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Content tagged with Software posted in June 2005
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Two New Senate Proposals Show Momentum For Health-Care IT
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Proposals try to chip away obstacles to use of IT in health care, from the cost to anti-kickback laws that keep hospitals from giving IT to doctors
Self-Service Kiosks Help Hospital Reduce Patient Wait Times, Paperwork, And Anxiety
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
The system, which supports multiple languages, has cut check-in time by 25% for first-time patients and 75% for return visits.
New Modeling Tools Narrow The Developer-Business User Gap
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Borland and Compuware upgrade the software-modeling capabilities of their Java toolsets.
Sun And Oracle Team Up To Enhance Enterprise JavaBeans
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
The two companies will develop a common object-relational mapping model for storing Enterprise JavaBeans in relational databases.
Sun To Buy SeeBeyond For $387 Million
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
With this deal, Sun hopes to increase its integration expertise and product portfolio.
ThingMagic Supports Sun in Demonstration of New RFID Software
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Demo at JavaOne to show how intelligent RFID readers can enable greater levels of sophistication in processing information.
HotStatus Enterprises Announces Tools for SOX Compliance
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Company points out that many organizations are still not compliant with regard to their supply chain.
Public Beta of SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver Available for Download
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
On June 24, the Microsoft SQL Server team announced the public beta availability of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver, a new and fully supported JDBC driver for SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005.
Oracle Closes Fiscal Year With Surging Application Sales
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Company also reports a 16% sales increase for its core database and middleware software products.
Anchors Aweigh
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
A grueling, around-the-world boat race illustrates how business intelligence technology is finding use beyond the world of business.
Sun Aims Java At Health Care And Education Markets
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Sun CEO McNealy, in JavaOne keynote, also confirms plans to acquire EAI software vendor SeeBeyond Technology.
In Focus: RedDotting the "I"s and Crossing the "T"s
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Who said enterprise content managment consolidation was played out? Just last week, Hummingbird added to its portfolio by acquiring Web content management player RedDot Solutions.
How The Other Half Lives
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Occasionally, I run Microsoft-related news and reviews on Linux Pipeline. These generally fall into three categories: stories dealing with Internet Explorer; those concerning Microsoft's operating systems, especially Longhorn; and security-related issues. I should admit, however, that Microsoft-related news sometimes makes the cut simply because I it strikes me as interesting, or appalling, or both. This happened earlier in the summer, when I assumed Microsoft's
Citigroup Manages by the Dashboard Light
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Asset Management unit has added human workflow and business activity monitoring to its business process management BPM environment to graduate from automation to intelligent decision support.
Net Users Split Over Grokster Ruling
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Though the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Grokster and other file-sharing programs, the community of Internet users is split over whether file sharing of copyrighted materials such as music and movies should be illegal.
Microsoft Tests Tool For Computer Classrooms
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Shared Computer Toolkit helps administrators erase downloaded programs and restore deleted files.
Microsoft Plans Support For Ajax
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Microsoft said late Monday it's developing a tool code-named Atlas that programmers will use to quickly write fast-loading Web sites.
Making Open-Source Apps More Appealing To Businesses
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Exadel is trying to remove barriers to adoption with new planning and support services, and an integrated development environment, for the open-source application development process.
Racing Boats Compete With BI Onboard
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Yachts now sailing in an around-the-world race are using a business performance management application to achieve best speeds and measure crew performance.
Sun Makes Open-Source Move, Patches Up IBM Relationship
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
At the JavaOne conference, Sun said IBM will renew its Java Standard Edition license and port its key middleware products to Solaris 10 for x86.
Cognos Builds Performance-Management Ecosystem
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
New framework unveiled at user conference ties together the company's technologies for strategic planning and execution.
Welcome To SOA Pipeline
Commentary  |  6/27/2005  | 
Welcome to SOA Pipeline! On Friday we officially renamed and relaunched the site in order to better serve you, our readers. The main reason for the name change is that we feel we can make SOA Pipeline encompass a much broader strategic focus. Service-oriented architectures are where most enterprises are heading right now; Web services provide a way to get there (but not the only way). We feel that the pipeline would be able to focus on the overall strategic roadmap to an SOA, which can include
Sales, Earnings Both Rise For Cognos In Q1
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Earnings came in at $23.8 million, 18 percent higher than the $20.1 million Cognos netted in the first quarter of fiscal 2004.
