The auto industry is moving to a new standard for dataexchange in an effort to cut costs and simplify processes
What's Behind Electronic Business XML
The United Nations continues work with a standards body on a set of specifications designed to make electronic document exchange affordable for all companies.
Bank to use Salesforce.com system to improve its sales-management efforts
Oracle Won't Give Up On PeopleSoft Bid
The company says it plans to contest the Justice Department's lawsuit to block its effort to acquire PeopleSoft, and will meet with the business software vendor's largest user group.
Gates Is Still World's Richest
The Microsoft chairman and co-founder is No. 1 on Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest people for the 10th consecutive year.
Oracle-PeopleSoft Battle Widens
The case spills over into the political arena with word that Oracle lobbyists have met with Senate Judiciary Committee staff members to discuss the case.
Microsoft Vs. Linux: The Best Outcome Is No Winner
Microsoft has faced some tough competition before, but what's particularly challenging about Linux and open source is that, this time, Microsoft isn't just competing with another product and company - it's competing against a whole different business model. The competition is exciting, and can only benefit users of both Microsoft and open source.
QlikTech Introduces BI Application For SAP Data Sources
QlikTech debuted a business intelligence package designed to pull data from various SAP data sources and hopes to introduce templates for analyzing specific types of business tasks with the software in the first half of this year.
SmartAdvice: Cost Is Only One Factor In Outsourcing Decisions
Outline very specific goals for outsourcing before you lock in an agreement, or be prepared to be disappointed, The Advisory Council says. Also, ways to get better customer service from PC vendors, and how to turn compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley into a plus.
Witness Makes Service Call
Its eQuality Office package is designed to help companies get a better idea of how back-office processes are affecting customer service.
Interview: Martin Taylor, Microsoft's Top Anti-Linux General
Microsoft's general manager of platform strategies describes plans to compete with Linux, including segmenting the market into small, medium and large businesses. Taylor also defends the security and innovation of the proprietary development process against open source critics.
Controversial Data-Mining Project Lives On
The government continues to finance research to create tools that could mine records for information about terrorists--even though Congress has eliminated a Pentagon office that was developing the technology.
Why Business Intelligence Matters
The Web has simultaneously made data easier to gather and share, and also created new channels of information all its own. And emerging technologies on the horizon radio frequency identification technology that it's hoped will track individual items within supply chains, for example promise whole new mountains of data. Making better use of that data is your job, and we're here to help.