News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in February 2009
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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.
AMD On Track To Ship 32-Nm Chips In 2010
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
CEO Dirk Meyer says ramp up with begin in the middle of next year.
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.
The Beat Of The TomTom, Pt. 2
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Voices from all sides are rising to further discussion of Microsoft vs. TomTom, with Linux and open source possibly caught in-between. It's not looking like
Bill That Boosts Spending On Small Business Programs Halfway Through Congress
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Following the legislative process makes me all the more appreciative of the flexibility that defines small businesses.
Novell Rolls Out Manager For Virtual Environments
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The company's PlateSpin Orchestrate 2.0 software helps coordinate Hyper-V, Xen-based environments.
Obama Plans To Retire Space Shuttle
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
NASA budget increase does not include continued funding for the vehicle.
NASA Succeeds With Social Networking
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The space agency is mulling widespread adoption of Web 2.0 tools.
Cloud Computing Aligns Zimory With VMware
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
A significant advantage of Zimory's management software is that it makes server resources available to cost-conscious IT shops that many would otherwise not be able to afford.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
IT Search Engine Adds Netflow
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Startup Paglo, which offers SaaS-based IT management based on search, now collects Netflow data to help customers monitor bandwidth usage by users, applications and protocols.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
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,
Gmail Failure Breeds Status Dashboard
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The software provides data on the status of Google Apps applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Video.
Dell Cost Cutting $1 Billion As Profits Fall 48%
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Like other PC companies, Dell is suffering from the effects of the worldwide recession.
Hack An iPhone, Win $10,000
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
In TippingPoint's DVLabs contest, hackers also have the option of trying to execute a successful exploit against a Web browser.
Stimulus Funds Will Go Toward New Data Center For Social Security Administration
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
With $1 billion in funding, the agency is set to build a data center and develop software to reduce a huge backlog of disability claims.
Microsoft Sues TomTom; Orange Alert For Linux Backers
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Microsoft has filed suit against a software maker whose GPS navigation system uses Linux. Microsoft claims TomTom infringes eight of its patents. Linux backers are keeping a wary eye on the case, but so far consider this to be a dispute over GPS mapping software.
Google Blocks Paid-App Access For Developer G1s
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The search giant said it doesn't want Dev Phone owners to be able to use the root access capabilities to pirate applications.
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.
Intel Joins Dell In Challenging Netbook Trademark
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Psion Teklogix has held the trademark for the term "netbook" since 2000, but PC makers say the word is now generic.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Shakes Up Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
While Yahoo's CFO and mobile czar pack their bags, the executive's first blog indicates a new focus on improving relations with customers and advertisers.
Crisis Survival Kit: 12 Tips To Keep Customers Coming Back
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
As the recession drags on, people are keeping a tighter grip on their wallets. So how does a retailer stay in business? By developing a loyal following. Here are 12 tips to ensure your customers stick with you.
Microsoft Files Suit Against TomTom's Implementation Of Linux
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The suit claims infringement of eight Microsoft patents related to car navigation systems and file management.
Salesforce.com's Growth Shows SaaS Success In Tough Economy
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Revenue growth of 34% shows businesses are buying SaaS despite of, and perhaps because of, tight IT budgets. There are spots of trouble, however.
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.
Yahoo's Mobile Leader Leaves
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Marco Boerries' departure comes as new CEO Carol Bartz announces a reorganization of Yahoo management.
FBI Raids Offices Of NASA Contractors
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
An affidavit suggests the contractors stole federal tax dollars through fraudulent contracts and laundered the money.
Netflix To Offer Streaming-Only Movie Service
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The subscription movie-rental service is recognizing the growing popularity of on-demand video over the Web.
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.
Google Defuses Street View Privacy With User Photos
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
In so doing, the company manages to deflect and dissipate much of the criticism leveled against it for company-directed image acquisition.
Review: Safari 4 Beta Takes Page From Google Playbook
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The latest version of Apple's Web browser, now in beta, copies features already available on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera -- and looks great doing it.
Nokia Looking To Make Laptops
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The world's largest cell phone maker is actively looking at the market because the mobile phone and PC experiences are rapidly converging.
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.
Does Microsoft's TomTom Beating Bode Ill For Open Source?
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Open source folks are nervous about a Microsoft lawsuit against in-car GPS maker TomTom, allegedly because of possible implications for Linux.

Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The latest version of Titanium features built-in support for Linux as well as social media and communications tools such as Twitter and FriendFeed.
Business Owners' Optimism Starts To Inch Upward
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Knowing exactly when the low point (or high point) of any fluctuation occurs is almost impossible without some distance from the events. According to a new survey, the low point of optimism for small business owners may have been last October.
Despite Outage, Google Makes More Tweaks To Gmail
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Even though Gmail crashed for several hours earlier this week, Google is moving forward with its continual roll out of new features for its e-mail product. This week, Gmail adds the ability to change the tab label for Gmail, as well as add multiple attachments at once.
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.
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