News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in December 2003
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The Future Of E-Mail
News  |  12/31/2003  | 
Ferris Research says that within five years, it will blend with an even wider range of collaaborative functions.
GAO: Procurement Database Has Inaccuracies
News  |  12/31/2003  | 
The investigative arm of Congress says the information in the Federal Procurement Data System is inaccurate and incomplete, perhaps causing hundreds of millions of dollars in buying discrepencies.
Speculation Continues On BEA Systems Takeover
News  |  12/31/2003  | 
The latest report, from Yankee Group, sees Microsoft as a logical suitor
Microsoft Resellers See Better Times Ahead
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
A Microsoft-commissioned survey by research firm SoftwareMinds says the large majority anticipate revenue growth next year.
Israel Suspends Acquisitions Of Microsoft Software
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
The government says it will use existing versions of Microsoft Office, but won't upgrade to newer versions and will encourage the development of open-source alternatives.
BEA Bolsters Workshop With New Tools
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
The additions to the development environment are designed to make Java more competitive with Microsoft's tools.
Instant Messengers, Media Players Top List Of Apps Used To Access The Net
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
A Nielsen/NetRatings survey says three of four people connect to the Internet by using apps that aren't Web browsers.
Oracle Adds More Funding For PeopleSoft Push
News  |  12/30/2003  | 
It has negotiated a $1.5 billion line of credit and says it has enough financial resources on hand to close the deal.
Microsoft To Pay SPX $60 Million
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
The maker of transformers, antennas, and industrial equipment says Microsoft will pay by Tuesday; a month ago, a jury found Microsoft guilty of misusing some of SPX's software.
Business Spending Drives Tech Optimism For New Year
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
Forecasters are predicting spending growth of 4% to 6% next year, much more than in previous years.
GAO Warns That NASA Is At Risk On Financial Management
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
The investigative arm of Congress faults the space agency for implementing parts of its financial-management program without an enterprise architecture.
SmartAdvice: IT Generalist Background Gives An Edge
Commentary  |  12/29/2003  | 
Those all-around skills you've acquired in a small shop will serve you better than you realize, The Advisory Council says. And, look at middleware when you do a readiness assessment, and reassess infrastructure software before looking at other infrastructure projects.
Information Life-Cycle Management Gets Automated
News  |  12/24/2003  | 
Kichler Lighting is on the forefront of automating the movement of data as it ages to lower-cost storage devices.
CRM Upgrade Giving AT&T Wireless Headaches
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
A new problem is prohibiting some wireless service reps from accessing select records and viewing some GSM/GPRS service customer accounts.
CA Selling Small-Biz Software Subsidiary
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
Best Software is paying $110 million for CA's small-business accounting and CRM products.
U.K. Awards Billions In Health-Care IT Overhaul
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
Two contracts valued together at $3.3B went to Computer Sciences Corp. and Accenture.
Sun Works On New Language
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
SCO Now Charging Linux Users With Copyright Violations
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
The company claims that pieces of code that allow customers to run Unix apps over Linux are owned by SCO.
PeopleSoft Integrates Apps
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Microsoft Sued Again
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
EMC Resumes Software Shopping Spree
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Acquisition of VMware will enhance EMC's ability to virtualize servers and storage
Opening New Windows
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Microsoft is reorganizing its Windows group to improve quality and agility
Defense Department Schedules RFID Pilots
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Packaged meals, chemical and biological warfare suits, and more will be tracked
Actuate Gets Into Analysis
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
The introduction of Actuate Analytics, scheduled to be available next month, is among the latest moves by business-intelligence software vendors seeking to expand their product lines.
Streaming Mars
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Speedera Networks is providing high-performance content-delivery services to help the European Space Agency stream video from its Mars Express probe back to Earth on Christmas Eve.
Appeals Court Rejects Subpoenas To Identify Music Downloaders
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
The decision by a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a major setback for the music industry's anti-piracy campaign.
Vitria Software Lets Bank Speed Transactions
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
RBC Financial Group is using BusinessWare 4.2 to get to straight-through processing--completing transactions the day after they occur rather than the current three days.
RealNetworks Sues Microsoft Over Antitrust
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
RealNetworks says that Microsoft violated antitrust laws, took losses on sales to boost market share, and exploited its Windows monopoly to restrict competition.
Western Tilt, Reliance On English Keep Internet From Global Expansion
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Even with access, the Internet remains meaningless to much of the world's population due to a lack of compelling content in native languages.
Saleforce.com To Go Public
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
The online CRM vendor has filed with the SEC for an IPO; no date has been set.
Microsoft Outlines Retirement Plans For Windows 2000 Server
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
The notice comes almost eight months after the debut of Windows Server 2003 and nearly four years after the server operating system first appeared.
Microsoft, Spitzer Crack Down On Spammers
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Lawsuits are filed in New York and Washington against a "ring" of companies, following Microsoft's use of spam traps.
PeopleSoft Finishes Some Integration Work With J.D. Edwards Apps
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
The enterprise software vendor is offering integration packs for a number of apps, including inventory and management, HR, and financial and real estate.
Wal-Mart Begins Testing Online Music Service
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
It's offering music at 88 cents per song, undercutting the 99-cent price of other vendors.
IM Abbreviations Gain In Business
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
Their use demonstrates the increasing acceptance of instant messaging in the corporate world.
SmartAdvice: Tracking IT's Value
Commentary  |  12/17/2003  | 
The Advisory Council suggests you consider new approaches to managing these initiatives: Measuring IT investments, Windows rights management, and selecting vendors.
Cognos Posts 25% 3Q Revenue Gain
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
Revenue exceeded $172 million, with a $16 million boost from the debut of ReportNet enterprise-reporting software that became generally available in September.
IBM To Buy Green Pasture
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
The acquisition further bolsters IBM's content-management efforts.
Sun Invites IBM And Cray To Work On New Computer Language
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
The language is part of a government-sponsored program under which the three companies are competing to design a petascale-class computer by 2010.
Deployment Project Speeds Info Flow For Pharmaceutical Maker in Britian
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
Using offline software from Backweb Technologies, Boehringer can let salespeople use even the slowest connection speeds to replicate the company's Plumtree portal for later reference.
Xandros Ships Desktop 2
News  |  12/16/2003  | 
The new version of the KDE desktop includes quick installation, drag and drop capabilities, and better integration with Windows.
BearingPoint To Help Secure New York, New Jersey Seaports
News  |  12/16/2003  | 
The vendor will evaluate how tracking technologies such as RFID and GPS can be used to help secure cargo as it moves through international trade routes.
SCO's House of Suits
Commentary  |  12/16/2003  | 
SCO's strategy isn't based on products, technology and customer service. It's based on litigation.
EMC To Buy VMware
News  |  12/16/2003  | 
It's the storage vendor's third major acquisition this year as it continues to morph into a software-based company.
Oracle Posts Solid Gains In Sales And Profit
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
The software vendor reported 8% revenue growth for its second quarter and said net income was up 15%.
Microsoft Reorganizes Its Windows Groups
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
A new "core" operating system division is created and several senior managers get new assignments.
Google Tracks Packages
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
The feature lets users track Federal Express and United Parcel Service packages directly from the search engine.
BEA Open-Sources Java Development Tools
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
BEA Systems will make proprietary technologies from its WebLogic Workshop tool freely available to the larger Java development community.
Network Appliance And Documentum Keep Content Management Simple
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
Network Appliance will help certify Documentum's enterprise content-management software on its storage appliances.
IBM To Move More Software Jobs Overseas
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
It reportedly will move thousands of skilled positions to India, China, and other countries to save money.
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