News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in March 2007
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The Search For Microsoft Researcher Jim Gray
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Colleagues rallied to look for the renowned computer scientist, but to no avail.
ZoomInfo Search Engine Makes Business Information Free
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
The business-oriented semantic search service, tailored for finding information about companies and their employees, is expanding its reach to any Internet user.
GPL: Third Time's The Charm?
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
The third iteration of the third version of the General Public License backs off -- a little bit -- on some of its more controversial aspects.
Worm Attack Masquerades As IE7 Download Offer
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
E-mails display an image that invites users to download a beta of a new version of Internet Explorer 7, but instead they are hit with the Grum-A worm.
Despite Vulnerabilities, Apple's Mac OS X Weathers The Security Storm
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Security pros say the Mac platform isn't a high-risk operating system and is more secure than Microsoft's Windows XP.
Idle Threat To Exchange
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Exchange users, threatening to switch, may be blowing smoke.
Microsoft Nixes 'Big Bang' Service Pack For Windows Vista
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
One reason is that new tools such as Windows Update allow Microsoft to dribble out smaller fixes to its new OS whenever necessary.
Microsoft Describes How Virtual Earth Was Built
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
You want to know what the definition of "cool" is? It's sitting in the front row of a hotel meeting hall, watching a demo of Microsoft Virtual Earth on the 12-foot display in the front of the room, as the camera plunges from the sky to swoop and soar around detailed digital models of the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the streets of Philadelphia. Even cooler: Listening to John Curlander, general manager of Microsoft Virtual Earth, explain how it was built.
Cisco And IBM Aim For Smarter Video Surveillance
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
New advances in IP-based digital video surveillance cameras, recorders, and analysis software promise to help retailers and other businesses put the kibosh on theft.
Oracle and SAP: Fur Flies as Executive Jumps Ship
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
It's been an interesting week for the two giants slugging it out in the business software marketplace. First Oracle filed suit against SAP for intellectual property intrusions into its Internet-based repository of product support information... Also this week came the resignation of Shai Agassi, the president of SAP's product and technology group. It was hardly a surprise.
NextWave Raises $355 Million To Fund Drive Into WiMax And Wi-Fi
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
The firm said the $355 million would be used to speed up development of new wireless technologies, expand company business, and facilitate strategic acquisitions.
Yahoo And Microsoft Fight For Mobile Search While Google Pushes For The Entire Third Screen
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
I have finally settled back into New York after a jam-packed visit to this year's CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Fla. One of the big stories in the wider media that, surprisingly, didn't generate much insider buzz at CTIA was the on-going war to capture the emerging mobile search market.
New Services Move More Security Into The Network Cloud
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
AT&T and Trend Micro are both expanding the network-based security services they're offering to business customers.
Feds Look For Tech Upgrade From Giant Telecom Contracts
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
It's still too early to tell how much business will come out of the contract, but government estimates range from $20 billion over 10 years to as much as $48 billion.
Microsoft Unveils Mobile Browser With Zoom-In Feature
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Deepfish was introduced in preview this week at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego.
IBM Steps Up Campaign Against Red Hat's JBoss Server
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
IBM introduces a free tool to help businesses replace Red Hat's open source JBoss application server with IBM's WebSphere Community Edition application server.
Apple Upgrades Boot Camp With Windows Vista Support
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Boot Camp 1.2 also includes updated trackpad, AppleTime, audio, graphics, modem, and iSight camera drivers, and support for Apple Remote, which works with iTunes and Windows Media Player.
What Makes a BPM Suite a Winner?
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
I'm updating my BPMS Report series on BPMInstitute.org to the new-and-improved 2007 version. A major change from last year is a beefed-up evaluation scoring. I've discovered that many users go straight to the scorecard at the end of the 25-page report to find out which product "won?" It's probably asking for trouble, but I'm posting my new methodology right here so readers can comment.
Federal IT Spending To Rebound In 2009
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Flat federal employment levels coupled with continued expansion and scope of government programs should boost spending, analysts with Input said.
Lie-Detection Software Could Scan E-Mail, Text Messages
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Software could be trained to detect patterns of lies in text for law enforcement, dates, and spouses.
T.J. Maxx Parent Company Data Theft Is The Worst Ever
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
The intrusion hands the retailer the dubious honor of surpassing the 40 million stolen customers record mark, something that only CardSystems had been able to achieve.
Microsoft Beta Tests 'Tahiti,' Another Collaboration App
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
The app allows groups of up to 15 people share documents and applications by clicking an icon within Office applications or via a small taskbar on the top of the screen.
Dell To Sell Linux On Laptops, PCs
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
After positive customer feedback, the No. 1 PC maker will expand its Linux offerings to Optiplex desktops and Latitude notebooks.
Macys.com Adds Browser Tech To Aid Visually Impaired Shoppers
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Visitors to Macy.com can use the technology to magnify or alter Web content or have the content read to them to make it easier for people with poor vision to shop online.
Microsoft Research Provides Sneak Preview Of 'Boku' Programming Environment For Kids
Commentary  |  3/29/2007  | 
A Microsoft researcher on Wednesday demonstrated Boku, an educational game designed to help children as young as five years old exercise their brains by doing programming. Boku is a cute little cartoon robot head with big, soulful eyes who hovers over a cartoon grassy field.

