News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in October 2003
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A Platform Switch In Search Of A Killer App
News  |  10/31/2003  | 
Microsoft paves the way for more connections between PCs and the Web
IBM Lotus Readies New Workspace Software
News  |  10/31/2003  | 
Its Team Collaboration product combines elements of instant messaging, online meeting software, and virtual workspaces.
Sun And Texas Instruments Ink Licensing Deal
News  |  10/31/2003  | 
Texas Instruments will integrate Sun's Java technology into its chipsets for mobile phones.
Volvo Gets Proactive About Logistics
News  |  10/31/2003  | 
A new system will help the company optimize its transportation network and find the best shipping routes at the best prices.
Marriott To Consolidate Group Sales Efforts
News  |  10/30/2003  | 
The hospitality company is deploying software from Siebel with IBM's WebSphere and DB2 to tie together its event-reservation systems worldwide.
SmartAdvice: Strategic Value, Employee Retention
Commentary  |  10/30/2003  | 
Here's what The Advisory Council recommends you look at in three key areas of business technology: proving IT's strategic value; what to do about SCO's lawsuit involving Linux; and IT employee retention
IT Spending Fuels Economic Growth
News  |  10/30/2003  | 
Increased IT spending by businesses and consumers helped the economy grow at a 7.2% annual rate in the third quarter, its strongest pace in 19 years.
EU Antitrust Officials Probe Microsoft's Licensing Policies
News  |  10/30/2003  | 
The European Union wants to "assess the conditions offered by Microsoft:" for its licensing policies.
California Firefighters Battle Blazes Using Aging Computer Infrastructure
News  |  10/30/2003  | 
The California Department of Forestry is relying on some systems that go back to the 1980s, along with more modern technology, to battle the most expensive fires in state history.
Bausch & Lomb Well On Its Way To Supply-Chain Transformation
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Company is using Manugistics software to automate replenishment.
W3C Sides With Microsoft In Patent Fight
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
It's asking the U.S. Patent Office to revoke a patent that it says threatens economic and technical damage to the Web.
IBM Launches Compliance Push
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
It debuted new services, tweaked some software, and disclosed impending enhancements to help businesses comply with federal regulations.
Amazon Expands Book Search To More Than Titles
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Its Search Inside The Book service is designed to get readers interested in a particular topic to increase their use of the site.
Pharmaceutical Makers Turn To CRM
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Many drugmakers are turning to the software to generate more revenue from existing products and prime the market for upcoming offerings.
Sybase Sees Database Rebound, But Overall Sales Are Down
News  |  10/28/2003  | 
Application-integration products are drag on an otherwise improving picture for the software company.
Microsoft Settles Class-Action Suits With Five More States And D.C.
News  |  10/28/2003  | 
The settlements, worth $200 million, leave actions with five states unresolved.
Web-Based Invoice Management To Help Airlines Cut Costs
News  |  10/28/2003  | 
About a dozen major carriers have signed up to run invoices for consumables through new system.
Westbridge Offers Web Services Security
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
It's positioning its upgraded XML Message Server as a safeguard for users of Microsoft Office 2003.
SuSE Linux Gets Helping Hand From Veritas
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
Veritas will develop its server software for SuSE's version of the open-source operating system, giving SuSE a boost against rival Red Hat.
Gates Shows Next Version Of Windows
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
He told attendees at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference that Longhorn, due in 2006, will be the most important version of Windows in a decade.
Out Sick
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
Consumers Help Microsoft
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
Here Come The Office Apps
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
Automation Improvements
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
Data Center's Red Hue
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
Funding Anti-Spam Efforts
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
IBM-HP Rivalry Heats Up
News  |  10/27/2003  | 
As Hewlett-Packard tries to challenge IBM's lead in corporate computing, IBM is taking no chances.
Suppliers Sign On As GE Powers Up RFID Effort
News  |  10/26/2003  | 
Power-plant systems division sees faster inventory and on-time projects
Price-Hike Surprise
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
It's been a buyers' market for years, but now some software vendors want to charge more. One CIO warns that the attempts could backfire
Beyond Drug Discovery
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
IBM is building systems for medical research and digital medical imaging
Linux In The Data Center? It's Happening
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 3 is more reliable and scalable
Informatica Previews Integration Software
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
Vendor also targets small and midsize businesses, backs off analytical-apps market
Keeping Spam In The Can
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
Senate passes anti-spam legislation, but the bill's enforcement is questionable
How To Keep Software Costs Down
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
Buyers can try these tips to maintain their leverage before they lose it.
Judge: Key Antitrust Clause With Microsoft Not Yet Effective
News  |  10/24/2003  | 
Lawyers for the government and the trrial judge admit that a key part of the controversial antitrust settlement with the software vendor may not be working out as hoped.
The Observer: Outsourcing Debate Must Move Beyond Cost
Commentary  |  10/23/2003  | 
Outsourcing has proven its usefulness as a cost cutter. Now, says Lou Bertin, it's time to look at its strategic value and the long-term ramifications for IT.
Langa Letter: Make Windows XP Self-Maintaining
Commentary  |  10/23/2003  | 
Fred Langa explains how to automate Windows XP tools and tasks that normally require manual intervention.
Core Software Sales Boost Business Objects
News  |  10/23/2003  | 
Revenue rose 18% and net income more than doubled from the year-ago quarter as demand for the vendor's flagship business-intelligence software soared.
Server Sales Boost Microsoft's 1Q Results
News  |  10/23/2003  | 
Revenue grew 6% in the first fiscal quarter of 2004, but security concerns held back business spending.
Interwoven Inches Toward Profitability
News  |  10/23/2003  | 
Write-offs continued to undermine the company's performance in the third quarter.
PeopleSoft's 3Q Revenue Jumps 33%
News  |  10/23/2003  | 
CEO Craig Conway says the boost is the first look at benefits from the company's acquisition of J.D. Edwards.
WebMethods Narrows Loss Despite Sales Decline
News  |  10/23/2003  | 
The enterprise application vendor reported 2Q revenue of $45.4 million, with a net loss of $4.5 million.
Mercury Interactive Posts 3Q Revenue Gain
News  |  10/23/2003  | 
Sales rose to $126.1 million, though charges related to the acquisition of Kintana resulted in a net loss for the quarter.
Exchange Server 2003: Microsoft's Other Release
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
The debut of Microsofft's newest E-mail server software was almost lost in the ballyhoo over Office 2003.
Informatica Details PowerCenter 7
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
It also promoted its push into the small-to-medium-sized business market and explained why it backed away from analytical apps.
Georgia Decides Against Joining Anti-Terror Crime Database
News  |  10/21/2003  | 
State officials say they opted out due to cost and privacy concerns, making Georgia the sixth state to abandon the Matrix project.
Red Hat Takes Another Step Toward The Data Center
News  |  10/21/2003  | 
Enterprise Linux 3 improves the operating system's performance when running apps with multiple threads operating at once.
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