News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in May 2005
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On-Demand Software Service Helps Companies Manage Ideas
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Brightidea is launching an on-demand, subscription-based service for managing and tracking innovative ideas within a company.
Fidelity Investments To Consolidate File Servers Using PolyServe Software
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The move is expected to reduce the number of file servers by 20% and help shrink administrative costs.
HP Adopts Itanium For NonStop Line
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard continues a strategy of migrating its high-performance servers to Itanium processors by introducing the first NonStop system based on the Intel processors.
The 'Standard' Marketing Ploy
Commentary  |  5/31/2005  | 
One BI platform for the whole business? Don't count on getting there any time soon.
In Focus: Imaging and AIIM Are Inseparable
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The buzz from back East was excellent, with reports of a packed show floor and healthy exhibitor numbers.
This eGov Portal Is Part MapQuest, Part Craigslist
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Plenty of government initiatives are aimed sharing information electronically, but one that’s surprisingly advanced is the effort to share geospatial information system (GIS) content across federal, state, county and city agencies.
eGov Portal Is Part MapQuest, Part Craigslist
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) Portal has been operational since July 2003, and a “GOS2” facelift expected to bow in July will incorporate easier searching, a customizable portal interface and an online marketplace designed to encourage joint purchases of new GIS content.
ADT To Deliver 'Intelligent' RFID Reader
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
The reader, due in August, can process radio signals from tags without relying on instructions from a connected network.
IBM, Borland, Microsoft Connect Programmers With Production
Commentary  |  5/31/2005  | 
Operations people, take heart. The neglected production side of the house is beginning to fall into line of sight of application developers.
SmartAdvice: A Checklist To Consider When Deciding On Remote-Access Applications
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
In addition to Citrix and Microsoft, there's a range of applications by price and service level, The Advisory Council says. Also, ask questions to get an idea of RFID's return for your company.
Wal-Mart To Suppliers: Clean Up Your Data
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Retailer has 800 suppliers on board with the effort but says that's not enough
Salesforce Thinks Big
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Vendor lands biggest customer to date and lines up tools for customization and analytics
Snafus Cause FBI To Try Packaged Software
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Planned information-management system will take four years to deploy
IBM Ties Developers To Real-World Results
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Toolkits connect development tools and application monitoring
Unlocking The Secrets Of Open-Source Success
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
The story of open-source software has largely been one of success to date. Open source has grown exponentially in popularity among Web users, and it's making headway in corporate application-development environments, even influencing the ways in which proprietary app vendors create and distribute their own products. Still, open source won't be a tale of unmitigated growth. The answer to open source's challenges is, in a word, services.
Sizing Up The Database Players
Commentary  |  5/26/2005  | 
Increasingly, databases that lack built-in BI strengths are at a disadvantage to their competitors.
Interwoven Makes Web Services Available to DevNet Members
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
The ECM provider is now providing its extensive developer network with WSDL for the company's digital asset management, web content management and content provisioning solutions.
Hot Banana Launches Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite will allow non-technical users to take total “hands-on” control of their online marketing and communications.
Forum Systems Signs Agreement with Computer Associates to Launch XML Antivirus Product
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
The provider of Web services security for threat protection and trust management has announced an agreement with Computer Associates International, Inc. to offer the industry's first XML Antivirus solution.
Worldwide Application Integration and Middleware Industry Experienced Steady Increase in 2004, Says Gartner
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
IBM again had a commanding lead in the worldwide AIM industry with 37.2 percent market share in 2004.
Vendor Support Key To Big-Business Adoption Of Open Source
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
At LinuxWorld, Cendant, Citigroup, and E-Trade talk about what swayed them to open source, and what it'll take for them to expand its use.
SAP Makes Play For Retek Customers
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
At the Retail Systems conference in Chicago Tuesday, SAP said it would offer incentives, such as discounts on software and services, to any Retek customer choosing to make the switch.
Sounding Off On BPM
Commentary  |  5/24/2005  | 
Readers express a wide breadth of opinion about whether their performance management tools are up to snuff.
