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posted in May 2004
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Strategy Shift
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
FDIC Tells Banks To Get Ready For Check 21
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Banks must make operational changes to comply with law, regulatory group says.
IT Confidential: Bad Voodoo: Finding Fraud Spells Jail Time
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
The fraud app is 'not just data mining, says I.S. Director Fontenot.
Letters To The Editor
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Pipeline
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
The Reality of Real Time
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Don't let the hype confuse you: Real-time enterprise technologies offer operational more than strategic benefits.
Execution Systems: The Heart of Intelligent Manufacturing
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Steadily evolving over two decades, the manufacturing execution system (MES) now plays a central role in achieving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The MES also commands potentially valuable sources of information for strategic business applications that feed on enterprisewide intelligence.
In Short: Tech Orders Do Well
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
BI Scorecard: The Best BI Tool
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor demos often obscure architectural differences between BI suites. Yet, as our BI Scorecard series concludes, you dare not overlook them.
Anti-Outsourcing Bill Goes To California Senate
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The state Assembly has passed the measure, which would ban state contract work from going offshore.
Linux Paces Strong Server Growth
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Linux server revenue and unit shipments have been growing at double-digit rates since late 2002.
BI Standardization and Consolidation for Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Cost reduction and improved organizational effectiveness top the list of latest CIO initiatives.
Investors Focus On Long Weekend, Not Trading
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The markets were listless Friday as traders appeared more interested in the long holiday weekend.
No Time to Spare: A Guide to Supply Chain Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Marketplaces are dynamic. The competition is fierce. When it comes to managing the supply chain, there's no time to lose. Here's a guide to performance management metrics that will help your organization act decisively in pursuit of business objectives.
GAO: FDIC Security Weaknesses Put Key Data At Risk
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The General Accounting Office says in a report that the agency hasn't adequately limited the access granted to all authorized users or completely secured access to its network.
Data Warehouse Check-Ups
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Periodic check-ups will help you avoid letting business intelligence and data warehousing problems spin out of control.
HP Sets $2 Billion Stock Buyback
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The company's board also declared the third cash dividend in the current fiscal year.
Data Mining For the Masses
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Data mining is a "must have": but can it overcome obstacles to mainstream BI inclusion?
Time of Transparency
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Companies must act as if they're always being watched - because they are.
Survey Shows Online Security Breaches Have Doubled In The Financial Sector
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
A Deloitte & Touche study shows 83% of financial-services companies acknowledge an outside break-in, up from 39% the previous year.
Linux Process Change Raises Questions
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Some are concerned that Torvalds' decision will legitimize intellectual-property claims
Microsoft Extends Service Periods
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Windows 2000, XP, SQL Server 2000 get a few more years of support added on
JBoss CEO, Staff Accused Of 'Astroturfing'
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Middleware will still follow the movements of JBoss, and developers may continue to discuss JBoss' open-source projects on the Middleware Company's developer forums.
Cisco Offers High-End Router For Carriers
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor says the technology eventually will make its way into business products
E-Visits Begin To Pay Off For Physicians
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Some health plans and insurers will reimburse doctors for online consultations
Quality Is Job One
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New data quality remedies took center stage at The Data Warehouse Institute's recent gathering in Boston.
Europe And United States Agree To Share Airline Passenger Info
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The two sides say the agreement addresses concerns about privacy while helping to combat terrorism.
Buffalo Spammer Found Guilty
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Howard Carmack was sentenced to as many as seven years in prison for stealing Internet accounts to send hundreds of millions of spam messages.
First 64-Bit Windows Virus Arrives
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The virus, Rugrat.3344, uses Thread Local Storage structures within the operating system to execute itself.
Business Technology: Words Are IT's Bridge To Credibility And Funding
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
We all know that IT matters and just as surely, so, too, does language matter. It might be comfortable to lean on the specialized internal jargon of our professions, Bob Evans says, but business-technologists need to continue making big strides in dropping the Soap and picking up the concepts, themes, and language of business.
Taking Stock: Novell's Linux Focus Could Lead To Growth
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor prominently pushes its Ximian and SuSE Linux initiatives.
IBM Gives ISVs Remote Access To Hardware
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The new program offers a feature that lets developers remotely configure and test their applications on Linux.
Information Builders Intros Quick Set-Up BI For VARs
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Information Builders and its subsidiary iWay Software introduced a quick set-up business-intelligence package for VARs, and Web services software for IT managers.
NetSuite To Add ERP Functions To Hosted Apps
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
NetSuite debuts new enterprise resource planning (ERP) features it will add to its hosted application portfolio in the third quarter.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
The Truth's In The Analysis
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
You don't have to be studying for a doctorate in philosophical relativism to know that the truth can get a little squishy when it's reported different ways.
Tyco CIO Shows Off IT Progress, Outlines Goals
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Dana Deasy, Tyco's first corporate CIO, is charged with turning the company's IT operations from a marginalized support function into a competitive advantage.
Microsoft Details Soup-To-Nuts Strategy For Security
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich says the company's IT department provides an effective testing ground for technologies to be offered to customers.
Microsoft Shows Off Its Security Plans
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The company outlined how it's implementing the protections within the company, as well as what users can expect over the next several months.
Navy Seeks To Lessen Possible Threats Posed By Software Outsourcing
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
The director of technology innovation at the Navy's Network and Space Operations Command says he plans to bolster and standardize security requirements in software outsourcing pacts.
A "Day Of Clarity" On Wall Street
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Stocks rallied after the Commerce Department issued an upward revision of the first-quarter gross domestic product.
Malicious Worms Still Probing Microsoft Vulnerability
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Three versions of the Korgo worm have appeared this week, taking advantage of a month-old vulnerability.
Treasury Department Names New CIO
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Ira Hobbs, deputy CIO at the Agriculture Department, will take over on June 13, replacing recently departed Drew Ladner
VoIP Inc. Files Patent For 911 Technology
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
It has asked for a patent on a technological process for a coding scheme that redirects certain call types to the public telephone network.
New BEA Developer Resources Include Open Source Tools
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Included in the new offerings are free, open-source controls for the WebLogic Workshop development tool.
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