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Content tagged with Software posted in February 2005
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Yahoo Introduces Search APIs and Developer Network
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Seeking to gain a foothold with software developers, Yahoo delivers set of APIs to help developers build applications that leverage its search functionality.
IBM Turns To ISVs And Resellers To Charge Up Sales
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The company announced several initiatives, such as giving resellers access to industry specialists and providing volume discounts to smaller customers.
I2 Technologies Gets A New CEO
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The vendor taps Michael McGrath, a board member for eight months, to lead the company.
SAP Buys Retail-Management Software Company
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
SAP hopes to gain ground in the retail sector by buying Retek, a vendor known for its demand forecasting, merchandise planning, inventory management, and other retail-specific applications.
Plumtree Adds Financial-Services Companies To Customer Roster
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
First Franklin and Banknorth Insurance will implement portal software for business intelligence and claims processing.
Designed To Cut Time
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Cost pressures and other factors are forcing the apparel industry to modernize its technology
Xen App Enlightens
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
Eclipse Development Tools Are On A Roll
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Addition of Borland and others to Eclipse board eases fear of IBM control
Microsoft Raises Database Stakes At Low End
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Vendor is under pressure from Oracle, IBM, and open-source products
Check Those Credentials
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
CSC gets contract to help TSA screen applicants seeking to transport hazardous materials
IT Spending By Auto-Parts Makers Expected To Increase This Year
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Pressure to cut costs is driving steps to eliminate disparate legacy apps and implement companywide ERP systems.
Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Microsoft is playing high-stakes poker with its customers over the security of its products and technologies, and so far, Bob Evans says, the company's raises and bluffs have held up. But the other players are getting tired of the game, and Microsoft might find that dominating such a game will be little more than a Pyrrhic victory.
Research: Bad Data Thwarting Data Warehouses
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Many companies are focusing explicitly on identifying, extracting and loading data, and not enough on assessing their data quality, Gartner says.
Study: Analytics Revenue To Top $11 Billion In 2008
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
IDC says core analytics will generate $8.7 billion worldwide in 2008, and predictive analytics $3 billion in the same year.
IBM Bets PHP Is Open Source's Next Big Thing
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
IBM is bundling its Cloudscape database with Zend Technologies' scripting language for developing more interactive Web sites.
Where Will Open Source Go Next? Xen Brings Approach To Server Virtualization
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Xen has some big-name support, but there's much work left to do before it has a chance to take root in businesses.
Firefox Patch Fixes Vulnerabilities And Prevents Crashing
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Mozilla Foundation's browser fix covers "moderately critical" and other security vulnerabilities, and addresses dozens of performance issues.
Optimizing Enterprise IT
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Six strategies for reducing costs and ensuring business value
IBM Targets Midmarket With ISeries ISV Push
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
The Initiative for Innovation will expand application and tools development for IBM's iSeries to thousands of additional partners worldwide.
New Technology, New Approach To Design Apps
Commentary  |  2/24/2005  | 
Arch Ventures Partners has made investments in companies producing radio frequency ID tag and grid computing products, but may next put its money in companies developing products that exploit the nascent dual-core and multicore chip.
Ins And Outs Of EII
Commentary  |  2/24/2005  | 
EII diverges from most traditional ETL-oriented data warehousing in that it accesses -- but does not move -- the information that will be examined using analytics tools.
Microsoft Launches SQL Server Database For Workgroups
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Microsoft also provides details of the SQL Server 2005 Yukon line of database software due this summer.
Google Movies
Commentary  |  2/23/2005  | 
Anticipating Oscar. It sounds like the title of some dreadful film; it is in fact an explanation of the timing of Google's latest search enhancement: cinema-centric search.
Microsoft Brings Software Know-How To HIV Research
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Some of the graphical-modeling capabilities being applied to medical research will ship with its SQL Server 2005 database later this year.
IBM Developing Next Release Of Data-Integration Tool
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Improved capabilities include unstructured data management and information-asset exploration.
Rohm and Haas Finds Chemistry with Hyperion Web-Based Financial Consolidation, Reporting and Analysis
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Rohm and Haas Company (ROH), a $7 billion producer of specialty chemicals for use in industries worldwide, is using Hyperion software to consolidate data from more than 100 different legal entities across the world and gain greater insight into its operations.
BPM Partners Assembles Unique Network of Performance Management Experts
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
BPM Partners has added several new companies to the BPM Implementation Alliance, the global network of performance management implementation experts.
Homeland Security Keeps An Eye On The Sky With App-Dev Strategy
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
The federal government's Office of Air and Marine Operations is ready to leverage its new IT infrastructure to monitor nationwide radar activity.
Linux Isn't Moving The Revenue Needle Much For Novell
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Linux remained a small part of Novell's sales in its most-recent quarter, which got a big cash boost from settling with Microsoft.
SunTrust Banks Inks Deal With Micropayments Processor
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Some 14 million Americans made digital-content purchases valued at $2 or less last year.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Electronic forms of content, from e-mail to Web sites, have opened the doors of collaboration in ways that defy the old boundaries of time and geography. With opportunity comes greater risk, however, because of the ease of proliferation, duplication and modification of content.
Informatica Expands PowerCenter's Capabilities
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Data-integration software vendor also provides a glimpse of its product road map.
Vendor Group Founds Web Analytics Trade Association
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
The WAA wants to carry out education, advocacy and standards-development that will strengthen and stabilize the Web analytics industry, the association says.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
A reporting tools deployment helps Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger and other sports gear, improve its grip on product-by-product sales data.
Retention On Track
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Oracle is keeping the PeopleSoft development talent it went after.
Order-Management Software Brings Automation To Online Florist
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
With new order-management software, has eliminated manual processes that took at least 11 people to complete.
Linux For The Future
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
It was wild idealism, really, around the notion that software should be developed communally and distributed freely that spawned Linux more than a decade ago. It's an ideal that has resonated up the chain of command to become a major disruptive force in the business world. While much is made of the threat to Windows, the Linux operating system and accompanying open-source movement threaten to put other decades-old IT mainstays, notably Unix and RISC-based processors, out to pasture. As the new p
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
Procurement Tech Delivers
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
New Tools May Put A Lock On Networks
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Cisco's holistic approach to spot and react to threats isn't yet an all-in-one answer.
What's Next For Internet Explorer 7.0?
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Bill Gates says Microsoft will ship a beta version of its new browser this summer, but the details remain sketchy.
PlanView Launches IT Planning Tool
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Software combines IT portfolio-management capabilities with EMC Documentum's eRoom collaboration software.
Just how many open-source licenses do we need?
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
It's a question to which there's no answer … at least not yet. One thing's for sure: there doesn't seem to be any shortage of applications for new licenses. Ironically, the proliferation new open-source licenses, each with different restrictions and guidelines, introduces incompatibilities that could actually put up walls between some really good programs.
Software Patents Provoke Demonstrations In Europe
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Battle lines are hardening between interests for and against software patents in Europe. Meanwhile, demonstrators took to the streets in Brussels to protest against software patents.
Oracle's Wookey Says PeopleSoft Developers Successfully Retained
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Development executive says "Fusion" architecture planning is under way, on schedule for 2007 and 2008 delivery.
Customers And Partners Support Microsoft's CRM Delay
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Brad Wilson, general manager of Microsoft CRM, says the delay of CRM 2.0 is because of feedback from customers and partners who prefer to see new capabilities added now rather than wait for a subsequent release.
Health Care IT Czar: Industry Making Progress, But Has A Long Way To Go
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Dr. David Brailer unveils plans to speed the health-care industry's adoption of electronic records.
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