Windows XP Service Pack 2: The 10% Problem
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.
New Twist On Code Sharing
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
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
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.
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
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.
Getting Russia Into The Retail Data Pool
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
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.
Get Ready To Patch
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.
Banks Gear Up For Check-Imaging Era
Viewpointe Archive Services, a joint venture among four banks, is getting ready to enable banks to exchange images of checks instead of paper.
Oracle Re-extends PeopleSoft Bid
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.
Linspire Dials AOL For Linux Users
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.
Tried and True
Keeping your SCM solutions simple can be more a effective way to keep customers happy than focusing solely on TCO.
Important product releases for the development of intelligent enterprises.
Data Presentation: Tapping the Power of Visual Perception
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.
Here's The Deal
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
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.
Don't just automate processes: Work on improving their effectiveness.