Mr. Torvalds Goes To Brussels
Last week, a group of Open Source pioneers joined the battle over the future of software patents in the European Union. Over the next several weeks, the EU could fall into the same legal trap that ensnared the U.S. software industry--or it could take the first step towards dumping the concept of software patents once and for all.
Beyond BPM Tools
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.
Beijing Gives Microsoft The Boot
Beijing's municipal government kills a $3.5 million deal with Microsoft, as government officials prove they're serious about enforcing a "buy-China" software policy.
Microsoft Cans Windows 2000 SP5
It plans instead to produce an "update rollup" in the middle of next year as its last security patch for the operating system.
Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 4
With the top two commercial Linux distributions based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, the open-source operating system could gain greater footing among enterprise apps.
Firefox Downloads On A Red-Hot Roll
Users download more than 5.6 million copies of the Firefox 1.0 browser since its release two weeks ago, reflecting recent market-share gains against Internet Explorer.
Outsider On Top
Computer Associates' CEO-elect must reconcile product strategy and customer satisfaction
ERP Rest in Peace
Commoditization of ERP transitions focus to performance management.
JBoss Is Flying High
Open-source applications are winning over enterprise IT departments, and JBoss is one of the firms leading the charge.
Beyond the World Wide Web
As the Internet continues to mature, look for the coming of age of the next big thing: the Semantic Web.
Solving the Last Mile
Expect some final roadblocks when trying to expose your enterprise systems as services.
Set Disruptors ON FULL
New information integration technologies, with help from Moore's Law and increasing standards acceptance, are becoming today's disruptive technologies. Data warehouse incumbents are in for a surprise if they don't pay attention.
SAML: The Secret to Centralized Identity Management
Complicated by too many systems, too many applications, and too many passwords, identity management is a major headache for most organizations. Can an intelligent, Web-services approach employing new standards ride to the rescue?
Building an Intelligent IT Infrastructure
To address the complexity of today's requirements, IT needs a fresh approach to infrastructure. New technologies are coming together to help you construct a smarter, more flexible environment. Here's how to progress toward your goal.
You Want Reviews? We've Got 'Em!
Been coveting a snazzy, sleek smartphone? How about an inexpensive way to share and sync files? A workhorse file and print server? Or a digital pen that remembers everything you write and creates e-mails
The 38 Subsystems of ETL
Three little letters -- E,T, and L -- obscure the reality of 38 subsystems vital to successful data warehousing.
SmartAdvice: Five Main IT Categories To Evaluate In Companies You Might Buy
There are some basic IT functions, from tech plans to an inventory of products, to consider when your company is deciding whether to buy another, The Advisory Council says. Also, weigh the cost of backing information up against the cost of lost business in deciding on a data backup plan; and look at your company's software-development processes when deciding whether to move immediately to the new CMMI.
Casting for ROI
Pinning down BI's return on investment will never be easy, but it might be easier than fly fishing.
Oracle V. PeopleSoft Could Last Several More Months
Although Oracle has won a majority of PeopleSoft's shares, PeopleSoft refuses to give in. A ruling to eliminate PeopleSoft's poison pill isn't likely, and it looks like the two are headed for a proxy battle.
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