News & Commentary
Content tagged with Information Management posted in February 2009
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
Content Management Conference Season Is Upon Us
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Late winter and spring seem like prime time for content management conferences. If you were so inclined, you could practically make back-to-back reservations so that you're out of the office from March through June. Here's a quick look at a few of the conferences and events coming up for the first half of 2009. Ladies and gentlemen, start your frequent flyer miles!
IBM's ILOG Builds Sophisticated Data Display Components
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The business rules engine division has supplied four new software tools that can be used to display complex data in a rich Internet application.
The Data Center Hot/Cold Aisle Containment Debate
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Optimizing air flow in your data center has several key benefits, including reductions in energy cost and carbon footprint. Most server equipment manufactured today is designed to draw in air through the front and exhaust it out the rear. This allows equipment racks to be arranged to create hot aisles and cold aisles. This 'hot/cold aisle containment' approach positions racks so that rows of racks face each other, with the front of each opposing row of racks drawing cold air from the same aisle
Facebook's New Openness Exploited By Scammers
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The rogue message leads to a Facebook application link that spams a victim's friend list with the same warning message, and possibly harvests personal information.
Oracle's Social Networking Plans?
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
There has been some buzz about Oracle working on a new social networking and blogging platform called Social Suite. It's true, but only sort of.
Ingres and Alfresco Offer an ECM 'Appliance'
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
This week Alfresco, together with Ingres, announced the release of an ECM "appliance"... However, this particular announcement left me a bit befuddled. Mainly because it is not really an appliance as such, rather it's a software bundling of sorts.
Google News Gets Text Ads
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
It's a significant turning point for Google News, which has been ad-free since its beta launch in April 2002.
5 Dos And Don'ts For Using Demand Data
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Get these right before tapping point-of-sale for supply chain changes.
VMware CTO Cites Virtues Of Virtual Machines
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
"There's no excuse not to run your database system in a virtual machine," VMware CTO Stephen Herrod said in his keynote at VMworld Europe.
Software Giants Join Specialists In Demand Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Oracle, SAP, and Teradata have launched new products in the last year.
Real-Time Data, Analytics Drive Better Forecasts
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction.
Parasoft CEO Sees Possibility Of Huge IT Productivity Gains
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
There's a huge opportunity to improve productivity inside IT, which can then be leveraged into huge leaps in productivity at every level of your enterprise, an opinionated Adam Kolawa recently told InformationWeek in an exclusive interview. CEO of software tools vendor Parasoft, Kolawa holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Caltech and has written three books on software development, including his most recent one,
Facebook Opens Site Rules To User Voting
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
"The Facebook Principles" and "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities" may signal a shift in social networking best practices.
In A Down Economy, Companies Turn To Real-Time Analytics To Track Demand
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction.
Microsoft, Sybase and Vertica Raise Data Warehouse Ante
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
This week has seen not one, not two, but three fairly significant data-warehouse-related product announcements at this week' TDWI event in Las Vegas. That's a testament to the pace of innovation in data warehousing and to the insatiable demand for better, faster, cheaper ways of crunching more numbers.
Obama Stresses Importance Of Helping Small Businesses
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
U.S. President Barack Obama shone the spotlight on small businesses Tuesday when he addressed Congress.
Datawatch Upgrades Reporting Tools
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Datawatch ES, Version 4.6, boosts overall performance, improves Microsoft Excel integration and features compatibility with version 10 of Datawatch's Monarch business intelligence software.
Gartner Finds Most-Common SaaS Assumptions Are False
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
What has made it difficult for many companies to separate truth from fiction is the tremendous amount of hype around SaaS, the analyst firm says.
Britain Endorses ODF; Why Not The U.S.?
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
The Open Document Format was adopted today by the British government as a basis for making future software purchases based on open standards. In general, Britain is requiring government agencies to use as much software based on standards as possible, based on its 10-point program to encourage open standards and open source. If Britain can do it, why can't we?
Stimulus Package Will Spur New Tech Jobs
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
Compared with other job sectors, the IT labor force has been holding up relatively well during the recession. And now there's an extra boost -- the government's economic stimulus programs should fuel demand for new tech talent in several key areas.
Coghead Failure Highlights Risks Of Cloud Computing
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
Cloud computing is growing, with Google now monetizing its App Engine. But no matter what the vendor, customers should have a good emergency-exit strategy.
Lawmakers Twitter During Obama Address
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
Lawmakers listened to President Obama's not-the-State-of-the-Union address with their heads bowed -- not in respect or in prayer, but so they could better share their observations and comments with followers on Twitter. About a dozen federal legislators Twittered before, after, or during the speech, according to a roundup at the Huffington Post.
PCI And Schrodinger's Cat
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
The inherent paradox of the Payment Card Industry's compliance program to protect credit card data makes PCI a futile exercise. Let's try something else.
Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
At InformationWeek Analytics, we work with senior technology pros involved in government IT at many levels, from local (Jonathan Feldman, author of our latest governance report) to federal (Michael Biddick, who wrote our report on advanced virtualization management).
Asbru's Latest Web CMS Delivers Impressive Features, Value
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
Asbru may not snare as many headlines as some other content management systems, but over the last decade it has built up an impressive client base, and has continuously made impressive enhancements to its CMS. The release earlier this month of Asbru Web Content Management v7.0 is no exception and I don't think it's hyperbole to say that it's their strongest release to date.
Borland Adds Visibility Into Software Development
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The company's new TeamInspector product monitors progress on multiple projects, separating out key statistics and indicators and presenting them in a single dashboard.
