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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in February 2004
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Driving Standards
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
The auto industry is moving to a new standard for dataexchange in an effort to cut costs and simplify processes
What's Behind Electronic Business XML
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
The United Nations continues work with a standards body on a set of specifications designed to make electronic document exchange affordable for all companies.
Microsoft Pushes Anti-Spam Scheme Using Authentication
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
It published the addresses of its Hotmail E-mail servers and got Amazon.com to do the same as part of a plan to check users' incoming E-mail to make sure senders are who they say they are.
Windows XP Reloaded May Debut Before Longhorn
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Microsoft confirms that the package of enhancements is being worked on, but says its top priority is releasing Service Pack 2.
Salesforce Scores
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Bank to use Salesforce.com system to improve its sales-management efforts
Oracle Won't Give Up On PeopleSoft Bid
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
The company says it plans to contest the Justice Department's lawsuit to block its effort to acquire PeopleSoft, and will meet with the business software vendor's largest user group.
ROI Comparison Report: Portals
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
How are the customers of major portal vendors faring?
Gates Takes Case For Computer Science To Campuses
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
He's touring a number of colleges, trying to get students excited about the field.
DOJ Moves to Block Oracle's Bid for PeopleSoft
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
The Department of Justice, joined by seven states, said it would file a civil antitrust lawsuit against Oracle Corp. to block its attempt to acquire PeopleSoft Inc.
Japan Trade Commission Raids Microsoft's Tokyo Office
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Officials from Japan's fair trade watchdog raided the Japanese unit of Microsoft Corp. on Thursday on suspicion of anti-monopoly law violations, the authorities said.
Sun Remains Quiet on IBM Pitch for Open-Source Java
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
The invitation to collaborate with Sun in making Java technology open source remains unanswered, and places Sun in a delicate position due to IBM's close ties with Java in the software industry.
Xerox Unveils New Document-Management Technology
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
The software can "read" an electronic document, decide how it should be classified, then automatically route it correctly.
App Maker Ditches Legacies To Keep Up With Customers
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Fidelity is spending tens of millions of dollars to stay relevant for its financial-services customers.
Justice Department To Contest Oracle's Bid For PeopleSoft
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
The agency is filing a civil antitrust case to block the move in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
European Regulators Said To Limit Microsoft Order To Europe
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Sources says the European Union considered ordering global changes to Windows but backed down to avoid complications
Gates Is Still World's Richest
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
The Microsoft chairman and co-founder is No. 1 on Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest people for the 10th consecutive year.
Japanese Anti-Monopoly Authorities Raid Japan Unit Of Microsoft
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
A Microsoft spokeswoman confirms the inspection by Japan's Fair Trade Commission but denies any wrongdoing.
WebSideStory Launches Web Analytics Platform
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
WebSideStory introduced a Web site analytics service that replaces its HitBox products, introducing dashboard and reporting improvements.
Oracle-PeopleSoft Battle Widens
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
The case spills over into the political arena with word that Oracle lobbyists have met with Senate Judiciary Committee staff members to discuss the case.
Microsoft Details Security Upgrade For Exchange
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
The enchancements are designed to improve protection for mail servers at the front lines of businesses from spam and viruses.
Salesforce.com Partners With IBM For Customization
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Under the agreement, customers who run IBM's WebSphere application-integration server will be able to use WebSphere Studio Application Developer to customize their hosted Salesforce software.
Microsoft Vs. Linux: The Best Outcome Is No Winner
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Microsoft has faced some tough competition before, but what's particularly challenging about Linux and open source is that, this time, Microsoft isn't just competing with another product and company - it's competing against a whole different business model. The competition is exciting, and can only benefit users of both Microsoft and open source.
EU Delays Hearings In Microsoft Case
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Regulators moved the final hearings back until mid-March; sources say a settlement in the antitrust case is still possible.
QlikTech Introduces BI Application For SAP Data Sources
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
QlikTech debuted a business intelligence package designed to pull data from various SAP data sources and hopes to introduce templates for analyzing specific types of business tasks with the software in the first half of this year.
