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Content tagged with Software posted in January 2005
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Business Objects And MicroStrategy Debut Business-Intelligence Upgrades
News  |  1/31/2005  | 
Providing a broader range of users with access to more data sources is the central theme.
Compuware Automates More Java Development
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
A new release of OptimalJ allows developers to model the series of application screens users will interact with.
Help For Health Care
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
President Bush is pressuring the health-care industry to expand its use of IT. But where will the money come from?
Sun Releases Code
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Company plans to make OpenSolaris available to anyone interested by midyear
Google API Extends Advertisers' Control
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
More companies see advantages in paying for search marketing
Procter & Gamble To Buy Gillette For $57 Billion
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
The mega-acquisition combines two IT-savvy companies, each with aggressive RFID initiatives under way.
Lotus Advances
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
IBM unveils technology to improve server performance and integrate applications
IBM-Corio Deal Makes ASPs Ripe For Picking
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Other ASPs are expected to look for buyers in the wake of $182 million buyout
MicroStrategy Reports Mega-Earnings
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Earnings of $24.5 million and sales of $71.6 million blow past the predictions made by analysts who follow the BI firm.
Computer System Credited With Saving Would-Be Drowning Victim
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
A computer-vision system in a public pool spotted an unconscious swimmer and alerted lifeguards, who rescued him. The swimmer fully recovered.
Microsoft Works On Open Formats With Massachusetts State Officials
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
The head of the state of Massachusetts' Office of Administration and Finance said recently that he is formulating a policy around "Open Formats," and Microsoft moved to explain the situation this week.
IT Plays Big Part In GDP Growth
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
The IT component of gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 16.5% in the fourth quarter, its best performance of the year.
Google Debuts AdWords API
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
The search company's application programming interface gives developers the ability to exchange data between the AdWords system and ad-campaign-management systems.
Siebel's 2004 Even Stronger Than Expected
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
CRM vendor reports improved earnings and a 7% surge in fourth-quarter revenue.
Bush Promotes IT In Health Care On Visit To Cleveland Clinic
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
The administration also wants to increase funding for demo projects to test the effectiveness of IT in health care.
Small-Business Approach Leads to E-Government Portal Success
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
Washington County, VA, taps private sector expertise.
ProClarity Makes Foray Into Japanese Market
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
Professional services firm Understanding K.K. will serve as the primary distributor of ProClarity 6 in Japan.
Crime Fighter BI
Commentary  |  1/27/2005  | 
Florida's efforts in law enforcement data-sharing, analytics and reporting can teach all BI practitioners a thing or two.
Wanted: Volunteers To Translate Linux Documentation
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
Open-source provider Linspire Inc. is looking for volunteers to translate Linux applications into 78 different languages. Its translation project has already begun work on 24 languages.
Microsoft Plans Severe Restrictions On Fixes For Pirated Windows Copies
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
Security experts worry the crackdown could increase Internet security problems because if there is a spike in computers open to attack, they then could be used to attack others.
Survey: Slow Adoption Of IT A Threat To Health Industry
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
In a survey of health-care executives, 38% think the slow adoption of IT--such as electronic health records--is a top threat to the industry. Almost as many, 37%, think rising health costs are the most threatening.
Oracle Says PeopleSoft Will Quickly Boost Earnings Growth
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
CEO Ellison says Oracle will compete with application rival SAP in select vertical markets.
Oracle-PeopleSoft: A Process Perspective
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Oracle at long last has control over PeopleSoft after a protracted 18-month fight. But what can PeopleSoft users expect to gain from Oracle?
Army Enlists E-Forms To Speed Processes
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Just like most businesses, the U.S. Army wants to eliminate paperwork and move to electronic processes, but much more than time and money may be at stake.
Sun Raises Curtain On OpenSolaris Effort
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Sun released the first component of its OpenSolaris initiative, but most of the open-source operating system won't be available until midyear.
Homeland Security To Test RFID Tags At U.S. Borders
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
The department says RFID will improve its ability to match entries to exits without significantly increasing processing time.
Hyperion And Informatica Report Sales Growth
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
Hyperion's earnings rise while one-time charges take a toll on Informatica's bottom line.
DEA Using IT To Cut Ties Between Drugs And Terrorism
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
Drug Intelligence Fusion Center will provide agents with data from other federal agencies, including the FBI and Homeland Security.
SAP Veteran Named QlikTech North American CEO
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
Rick Pitts joins QlikTech from SAP America, where he was Vice President of SMB Channel Sales.
IBM To Acquire Corio For $182 Million
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
The move will expand IBM's presence in the market for hosted software.
Georgia Court System Hopes To Trial RFID
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
The DeKalb County Juvenile Court wants to use RFID to track thousands of file folders on more than 9,000 children processed through the system each year.
Online Collaboration At No Cost
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
Advanced Reality's browser plug-in allows two or more people in different locations to surf the Web together.
Hosted Product-Life-Cycle Management For Small And Midsize Companies
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
Arena Solutions' new PLM entry, Workgroup Edition, is free for five or fewer users for the first 12 months and is completely hosted over the Internet.
OutlookSoft Puts Predictive Analytics Into BPM Tool
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
The performance management product is designed to predict financial and operational business performance based on analysis of historical and real-time data.
Startup Wants To Automate IT Processes
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
Software platform is designed to manage and automate many of the manual processes IT departments use to keep systems and networks operating.
Sun Launches Identity Auditor System
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
Software can define business rules for granting access privileges to enterprise applications.
Editor's Note: Technology's Reach Is Limitless
Commentary  |  1/21/2005  | 
In a matter of years, more computer intelligence will be embedded in places that we never imagined (or maybe we've imagined it, but it's years from reality): household devices, highways, even the human body.
Sun Debuts Compliance And Content-Management System
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
The product set helps locate documents needed for regulatory and legal-discovery proceedings.
Business Technology: IT Transformation: Two Companies That Get It
Commentary  |  1/21/2005  | 
In Part 2 of our three-part series, as you try to determine which technology vendors are tactical suppliers versus those that are strategic business partners, consider this: Do they talk only about scalability and manageability and reliability, or do they talk about nimbleness and agility and opportunity? Do they emphasize their ability to help you maintain competitive advantage, or do they help you conceive and build new and more-valuable competitive capabilities for the future?
IBM Expands Its OpenPower Linux Server Portfolio
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
The vendor will deliver in mid-February an addition to its eServer OpenPower platform. The 710 is offered in one-way or two-way configurations.
Manufacturer Shaves A Week Off Custom Orders
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
Furniture maker Brayton is using a configurator tool and other software from think3 to automate engineering processes and shrink the time it takes to deliver custom orders.
Drug Industry To Shift To Digital Orders
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
Goal is to phase out costly and cumbersome triplicate forms
BMC Debuts Configuration-Management Database
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
The software is designed to help businesses unify service- and infrastructure-management tools to promote database management consistency and simplified integration among processes.
How To Make BI Less of a Gamble
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
To avoid expensive BI debacles, use rules-based audits and proofs of concept to understand potential project pitfalls
Oracle Aims To Reassure PeopleSoft Users
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Oracle is on a mission to satisfy wary PeopleSoft customers following the drawn-out takeover, says president Charles Phillips.
EII: Information on Demand
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Will enterprise information integration really displace traditional data warehousing, or just complement it?
Florida Police Network Supports Post-9/11 Promises
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Florida hopes to expand a data-sharing network aimed at spotting criminals or terrorists across jurisdictions.
Agile To The Bone
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Service-oriented architecture lets you respond quickly to demands for new and improved processes
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