News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in November 2003
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Linux Users Dodge Volley In Code Debate
News  |  11/26/2003  | 
The only clear thing in SCO's fight with open-sourcers is that no one knows who's right
Reach For The Masses
News  |  11/26/2003  | 
Dell, EMC, and Hewlett-Packard want to bring storage area networks to more customers
Rich-Client Interfaces Boost Web Experience
News  |  11/26/2003  | 
'Sticky' interfaces are designed to keep customers with the same portal
Software Helps EBay's Global Expansion Efforts
News  |  11/26/2003  | 
Online auction site finds Idiom Technologies' software improves ability to localize content for foreign markets.
Microsoft-Lindows Trial Pushed Back
News  |  11/26/2003  | 
A federal court in Seattle says a scheduling conflict forced a delay until March 1, 2004.
Long-Awaited Linux Kernel Update Slated For December Release
News  |  11/26/2003  | 
Commercial distributions built on Linux 2.6 will hit the market well into 2004.
Using Open Source To Build Commercial Software
Commentary  |  11/25/2003  | 
Salmon LLC, which makes custom applications for enterprises, developed its own open source development tool to build its commercial software.
IronPort Acquires Anti-Spam Blacklist
News  |  11/25/2003  | 
It will use SpamCop to provide anti-spam services to ISPs, schools, and businesses.
BIOS For The Network
News  |  11/25/2003  | 
Phoenix Technologies opened up hardware configuration to the network with TrustedCore NB for notebook and tablet PCs.
IBM And BEA Join In Pursuing New Java Specs
News  |  11/25/2003  | 
The specifications would add consistency among Java-based infrastructure software and make it easier to use the Java platform within a service-oriented architecture.
New Software Helps Predict Customer Behavior
News  |  11/25/2003  | 
SPSS has combined predictive-analytics and text-mining technologies.
Pivotal In Play Reflects State Of CRM Space
News  |  11/25/2003  | 
Smaller providers have a future by offering lower costs and focusing on vertical niches.
Oracle Stays The Course
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
Vendor says it hasn't changed its mind about acquiring PeopleSoft, but adds it won't pay an unreasonable price just to claim victory.
All-Out Effort On CRM
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
EDS's Business-Process Play
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
Sun Buys Into ID Management
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
Java Pickup
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
Don't Blame I.T. Too Much
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
Taking Politics Online
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
If It Worked For The RIAA...
News  |  11/24/2003  | 
At Last, The Final Level
News  |  11/23/2003  | 
What comes next? Computing for seamless connectivity, Gates says.
SuSE Has Big Plans For Linux
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
CTO Jurgen Geck says the company's pending acquisition by Novell will help.
Cheaper At The Core
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
IBM teams with Indian software developer to replace legacy banking apps
Electronic Debits Help Improve Bill Payment
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
Accounts-receivable check conversion lets companies collect funds more efficiently
Enforcing Security At The End Point
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
Cisco's app configures remote systems before giving access to the network
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Nears Beta
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
The update to Microsoft's current desktop operating system will enter beta in the next few weeks, according to a company E-mail.
Sharp Releases Details on Next Linux "Enterprise PDA"
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
Sharp's Zaurus SL-6000 will come built-in with Wi-Fi, mobile middleware and a larger screen.
The Promise Of Free Portlets
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
The Portlet Open-Source Trading site could lower the cost of portal development. Now if just more application software vendors would participate.
SCO Won't Try To Block Merger But Will Go After Novell-SUSE When Deal Is Done
News  |  11/21/2003  | 
SCO could get an injunction that would prevent Utah neighbor Novell from shipping Linux, but it won't try to derail the planned Novell-SUSE merger--at least not legally, an SCO spokesman confirmed.
Take SCO Seriously
Commentary  |  11/20/2003  | 
Whenever we write about SCO's Linux lawsuit, I get nasty e-mail from Linux advocates saying we're simply playing into SCO's PR campaign. We should ignore the lawsuit, I'm told, because it's groundless. This attitude shows a staggering ignorance of how the law and court system works.
Intel Looks Beyond Silicon
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
CEO Craig Barrett says most of the chipmaker's R&D spending will go toward the technology underlying wireless handhelds, consumer electronics, and components of the communications infrastructure.
Software Slump Hurts Novell
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
The company reported a 4Q net loss of $109 million as software revenue fell 25% from the year-ago quarter.
Institute of Medicine Report Urges Technology Standards For Health Care
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
The study also recommends financial incentives for health providers that adopt IT and meet performance standards for care.
IBM To Cut About 200 Jobs
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
The workers in the software division will be allowed to seek jobs elsewhere in the company.
AOL Lets IM Users Log On From Multiple Locations
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
It says messages now will be sent to all active sessions.
Sun Targeting Dec. 12 As Ship Date For Java Desktop System
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
The Linux-based operating system includes the Mozilla browser, StarOffice office productivity suite, GNOME interface and Evolution mail client.
Sun Confirms December Ship Date For Java Desktop System
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
The company saus the open-source desktop operating system should be generally available to customers by Dec. 12.
AOL, Sun, And Systemax Team To Offer Cheap PCs
News  |  11/19/2003  | 
They're offering a desktop for less than $300--but buyers must commit to 12 months of AOL's online service.
Gates Sets Timetable For Security Improvements
News  |  11/19/2003  | 
By mid-2004, even critics will be impressed by the improvements, Microsoft's chairman predicts.
European Commission Looking Into Oracle's Bid For PeopleSoft
News  |  11/19/2003  | 
The resolution of the hostile takeover bid has been extended to March as the EC investigates Oracle's bid.
EDS Launches Business-Process-Outsourcing Group
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
It's combining several groups into one division headed by Guillermo Marmol and will try to establish a bigger presence in a growing market.
SCO Group Raises Battle Cry Again
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
It's official: The company says it will in the next three months target a large Linux user for legal action.
Siebel Sees The Light In Hosted CRM
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
CEO Tom Siebel officially introduced Siebel CRM OnDemand during his keynote at Comdex.
Sun To Acquire Identity-Management-App Maker
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
Sun will integrate Waveset Technologies into its software unit.
Sun Strikes Huge Linux Desktop Deal With China
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
The multi-year deal with the China Standard Software Company (CSSC) will eventually make Sun's Java Desktop System the standard desktop software for millions of machines.
Microsoft To Enter Online Music Market
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
It plans to introduce a song-downloading service next year to compete with offerings from rivals such as Apple.
Big Deals For Sun
News  |  11/18/2003  | 
At Comdex, it disclosed a product-development partnership with AMD and a contract to sell as many as 1 million copies of its new desktop software environment to a Chinese tech company.
Comdex Gets Down To Business
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Companies are using the slimmed-down, IT-focused trade show to debut products that are oriented toward businesses, not consumers.
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