News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in May 2004
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Strategy Shift
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
FDIC Tells Banks To Get Ready For Check 21
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Banks must make operational changes to comply with law, regulatory group says.
IT Confidential: Bad Voodoo: Finding Fraud Spells Jail Time
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
The fraud app is 'not just data mining, says I.S. Director Fontenot.
Pipeline
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
The Reality of Real Time
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Don't let the hype confuse you: Real-time enterprise technologies offer operational more than strategic benefits.
Execution Systems: The Heart of Intelligent Manufacturing
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Steadily evolving over two decades, the manufacturing execution system (MES) now plays a central role in achieving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The MES also commands potentially valuable sources of information for strategic business applications that feed on enterprisewide intelligence.
BI Scorecard: The Best BI Tool
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor demos often obscure architectural differences between BI suites. Yet, as our BI Scorecard series concludes, you dare not overlook them.
Linux Paces Strong Server Growth
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Linux server revenue and unit shipments have been growing at double-digit rates since late 2002.
BI Standardization and Consolidation for Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Cost reduction and improved organizational effectiveness top the list of latest CIO initiatives.
No Time to Spare: A Guide to Supply Chain Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Marketplaces are dynamic. The competition is fierce. When it comes to managing the supply chain, there's no time to lose. Here's a guide to performance management metrics that will help your organization act decisively in pursuit of business objectives.
Data Warehouse Check-Ups
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Periodic check-ups will help you avoid letting business intelligence and data warehousing problems spin out of control.
Data Mining For the Masses
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Data mining is a "must have": but can it overcome obstacles to mainstream BI inclusion?
Time of Transparency
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Companies must act as if they're always being watched - because they are.
Linux Process Change Raises Questions
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Some are concerned that Torvalds' decision will legitimize intellectual-property claims
Microsoft Extends Service Periods
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Windows 2000, XP, SQL Server 2000 get a few more years of support added on
JBoss CEO, Staff Accused Of 'Astroturfing'
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Middleware will still follow the movements of JBoss, and developers may continue to discuss JBoss' open-source projects on the Middleware Company's developer forums.
Cisco Offers High-End Router For Carriers
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor says the technology eventually will make its way into business products
E-Visits Begin To Pay Off For Physicians
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Some health plans and insurers will reimburse doctors for online consultations
Quality Is Job One
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New data quality remedies took center stage at The Data Warehouse Institute's recent gathering in Boston.
Europe And United States Agree To Share Airline Passenger Info
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The two sides say the agreement addresses concerns about privacy while helping to combat terrorism.
First 64-Bit Windows Virus Arrives
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The virus, Rugrat.3344, uses Thread Local Storage structures within the operating system to execute itself.
Taking Stock: Novell's Linux Focus Could Lead To Growth
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor prominently pushes its Ximian and SuSE Linux initiatives.
IBM Gives ISVs Remote Access To Hardware
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The new program offers a feature that lets developers remotely configure and test their applications on Linux.
Information Builders Intros Quick Set-Up BI For VARs
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Information Builders and its subsidiary iWay Software introduced a quick set-up business-intelligence package for VARs, and Web services software for IT managers.
NetSuite To Add ERP Functions To Hosted Apps
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
NetSuite debuts new enterprise resource planning (ERP) features it will add to its hosted application portfolio in the third quarter.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
The Truth's In The Analysis
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
You don't have to be studying for a doctorate in philosophical relativism to know that the truth can get a little squishy when it's reported different ways.
Tyco CIO Shows Off IT Progress, Outlines Goals
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Dana Deasy, Tyco's first corporate CIO, is charged with turning the company's IT operations from a marginalized support function into a competitive advantage.
Microsoft Details Soup-To-Nuts Strategy For Security
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich says the company's IT department provides an effective testing ground for technologies to be offered to customers.
Microsoft Shows Off Its Security Plans
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The company outlined how it's implementing the protections within the company, as well as what users can expect over the next several months.
Navy Seeks To Lessen Possible Threats Posed By Software Outsourcing
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The director of technology innovation at the Navy's Network and Space Operations Command says he plans to bolster and standardize security requirements in software outsourcing pacts.
Checkpoint, Philips Form RFID Alliance
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Checkpoint Systems and Royal Philips Electronics said they have formed an alliance to jointly sell electronic tags and readers and system integration services to retailers and consumer products companies.
Gartner: Database Market Stable, With Linux Hot Spot
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Excluding the impact of currency conversion, the overall market for relational databases was nearly flat for 2003, according to new research from Gartner Dataquest.
QAD Adds Business Intelligence To Manufacturing Apps
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
QAD unveiled business intelligence software for its enterprise applications that help run manufacturing operations.
Microsoft Technology To Allow PC And E-mail Searches, Too
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The vendor is looking beyond Internet searches as it prepares to battle rivals such as Google.
Linux Database Market Growing
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The overall market for relational databases was nearly flat last year, though, according to Gartner Dataquest.
Microsoft Offers Exchange Anti-Spam Tool To All
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The announcement came in conjunction with the first upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft's E-mail server platform.
PeopleSoft Rejects Oracle Bid Again
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The software vendor's board unanimously voted against a $7.7 billion offer, saying it doesn't reflect PeopleSoft's real value.
Microsoft Dumps Kodiak, Parses Out Promised Features
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
It dropped plans for a huge planned upgrade to Exchange Server 2003 in favor of an incremental release next year.
Orders For Computer Products Rise In April
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Overall durable goods orders fell 2.9% last month, but orders for computer goods and related products grew 5.4%.
Louisiana Fights Fraud With Mapping Software
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The state's Department of Social Services is marrying food-stamp business-intelligence systems with GIS data about retailers.
Firm Proposes Photo Database Of 50M U.S. Buildings
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Imageos is pushing a service that would link satellite photos, GPS data, and digital ground photos for sale to police and insurance companies.
CA Offers To Settle With Government; 4Q Sales And Profits Grow
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The software vendor said in its quarterly financial report that it has offered the government $10 million to settle a probe into its accounting.
SmartAdvice: Voice-Recognition Technology Can Extend Call-Center Reach
Commentary  |  5/25/2004  | 
Used to augment but not replace call-center staff, voice-recognition technology can make for better customer service, The Advisory Council says. Also, efficient modeling of processes is key to successfully automating sales orders; and getting technical staff to work with offshore outsourcers depends on how they've been treated.
GAO Warns Of Risks In Foreign-Developed Software
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The investigative arm of Congress warns that the Defense Department needs to do more to deal with the potential that developers from unfriendly nations could write code for U.S. weapons systems.
Microsoft Extends Product Support To 10 Years
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
Extra three years of extended support is an acknowledgement of tighter IT budgets and longer product life cycles
Inovis Debuts IndustryLink For RosettaNet
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The new offering simplifies RosettaNet implementations, reducing the deployment time to one week instead of four or more.
The Gospel According To Gerry Cohen
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The CEO made his case at the company's user conference that Information Builders is the preeminent, and potentially standard, business-intelligence vendor.
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