News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in September 2004
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IBM Partners With Cleveland Clinic For Better Medical Data Access
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
The first project will focus on improving outcomes and treatment for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms by letting doctors electronically tap into research discoveries at the bedside.
Red Hat Spending $23 Million For Ex-Netscape Security Solutions Business
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Red Hat to incorporate Netscape Directory Server and Netscape Certificate Management System into products to help customers integrate desktops with a networkwide set of computing services.
etalk To Offer Contact Center Performance Management Consulting
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Contact center performance software developer etalk will help clients evaluate and improve processes, design call monitoring programs, and create libraries of digital recordings to identify best practices.
IBM Bolsters Blueprint Portfolio To Drive Middleware Adoption
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Blueprints target three main technology areas: business integration, business intelligence and collaboration/content management.
SQL Server 2005 To Get ActiveViews Reporting
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Microsoft is putting ActiveViews end-user reporting capabilities into its next-generation SQL Server 2005 database, the company said Wednesday.
RFID's Impact On Supply Chains Grows, Execs Say
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Business-technology managers share their RFID experiences at this week's EPC Global U.S. Conference.
Microsoft Readies Business Intelligence Charge
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Microsoft unveils new and reworked business intelligence tools that provide capabilities ranging from self-service report building for non-techs to mining information from data flows outside of a database.
Search Underdog To Take On Google, Microsoft, And Amazon
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Blinkx 2.0 promises to proactively and reactively scan the Web, PC applications, and MP3 music files.
Competition Heats Up To Offer Secure, Manageable, Affordable Linux Operating Systems
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Analysts caution against blindly believing that security designations will translate into a certain level of security in any given IT environment.
Ariba's Buyout Of FreeMarkets Bears First Fruit
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
The vendor leverages strengths from its and FreeMarkets' technology and launches a new suite of sourcing software.
Salesforce.com Unveils Site Aimed At Providing On-Demand Call-Center Software
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
The site, Supportforce.com, is seen as a competitive shot at rival Siebel Systems.
Oracle Puts Pressure On Microsoft
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
The vendor brings its E-Business Suite to North America to go against Microsoft's ERP software.
Microsoft Expands Lower-Cost Windows XP Program To India
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
The 12-month program is aimed at first-time PC users in developing technology markets.
Tools Aim To Help Customer-Service Reps Get The Right Answers
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
InQuira's new CRM system employs natural-language search technology so reps can search all the information assets within a company.
Motorola Taps Startup To Secure Web Services
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A specialized firewall is deployed to batten down the company's service-oriented architecture.
Attackers Target Microsoft Jpeg Flaw
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Some feel a more-sophisticated virus is nearing completion.
Leaning On Microsoft For BI
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A limited budget prompts a small brokerage firm to forego more elaborate business intelligence functionality and satisfy its BI needs with what it can pull from SQL Server.
Anti-Spam Effort Killed Amid Patent Row
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
Microsoft has applied for a key patent, and anti-spam activists don't agree with its plans for the patent.
Clock Stoppers
Commentary  |  9/28/2004  | 
Some market watchers think EU approval of Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft is inevitable. It isn't.
IT Units Encouraged To Adopt Open-Source Risk-Management Program
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A government cooperative, the Government Open Code Collaborative, offers agencies a repository that includes proprietary and open-source apps. But it's the open-source piece that's of greatest concern to public and private entities.
Oracle Puts Pressure On Microsoft
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
The vendor brings its E-Business Suite to North America to go against Microsoft's ERP software.
SAS Ships Forecasting Tool
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
SAS High-Performance Forecasting performs automatic forecasts in a batch environment.
Ultimus Releases BPM Suite 7.0
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
New "adaptive discovery" technology helps organizations deploy automated processes without complete maps.
IBM Carves New RFID Unit
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
The Sensor and Actuator Solutions group will create services and software related to RFID systems.
Progress Software To Buy Persistence
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
With real-time data management becoming more pervasive, Progress is strengthening its real-time data-services product line.
Microsoft: Ready To Comply With EU Order If Appeal Fails
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
Even as Microsoft appeals a finding that it broke antitrust rules, the company says it has spent millions to make a stripped-down version of Windows.
FAST Introduces Full-Featured OEM Enterprise Search Solution
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
News - September 20, 2004
The Dangers of Poorly Managed Email Systems
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
News - September 13, 2004
GM's Reuse Strategy
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Parts reuse based on a common database will reduce engineering time, save money, and serve global ambitions
IT Confidence Index At Lowest Point In A Year
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
InformationWeek's confidence indicator has dropped nearly 19% since March, yet more than half of 300 business-technology managers say they're positive about current economic conditions.
MetaMatrix Signs Partnership With Business Objects
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
MetaMatrix joins the Business Objects Technology Partner Program in a marriage of EII and BI.
Sun Eyes Wall Street In Bid To Regain Share
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
New Solaris version and other products unveiled, reflecting renewed R&D effort
Microsoft Takes On Backup Market
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Vendor to offer automated system for small and midsize companies
Speed And Quality
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Mercury Interactive tool tests quality of business processes
Secure Flight Program Moves To Test Phase
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
Transportation Security Administration set to collect passenger data from airlines
Tibco's Revenue, Profit Jump
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The business-integration-software vendor also revealed plans to buy back as much as $50 million of its stock over the next two years.
Report: EU Close To OK'ing Oracle Takeover Of PeopleSoft
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The EU's competition commissioner hopes to finish the case before he leaves his post at the end of October, says a spokesperson.
PeopleSoft Expands OEM Agreement With Business Objects
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
PeopleSoft announced that Business Objects is now its preferred business intelligence partner.
IBM Launches Business Optimization Center
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
IBM has unveiled a business optimization center as part of its bid to dominate what it estimates is a $500 billion market opportunity for business-performance services.
Cognos Reports Higher Profits on Strong Software Sales
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Cognos reports a 52 percent increase in net income in the second quarter, due to a significant jump in license revenue.
Cognos Weighs In With Strong Quarter
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Several big contracts drive license revenue up 21%.
And In Lane Three, Hyperion
Commentary  |  9/22/2004  | 
The operational analytics racetrack just got a little more crowded.
Managing Events and Collaboration for Compliance Management
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Enabling information technology for efficiency management of processes.
Actuate Leads Open Source Reporting System Initiative
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Strategic developer partnership with eclipse foundation brings reporting to Java IDE and developer base.
PeopleSoft Discounts New Licenses
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Execs are also playing up a new contract signed with 3M.
Pegasystems Brings BPM To Credit Cards
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Customer Process Manager and Smart Dispute are built on Pegasystems' Java-based business process management platform.
Businesses Turn To Software Subscriptions
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
More companies are resisting big software contracts in favor pay-as-you-go agreements, according to panelists at the InformationWeek Fall Conference.
DiCarta Unveils Contract-Management Software Upgrade
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
New version interfaces with ERP and procurement apps, simplifying contract processes.
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