News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in April 2010
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MongoDB Handles Masses Of Data
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The merits of MongoDB, a NoSQL database management system, are detailed by its CEO.
Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
What's Not BI? Don't Get Me Started...
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
Do you prefer the broad or the narrow definition of BI, and how should we differentiate BI and analytics? Read on for my "extended jam" on these and other FAQs about business intelligence.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
Avatar Director Helps NASA With Mars Cameras
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
James Cameron is working with the space agency to outfit the next-generation rover, Curiosity, with 3D cameras.
Healthline Lands $14 Million In Funding
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The funds will be used to boost the online health information firm's content, sales, and advertising platform.
YouTube Dominates Online Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The Google-owned site reached 75% of the 180 million Internet users who watched online video in March.
NASA Space Telescope Achieves Milestone
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The Webb deep space telescope has gained manufacturing approval, putting it a step closer toward its mission to study the Big Bang's origins.
SMBs Adding Jobs At Fastest Pace In 3 Years
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
According to the latest Small Business Employment Index, the hiring rate for small businesses has reached a three-year high.
Sentiment Analysis Feels Its Way Forward
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
A bit of controversy regarding sentiment analysis is playing out. A techno-skeptic blogger clique asserts that automated sentiment analysis is so inaccurate as to render automated methods worthless. Others differ with them: we like automation. Newly joining us are some of the skeptics' own kind, critics such as "Measurement Queen" K.D. Paine...
Morphlabs Launches Cloud Appliance
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
An appliance built on open source code enables enterprises to build a pool of virtual servers and manage them as a private cloud.
Global CIO: Inside SAP: 10 Factors Behind Its Dramatic Turnaround
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
Here are 10 ways SAP's new leaders have reinvigorated the company, redefined its strategy, and reestablished the primacy of its customer.
HP-Palm Deal Reinforces Microsoft-HTC Pact
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
This week has seen two big developments in the business of mobile technology. The first was Microsoft's intellectual property licensing agreement with HTC, the maker of Android devices including Google's Nexus One phone. Next came Hewlett-Packard's offer to buy Palm Computing for $1.2 billion. Turns out that is more good news for Microsoft too.
Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
Slideshows  |  4/29/2010  | 
The United States government owns many of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including six of the top ten. These supercomputers are being used for everything from climate modeling to building spaceships to basic science research.
Foxit, Solid Documents Release New PDF Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Two new programs for working with PDF files have become available this week. Foxit Phantom PDF (for Windows) is for creating and manipulating PDF files, while Solid PDF to Word for Mac is for turning PDF files into documents editable by standard office programs.
Microsoft Adds BPMN to Visio (with Help from G360)
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
It's safe to say that despite the proliferation of real BPMN tools, the majority of BPMN-like process diagrams that exist in the world have been created in Microsoft Visio. For me, Visio, by itself, was always just a "drawing" tool, not a real modeling tool... In Visio 2010 Premium, Microsoft has put a real BPMN editor into the box.
Apple iAd Aims Upscale
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
High-profile partners are being sought by Apple for its iAd platform, ones willing to pay well and make a splash.
Dedupe And The Cloud: A Perfect Pairing
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Data deduplication and cloud-based storage are a match made in heaven, especially for smaller businesses. Here's why.
What Apple Owes Developers
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
When the little people make enough noise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs switches his mode of public interaction from terse e-mail replies to open letters. That's what happened on Thursday when Jobs finally articulated his disdain for Adobe's Flash technology in a rare public post.
Virtualization Driving Data Center Growth
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, and WAN optimization equipment are particular growth spots in data center equipment.
Federal Health Architecture Director Steps Down
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Vish Sankaran used his post to urge federal agencies to collaborate with one another and to adopt interoperable health IT.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
Business Analytics: Q&A With Teradata's CTO
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Stephen Brobst makes a case for open access to data, simpler analytic tools and new forms of analysis for sources such as Facebook.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
NIST: Federal R&D Boosts Industry
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
In an annual report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology details innovations developed collaboratively by federal labs and organizations outside of government.
Global CIO: Can HP, IBM, & Oracle Make Peace With Breakaway Banks?
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Three huge global banks plan to revolutionize the CIO-vendor relationship—will their audacious plan trigger major changes from major IT vendors?
Verizon, Novell Offer ID Management Service
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Verizon Business is branching out into cloud services, including identity management, in partnership with Novell.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Interop: 41% Of Attendees Tap Cloud
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Survey shows cloud computing gaining steam in the enterprise, though concerns remain.
6 In 10 Americans Use Government Web Sites
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The popularity of accessing government information online supports the mission of the Open Government Directive, research shows.
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
SAP Tips Hand On Cloud Plans As Profits Soar
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
First-quarter financial results beat expectations; co-CEO McDermott hints at new cloud partnerships and on-demand offerings.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
RIM Launching BlackBerry 6 OS In Fall
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The updated operating system will offer a faster browser, better touchscreen technology, and support for older devices, the company said.
Global CIO: SAP's McDermott Slaps Back At Oracle And Refocuses On Customers
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
Just 10 weeks after becoming co-CEO, SAP's Bill McDermott has re-energized the company by focusing intensely on delivering great customer value.
Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded 7
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Hewlett-Packard and Wyse Technology intend to use the operating system for thin clients.
Global CIO: Microsoft Vs. VMware-Salesforce Shows Cloud's Biggest Value
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
Cutting cost isn't no. 1.
SMBs Demand Fast ROI On IT Investments
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
According to a CompTIA survey, 80% of SMBs wants technology solutions that "deliver immediate payback in terms of minimum disruption of business continuity and seamless integration with existing solutions" and are most interested in virtualization, unified communications, and mobile.
Seven Questions for Teradata
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
I'm about to attend day two of Teradata's annual third-party industry influencers meeting. I'm grateful for the opportunity to listen, to voice my opinions, and, per the agenda distributed by analyst-relations manager extraordinaire Kim Dossey, to "Ask Any Question." I'll actually aim for seven. Here they are...
Interop 2010 Show Winners
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
This year's competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer in cloud computing, network management, security, virtualization, wireless, and more. We also picked a top startup and gave out a green award.
BPM Helps Manage Aircraft at Heathrow Airport
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Before a recent event-driven architecture initiative took place, London's Heathrow Airport had a depressingly low on-time departure rate of 68%... Better air-to-air management now saves 90 liters of fuel per flight and has raised the on-time departure rate to 83%.
Mac Vendor Launches SMB Sweepstakes
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
MacMall, a leading Mac mail order company, is holding a sweepstakes in which creative studios and related businesses can pick up a complete Mac-based work station (except for the Mac).
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
VMware Plus Salesforce.com, An Unlikely Pair
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Two young companies, neither of them leaders in traditional software development, have teamed up to pull enterprise Java programmers into cloud development. In this case, the cloud is specifically the Force.com data centers that already host Salesforce.com's CRM applications. It's an unlikely pairing, but it just might work.
Cloud Computing Climbs Adoption S-Curve
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
If Cloud Computing is of more than passing interest to you -- and you're still sitting on the sidelines -- here's a series of recent happenings (and my interpretation of the S-curve) that should inspire you to move forward.
Saying Farewell To A Floppy Old Friend
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
It's time for yet another high-tech funeral. This time, the guest of honor is the good ol' floppy disk.
Open Government Plans Need Improvement
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Only three federal agencies received excellent marks on compliance with White House open government requirements.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
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