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Content tagged with Software posted in December 2004
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Third-Party Support An Option For PeopleSoft Customers
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
Some companies report big savings, and peace of mind, by turning to service providers such as TomorrowNow.
Microsoft Shows Its IBMness
Commentary  |  12/31/2004  | 
Firefox could rekindle genuine competition in the desktop software market--if enterprise IT organizations are willing to do their part.
Campbell Soup Cooks Up New Product-Life-Cycle Management System
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
The company is replacing a 10-year-old homegrown system with software from Formation Systems to help it manage ingredients, recipes, and new product development.
CES 2005 Kicks Off A New Year Filled With High Tech
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
The annual convention, held in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, will showcase new gaming and telematics products, mobile and wireless technologies, home networking, innovative electronics, and more.
Oracle Replaces Top Executives At PeopleSoft
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
Oracle Corp. wasted little time cleaning house in its takeover of PeopleSoft Inc., removing four top executives from the latter's ranks and replacing them with Oracle executives.
New Regulations Increase Reliance On Database Audit Trail Tools
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Imperva, IPLocks, and Lumigent offer software for monitoring who is accessing sensitive data.
Top Five BI Trends
Commentary  |  12/30/2004  | 
The waning year saw major business intelligence trends on the user side that testify to the dynamism of BI as a technology. Here's a summary.
Report: Apple To Launch $499 Mac
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Apple enthusiasts say that in January Apple will unveil a sub-$500 Mac designed to entice Windows users who own iPods to make the computer switch.
PlanView Links Up With BMC
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Connections between the vendors' software will give managers improved visibility into IT operational data.
Wal-Mart's Linux Gambit
Commentary  |  12/30/2004  | 
I'm no friend of Wal-Mart. During my college years back in North Carolina and Georgia, I watched as Sam Walton's "big box" retail outlets spread across the countryside like a bad rash, leaving one bombed-out small-town business district after another in their wake.
Comair Downed By Computer Counting Limit
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
The computer failure that grounded an airline's entire fleet over the Christmas weekend and stranded thousands of travelers was due to creaky software that couldn't count higher than 32,768.
Linux 2.6.10 Kernel Hits The Street
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
The newest version of the current Linux kernel was released late last week by creator and open-source maven Linus Torvalds.
Oracle Assumes Control Of PeopleSoft
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
Oracle purchases 75% of PeopleSoft stock and replaces four PeopleSoft board members.
PeopleSoft CEO Steps Down
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
PeopleSoft founder David Duffield, who tried to keep the company from being acquired by Oracle, returned as CEO after Craig Conway was fired in October.
NT's Retirement Opens Windows For Linux
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
Friday's demise of general support for Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0 may give alternate operating systems, such as Linux, a temporary opportunity.
Cancer Center Adopts Leading-Edge Data-Archiving Technology
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
Nonprofit facility plans to transform its medical record-keeping system to electronic records this spring.
Microsoft Antitrust Settlement Dollars Going Largely Unclaimed
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
California companies and consumers who purchased Microsoft's PC software may be leaving more than $1 billion on the table
New Windows Bugs "Critical," Lack Patches
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
A trio of new and unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows were made public on security mailing lists over the weekend.
The Silver Lining In SOX
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Use Sarbanes-Oxley financial compliance initiatives to justify automation, eliminate spreadsheets and develop process consistency.
New Law Aims At Counterfeit Computer Products
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Microsoft quickly endorses the amendment after taking its own steps to stem the problem.
Convergence Up Close
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
These real-world BPM, text mining and EII deployments demonstrate the value of uniting data and content. But which technologies are ready for your enterprise?
Honeypot Project Finds Unpatched Linux PCs Stay Secure Online For Months
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Study says the average unpatched Linux system survives for months on the Internet before being hacked. Another report sasy Windows PCs last just minutes.
When Worlds Collide
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
To meet compliance requirements, gain a sharper view of customers and achieve process excellence, look to new integration technology that can merge separate data resources.
Shortlist
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
The lastest BI product releases
Real-Time Collaborative Planning in Excel
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Applix TM1 Planning Manager combats latency in data processing during the budgetary planning cycle.
Midsize Company Turns To Process-Driven ERP System
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Biotech firm rolls out ERP system from Exact Software in 18 months to 48 offices worldwide.
A Smart Response to Bad Data
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
DataFlux dfPower Studio 6.2 data quality software offers profiling, analysis, matching and correction.
Opera 8 Beta Includes Speech Commands
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Opera Software launches the beta of its next browser for Windows, temporarily dubbing the new software Opera 8.
PeopleSoft, Oracle User Groups Have Their Own Merger Issues
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Oracle's president may have added fuel to a simmering dispute among PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards user groups when he made contact.
New Rules, Agile Government
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
When every change requires a pack of programmers, you can't be nimble. California DMV took a more flexible approach.
Cognos Sales And Profits Leap In Q3
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Demand for ReportNet remains upbeat as the business intelligence vendor beats expectations with earnings of $34.5 million on a topline of $210.4 million.
Cattlemen's Beef Association Readies RFID Program
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
The industry group wants to use RFID tags to track livestock throughout the country, in part to protect against mad cow disease.
Ask Dr. Data
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Run for your life - here come real-life video games.
The Business of Better IT
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
IT service management: Is it the key to running IT like a business? Nationwide Insurance veteran Kelly Cannon shares his insight on ITSM implementation.
Open And Shut
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Analytics: The next stop for open source?
Put Virtue On the Corporate Radar
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Transparency is the way to thrive in an age of corporate scrutiny.
Letter Drop
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Out With the Old? Not So Fast; Oracle vs. PeopleSoft
Dream the Possible Dream
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The new Intelligent Enterprise, with broader coverage and a fresh look, takes a bow.
Microsoft Looks Beyond UML
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Microsoft has been coy, saying it will support UML as well as other "domain-specific languages."
SOX SUIT: Holding Feet To The Fire
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Shareholders are making sure the law is enforced.
Oracle BI and ECM: Who's Buying It?
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The release of OracleBI Discoverer 10g is more of a coming-out party than a birth.
BBC Takes New Approach to Web Analytics
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The BBC is revamping the technology it will use to crunch the data on its 350 sites.
Software Aggregates Medical Knowledge In Hopes Of Averting Misdiagnoses
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The Isabel pediatric diagnostic system--based on pattern-recognition technology--prompts physicians to consider a range of different diagnoses, some of which might not be immediately apparent.
Microsoft Court Loss Might Not Help Open Source, Samba Leader Says
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Unless Microsoft licenses its communication protocols differently, open-source projects can't make much use of them.
It's The End Of The Road For Windows NT
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
After Dec. 31, Microsoft will no longer provide general support for Windows NT Server 4.0, marking the end of an era.
Web-Based Software Eases Holiday Hiring
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Millions of workers are hired during the holiday season, and Taleo's software is designed to help businesses handle the onslaught. The software helps establish, automate, and manage processes for salaried, hourly, and temporary staff.
Firefox Ad Boosts Downloads
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Last week's two-page advertisement in the The New York Times paid for by fans of Mozilla's Firefox browser is bringing in more downloads.
EU Court Rules Microsoft Must Divulge Secrets
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
EU court rules Microsoft also must produce a version of Windows stripped of the program that plays music and videos.
Poll: Youth Values Technology, But Isn't Aggressive About IP
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Younger people are more likely than adults to believe that technology will be vital to their future, but they are less likely to support the protection of intellectual property.
IT Investments Grew Strongly In Third Quarter
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The Commerce Department calculated the value of those IT investments at a seasonally adjusted $575.6 billion.
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