News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in July 2004
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Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Microsoft Details Servers, Search Plans
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Moderate predictions belie aggressive moves into new areas, including patents
Shift In Web Services
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Carmakers collaborate on project to establish transaction standards
Microsoft To Take Cheap Windows To More Markets
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
It plans to take Windows XP Starter Edition to a number of emerging markets outside the United States and Western Europe.
Microsoft Issues Security Fix For Internet Explorer
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The patch, deemed "critical" by Microsoft, fixes three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities as well as many previously fixed Internet Explorer security holes to date.
Tata Consultancy Looks Formidable With $1 Billion In Cash
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
Tata Consultancy is looking to raise more than $1 billion in an IPO, as the 28,000-employee offshore outsourcer joins other fast-growing, publicly traded Indian IT firms.
Windows-To-Linux Migration Hits Speed Bump In Munich
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The proposed migration of the City of Munich's 14,000 desktops from Windows to Linux has hit a snag over possible patent issues.
Scientific Debuts Compliance Tool For Excel Spreadsheets
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The application is being offered as way to audit, track and control changes to corporate spreadsheet templates.
Fair Isaac's 3Q Profits Decline
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The credit-rating service and credit-analysis software supplier said revenue was up about 6% but net income was down almost 4%.
New iWay Adapters Expand SAP Integration
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
New offerings will enable data integration from Siebel, PeopleSoft and Oracle systems.
Scripting Language Tools Get Upgrades
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
ActiveState and Zend Technologies both have updated their tools for open-source scripting languages.
Healthy On The Front End
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Software companies floundered right and left in the most recent quarter. Not the reporting and analytics firms.
Safeway Turns To Velosel To Get Kinks Out Of Supply Chain
News  |  7/30/2004  | 
The retailer is using Velosel's Collaborative Product Information Management tool to optimize its data-synchronization efforts
Location Services Find Their Way To The Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/30/2004  | 
Phone handsets and GPS-enabled hardware are ushering in a new wave of location-based services, Carl Zetie says. It's 2 p.m., do you know where your employees are?
SEC Gets Closer To XBRL
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
The format's advantages include being able to query a document as if it were a database.
Auto Industry Seeks To Improve Web Services
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Web-services protocols can benefit from ebXML's encryption, reliability, and security features.
Microsoft To Issue Browser Patch Next Week
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
The fix for Internet Explorer will finally plug the hole that hackers exploited in a sneak attack last month.
Internet Pioneers Say Thanks To Tulane
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Jim Clark of Netscape and David Filo of Yahoo are donating $30 million each to the university, where they were undergraduates.
Apple Threatens RealNetworks
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
The company says Real may violate federal law with software that lets customers play their songs on a variety of devices.
IBM Acquires Application-Management Vendor Cyanea Systems
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
It will integrate Cyanea's technology into its existing middleware apps, including those in its WebSphere, Tivoli, and Rational product lines.
Spotlight
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Gary Thomson, CIO and senior VP of Choice Hotels International, sheds light on customer data integration and the role of the CIO.
Gates: Microsoft To Increase Patent Filing
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
In annual meeting with financial analysts, Microsoft's chairman puts the focus on R&D and intellectual property.
Adding Simplicity
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Automated, model-driven architecture could be your ticket to simpler, less painful enterprise development.
Pipeline
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
MicroStrategy and Business Objects lead our digest of noteworthy product releases.
Performing ETL With SQL
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Who needs an engine? Not Sunopsis V3, which employs SQL to bring a fresh approach to ETL.
Biometric Passports Pushed Back
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
Legislation to push back the deadline requiring countries in the State Department's Visa Waiver program to issue the passports awaits President Bush's signature.
Microsoft Takes On Spammers Again
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
It will begin checking for the existence of Sender ID framework records on Oct. 1.
Fair Isaac's 3Q Profits Decline
News  |  7/29/2004  | 
The credit-rating service and credit-analysis software supplier said revenue was up about 6% but net income was down almost 4%.
Business Objects Outpaces 2Q Estimates
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
The business intelligence software giant reported revenue of $222.2 million in the quarter ended June 30, up from $129 million in the same period last year.
Common Mistakes in Data Presentation
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
When it comes to data presentation, graphical glitz can confuse rather than clarify what's being communicated. Our practical series delves into common errors and how to correct them.
Survival Data Mining for Customer Insight
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Data mining techniques that have proven their worth in smaller applications are now crossing over into mainstream business computing. A practical approach will help you better understand customer behavior and reduce churn.
Customer Value: Setting the Gold Standard
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
If customers are essential to profitability, why do so few companies put them at the focal point of performance management? Here's a practical guide to help your organization use metrics to drive higher customer value.
Boosting Business Acceptance
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Business acceptance is a bigger problem than BI/DW professionals want to admit. Here's how to get on the right track.
Seeing the Connection
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Thanks to text mining, visualization software can now depict relationships between concepts found in documents and email.
The Pieces Are Moving
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
What's that grinding sound? It's nothing less than strategic business applications shifting to a higher virtual plane.
In Brief
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
Lessons From the Emetrics Summit
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
The state of the art of web analytics advances
A Service to All
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Customer self-service tools can increase CRM success.
Closed Loop
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Sounding Off; Follow Up
Hunting Big Game
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
When you think of customer value, don't think CRM - think B2B processes.
Survey Says Linux Hacks Are Rare
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
An Evans Data report says only 8% of Linux developers surveyed had ever seen a virus infect their systems.
Survey Finds Linux Hacks Rare
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
A whopping 92 percent of Linux developers surveyed by Evans Data claimed that their machines had never been infected by malicious code.
Opinion: Open Source Intellectual Property Has Protection
Commentary  |  7/28/2004  | 
Attorney Lawrence Rosen believes worries over patent issues shouldn't derail open source developers from going forward with projects.
Microsoft Tests News Search Service
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
The service, called Newsbot, rivals a similar offering from Google.
RFID Meets XML
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Zebra Technologies says its RFID printer-encoder is now XML-enabled.
MicroStrategy Reports Fourfold Jump In Earnings
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
MicroStrategy Inc. reported a fourfold increase in earnings for the second quarter, and a 14 percent increase in revenues.
Antitrust Battle Takes Toll On PeopleSoft
News  |  7/28/2004  | 
Total revenue and licensing revenue both rose in the second quarter, but profits fell sharply, in large part due to the expenses of trying to stave off Oracle's takeover bid.
SCO: Looking More Ridiculous Every Day
Commentary  |  7/27/2004  | 
Imagine if Darth Vader's secret identity had turned out to be Bozo the Clown. Luke Skywalker and his pals would have been afraid Darth would blow up the whole galaxy, but instead the Dark Lord of the Sith did pratfalls all around the Death Star control room, sending stacks of papers flying through the air, accidentally hitting himself in the face with a cream pie and squirting seltzer down his pants.
Jabber, WebEx Partner To Integrate Messaging With Conferencing
News  |  7/27/2004  | 
Plans include integrating WebEx's meeting capabilities into Jabber's messaging and presence systems.
IBM Overhauls Executive Ranks
News  |  7/27/2004  | 
Michael Borman, general manager of IBM's Global Business Partners and PartnerWorld organization, is tasked to oversee IBM's iSeries.
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