New Draft Of GPLv3 Is Published, Extends Reach To More Than Software
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
The new language also attempts to make covenants like the Microsoft-Novell agreement apply to all GPL users rather than just to those using a specific Linux distribution.
Microsoft Challenges IT Systems Management Leaders
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Microsoft introduced System Center Operations Manager 2007, announced new partnerships, and disclosed details of its System Center roadmap.
CIO Does Not Stand For 'Career Is Over'
Commentary  |  3/28/2007  | 
…any more than, say, CEO stands for Capability Eludes Opportunity or CFO means Clever Financial Obfuscation - okay, maybe there's something in that last one… On the other hand, neither does CIO stand for Completely Infallible and Omniscient; CIO's need guidance, too. Here's a plethora of educational resources, including a new book on CIO Best Practices.
Key SAP Exec Shai Agassi Resigns
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
The departure of SAP's NetWeaver architect shakes up the company's management roster.
Online Gambling Gone Wild: U.S. Crackdown Sparks Offshore Boom
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Far from slowing its growth, a government crackdown on online gambling has sent many sites offshore and many others underground. But it's a good bet that Internet poker will remain a booming industry.
Microsoft Says Longhorn Virtualization Technology On Schedule
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Despite reports the technology, code-named Viridian, would be late, Microsoft says it will be on schedule: available within 180 days of the company's release of Longhorn.
Pharma Industry Debating Bar Codes Vs. RFID For Drug Tracking
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
The industry is leaning toward RFID at the case level but isn't sure when costs will decline enough to let it take that approach for individual bottles of drugs.
Newsvine CEO Admits To Altering Sen. McCain's MySpace Page
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
He says the move was payback for McCain's camp commandeering his Web page template.
Scholarship Offered For 'Coolest Technology' Essay Winner
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
After Microsoft Windows and the Apple iPod, CompTIA wants to know, "What's next?"
New PC Security Recognizes Your Face
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Enrolling users within the Bioscrypt system means first casting a 40,000-point infrared mesh grid over the user's face in order to take measurements.
Oregon Is The Latest State To Consider Adopting ODF Office Standard
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
The proposed legislation chips away at Microsoft's Office software, which has been the de facto standard for most government documents.
LG Shows Off Phones With Google At CTIA, But No Google Phone
Commentary  |  3/28/2007  | 
The world's fifth largest handset maker, LG, today at CTIA announced their plan to pre-install Google applications on future LG handsets released in North America and other markets.
Next-Generation Desktop Applications Linked To Web
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Microsoft hosts a day of startups looking to alter the productivity software landscape and position their products as the harbingers of Office 2.0.
Gartner Sees Strong Growth, Vendor Consolidation In BPM Market
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The market shift toward business process management suites is expected to leave many pure-play BPM vendors behind, particularly as major infrastructure vendors start flexing their muscles in the market
Smartphones Hit The Runway At CTIA
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The announcements continue the trend of smartphone makers moving into the consumer market with lower priced and more stylish devices.
How Do You Tell If A Flash Drive Is ReadyBoost-Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2007  | 
Although my article on ReadyBoost doesn't dwell on it, the Windows Vista feature that creates a code-page cache on a flash drive or flash memory card does put potential users of the feature in a bind, and reader Rich Farkas called me on it almost as soon as the article appeared. How, he wants to know, are potential Vista users supposed to know whether their PC will benefit from ReadyBoost? And
IBM Expands Software Labs In Ireland
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
IBM said the $32 million investment will be used to help build out its portfolio of Tivoli infrastructure management software and will create 130 new programming jobs.
Microsoft Gets Help From EMC In Network Management
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Microsoft is driving deeper into network management with the help of EMC.
Best Buy Sees A Growth Future In RFID
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
At stores where the retailer has tested RFID technology, revenue has increased by 18.7%, and number of units sold are up 14.1%.
Google's Arms-Length Embrace Of Windows Vista
Commentary  |  3/27/2007  | 
So much is said about the rivalry between Microsoft and Google that it's easy to forget they share a common interest. Windows Vista and Google's Web-based applications will coexist on millions of computers as more people make the move to Microsoft's new operating system. That software combo had incendiary potential, but so far no alarms are sounding.
Adobe Sets Creative Suite 3 Ship Date For April
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The launch is the largest in Adobe's 25-year history.
Lawsuit Spotlights Loyalty As Well As Ethics
Commentary  |  3/27/2007  | 
The BI industry has long been rife with companies suing one another. Most recently, Hyperion and HyperRoll squabbled about patent infringements, finally agreeing to become partners. Business Objects and MicroStrategy kept counter suing each other over a period of five years, with both parties ultimately declaring victory and neither having to pay one another. Last week, Oracle joined the cacophony by filing claim against SAP.
Open Source E-Mail Could Gain On Microsoft's Exchange: Yankee Group
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Around 23% of current Microsoft Exchange customers will switch to open source e-mail products within in the next year and a half, according to a forthcoming report from Yankee Group.
Exploit Circulating For 'Critical' ActiveX Microsoft Bug
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The vulnerability causes memory corruption and may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause Internet Explorer to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.
Shimmin On Software: SOA Gets Real, Virtually
Commentary  |  3/27/2007  | 
Enter SOA virtualization. Well, almost. The notion of tricking a server into running various operating systems or databases within separate virtual machines may be old hat, but it's just now beginning make its way up the stack.
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