As American As Apple Mac
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
Apple OS X may have been approved for government sale since 2003, but the company has recently ramped up its pursuit of government customers, according to a source.
Internet Child-Protection Bill Raises Too Many Questions
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
Are you a child molester? I know I'm not. And yet U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Lamar Smith apparently think that there's a pretty good chance we both are. They've introduced bills that would require Internet service providers to keep customer records for two years. The law presents all kinds of creepy potential for abuse, and I don't see any reason to believe that it will be a cost-effective way to reduce the problem of molestation.
DNSSEC: Forgetting The User, Again.
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
A lot of very smart people are working very hard to make the Internet trustworthy. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has launched a beta Interim Trust Anchor Repository so top-level domain owners can publish DNSSEC material while ICANN works out signing of the root zones. The ITAR is one more step in the road to DNSSEC. But DNSSEC is a technical solution and, like other technical solutions, ultimately misses
Ingres, Alfresco Combine To Deliver SharePoint Competitor
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
Linux-based Icebreaker ECM Appliance melds Ingres' database with Alfresco's content management system.
Sybase Upgrades Its Analytic Server IQ 15
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The latest version of the column-based business analytics server boasts new tools for data monitoring and management, better encryption, and faster business intelligence processing.
Infonic Reloaded, or the Liberation of Lexalytics
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
I have been following the recent implosion and regeneration of text-analytics, document-management, and Sharepoint services provider Infonic. The imbroglio affects subsidiary Lexalytics, which doesn't deserve the taint of guilt by association. I've concluded that the story bears exploring and that Lexalytics, given what I know of its products and management, should come out fine...
SilverStripe CMS 2.3.0 Builds On A Solid Foundation
Commentary  |  2/23/2009  | 
This week the SilverStripe team released version 2.3.0 of its open source content management system, which packs in literally hundreds of bug fixes and dozens of enhancements. While I wouldn't consider anything in the latest release to be particularly groundbreaking, the development team is doing a commendable job of adding onto an already solid foundation.
Is NAC Hot, Or Not?
Commentary  |  2/23/2009  | 
This is InformationWeek Analytics' fourth year tracking the state of NAC adoption. It's been fascinating to see firsthand the arc of a technology, from media darling to sitting on the sidelines, watching as new starlets like cloud computing grab all the glory. Something like Etta James watching Beyonce belt out "At Last," but without the smack talk.
Vertica Puts Column-Oriented Database In Virtual Machine
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
The software runs on commodity hardware and becomes a plug-and-play addition to a data center being built out around cloud principles.
Quick Take on Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track
Commentary  |  2/23/2009  | 
"SQL Server Fast Track" is the Microsoft SQL Server equivalent to Oracle's "recommended configurations" or IBM's "Balanced Configuration Units." SQL Server Fast Track is further being portrayed as an incremental step toward Madison, Microsoft's future high-end data warehousing offering. Here are a few insights on what's coming:
For Serious Business Training, Nothing Beats Computer Games
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
Cost savings and better retention are behind growing adoption of "serious gaming" for business training.
Microsoft Offers 'Appliance-Like' Data Warehouses
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
Microsoft has teamed with Bull, Dell, and HP to offer appliance-like data warehouses starting at $13,000 per terabyte.
How Much Work Should Washington Put Into Social Media?
Commentary  |  2/20/2009  | 
The General Services Administration has put out a request for a research firm to look into how the public views Facebook, YouTube, and other social media. How much do Americans want the government to communicate with them through social media versus other channels?
Security, Privacy And Compliance In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/20/2009  | 
One of the more interesting panel discussions at the IDC Cloud Computing Forum on Feb 18th in San Francisco was about managing the complexities of security, privacy and compliance in the Cloud. The simple answer according to panelists Carolyn Lawson, CIO of California Public Utilities Commission, and Michael Mucha, CISO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics is "it ain't easy!"
A Premature Funeral For Analog TV
Commentary  |  2/20/2009  | 
Premature death observances must be in the air. First, Anne Thomas Manes proclaimed the Jan. 1, 2009, death of Service-Oriented Architecture, "SOA Is Dead; Long Live Services," and followed up with an open invitation to a wake. Earlier this week, I attended a funeral service that featured eu
Officer Leaves NYPD After YouTube Hit
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
An anonymous bystander posted the 70-second video on YouTube, and it was viewed more than 260,000 times during the next two days.
Music, TV Industries Call For Stronger Intellectual Property Protections
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
A trade group found that Russia, China, and other countries aren't adequately protecting copyrights in the global digital distribution of music and video.
Full TV Episodes Viewed Online Doubles Since '06
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
Eighty-seven percent of Internet streamers say they go online to watch current episodes that they missed.
NetBeans Makes More Developer Friends
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
Sun announces that Paradigm, Mobile Distillery, and Elixir Technology released products that support its NetBeans IDE standard.
Wacky White House Critics All Wet About Transparency
Commentary  |  2/20/2009  | 
The Obama administration is being rightly held to an exacting standard. It promised a new kind of government with transparency as its hallmark, and it's being held to account.
Insecure Eye Sockets Layer: Defeating SSL
Commentary  |  2/20/2009  | 
Moxie Marlinspike's presentation New Tricks for Defeating SSL in Practice should be an eye-opening presentation on the fragility of the trust we place secure Web sites. Marlinspike uses some fairly mundane technical tricks coupled with astute observations about human behavior to pull off a difficult task -- seamlessly subverting the indicators of HTTPS Web sites prese
Page 1 / 3   >   >>


IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 24, 2014
Start improving branch office support by tapping public and private cloud resources to boost performance, increase worker productivity, and cut costs.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.