News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in June 2006
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BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
Oracle Says Application Integration Efforts Are On Track
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Company touts major upgrade of PeopleSoft apps and progress on Oracle-Siebel integration.
CSC: We're Not For Sale (Anymore)
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Instead, the outsourcer will spend up to $2 billion to repurchase outstanding stock.
BI Gets A Boost From Open-Source Community
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
Open-source development is having a significant impact on business intelligence. Among the vendors that have adopted open-source technology within their products in a big way are Actuate, Pentaho and JasperSoft.
UPDATE: Microsoft Rolls Out New Beta Of Internet Explorer 7
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
The beta 3 of IE7 for Windows XP boasts enhancements to RSS support and the user interface, along with tabbed browsing. Shipping is set for late summer or this fall.
Web Apps Get New Open-Source App Server
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
A small Sri Lankan firm of open-source developers says it's time to bring a fresh set of concepts and standards to the notion of an application server.
HP Expands Integrity Virtualization, Oracle Capabilities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Around half of all HP Integrity servers being shipped are used for Oracle database installations, so the vendor believes that making it easier to create and manipulate virtual environments will help sales.
Vista Volume Licensing May Require Product Activation
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
According to CRN, Microsoft is planning to require Vista and Longhorn customers with volume licenses to register and report their license key usage, ostensibly through some kind of licensing server running on Longhorn, and possibly a hosted server run by Microsoft. Although the article does not explicity state that product activation will be required, it seems pretty clear that de-activati
Intel Cell Phone Effort A Failure Of Historic Proportions
Commentary  |  6/27/2006  | 
Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, on Tuesday finally owned up to one of the most colossal failures in that industry's history when it unloaded its communications and applications processor business to Marvell for $600 million. It's not surprising that Intel tried to slip that announcement in under the cover of its much splashier
IBM Bets Big On Chinese Startups
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
One Chinese company in the location-based services market has been able to grow its customer base by 30% and increase revenue by about five times with help from IBM.
Dell Expands Support Services For Business
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
The premium service is available to a broader set of customers than Dell's previous premium service, which required a minimum of 200 servers. Platinum Plus will require only 100 servers.
Net Neutrality Hypocrites
Commentary  |  6/26/2006  | 
It's odd to hear people in an industry that exists because of government regulation argue against government regulation and for the free market. And yet that's exactly what happens when telcos and cable television vendors argue against net neutrality regulations, which would forbid them from giving preferential treatment to Internet traffic for companies that pay for the privilege.

Telcos and the cable TV industry don't exist in the vicious jungle of the free market. They live a protect
Oracle Taking Over Hosting Of Siebel Apps From IBM
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Integration and workflow technology for linking acquired apps is also on the way, president Phillips says.
Analysis: What Microsoft Lacks Is a Universal Document Format
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Pressure from Adobe will keep native PDF-output ability out of Office products.
In Focus: Document Automation Requires More Than Scanning
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Electronic documents as well as paper documents get united with eCopy Desktop.
All Your Bases Belong To Microsoft
Commentary  |  6/26/2006  | 
Or so Steve Ballmer would have it. Though it's dabbled in it for a while now, Microsoft dove headfirst into unified communications today with an offbeat press conference that showed exactly how many ways Microsoft can dominate much more than just your operating system, desktop productivity, and server software.
SCO Offers Cash And Cars To Attract Unix Developers
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
The company president says lawsuits against Linux users shouldn't affect its Unix business.
Novell's New CEO Isn't Talking Up A New Game Plan
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Hovsepian has moved up fast within the company. Now he's got his turn in charge. Adds PRM Apps To Its On-Demand Lineup
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
New partner-relationship management services provide businesses with visibility into their indirect sales channels.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Kenexa
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
IM: Why Businesses Aren't Yet Convinced It's For Them
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Security is the biggest worry. But many also haven't had great demand from employees.
Firefox Scores One For World Cup Fans
Commentary  |  6/23/2006  | 
Keeping up with the World Cup can be a pain, especially if you're at work and have to keep one eye peeled for your boss. If you could use a better way to catch the latest scores -- and if you only want soccer results -- drop by and try out Boris Ruf's Footiefox extension.
IT Confidential: Mt. Rushmore Vs. American Idol? No Contest
Commentary  |  6/23/2006  | 
People are losing interest in our national parks, and electronic media may be to blame.
Software Performance Monitoring Gets Heuristic
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
A tool for app performance management relies on a "bench test" process that runs Java components and produces realistic information on how they can be expected to perform.
Indicative Upgrades Application Performance Monitoring Software
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Changes include new monitoring capabilities for SAP and .Net apps.
New York City Taps Mapping Software To Fight Domestic Violence
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
The city combines health care and law enforcement data with city maps to determine where resources should be allocated.
TransMedia Plans Online Word Processor, Calendar For Its Glide Service
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
The New York company is adding Glide Write and Glide Calendar to the 13 online environments in its Glide Effortless service.
The Bifurcation of Business Process Management
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Emerging technology can serve both IT and lines of business.
Operational Intelligence Enters the Spotlight
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Understanding the technology components of OI.
Open Source BI Makes Inroads
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Adoption trend continues to grow.
Midsize Bank Implements Planning
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Prophix tool enables more effective management.
Information Builders Adds to Its Stack
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
New features target operational BI.
Informatica Offers Data Integration on Demand
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Software leader elevates importance of managing decentralized business data.
i2 Technologies Bets Future on New Platform
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Business process platform for supply chain is foundation for growth.
Further ERP Consolidation Occurs
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Private equity group continues to collect fragmented software assets.
Effective Information Management Requires A Dual Focus
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Organizations must prepare for long-term needs while they solve immediate problems.
BI Is More Than a Dashboard
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
User interface must meet business needs.
Auditing the Big Picture
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
PCAOB shifts focus to top-down SOX audits.
Application BI Tackles Tedious Task
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Research shows high value from pre-configured mapping of transactional sources.
SOX Is Wearing Everyone
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Smaller companies still have to comply with the law.
Oracle to Acquire Demantra
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Latest takeover points to market consolidation and uncertainty for customers.
SAP Takes One More Step in its On-Demand Strategy
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Will the new functionality and user interface for SAP CRM on-demand be enough?
Business IT Vendors Failing To Meet User Needs, Google Exec Says
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Consumer technology developers are setting the pace for IT usability, Girouard says in an MIT conference keynote.
AIM Revenue on the Rise
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Gartner says worldwide application integration and middleware market increased 7 percent in 2005.
Novell Announces New CEO--But Can He Save A Sinking Ship?
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Ronald Hovsepian has been a rising star within Novell since he joined the company three years ago. But with a dropping stock price, declining sales of NetWare, and stiff competition in the Linux market, it's going to take more than star power.
Fewer Vendors, Beefier Software Expected In BPM Market
Commentary  |  6/22/2006  | 
The herd of vendors in the business process management software market thinned a bit this week with EMC Corp.'s acquisition of ProActivity Software Solutions Ltd. The purchase reflected two trends: consolidation among vendors and the convergence of BPM and content management.
Correct Customer Interaction Problems on the Fly
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Informiam Frontline Advisor delivers real-time agent performance data to contact center supervisors.
Enkata 6 Supports Operational Performance Management
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
New version adds industry-specific features for key vertical markets.
Merced Systems Addresses Performance Management in Contact Centers
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Large customer uses product to improve agents' performance.
Onyx Expands CRM Offering
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Integrated suite now includes customer interaction process management and analytics.
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