Content tagged with Software
posted in January 2007
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Microsoft Challenges Newest Word Zero-Day
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
The software maker argues that a vulnerability recently identified is not new but a duplicate of a flaw found in December 2006.
Google Profits Nearly Triple In Fourth Quarter
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Partner sites through Google's AdSense programs contributed $1.2 billion to the search engine's coffers.
Notes On Lotusphere: IBM Looks At The Future Of Computing
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
The recent conference showcased emerging products like the Malibu Personal Productivity Assistant, a contextual collaboration tool built in Eclipse, and a PC-mobile shared chat environment.
Google Exec Coaxes IT Managers Toward Online Software
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Dave Girouard suggests users should be less cautious and be willing to turn over more of the applications to Google.
Demo 07 Conference Showcases Encrypted Messaging, Inkless Printing
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
A wide range of products shown at Demo 07 -- new encryption technology, inkless printing, a Web-based shipping system for small businesses, and even some enterprise applications -- hightlight a new trend in technology.
Symantec Unveils Consumer Identity Strategy
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
The company hopes to tap into the projected $1.1 billion business in online consumer authentication through 2011.
Gartner Dings Vista On BitLocker
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Small businesses and home users of Vista won't get the benefit of Microsoft's disk protection, an analyst notes.
Windows Vista In A Nutshell:
Chapter 2, Using Windows Vista
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Preston Gralla's new book, from O'Reilly, thoroughly documents every important setting and feature in Windows Vista. Here, as a free excerpt, is the complete second chapter: Using Windows Vista.
Microsoft Altered Windows Vista To Quell EU Watchdogs
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Based on advice from the European Commissioner for Competition, Microsoft made changes to several parts of Windows Vista to resolve concerns that competitors would be disadvantaged.
Roadkill at the Corner of Search and BI
Commentary  |  1/31/2007  | 
A client who regularly generates large numbers of reports that "sit within a data warehouse system, run off Business Objects/Cognos against one source or another." The client envisions "something like the Amazon site that allows search, and when someone selects a report, it lists other reports, noting 'people who looked at this report also looked at... '"
The (Few) Ways Vista Makes Office Work Better
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Office 2007 gains some extra oomph when run on Windows Vista rather than on Windows XP.
JasperSoft Adds ETL Tool To BI Suite
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
JasperSoft, a maker of open-source business intelligence tools, unveils software for extracting data from multiple sources and loading it into a BI data warehouse
Hyperion Integrates BI Tools With Ketera On-Demand Spend Management
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Hyperion says customers who subscribe to Ketera 's hosted spend management system can receive its analytics through Hyperion's business intelligence dashboard.
Reporter's Notebook: The Road to Demo 07
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The theme this year seems to be sharing, as opposed to last year's, which was searching.
Copyright Protection A Boom Business
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Cracking down on piracy contributed to 6.6% of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2006, according to an industry lobbying group.
Linux Community Takes On Vista With Free Driver Development Service
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Under the plan, a manufacturer of, say, video cards could submit specs to the Linux kernel community and its members will create a driver for the device that the manufacturer can ship with the product or users can download.
NeuStar Will Operate .tel Top-Level Domain
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Users can use a .tel domain name to initiate communication over telephony, VoIP, instant messaging, e-mail, SMS, and other Web communications, the company says.
Information Builders Shows A Smarter BI Tool
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The tool is just one example of how business intelligence vendors are increasingly offering more ways to make company data available to more people throughout an organization.
Gartner Insight on BI Platforms Revealed
Commentary  |  1/30/2007  | 
Whenever Gartner cranks out another of its famous Magic Quadrants, we inevitably see the vendors in that prized top-right quartile cranking out press releases announcing their success. Sometimes they even purchase reprint rights to the Quadrant itself, which gives us all a peek at the outcome.
Intuit Looks Toward A Lightweight Future
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
CTO Kris Halvorsen is stocking the tax and finance software company with more engineers to help build fresher online and mobile applications.
'Second Life' Lessons: Cisco, IBM Pace Corporate Push Into Virtual Worlds
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Companies as varied as Toyota, Dell, Sears, and Adidas have all established bulkheads in the 3-D virtual world called "Second Life." Is this influx of brands an exciting precursor of how we'll be conducting business very soon, or the ultimate exercise in corporate flat-footedness?
Sony BMG Agrees To Reimburse Consumers For CD-Protection Snafu
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The reimbursement was part of a broader settlement proposal Sony BMG reached with the Federal Trade Commission.
Microsoft Researcher Missing At Sea
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Blog: Noted database researcher Jim Gray set out Sunday morning to do something that I have done twice, sail from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge across 27 miles of ocean to the Farallon Islands. He hasn't returned.
Microsoft Needs To Go Nimble After Vista
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
One Gartner analyst argues that Web-based applications, and by extension, Web properties like Google, are the future.