Open-Source Elixir
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Can Cisco Systems Sell A Smarter Network?
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Company needs to convince customers of application-oriented networking's value
Are Patents Pending?
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
In Europe, demonstrators hit the streets as a vote over software patent law nears
Google's Legacy: It's Not What You Think
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
Google's legacy won't be its innovative search engine optimization or even its online advertising model, but its ingenious approach to IT infrastructure.
64-Bit BI
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
64-bit computing will have a revolutionary impact on business intelligence, in terms of data processing capabilities, reporting complexity and data integration speed.
SAP Acquires Lighthammer
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Lighthammer's Collaborative Manufacturing Suite will be delivered as an SAP xApps composite application on the SAP NetWeaver platform.
Sogeti and Corporate Radar Team Up to Offer BI Solutions
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Alliance offers customers worldwide industry recognized consulting expertise.
ProClarity Teams with Microsoft to Extend Comprehensive Scorecard Application
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Analytic capabilities to augment Microsoft’s new "Maestro" business performance management application.
Ex-PeopleSoft President Takes The Helm At Deltek
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Parker plans to compete against application giants Oracle and SAP in underserved markets.
SmartAdvice: Smart Backup Storage Tips
Commentary  |  6/22/2005  | 
Electronic vaulting promises an end to shipping backup tapes, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendor software generally improves over time, but homegrown software needs to beware those "one-at-a-time" changes.
Experience Distinguishes Open-Source Content-Management Launch
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Startup Alfresco hopes to challenge market leaders with its open-source content-management application.
In On XBRL's Ground Level
Commentary  |  6/21/2005  | 
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) continues to gain steam as the data-formatting standard for information on publicly traded companies. Now BI vendors are getting on board -- or at least one is. Business Objects, integration software firm Ipedo and financial information source Edgar Online have combined elements of their technology to produce a joint XBRL-enhanced BI tool. The goal: Make it possible to cull business
In On XBRL's Ground Level
Commentary  |  6/21/2005  | 
One BI vendor is wasting no time ensuring it'll be able to serve up XBRL-formatted business information -- as soon as the user community decides it wants it.
In Focus: The Don't-Fix-It-If-It's-Not-Broken School of BPM
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Plenty of business process management (BPM) buzz phrases focus on "changing processes on the fly" and "continuous process improvement," but most BPM practitioners I've spoken to don't take process change lightly.
Business Objects Enters Pact To Deliver XBRL Data
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
The new product combines the Business Objects XI platform, Ipedo XIP and Edgar Online's I-Metrix suite of XBRL-based products.
Open-Source Management Tool Gets Graphic
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
GroundWork looks to make its systems-management tool easier to use and more competitive with big-ticket commercial IT-monitoring software.
Catholic Relief Services To Turn To Enterprise Reporting
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
The Baltimore-based agency will begin employing BI to report on how donations are received and spent, while developing better ways to share information with its offices and partners worldwide.
Of Barbeques and Business Process Management
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Did you enjoy last weekend's barbeque? You probably didn't give much thought to the business of getting that gas from the ground into the tank you picked up at the home center, but it's quite a process.
TechWeb's 'The News Show' Takes Center Stage
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
A daily online TV news program, called The News Show, makes its debut today at with an informative, fun, and often irreverent look at the world of technology and business.
CA Integrates Backup And Security For Small Companies
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
New suites combine security, storage management, and desktop-migration tools.
Visa System Targets Credit-Fraud Rings
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
Now it's up to banks to work this latest weapon against ID theft into their systems.
Sun Tries To Beat Linux At Its Own Game
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
To compete, Sun says it will let the developer community guide OpenSolaris' direction
SmartAdvice: Match Project Tools With Business Objectives And Company Culture
Commentary  |  6/17/2005  | 
Project-management tools can offer real help for delivering projects on spec, on time, and on budget, The Advisory Council says. Also, RFID can help your bottom line if you use feedback promptly.
New Software Language Helps Computers Better Understand Nuanced Commands
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
The process specification language should make computers much more useful in manufacturing, federal researchers say.
Open-Source BI Startup Pentaho Makes Debut
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
The firm will introduce reporting, analysis, data-mining and workflow capabilities as a series of software components that can be deployed together or individually.
Web Services Authentication Still a Home-Grown Affair, Says Survey
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
According to Evans Data Corporation, authentication remains the biggest problem for Web services security.
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