real-time, tactical demands.
The Anything-But-Microsoft Market
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The anything-but-Microsoft industry scrambles to free up IT dollars and locate competitive advantage.
Stop Proliferating ODSs
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Everyone knows about the rise and fall of data marts: Will operational data stores suffer the same fate?
Novell HQ Moves to Boston Suburb
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
It's the end of a computer-industry era, as Novell moves from its long-time headquarters, which was located just a short commuter bus-ride from the Mormon Tabernacle.
Dr. Dean Gets Rich Client
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
The DeanForAmerica.com Web site uses Laszlo Presentation Server 2.0, which serves up a rich experience to visitors.
Sun Reaches Out To Eclipse In Effort To End Disputes Over Java
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Sun, which has been in conflict with IBM over Java standards, wrote a letter urging togetherness in the face of the common enemy.
The Changing Face Of Oracle
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks about the company's new presidents, new products, its hostile bid for PeopleSoft, and international markets.
Reward Offered To Capture Virus Designer
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Microsoft will pay $250,000 to the person who aids in the arrest of the MyDoom author.
Pipeline
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Key product releases, with a focus on data warehouses.
Perchance to Dream
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Strategic, tactical, or both? Data warehouses must answer.
Doctors Dependent On WebMD Despite Alleged Problems
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Because of complexities with claims-processing and new requirements under HIPAA, doctors rely on WebMD and other clearinghouses to handle the work.
Army Turns To IT To Help Keep Morale Up
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
US Army Community and Family Support Center CIO Rick Thomas is searching for ways to use IT to improve the quality of services his organization provides to soldiers and their families.
Stealing the Show
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Reporting is the hottest thing in the BI market. Careful thought will make your investment a success.
United States Readies Enterprise Asset-Management System In Iraq
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
The system will integrate data and coordinate logistics for more than 5,000 major rebuilding projects.
Man Sentenced To 21 Months For Defrauding Microsoft
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Wilson Delancy was also ordered to repay more than $4 million for his role in a scheme to steal software from the company.
Survey: Some Small And Midsize Businesses Wary Of Depending On Microsoft
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Among those with concerns, 72% are pursuing diversification strategies.
Fidelity Scoops Up Sanchez Computer Associates And Its Linux-Based Deposit And Loan System
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Fidelity National Financial said it plans to acquire Sanchez Computer Associates Inc., and its core product, Profile, a real-time bank deposit and loan processing system that was recently migrated to Linux.
Researcher: SMBs Wary Of Depending On Microsoft
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The Yankee Group's web survey of 600 small and medium businesses (SMBs) found 43 percent of decision-makers concerned about over-reliance on Microsoft; and of that group, almost three-fourths were actively seeking other vendors to diversify.
Siebel Offers 90 Days Free On Hosted Service
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The customer-relationship-management software vendor sees the extended trial period as a way to get those interested in the service to move more quickly.
Fidelity Scoops Up Sanchez Computer Associates And Its Linux-Based Deposit And Loan System
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Profile is one of the first banking systems to run on the open-source platform.
Other Voices: In Portfolio Management, Apps Alone Won't Bring Order To Chaos
Commentary  |  1/28/2004  | 
Tools deal in quantifiable information; they don't possess the human virtues of discipline, creative thinking, or, most important, decision-making.
Most Late-1990s VC Recipients Are Still Alive
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
A venture-capital newsletter says 58% of tech companies that first received venture capital in 1999 and 2000 are still alive, though most have yet to become profitable.
Computer Shipments Fall Again
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The Commerce Department says shipments of computers and related products dropped 1.3% in December after falling 2.4% in November.
Gates Foresees Seamless World
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Speaking in Vienna, the Microsoft founder outlined his vision for a future in which software will connect PCs with cell phones and other small devices.
WebMD Responds To Physicians' Complaints
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The operator of the Envoy clearinghouse for electronic health-care claims processing says it's enhancing its ability to monitor claims tracking and implementing new tools to more quickly detect when a transaction fails.
Oracle Adds RFID Support To Its Software
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Vendor integrates radio-frequency identification technology and electronic-product -code capabilities into Oracle Warehouse Management to improve visibility into the supply chain.
"Fastest Spreading E-Mail Virus" Aimed At SCO
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
The MyDoom worm slowed Internet traffic by 8 to 10 percent, and is attempting to take over an army of PCs to launch an attack on SCO.
SCO Offers Reward For 'Mydoom' Virus Creator
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
The SCO Group Inc., the target of a nasty worm that slowed Internet traffic and clogged e-mail systems, offered a $250,000 reward for arrest and conviction of the author.
SmartAdvice: How To Motivate And Build A Strong Team
Commentary  |  1/27/2004  | 
Focus on satisfying fundamental needs first, such as workload relief and compensation, then move on to higher-level motivators such as empowerment, creative work, and advancement opportunities, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider waiting to adopt RFID until the technology's standards are ready, and check out which skill sets will be most in demand this year.
EDS Lands $100 Million In Contracts
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
The deals are for IT and business-process-outsourcing services with financial-services institutions.
I2 Still Fighting For A Comeback
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
Though 2003 revenue dipped downward, the company says it sees signs that sales pipelines are beginning to rebuild.
Sybase Wraps Up Profitable Year
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
The database and integration software vendor went from red to black in 2003, but still sees slide in software license sales.
Microsoft Still Hopes To Settle With EU
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
It's talking to the European Union to avoid extensive changes to its business practices as antitrust regulators prepare to wrap up their case against the company.
Execs: IT Is Key To Better, Cheaper Health Care
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
A survey of key executives at the World Health Care Congress says 79% feel IT is effective in holding down costs and improving patient safety and care.
VC Investment Ends Year On Upswing
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Venture-capital funding in the fourth quarter was at its highest level since the summer of 2002, according to the VentureOne-Ernst & Young Venture Capital Report.
Microsoft Unveils RFID Project With Danish Company
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
It's teaming with snack maker KiMs to track products within the supply chain.
Linux Gets Security OK
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
SAP And NCR Team On Data Analysis
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
They're building links between SAP's apps and NCR's Teradata division's data-warehouse system.
Bill Gates To Get Honorary Knighthood
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
The British Foreign Office says the honor is being conferred in recognition of the Microsoft chairman's contribution to enterprise in Britain.
Aftermarket Parts Push
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Choice Logistics and System Design Advantage are rolling out the Inventory Asset Management program in an effort to grab more of the aftermarket parts business.
Spam Will Be 'Solved' In 2 Years--Gates
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
He says that making spammers pay a fee for sending unwanted E-mail will do the trick. He also commented on the ongoing EU antitrust case.
Policy Roundtable Highlights Varied Opinions On Linux
News  |  1/25/2004  | 
Can the U.S. government resist involvement in reshaping the software market? "May the best technology and the best solution win," said a Commerce Department representative at LinuxWorld panel, in laissez-faire fashion. "Government policy on technology issues is a fact of life," countered a United Nations spokesman.
A Strategic Approach to CRM: The Customer Portfolio
News  |  1/24/2004  | 
Often, the promise of CRM has not been delivered due to ‘nonstrategic’ initiatives. But it is in the context of smart markets that CRM should be viewed.
Can Open Source Revive Novell?
News  |  1/23/2004  | 
Just like the old man in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Novell showed this week that it's not quite dead yet.
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