News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in April 2005
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Aggressive Treatment
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
A $402 million deal between IBM and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center aims to cut operating costs with improved efficiency, while also co-developing IT products the rest of the industry may use
Microsoft Sales Disappoint
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Microsoft's Metro Aims To Be PDF Replacement
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Adobe's popular file format is application-agnostic--and potentially threatening
Tibco Monitors Processes To Detect Fraud And Abnormalties
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
New BusinessEvents software sounds an alert when it identifies deviations in routine business processes.
Sound Of Music, Your Way
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Wal-Mart launches a service to let music lovers create custom CDs on its Web site
Ariba Opens Its E-Procurement Platform
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
The supply-chain vendor is opening up its Web-based supplier network to companies that currently don't use its software with a new subscription-based service.
Building Better Purchasing And Production Processes
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Pacific Alliance is installing TradeStone Software's Web-based apps to better automate the highly collaborative garment-buying and manufacturing process.
Actuate Earns Profit, But Q1 Sales Soften
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Actuate rebounds from a loss in the same period last year and reports progress with its open-source reporting tools project.
The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Wachovia Rolls Out Web-Based Mortgage System
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
System is built on reusable software components that can be deployed to third-party portals.
SAP Gets Rich
Commentary  |  4/29/2005  | 
SAP application data is about to get a lot flashier.
Same Old Story
Commentary  |  4/28/2005  | 
It's déjà vu all over again - but is anyone listening this time? A panel of top-tier user companies this week once again sounded the call for software vendors to start delivering better quality products. They also made it clear that they long to be close to you - vendors that is. For all the endless marketing blather we hear about customer relationship management, it's clear that the only k
Microsoft 3Q Profits Double, But Sales Disappoint
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
A big drop in legal expenses helped Microsoft's profits nearly double in the third quarter, but revenue inched up just 5% to $9.62 billion.
QlikTech Upgrades Flagship BI Tool
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
The new version of QlikView supports Intel's x64 and Itanium 64-bit platforms, which remove the 4 gigabyte memory limit of 32-bit systems.
Fast Road to IT Governance
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
After four years in stealth mode, a new company that applies BI technology to IT governance officially launched yesterday.
Fidelity And Metavante Report Record Contract Renewals
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Demand remains high for financial-processing technology and services.
Business Objects Reports 15% 1Q Sales Growth
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Recently released BusinessObjects XI generates $15 million in license revenue.
IT Execs To Vendors: Your Software Stinks
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
A panel of IT execs at Sand Hill Group's Software 2005 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., said the software industry needs to build higher-quality software and closer relationships with customers.
Veritas Listed in “Leader'' Quadrant Position in the J2EE Application Management Magic Quadrant
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Veritas i3 for J2EE provides customers with end-to-end application management.
IBM To Launch Electronic Medical-Record-Sharing Project
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Use of transferable electronic medical records could cut health-care spending by 10%, experts say.
Aldon Announces Aldon Lifecycle Manager 5.0
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Enterprise software configuration and change management solution is available on Linux and UNIX.
HyPerformix Awarded Patent for Application Performance Solution
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Technology increases usability by using a non-proprietary programming language.
Business Objects Integrates XI Suite With SAP Platforms
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
The move merges Business Objects' query and analysis, performance management and data integration tools with SAP applications and data sources.
RFID Can Help Relieve The Fear Of Surgery
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
RFID tags ensure that doctors perform the correct operation on the right person and on the correct place on the body.
SmartAdvice: Adobe And Macromedia Should Ride Software-As-A-Service Trend
Commentary  |  4/27/2005  | 
The companies can offer a consistent user experience for authoring, displaying, and integrating with back-end applications, The Advisory Council says. Also, a formal review and reporting process will help companies evaluate IT investments.
SAP Adds Rich-Client Interface, Upping Stakes With Oracle
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Macromedia's user interface and development environment will let SAP provide more tools to extract and work with information from its apps.
SAP And Siemens Team Up For Health-Care Systems
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
A package of products and services will combine Siemens' clinical-systems expertise and SAP's business and supply-chain applications.
SAP Helps Banks Comply With Global Regulations
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
A new application is designed to help banks comply with recently enacted European rules on reporting financial assets and liabilities.
Venture-Capital Spending In IT Shows Slight Decline
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
VC investment in IT was $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2005, down from the $2.7 billion invested in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to a survey released Tuesday.
In Focus: Survey Says... 'ECM's an Ideal, Not a Priority'
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Consolidating on a single enterprise content management (ECM) platform may be a laudable long-term goal, but it's not a priority. That's the sentiment of nearly 400 Intelligent Enterprise readers sampled in a Web-based survey conducted early this month.
Wake Up To XBRL
Commentary  |  4/26/2005  | 
If you're a BI professional at a big company who doesn't know about XBRL, start learning. It's going to ignite a competitive analytics explosion.
Book Review
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
'Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business' by Judith M. Collins
CSK Auto Replaces Paper Forms With Digital Data
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Auto-parts retailer replaces paper forms with a system that scans bar codes and uses digital photos to provide proof of delivery.
Analysis: Place Your Bets on a Process for Innovation
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Some companies manage intellectual property as if it's an arms race, stockpiling patents and trade secrets that may never be commercialized. Johnson Controls approaches ideas for innovation with a process that makes the company more like a shrewd poker player, knowing just when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
OfficeMax Pushes Direct Marketing To The Max
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
The retailer is using predictive-analytics software from SPSS to analyze sales data and offer optimal flyers and direct mailings.
Christmas Present: Longhorn Due By '06 Holiday
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
New technology called Metro, which is reliant on graphics technology and APIs that will ship with Longhorn, will preserve the formatting of documents created in Microsoft Office apps and print them faster, and with better fidelity, on compatible printers.
Cisco's Strategy: Helping Businesses Go Wireless
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Networking vendor is moving aggressively to integrate wireless LAN technology from Airespace into its product portfolio.
Bill Gates Discusses 64-Bit Windows, Longhorn Transition
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Microsoft chairman calls 64-bit memory a 'huge' boost for demanding PC and server applications, but says most business desktop users can probably wait for Longhorn before upgrading.
Cooking an old puzzle
Commentary  |  4/25/2005  | 
I just got an email about Puzzle #11 in my old book SQL PUZZLES & ANSWER from Rainer Gemulla at TU Dresden, Fak. Informatik, Institut SyA, in Dresden, Germany. It is a very nice cook and it is embarassing to see how needlessly complex the other answers were:
Gates' 64-Bit Pitch
News  |  4/23/2005  | 
The performance benefits of 64-bit Windows are compelling, but companies must decide whether they're ready to take the plunge
Microsoft Cozies Up To Sun
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
RFID Data Management
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Sybase software helps companies collect and use data for business processes
Open-Source Gets Smart
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
EMC: No Slowdown Here
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
IBM To Help Tech Startups In Israel
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
The Israeli government will provide financing and IBM will provide technical assistance to startup companies developing products based on open standards such as Linux and Java.
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