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Content tagged with Software posted in August 2004
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Windows XP Service Pack 2: The 10% Problem
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
AssetMetrix, an asset-monitoring service provider, says its research shows XP Service Pack 2 will cause problems with about one in 10 PCs that use the operating system.
Report Says IRS Software Program Isn't Doing The Job
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
The program, designed to let the agency detect and analyze cases of unauthorized access to taxpayer data, hasn't worked correctly since the IRS took delivery in 2002.
Hummingbird Releases New Version Of Integration Suite
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Hummingbird Connectivity 10 lets enterprises connect to any kind of legacy system across heterogeneous platforms.
New Twist On Code Sharing
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Best Buy, Jostens, and other Minneapolis companies go live with an ambitious project to share code and pare software costs.
CIOs Cheerier About Future Spending
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005.
IBM Offers Free Tools To Cloudscape Developers
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
IBM offers free code and support information for developers working with Cloudscape, its small-footprint Java relational database.
Opinion: Data Quality Is Everyone's Problem
Commentary  |  8/30/2004  | 
There has to be accountability for good-quality data at all levels in the organization--from the data-entry clerks all the way to the CEO.
Software Interoperability Problems Take Big Toll On Construction And Building
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
A study commissioned by the National Institute of Standards and Technology says it cost the capital facilities industry $15.8 billion in 2002.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
The retail industry has failed to embrace Linux as warmly as expected.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Market-research firm Venture Development Corp. says a survey of retail IT execs shows that just 2% of point-of-sale systems use Linux, far less than expected.
Startup Fits 12-Node Linux Cluster On Desktop Board
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Orion Multisystems will offer a design that shrinks a 12-node Linux cluster to a single large motherboard.
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
NXJ is an enterprise rapid application development suite in the BPM space that enables the building of almost any transaction-based business application requiring end-user interaction.
IBM Offers Free Tools To Cloudscape Developers
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
IBM offers free code and support information for developers working with Cloudscape, its small-footprint Java relational database.
Cognos Eyes Swedish Vendor, European Growth
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Cognos Inc. wants to strengthen its presence in Europe, as evidenced by the business-intelligence software maker's offer of $52.2 million to buy Frango AB.
Getting Russia Into The Retail Data Pool
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Global eXchange Services and the International Foundation for Automatic Identification to develop and manage Russia's retail-data pool, helping to expedite trading with partners worldwide.
Microsoft: Next Version Of Windows In 2006
News  |  8/29/2004  | 
The company says it hopes to release the new version, code-named Longhorn, in the second half of 2006, but will not be ready to include a more advanced system for sorting, storing, and finding data.
California Cities And Counties Sue Microsoft For Antitrust
News  |  8/29/2004  | 
The suit, whose plaintiffs include San Franciisco and Los Angeles, is the latest in a string of similar actions brought against Microsoft across the country.
Get Ready To Patch
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Installing patches to fix application and system flaws is still a major chore for businesses. With Microsoft's XP SP2, they face their biggest challenge.
Patent Office Loses Tech Head At Crucial Time
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Departing CIO led needed effort to modernize IT and speed patent-examination process.
Visibility added To Health-Plan Packages
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
System cuts benefits costs by automating processes and improving data capture
GOP, Like Democrats, Turns To IT To Manage Convention
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
The Republicans will rely heavily on technology from Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to manage next week's convention in New York.
Cognos Eyes Swedish Vendor
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Banks Gear Up For Check-Imaging Era
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Viewpointe Archive Services, a joint venture among four banks, is getting ready to enable banks to exchange images of checks instead of paper.
FrontBridge Acquires Message-Archiving Company
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
It's also launching a managed service for desktop-to-desktop encrypted E-mail as it seeks to extend its services beyond message-content protection.
Oracle Re-extends PeopleSoft Bid
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Oracle is offering $21 per share or about $7.7 billion for PeopleSoft, a leader in human resources management software and an applications rival of Oracle's.
HP Moves Deeper Into Consumer Electronics
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
The vendor is introducing televisions to its product line as it seeks to move from the home office into the living room.
Democrats Unleash 'Demzilla' On The GOP
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
An open-source data mart, tied to home-grown BI tools, is helping the DNC wage an election year data war against the Republicans.
CIOs Still Slow In IT Hiring
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
A new survey indicates that CIOs are only hiring for positions that address long-term needs.
Siebel Ready To Spotlight Analysis Software
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
The company will highlight its data-analysis capabilities at a conference in October.
Linspire Dials AOL For Linux Users
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Linspire's AOL Dialer dials up local numbers for accessing America Online, then displays a small set of status lights in the PC's system tray to show online activity.
Opening BI To Open Source
Commentary  |  8/26/2004  | 
This year has seen a whole slew of BI-related open source developments, and it'll see a lot more.
IBM Buys Cross-Platform Content-Management Provider
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
IBM acquires software developer Venetica to pump up the content-handling capabilities of its DB2 platform.
CA Shareholders Reject Compensation Recovery Plan
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Executives urge patience as the company continues to review payments to executives who left in the wake of an accounting scandal.
IBM To Buy Data Management Vendor Venetica
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Venetica makes software for accessing unstructured data, which plays a growing role in business intelligence.
Microsoft Makes XP Service Pack 2 Available Via Update And CD
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
It also has released a kit designed to help spot compatibility problems and roll out fixes.
NetBeans Delivers Version 4.0 Beta
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
NetBeans has released the first beta version of its new Java integrated development environment.
University Offers Free Microsoft Software
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Washington State University students, faculty, and staff can legally download some Microsoft software--but not Office components--from the Internet.
Customer Profitability Is Not A Financial Metric
Commentary  |  8/25/2004  | 
Try treating customer profitability as a demand chain metric, not a financial measure.
A Question of Quality
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Data quality is today's obsession. How good does the data really have to be?
Actuate-Eclipse Union To Shed Open-Source Light On Reporting
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Actuate plans to build an open-source business reporting tool.
Tried and True
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Keeping your SCM solutions simple can be more a effective way to keep customers happy than focusing solely on TCO.
Pipeline
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Important product releases for the development of intelligent enterprises.
A Better View Into Relationships
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Anacubis Desktop 3.0 shows the BI potential of information visualization software.
Data Presentation: Tapping the Power of Visual Perception
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Why do we quickly comprehend some forms of data presentation, and not others? The answer is vital to designers of decision-support applications. This installment of our series connects insight into the process of vision with presentation best practices.
Pipkins App Lets Call Centers Manage Schedules Online
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
A new module for Pipkins' Vantage Point workforce management software lets call center agents and supervisors view and modify schedules online.
Indian Software Firm's Shares Begin Trading
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Shares of Tata Consultancy Services soared on their first day of public trading.
Here's The Deal
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Strategic software acquisition should mark the beginning of a beautiful relationship. But in today's BI market, contract negotiations involve sorting through complex pricing options, maintenance fees, and more. Sage advice will help you become a smarter BI buyer.
BI Vendor Selection: Smarter the Second Time
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
With 2005 in their sights, organizations are planning to upgrade their business intelligence (BI) capabilities. Find out how you can overcome obstacles to achieving "second-generation" success -- including power politics played by entrenched vendors, business users, and IT.
Beyond Automation
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Don't just automate processes: Work on improving their effectiveness.
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