Apple Starts Selling 802.11n Software For $2
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The software activates the 802.11n wireless hardware in most Intel Core 2 Duo- and Xeon-based iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro computers.
HP's ProCurve Networking Passes Nortel, Sets Sights On Cisco
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
HP's network division aims to make the network simpler, increase workers' productivity, and fortify security.
Vista Security Breaks Casual Games
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Vista is incompatible with scores of so-called "casual games" available for download, including some on Microsoft's own MSN portal, says a former a Microsoft developer.
FalconStor Works On Storage For Chinese Government
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The first step will be to build a research lab to develop data protection and remote disaster recovery products.
Cingular, Priceline, Travelocity Settle Adware Charges
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
New York case brings to light the practice of installing adware programs onto computers without notifying consumers or gaining their consent.
The BS in Business Intelligence
Commentary  |  1/30/2007  | 
In the last year, corporate management seems to have gained a better understanding of what business intelligence (BI) means to organizations. Executives finally are realizing that information about performance and the metrics that measure it are keys to improving their bottom line. Yet even so, they have invested far less in efforts to support BI than in other areas of information technology.
Teen Charged In Stabbing Blogged About Weapon
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
A Massachusetts high school student discussed his activities and dreams about emulating characters in Grand Theft Auto on his MySpace site months before the attack.
Microsoft Updates Vista Before Rollout
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The download includes fixes for installing the operating system on PCs with more than 3 Gbytes of memory, troubles connecting with a VPN, and performance issues in IE 7.
Organized Malware Factories Threaten Internet Users, Study Says
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The industrialization of malware production will make it tougher for corporate IT security departments to stay ahead of hackers.
Analysis: Information Builders, FAST Advance the Search/BI Combo
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Two vendors make headway in applying easy-to-use search technology to structured information and reports.
VMware Upgrades Physical-To-Virtual Migration Tool
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Converter 3 can take snapshots of other brands of virtual machines, such as Microsoft Virtual Server, and migrate them to VMware Server or VMware ESX Server virtual machines.
Google Mini Upgrade Focuses On Security
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Google's low-end enterprise search appliance offers improved security and can restrict access to information to authorized users only.
Microsoft Releases Windows Vista With Much Fanfare
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The latest consumer version of Windows will launch in 70 countries, 39,000 retail outlets, and 19 languages.
Modeling Software For The Biofuel Industry
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Pavilion Technologies urges a combination of consumer education and retail help to reduce the need for foreign oil.
Symantec To Strengthen NAC Strategy Through Altiris Acquisition
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Symantec can now either profit from Altiris' relationship with Cisco or take away Cisco's access to Altiris software.
Bomb-Sniffing Robots Are On The Way To The Troops In Iraq
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
More than 100 PackBot robots provided by iRobot Corp. will be fitted with the sniffing technology.
Ballmer: Vista Is Not Microsoft's Last Big Operating System
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
More than 2,500 products bearing the Certified for Windows Vista seal will be available when the product officially launches at midnight.
HP, SAP Expand Their SOA Bond
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The PC-maker launches services for NetWeaver Portal, Exchange Infrastructure, and Business Intelligence.
Spam Made Up 94% Of All E-Mail In December
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The Postini report says the rise of botnets and image spam is causing e-mail systems at some companies to melt down.
Microsoft's Vista Had Major Mac Envy, Company E-Mails Reveal
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Microsoft executives in 2004 were awed by Apple's just-added desktop search and acknowledged that what they did in Windows Vista would be directly compared with Mac OS X.
Avoiding Failure: The Better Part of IT Valor?
Commentary  |  1/29/2007  | 
It felt confessional to explain to a friend the other day that typically my greatest value as a consultant comes from helping enterprises avoid making a big mistake. Usually the looming mistake is selecting the wrong software for their needs. That just doesn't sound as triumphant as "restored them to profitability," or "instituted a fabulously successful publishing regimen."
3Com Launches Open Platform For Service Providers
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Early partners include VMware, Converged Access, Vericept, and Q1 Labs.
Microsoft Warns Of Fourth Word Flaw
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Successful attacks require users to open a malformed Word 2000 file attachment or download one from a malicious Web site.
EU Examines Vista Complaint
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The European Commission is looking into complaints filed by Microsoft's rivals, a spokesman says, but he won't reveal any more than that.
Three New BI-Style Tools for Investment Managers
Commentary  |  1/29/2007  | 
The business intelligence movement rolls on and one of its benefactors is Wall Street. It's a good fit -- after all, what asset manager wouldn't want the most insightful views of the right data? I was recently briefed on three new or updated data analysis tools: one for analyzing the blogosphere for stock tips, one for analyzing SEC data, and one for portfolio backtesting. Here's what I found interesting.
Fast Challenges Data Warehouses By Combining Search And Real-Time BI
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Fast says the new software will let users build in days reports that previously took weeks to create from traditional data warehouse and BI technologies.
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