Salesforce.com Intros Latest Customization Features
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
Salesforce CEO Benioff claims all of the knowledge needed to customize the company's software is contained in a document the size of a playbill.
In Focus: BPM Merger Could Reduce Process Mayhem
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The merger could reduce overlapping standards, and the consolidation would mirror a thinning of vendor ranks in the last year that is a healthy sign of a maturing BPM market.
Operational Reporting Takes Off At Continental
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The airline is using business intelligence to upgrade operational reporting processes. The results have been first class.
AIIM Study: Cost and Compliance Issues Drive ECM
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
Compliance may be a growing concern, but cost-related concerns remain the dominant motivator behind investments in enterprise content management.
The Dream Of x86 Capable Macs Remains Elusive
Commentary  |  5/24/2005  | 
Earlier this week, the buzz surrounded another potential agreement that would put Intel microprocessors inside Apple computers. Obviously, uniting the two most durable PC platforms in history is a lot easier said than done.
Oracle Launches Product Information Management Data Hub
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The repository for both structured and unstructured information is designed to hold a consolidated view of all data on a company's products.
IBM Appoints Open-Source Promoter To Head Rational Software
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
Danny Sabbah is a 30-year veteran of the company and an architect of its open-source policy, as well as overseer of its mainstream WebSphere middleware.
Microsoft Intros Windows Embedded For Retail Equipment
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
Plug-and-play features in the offering allow retailers to easily add new devices, says Microsoft, which should help save time and money when equipment fails.
Mitigating IT Risk and Ensuring Data Center Compliance
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Active Reasoning provides monitoring, control and security in data centers.
Managing Incentives and Rewards for Financial Compliance
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Disparity of processes and internal systems are financial and operational risk points.
Microsoft Code Release Marks Another Step Toward Longhorn
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Enhancements such as online video support and a new security offering are included in this preview of the code behind the next version of Windows. The release is aimed at developers.
Security Flurry
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
On any given week, there's a tug-of-war among the new threats and vulnerabilities spilling out, and the programmers and cops trying to contain them. Last week's struggle had some particularly engaging efforts. On the downside, two big vulnerabilities were found in the Firefox browser, and the Sober.p worm was found to be evading many antivirus scanners. On the upside, Novell took steps to tighten up its Linux operating system, Microsoft unveiled a service for ad hoc security guidance, and Swedis
Embedded Systems To Get New Linux Tools
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Wind River says the tools will help manufacturers cut costs and time to market for embedded devices, and will let CIOs make such devices an integral and manageable part of their IT operations.
Telelogic Makes Testing Earlier Part Of Development Process
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Upgraded development tools will help customers by better integrating different software-development roles, including those involving business analysts, system architects and designers, developers, and testers.
Microsoft Searches For New Revenue Sources
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
The software maker is heavily invested in future markets, but they haven't yet generated much in the way of profits. And then there's that $60 billion pile of cash.
State Street - Leadership in BI
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Experience brings home the key point that simple approaches can have the largest impact.
Fixing Sarbanes-Oxley
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
FRONTlines Forum looks to future of compliance.
Federal Express Takes BI Seriously
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Well-established integration and information management provides foundation for BI.
Business Event Management from TIBCO
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
New product for integrating and managing events for process and performance improvement.
A Better Spreadsheet Alternative
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Actuate’s e.Spreadsheet addresses standalone spreadsheet shortcoming.
Home Depot Looks To SAP As It Modernizes
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Retailer wants the tools to become more information driven.
Information Builders Develops BI Tool For The Insurance Industry
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Partnership with BearingPoint provides IBI with industry-specific expertise and deployment services.
British Telecom Standardizes On Interwoven System
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Content-management software is critical to the telecom company's efforts to move more customer transactions to the Web.
Business Technology: Coming Soon: Transformation Upheavals
Commentary  |  5/20/2005  | 
Hollywood represents the world of fables and make-believe, but the shift from analog to digital is causing some very real pain and upheaval. And, Bob Evans says, you can be sure that a similar Radical Overhaul is coming to a supply chain near you. Soon.
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