News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in September 2010
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Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Has Deep Expertise But Checkered History
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
HP is highlighting Leo Apotheker's experience but his ouster from SAP 8 months ago was marked by widespread customer unrest, product snafus, and awful morale among employees.
Practical Analysis: Wielding Process Like A Weapon
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
One sure way to get your team hated is to suggest that LOB peers change their processes because they don't fit IT's.
Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Blade servers can be a cost-effective alternative to rack-based IT gear, according to HP's John Gromala, and offer a growth path from towers.
Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
HP Taps Ex-SAP Head Leo Apotheker As New CEO
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Leo Apotheker, who unexpectedly resigned as CEO of SAP in February, has been named to replace Mark Hurd.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Trusted Outsiders Can Be Big Security Risks
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Ever have a trusted salesperson, contractor or customer bring by a flash drive with a file by for you to view on one of your company's machines? Ever regret letting the outsider's drive inside your perimeter?
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
ADP Service Taps IBM Cast Iron Software
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Virtualized data integration makes the connection between cloud services and on-premise ERP systems.
Halo Reach Tops Xbox Live List
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
First-person shooter pulls ahead of Modern Warfare 2 to grab top spot.
SMBs Set Sights On Collaboration Suites
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
The Age of the Suite is nigh. Up to now, point solutions for calendaring, document management, e-mail, and other collaborative tasks probably did the trick for most SMBs, but faced with an increasingly mobile work force and a geographically dispersed base of suppliers, partners, and customers, more and more small and midsize businesses are giving collaboration suites serious consideration.
Skype, Facebook Partnership Would Boost Both Firms
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
VoIP firm trying to increase revenue-generating opportunities in advance of its IPO.
Samsung To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
Zoho Integrates Business Apps With Gmail
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Available from the Google Apps Marketplace, Zoho has introduced contextual integration of its CRM, project and invoicing applications within Gmail messages.
LinkedIn Mines Twitter Streams
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Social network aims to help professionals glean relevant information from the massive volume of tweets.
Astronomers Discover 'Class M' Planet
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Breakthrough suggests the Milky Way may be "teeming" with potentially habitable bodies.
Global CIO: Tibco Surges And CEO Flips Off IBM, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tibco's revenue is surging toward $1 billion because "20th-century" competitors like IBM, Oracle, and SAP "just don't have the goods," says CEO Vivek Ranadive.
Welcome To The New Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
This has been a week full of surprises from Microsoft. They're doing things that the company historically has never done. What the heck is going on up in Redmond?
IBM, ADP Launch Cloud Tax Service For SMBs
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Online tax filing system will be integrated with small and medium business' enterprise resource planning sources.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Borders Releases Kobo Wi-Fi Version
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Amazon's cheapest Kindle e-reader is on par in price and wireless support with Borders' new Wi-Fi version.
Novell Upgrades SUSE Linux Appliance Toolkit
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Combined with Novell Cloud Manager, the toolkit options for building workloads as virtual appliances, strive shorten customers' path to the cloud.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
U.S. Running Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
IPv4 addresses are expected to run out by the end of 2011 due to the huge increase in mobile devices.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
DoD Financial Systems $6.9 Billion Over Budget
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
As much as 12 years behind schedule, Pentagon officials blame the military's complexity and say that meeting Congressional audit requirements by 2017 will increase costs even further.
White House Sets IPv6 Transition Deadlines
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Moving to the next-gen Internet protocol standard will support agency modernization efforts, said U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
Dell Speeds Up SMB Workgroup Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Dell has come out with two new low-end workgroup color laser printers for the SMB market with enhanced speeds, duplex options, and new technology.
Dell Unveils Compact SMB LED Color Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
The new line of desktop color printers work like lasers, but their reliance on LEDs allows them to be smaller than lasers.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Red Hat Releases Fedora 14 Beta
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Laughlin is the sole beta of the latest Linux operating system, slated to debut in November.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Says Have Fun, Invent
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tech prognosticator believes researchers need to get less granular and focus on projects that will inspire them to create the next big thing.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
Global CIO: HP's $130-Billion Gamble
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
While HP's steeply calculated risk to hold its annual analysts' day without a CEO shows guts, it also lets IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Cisco to continue setting the IT agenda.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
News Sites, Searches May Be Riskier Than Porn
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Steer clear of gambling, porn and other known risky sites and related searches and you and your employees -- and your business -- are safer, right? Not according to a new Websense study which found that leading news and pop culture sites, and hot-trend search terms may be more dangerous than some of the ones you're steering clear of.
CA Technologies To Acquire Hyperformix
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Beyond broadening the tools it offers to build and manage internal cloud environments, adding the capacity management software specialist should bolster CA's ability to manage virtualized environments.
Document Foundation To Take OpenOffice Code Outside Oracle
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The code base for the open source look-alike suite to Microsoft Office has been moved outside Oracle by a new foundation, which claims it will further develop it.
AOL To Buy TechCrunch
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The acquisition adds Michael Arrington's influential tech-focused blog network to AOL's growing stable of professionally created content sources.
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