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Content tagged with Software posted in March 2003
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Langa Letter: Microsoft's Adjusted 'Product Lifecycle' Plans
Commentary  |  3/7/2003  | 
Fred Langa untangles Microsoft's plans to extend the life of Win98 while it schedules retirement for other Windows operating systems, too.
Legislate Away Spam? Not Likely
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Analysts and activists agree legislation is unlikely tto stem the tide of unsolicited E-mail
Microsoft Tries to Buckle Down Windows
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
A multiphase effort is planned to make its software more secure.
SCO Promises To Show Offending Code Next Week
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Vendor says it will prove that 'hundreds of lines' of code in the Linux operating system violate its rights.
IBM Adds Think Dynamics To Boost Systems-Management Unit
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The Toronto company offers software for allocating computers, disks, and middleware to specific workloads.
Microsoft Delays New Database
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Microsoft wants the database to hit the market at the same time as an upcoming version of its development tools.
Unix-Linux Imbroglio
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Novell is latest entrant in open-source battle
Microsoft and AOL Settle Suit Amid Broad Media Pact
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Microsoft will pay $750 million and license its digital media technology to AOL Time Warner; the companies also will work together to promote digital movies and music
Microsoft Takes A System-atic Approach
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Windows Server 2003, due next week, and its accompanying server software will be known by the brand name Windows Server System--a signal that the software is designed to work in tandem.
Microsoft Lowers Prices
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
More Details On SCO's Linux Suit
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
SCO's letter Monday to corporate Linux users wasn't a threat, CEO Darl McBride says--it was just a disclosure advised by its lawyers.
Sure, Windows 2003 Scales, But Will It Sell?
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Microsoft is tapping into corporate anxiety in its launch of Windows 2003. It says the software is about doing "more with less."
SCO Sends A Message
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
From Mosaic To Mozart
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Microsoft Tosses Freebies To License Buyers
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Businesses buying Software Assurance maintenance contracts on Microsoft products will get benefits such as free vouchers for product training, free technical support, and discounted licenses for using Microsoft's business products at home.
Microsoft 3Q Profit Up Slightly As Sales Rise 8%
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Third-quarter earnings were up just 2% over a year ago.
Microsoft Aims At Security
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The 64-Bit Question
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The introduction of Windows Server 2003 may well be a watershed for business computing, but uptake may be slow
Metaldyne Turns To QAD To Tighten Supply Chain
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The Kanban Visualization module will let the automotive supplier easily keep track of supply and demand at both ends of its supply chain.
Invensys Puts Baan On The Market
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The planned sale is part of the British company's efforts to sell off more than half its businesses to stem its rising tide of debt.
ERP For The High-volume Set
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Step Up The Supply Chain
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Monitoring Services Spending
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
PeopleSoft Slides In 1Q
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
A now-familiar footnote to the earnings reports from software companies: Maintenance and service fees increased, while other areas are fairly flat.
Baan Finds A Buyer
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Three years after Invensys bought the ERP vendor, it's selling it--at a loss--as the industry edges ever closer to consolidation.
PeopleSoft To Buy J.D. Edwards
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The deal is valued at $1.7 billion and would create the world's second-largest enterprise applications vendor.
Volvo Signs Multimillion-Dollar Service Life-Cycle Management Deal
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Car manufacturer will create an application to link service manuals, parts catalogs, and service bulletins to give technicians and mechanics quick access to information.
SAP's Profit Jumps Despite Falling Sales
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The business-software maker's net income soared in the first quarter, even though software-license revenue dropped 12%.
Buyout Of Software That Manages Product Returns
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Manhattan Associates is buying the rights to software from ReturnCentral in order to integrate the software into the Trading Partner Management suite.
Glovia Adds New Links For Supply Chains
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The Fujitsu subsidiary's new ERP suite is designed for engineer-to-order and high-volume manufacturers.
Cut Sky-High Costs
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
PeopleSoft Aims To Make Its Apps Friendlier
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The vendor's Total Ownership Experience initiative will focus on cutting time and cost out of installations, implementations, and upgrades.
J.D. Edwards Aims To Make Splash At User Conference
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Supply chains and customer-relationship management will be a focus for the revitalized vendor.
Big Investment In Software's Future
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
PeopleSoft puts 500 developers on multimillion-dollar 'ownership-experience' plan
Taking Stock: SAP Stands Out Among Competition
Commentary  |  3/4/2003  | 
SAP is in a better position than most of its software rivals.
New Patent Awarded For Data Exchange
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Contivo gets patent for a software algorithm that establishes a rules-based mechanism for general-purpose data exchanges.
Droplets' Rich User Interface Supports Java Servlets
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Droplets announced recently that its rich user interface for Java applications now supports Java servlets.
Enhancements Boost Ipedo's XML Information Hub
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Universal XQuery reduces the cost and complexity of information delivery.
Logical Apps Touts New Offering As Cure For Oracle Apps Problems
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
The company's AppsRules product lets Oracle financial and ERP apps users build a business-rules layer above their applications that's integrated across them.
New Tools Help Insurance Industry with Acord Compliance
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Swingtide's newly released Monitor and Scorecard are meant for use with XML message exchanges taking place under the insurance industry's nonprofit Acord standards group.
Online Service Aims To Get The Bugs Out
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Elementool helps testers track locations, error messages, and lines of affected code.
Building Java Apps With Less Sweat
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Q-Link's newly revamped app includes 20 prebuilt process action components that can be used to define a business process and design a sequence in Java.
Sun Goes Further With Intel
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
WebSphere Business Integration Takes Aim At New Markets
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
New versions target 11 industries, including automotive, banking, and health care.
Modernizing Cobol
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Relativity Technologies recasts RescueWare as Modernization Workbench, software designed to rearchitect Cobol apps.
IBM Teams With Bowstreet On Portlet Tools
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
IBM has added the Bowstreet Portlet Factory Solution to its catalogue of J2EE portlets and portlet tools, giving the 5-year-old, privately held company a boost over competitors in the portlet tools marketplace.
Palm Buying Handspring
News  |  3/4/2003  | 
Palm co-founders Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, both of whom also formed Handspring, would return to Palm.
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