News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in March 2004
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Report: Massachusetts Tops In High Tech
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
A Milken Institute report says Massachusetts and California are the in the best position to take advantage of the high-tech economy as it bounces back from a downturn.
Windows Vs. Linux Security: Depends On Who You Ask
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
A new Forrester Research study says the question of which operating system is more secure depends greatly on what aspects of security companies see as most important.
MicroStrategy 2004 User Conference
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Product strategy and customer success highlight event
Adaptec Array Backs Up Local Data
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Adaptec unveiled a storage array expressly designed for backing up the local data on company desktops and laptops that escapes copying when business application servers are backed up.
SAS Extends Business Intelligence To The Masses
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
SAS 9 includes interfaces that can be tailored to users' roles and needs.
Gates Updates Microsoft Customers About Security Initiatives
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
In a letter to customers, the Microsoft chairman reiterated how important security has become to his company and the IT industry as a whole.
Wal-Mart Sells PCs With Sun's Java Desktop System
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
The low-cost Microtel PCs range from $298 to $698, and contain the Linux-based JDS which includes StarOffice, Mozilla, and the Evolution e-mail client.
DR-DOS 8.0 Ships With FAT32 Support
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
The latest version of Linux-based DR-DOS 8.0 is immediately available as a web download.
Wal-Mart Set For RFID Pilot With Pharmaceutical Suppliers
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Not all 18 suppliers are ready to go yet, but they will be by the end of June, a spokesman says.
Spim, Like Spam, Is On The Rise
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Research firms have different numbers, but all agree that there's no shortage of the unsolicited commercial instant messages.
Forrester: Most Wal-Mart Suppliers Won't Meet RFID Deadline
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
According to a just-published report from Forrester Research, Wal-Mart’s bid to force its top 100 suppliers to guarantee 100 percent readability of case and pallet RFID tags isn’t working.
Gates Aims For 2006 Longhorn Release
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The Microsoft chairman committed to an alpha release of the operating system this year, but didn't commit to a beta release, which the vendor had scheduled for this year.
OpenOffice Updates Free Suite
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The newest release of OpenOffice.org's business application suite includes bug fixes, improvements in the PDF files export function, and a tool to download spelling and thesaurus dictionaries.
Red Hat CEO Backtracks From Channel Plans
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The Linux software leader will continue to work with "large-scale" systems integrators but won't have a traditional channel program. Its strategy focuses on the enterprise marketplace.
Linux-Based Appliance Delivers Secure Remote Access
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The aggressively priced devices, from start-up enKoo, will allow remote small-business users to fully access office e-mail, files and applications via a Web browser.
Business Objects Signs Distribution Pact With Agilysys
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Business Objects penned a distribution deal with Agilysys, a computer products reseller, in move that Business Objects said will allow it to increase its emphasis on small and medium-sized businesses that use IBM equipment.
Google Gets Personal
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
It rolled out a test version of tools for personalized searches as it tries to boost user loyalty in an effort to maintain its lead as the Web's most popular destination.
Apache Web Server Captures Market Share With Open Source
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Brian Behlendorf, who co-founded the Apache Web-server project, says he never considered founding a commercial business based on the open-source code.
HP And Novell Team On Linux
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Software Licensing To Morph
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
ISP Credits Linux-Based Appliance For Drastically Slowing Down Spam
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The Linux-based Corvigo anti-spam appliance deployed by Pivotal Dynamics at Cox Communications has successfully filtered between 10 and 20 million messages a day, according to Cox officials.
Veritas Updates Data Lifecycle Manager
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Veritas ships Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0, software designed to help companies account for data from creation to deletion as they’re pressed to meet various regulatory requirements.
Microsoft Ships Sarbanes-Oxley Office Accelerator
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The product is designed primarily for Microsoft partners, who will use it to build Office 2003-based systems for documenting and reviewing internal financial controls.
Novell And Red Hat On Track For Growth
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Linux vendors attempt products designed to extend beyond the basic operating system, a move they hope will result in bigger profits.
Apache Co-Founder Never Considered Commercial Open-Source Company
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Brian Behlendorf, who co-founded the Apache Web-server project, says he never considered founding a commercial busines based on the open-source code.
Avocent To Buy OSA Technologies
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
It's spending about $100 million for the provider of management software.
Veritas, Princeton Partner On Data Management
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The vendors have integrated Princeton Softech's database archiving with the Veritas' Data Lifecycle Manager for customers who need to manage structured data and application performance.
Wal-Mart's RFID Plans To Be Put To The Test
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Eight suppliers will begin delivering RFID-tagged shipments to three Dallas facilities.
Microsoft Seeks To Use Windows Base To Build Online Gaming
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
It's developing software that would let PC gamers play over the Internet against users of its Xbox system.
IBM, SAP Keep Data Management Front And Center
Commentary  |  3/29/2004  | 
Data management is heating up, as IBM and SAP have made clear this month.
Up For A Fight
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The European Union, product delays, and Linux momentum test Microsoft, but they also may drive its competitive spirit
Novell And Red Hat On Track For Growth
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Linux vendors attempt to move beyond the basic operating system
Share Fixes, NASA Asks
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Open-source agreement, if approved, would require developers to reveal code modifications
Brighter Future In Video Games
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The programming job market may be lackluster, but the gaming industry is still hiring developers
In Short: BPM Standard On Way
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
VF Outlines Its RFID Deployment Plans
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
It will be ready to comply with Wal-Mart's January 2005 deadline but doesn't expect real benefits until the industry moves to tagging individual items with RFID chips.
Terrorism Database Still Far From Reality
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The head of the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center says the database's expected completion date is now December, but some lawmakers are skeptical that date will be met.
EU Decision May Bolster Further Antitrust Litigation
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The Computer and Communications Industry Association is next in line for Microsoft's battle against antitrust lawsuits.
HDL Generation Language Adds Open-Source License
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Confluence, a declarative programming language that generates RTL code, C language models, and formal verification models, is now available under the GNU General Public License.
VA Pans Florida Medical Center For System Deployment
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
An inspector general's report criticized management of Bay Pines VA Medical Center for how it's managing and deploying a financial and logistics system.
Q&A: Micrososft CEO Steve Ballmer On Windows, Longhorn, And The EU's Ruling
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Micrososft CEO Steve Ballmer talks with InformationWeek editors about the European Union's ruling regarding additions to Windows, Longhorn's release schedule, and it's vertical-industry strategy.
Holdout In Microsoft U.S. Antitrust Case Praises European Sanctions
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Attorney general Thomas Reilly of Massachusetts says the U.S. government should have sought the same kind of harsh penalties against Microsoft.
Microsoft Concedes Misstep In Search Technology
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer says the company erred in not putting more resources into in-house research and development of the technology.
Strong Reaction From Politicos On EU-Microsoft Decision
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Critics claim the EU's decision could stifle innovation and hurt consumers. Supporters believe it is a significant step toward protecting competition.
We Have a New Name
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Letter from Intelligent Enterprise's Editor - David Stodder
Taking Stock: Cheaper, Yes--But Is Microsoft A Value?
Commentary  |  3/25/2004  | 
Profitable growth has been difficult to come by in newer divisions.
Cognos Caps Off Solid Year With Winning Quarter
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Revenue and net income soared in the fourth quarter, fueled by surging sales of its recently introduced ReportNet query, reporting, and analysis software.
Sen. Leahy Calls On Congress To Study RFID
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
The Vermont Democrat says a dialogue is needed now to make sure that innovation is encouraged while the public's privacy rights are protected.
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