News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in September 2005
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FEMA's Foul-up
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Report says agency's computer systems failed to track supplies during last year's hurricane season.
For Oracle Database Manager, Things Go Better With Quest
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Database administrator relies on Quest tools for analyzing query performance and correcting database snafus.
Microsoft Backs Open Source In Its Competition With IBM
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Redmond engineers to boost JBoss performance on Windows.
A New Approach To Utility Computing, Cisco Style
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Businesses will be able to mix and match hardware from various vendors.
Now, By Golly, PHP Has Got Marc Andreessen
Commentary  |  9/29/2005  | 
PHP used to be little known outside a small circle of open source developers. No large company advertised it or gave it top billing at computer shows. It had only the little tool-making firm that originated it, Zend Technologies Inc., as a booster. Now it's got Marc Andreessen.
No Such Thing As A Stupid Question
Commentary  |  9/29/2005  | 
What's that term they use to describe a question that's put forward clearly and simply? Oh yes, I just remembered: "in plain English." Wouldn't it be cool to make database queries in plain English? Well, it looks like you may be able to.
Field Report: Avnet, Phoenix
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Streamlining the bid process brings huge scalablity gains.
Field Report: York International, York, Pa.
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
One small migration project got ugly. Now York's gearing up for two giant integration initiatives.
Chicago Merc Ditches Tape Backups For Disks
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The exchange is using a Massive Array of Idle Disks, or MAID, from Copan Systems, which only starts spinning when a piece of data is requested.
TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
How Broadband And The Internet Kept Me Out Of The Morgue
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
How did I ever survive? How did the world ever sufficiently spin on its axis and remain in its proper orbit without the Internet and broadband connectivity?
The Open-Source Majority
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
So if you're a BI practitioner who doesn't trust open-source software applications for your intelligence work, here's something you should know: You're in the minority.
CA Leads Charge To Augment Microsoft Data-Protection Tool
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Computer Associates, Yosemite Technologies, and CommVault Systems are among the companies touting new software for use alongside Microsoft's just-released System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.
EMC Kicks Off Storage Administrator For Exchange
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
EMC enhanced technology it gained when it bought Allocity last year to work with both Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based Clariion disk systems.
Coming Next Year: The First 'Trusted' Linux Operating System
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Red Hat, with help from IBM and Trusted Computing Solutions, plans to put its operating system through the paces of the National Information Assurance Partnership's Common Criteria evaluation program to create the first "trusted" Linux operating system.
New Tool To Monitor HIPAA Compliance
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Ecora's Enterprise Auditor has built-in HIPAA reports that map directly to the act's security rules, making it easier to quickly generate compliance reports.
Microsoft And JBoss Strike Development Deal
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Improving the performance of JBoss on Microsoft software will help both companies compete against IBM.
I Feel Lucky
Commentary  |  9/27/2005  | 
An evening with Google's Marissa Mayer Alan Williamson attended a presentation from Marissa Mayer, a product manager at Google, and blogged it. Highlights:
1. The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn't know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. In fact, it was noted that the submit button was a long time coming and hitting the RETURN key was the only
OpenDoc Goes Commercial With StarOffice Release
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
The OpenDocument format that sparked a high-profile dispute between Microsoft and the state of Massachusetts will make its debut in a commercial office suite this week, as part of Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice 8 release.
Google Pursues Legal Fight Against Microsoft In Federal Court
Commentary  |  9/26/2005  | 
It appears that Google doesn't much care for Microsoft's offer to settle its lawsuit to enforce former researcher Kai-Fu Lee's employment agreement. The search company on Friday filed additional documents in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., arguing against Microsoft's motion to dismiss Google's federal countersuit.
Polish Student Wins Google Programming Contest
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
The competition is both a clever recruiting event and a recruiting event for the clever.
Business Intelligence With Smarts
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Asking all the right questions is easy with the Intelligent Question capability in new Business Objects release.
Regretting The Switch From Windows To Mac
Commentary  |  9/26/2005  | 
Why I Might Switch Back Russell Beattie clearly woke up Thursday morning and said to himself, "You know, I don't think I get enough hate mail." That's when he posted a blog entry describing why, after seven months of using the Mac, he's thinking of switching back to Windows.
