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Content tagged with Software posted in October 2004
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Acxiom Buys Chinese BI Firm
News  |  10/31/2004  | 
The data-management and services company buys a Shanghai-based provider of data-management, business-intelligence, and CRM services to Asian and global companies.
Ballmer's Linux Spin
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Microsoft's CEO argues that Windows is cheaper and more secure than its open-source rival. Do the facts support him?
Business Technology: Microsoft And Its Blind Spot: Linux
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
Steve Ballmer's letter to customers said nothing about the widespread reality of tens of thousands of Microsoft customers who are eager to deploy BOTH Windows and Linux.
Linux More Expensive? Maybe
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
Something about this time of year makes me even more suspicious of spin than usual. So when I read Steve Ballmer's e-mailed message to customers and partners, I wanted to find out a little more about the research he used to defend his position against Linux.
Here Car! Good Car!
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Moody cars and "neuromarketing" make some nostalgic for old-fashioned technology.
California City Relieved It Has E-Mail Archives
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Requests for access to Oceanside's municipal E-mail often spike during an election year. So the city's CIO created an archive system that he says is serving him well this year.
New Customers Boost I2's License Revenue
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
The supply-chain app vendor is improving its profitability with sales to new customers and by cutting its expenses.
Taking Stock: Slow And Steady ADP Wins Earnings Race
Commentary  |  10/29/2004  | 
Back-office processing for many firms often runs on ADP support.
Pipeline
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Axentis, Corticon, and SAS lead our harvest of important releases.
Without Safety Nets
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Will super-efficient supply chains take one beating and fail to keep on ticking?
Starwood's Mainframe Is Ready To Check Out
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Hotelier embarks on 7-year, $100 million deal with HP to upgrade reservation system
HP, SAP Team On Service
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Companies offer ERP applications package for small and midsize businesses
Acxiom Acquisition Opens Door To China Expansion
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
The data-management and services company buys a Shanghai-based provider of data-management, business-intelligence, and CRM services to Asian and global companies.
Doctors Get New Data Source To Improve Care
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Electronic tool can access patients' prescription information from insurance claims
Marine Corps Revamps Troops' Supply Chain
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Military branch rolls out Oracle's enterprise apps to simplify supply operations
Downplaying Upgrades and Other Mistakes of the 21st Century
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Our interconnected world forces application users to face reality: It's time to upgrade.
The Post-Merger Pervasive
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
With more native drivers than ever, Pervasive Software's data integration suite packs a punch.
Wal-Mart Takes RFID To Sam's Club
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
The retailer will soon begin putting RFID-tagged cases and pallets in its chain of club outlets.
Hospitals Get New Data Source To Reduce Medical Errors
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Emergency rooms in several Massachusetts hospitals are using a new electronic tool to access patients' prescription information from insurance claims to improve safety and quality of care.
Full Text of Microsoft "Comparing Windows with Linux and UNIX" Letter
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week sent a letter to customers outlining the reasons it believes Windows is superior to Linux. This is the full text of that letter.
CA's Open-Source Ingres Now Available
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The company is shipping the open-source database for Linux and Windows to revive its usage.
Emergency Rooms Get New Data Source To Reduce Medical Errors
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Emergency rooms in several Massachusetts hospitals are using a new electronic tool to access patients' prescription information from insurance claims to improve safety and quality of care.
R U Compliant?
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance is nothing if not a real-time challenge. Creating a good information flow among potentially hundreds of stakeholders requires a new influx of technology, including solutions based on instant messaging.
Metrics Development: Taking It From the Top
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The biggest challenge in performance management often comes right at the beginning: metrics definition and development. Here are ideas to get strategic initiatives (and top executives) moving.
People Power
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Organizations can only go so far to improve performance before they must address their most important asset: the workforce. Competitive forces are pushing managers to look beyond HR and ERP systems and embrace performance management.
Surrounding the ETL Requirements
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Make sure you know your requirements before getting started on ETL.
More Than Pie Charts
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Business intelligence is too important to be limited by outdated presentation and visualization.
Marines Revamp The Supply Chain That Serves Troops
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The branch is rolling out Oracle's enterprise apps to streamline its supply and logistics operations.
Congratulations, Mr. Internet! This Is Your Life.
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
NYU economics professor Nicholas Economides finds that the best way to describe the Internet is to look at the industries it's displacing.
The New Frontier
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Innovation performance management: Is it a myth... or mandate?
The Many Faces of Workforce Management
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
HR, now seen as strategic, is the focus of application innovation.
UK Gives Open Source The OK
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
A UK government report encourages public agencies to consider using Linux and other open-source alternatives to commercial software.
The Cure for Healthcare?
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Just like ER: Healthcare professionals demand mobile intelligence.
In Brief
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
Closed Loop
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Before the Hype, The BCM Connection, The Zachman Framework
When Metrics Stink
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Managing performance well means sending the right signals.
Mandrakesoft Ships Linux OS Update
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The company's Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official release includes improved mobile device support and hardware compatibility.
Microsoft Sees Its Software Underpinning PLM Efforts
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
It has formed partnerships with other vendors to leverage Microsoft software, including Windows Server 2003, BizTalk Server 2004, and SQL Server 2000, in manufacturers' PLM initiatives.
Wily Release Eases Java Application Management
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Introscope upgrade measures browser-to-service response times and helps pinpoint application-performance problems.
The Pieces Fall Into Place
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
All the pieces seem to be falling in place for Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
Business Objects Wants To Analyze RFID Data
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The business intelligence firm has joined forces with a maker of product information software to help companies analyze the massive data flows anticipated from RFID deployments.
High-Tech Ambulance Chasers
Commentary  |  10/27/2004  | 
Patent lawsuits and other intellectual property conflicts are grabbing plenty of headlines lately. Yet I don't see this subject as just another hot news item--I consider it the biggest threat the open-source software community has ever faced, and it may be the most serious threat the U.S. technology industry as a whole has ever faced as well.
MySQL Update Ready To Roll
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
After months of testing, MySQL AB releases the latest version of its open-source business database server.
Red Hat Looks To The Data Center
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
With its Enterprise Linux 3 release, Red Hat aims to deliver a competitive platform for large-scale enterprise applications.
Ballmer Confronts Linux Challlenge
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
The Microsoft CEO argues the case for Windows vs. Linux in an email to customers and partners.
Needed: Open-Source Education, Understanding
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
If users understand how such software may be licensed and software vendors take greater care to research the intellectual property used in their products, many open-source software concerns would go away, asserts a panel of experts.
Pilot Software Introduces Web Channel Performance Management
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Pilot Software targets strategy-execution alignment for under-served Web initiatives.
Raising Employee IQ
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Ten ways to raise every employee’s innovation quotient
Optimizing Workforce Communication and Productivity
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Employee collaboration utilizing instant messaging brings value over email.
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