Study: Sarbanes-Oxley Doesn't Worry Most IT Managers
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Among 1/3 of IT operations considering upgrades to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, likely areas of IT investment include analysis of contract management and supply chain.
SmartAdvice: Cost Is Only One Factor In Outsourcing Decisions
Commentary  |  2/25/2004  | 
Outline very specific goals for outsourcing before you lock in an agreement, or be prepared to be disappointed, The Advisory Council says. Also, ways to get better customer service from PC vendors, and how to turn compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley into a plus.
Hyperion Debuts BI Platform, Linux Support
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Hyperion introduced the first stage in its product road map since acquiring Brio Software.
Witness Makes Service Call
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Its eQuality Office package is designed to help companies get a better idea of how back-office processes are affecting customer service.
IBM Boosts Linux/Unix eServer p690
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
IBM also said it will sell Linux across the entire pSeries line, including high-end servers.
Hyperion Intros Business Intelligence Platform, Debuts Linux Support
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
The Hyperion Business Intelligence Platform runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and melds business intelligence tools, transactional data and financial management capabilities.
Gates: Everything Starts With Security
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
The Microsoft chairman told an audience at RSA Security's conference that secure, trustworthy systems make everything in computing possible.
Study: Sarbanes-Oxley Doesn't Worry Most IT Managers
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
An Aberdeen Group survey says most IT managers polled plan to leverage their existing software to fill any gaps to comply with the act's mandates.
ING Implements Cognos for Intelligence
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Bank uses new BI tool to organize metrics.
Interview: Martin Taylor, Microsoft's Top Anti-Linux General
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Microsoft's general manager of platform strategies describes plans to compete with Linux, including segmenting the market into small, medium and large businesses. Taylor also defends the security and innovation of the proprietary development process against open source critics.
EU May Give Microsoft Some Leeway In Meeting Antitrust Demands
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
A source says European regulators may leave it to Microsoft to work out a way to meet demands that it release more programming code.
Microsoft And RSA Security Team For Windows Lock
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
The token system would give PCs and servers running the latest versions of Windows additional protection against intruders.
Egypt, IBM Team On Tourist Services
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
A new cell-phone service will let visitors to the pyramids and the Temple of Luxor call up information while on tour.
Hacker Sentenced To Prison For One Year
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Former ViewSonic employee had pleaded guilty to accessing a protected computer and causing damage.
Maker Of DVD-Ripping Software Will Appeal Judge's Ruling
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
The president of 321 Studios promises to fight the decision by a California judge preventing the company from distributing the technology, saying it misinterprets the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Wind River And Red Hat Drive Linux Beyond The PC
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
They'l team to boost the use of the open-source operating system in devices ranging from cell phone to airplane navigation equipment.
EU Antitrust Chief: Microsoft Settlement Still Possible
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Mario Monti says he's set a date for deciding the antitrust case, but that a settlement could be reached any time before then.
Digital Anti-Piracy Seal Bows
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Flood Agency Outsources
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
VMware Unveils Virtual Server
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
VMware's new virtual server supports Windows, Linux and NetWare operating systems.
Update: Wind River, Red Hat To Team On Linux Software
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Wind River Systems has announced a partnership with Red Hat to jointly develop Linux for the embedded devices market.
Song Trading Still Popular, Despite Lawsuits
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
The music industry says its lawsuits have slowed the tide of music downloads, but some analysts say users are just being more discreet.
Controversial Data-Mining Project Lives On
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
The government continues to finance research to create tools that could mine records for information about terrorists--even though Congress has eliminated a Pentagon office that was developing the technology.
Why Business Intelligence Matters
Commentary  |  2/22/2004  | 
The Web has simultaneously made data easier to gather and share, and also created new channels of information all its own. And emerging technologies on the horizon — radio frequency identification technology that it's hoped will track individual items within supply chains, for example — promise whole new mountains of data. Making better use of that data is your job, and we're here to help.
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