Google Goes Las Vegas
Commentary  |  9/26/2005  | 
"Google Goes Las Vegas: An AdWords Experiment Shows Why at Google, the House Always Wins" Interesting article where Robert X. Cringely hypothesizes that Google is punishing merchants for reducing spending on adwords.
Palm To Debut Handheld Running Windows
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
The Windows Mobile-based Treo 700 is expected to compete with Research in Motion's BlackBerry wireless device.
Review: Document Scanning Meets the Mac
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
There just aren't many scanners with auto document feeders that are compatible with Macs, but Fujitsu has just added the ScanSnap to the list.
In Focus: Process Management Meets Business Intelligence
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Cognos says its new platform, Cognos 8, will help users of BPM systems from EMC, FileNet, IBM and Savvion to monitor, invoke and modify processes with the aid of event management functionality.
Google Seeks Help
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Cracking Down
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
To Build A Survey
News  |  9/24/2005  | 
Research scripting technology helps an addictions institute take some of the sting out of building up survey data.
Decisive Reaction
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Facing product missteps, internal dissent, talent raids, and the retirement of a key exec, Microsoft regroups into three new divisions.
When Writers Attack
Commentary  |  9/23/2005  | 
I understand why the Authors Guild is so concerned about Google's book-copying initiative: This is unexplored legal territory, and many of the details remain open to debate. Yet instead of accepting what most legal experts already know -- Google's approach is reasonable, even if it is flawed -- the Guild is pursuing a lawsuit that only a fiction writer could love.
HP Streamlines Its Business, Augments Software Offerings
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Acquisitions will give OpenView expanded asset-management capabilities.
This Time, SCO Offers Mobile Web Services, Not Lawsuits
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Vendor will have to overcome big rivals and ill will from its legal history.
Oracle Focuses On Keeping App Users Within The Fold
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Plans outlined for lifetime application support and backing for competing databases.
Why In The World Would Big Companies Use Open Source?
Commentary  |  9/23/2005  | 
A little over a month ago, I set out to find out just how popular open-source software has become within big business. These are companies that have the money to spend on the biggest, most complex packages that IBM, Oracle, and other enterprise software makers have to offer. They're also companies with armies of IT professionals highly proficient in writing and maintaining their own applications. Why in the world would they use open source? Actually, the question has become: why in the world
Oracle Reports 25% Sales Growth
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Database and middleware software sales grew only 1% while acquisitions gave application sales a boost in 1Q.
SmartAdvice: Oracle Will Merge Application Features--Eventually
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Short term, Oracle's committed to support for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel apps, The Advisory Council says. Also, a primer on electronic data discovery and building a comprehensive records-management system.
Use of SAP's Transaction Manager Supports Compliance Efforts
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Increased automation offers a path to sustainable compliance.
Salesforce.com Rolls Out a Platform
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Multiforce.com is more a development environment than an application.
Oracle Gobbles Up Siebel
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Planned CRM acquisition creates opportunities, poses new challenges.
Enkata Enhances Contact and Operational Performance
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Version 5 applications deliver front and back office operational effectiveness.
Geac Updates Compliance Management
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Latest release offers a way to automate and achieve compliance efficiency.
Benefiting from Making Strategy Mandatory
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Using the company requirement for fuller disclosure as a catalyst.
Automation at the Expense of Customer Satisfaction
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Customer contact processes are technology-heavy, but companies lack best practices.
Actuate Rolls Out Reporting Suite Enhancements
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
New graphical development tool and scripting capabilities extend ease of use and flexibility.
GoogleTV
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Do you have "experience developing or launching products in one or more of the following areas: interactive TV, set-top-boxes, personal video recorders, video-on-demand, IP TV or cable TV technologies"? If so there may be a job waiting for you at Google, particularly if you're a computer science PhD. Google, it seems, is searching for someone to "provide leadership o
Financial Firms Declare War On Hacking
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
The focus is on eliminating vulnerabilities by building security into applications rather than relying on perimeter security tools.
SCO Sets Its Legal Pad Aside To Offer Mobile Web Services
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
SCO launches a set of Web services designed to let companies tie "smart" handheld devices that act both as cell phones and mobile desktops to back-end applications and data.
Little White Lies
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Let's be honest. Customers who think carefully don't make sales guys' lives any easier. But customers who fail to think carefully don't make their own lives any easier. What's true in the used car trade happens to be true in the data warehouse trade as well. And that's what one of our stories this week is all about.
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