Content tagged with Software
posted in October 2005
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Analysis: Symantec Leads the Drive for Better Self-Service
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
If CRM is dead, as some speculated in the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Siebel, it may be in part because self-service is now the hot hand in providing customer service.
In Focus: When Capture Becomes a Service
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
Imaging and content management executives were still buzzing last week about EMC's pending acquisition of Captiva Software, debating just what it will mean to the future of both markets.
Informatica Pushes Data Integration Boundaries
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
PowerCenter 8 links structured and unstructured data, offers integrated data quality management.
Radware Offers Software To Detect Network Performance Problems
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
APSolute Insite is meant to deliver comprehensive network management and security auditing, making it easier control user access to data.
Keeping Control
Features  |  10/28/2005  | 
The United States needs to cede some control over the Internet. Just not too much.
Feedback
Commentary  |  10/28/2005  | 
Storage Gets Open Community
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
Vendors launch effort to develop a common storage-management platform
Winning Design Ways
Features  |  10/28/2005  | 
Software design contests can pay good money and provide an educational experience for competitive developers.
Safer With SOAs--Or Not?
Features  |  10/28/2005  | 
Work In Progress
Features  |  10/28/2005  | 
Service-oriented architectures are a blueprint for software development, but they're hard to perfect
Tibco Consolidates Data On Products
Features  |  10/28/2005  | 
Acquisition of Velosel lets vendor compete in market for product-information management
MySQL Upgrade Targets Enterprise Deployments
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
MySQL can no longer be viewed as a limited, departmental database. With the release of version 5.0 in mid-November, the popular open-source database is a serious contender for enterprise-level use.
Virtual Iron Software Adds Support For AMD, IBM Blades
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
The vendor expanded its data center virtualization platform to include support for systems using Opteron processors and for IBM's blade servers.
Compuware Adds Agentless Monitoring To Vantage
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
Compuware will unveil upgraded software for its Vantage application service-management appliance using technology from its acquisition of Adlex in May.
SmartAdvice: Getting The Business Case Right For IT Portfolio Planning
Commentary  |  10/27/2005  | 
Check out the seven C's for payback on portfolio planning, The Advisory Council says. Also, wireless upgrades could be the next "killer app" when a standard emerges.
Salient Zeroes In on Price and Margin for Performance
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Solution provider supports performance management decision-making for operations.
Kinaxis Focuses on Operational Performance Management
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
RapidResponse helps operational activities and decisions keep up with change.
Doctors Without Wires
Features  |  10/27/2005  | 
Voice-recognition software lets health-care providers transcribe notes wirelessly, saving time and money
55% of Top 20 Retailers Using RedPrairie Workforce Performance Management Solution
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Top retailers choose RedPrairie to increase productivity and reduce labor costs.
Shortlist
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
ARIS Platform v. 7.0; Hyperion System 9; Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database v. 6.0; MindSolve Visual Performance "MVP Express"
InfoVista Joins Forces with EMC
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Joint solution to deliver highly synchronized fault and performance management solution.
What, Me Worry?
Commentary  |  10/27/2005  | 
Microsoft is making good on its plans to invade the business intelligence market with the launch of Business Scorecard Manager, a business intelligence server that's due Nov. 1. But at least one stand-alone analytics vendor says it isn't worried by Microsoft's foray into BI.
Beyond Statistics: SAS Takes On Mainstream BI
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
SAS Enterprise BI Server and Web Report Studio make business intellience accessible to all.
Q&A: Advice for BPM Neophytes
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Tips on where to start on BPM from analyst Connie Moore.
Play To Your Strengths
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Midsize companies can use customer intelligence to out-maneuver the big firms, but executives will have to learn to share the knowledge and the authority to act.
Put Plug and Play on the Process Checklist
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
The latest analysis from Gartner holds that "pure-play BPM" is dead; the new game is "BPM suites."
Letter Drop
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Customers Vs. Vendors; Plenty of Blame To Go Around; Content Modeling Lives
Good for Business, Good for IT
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Truth, accountability, and a dose of its own good medicine will help IT get fit for many challenges ahead.
Field Report: DARPA Grand Challenge, Primm, Nev.
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Racing robots follow the "rules" of the offroad
Microsoft Rattles Some BI Cages
Commentary  |  10/25/2005  | 
Never mind that Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion Solutions and others are allied with Microsoft on the operating systems front. The giant from Redmond wants their business on the applications end.
Google Backs Colleges' Open-Source Efforts
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
Anything that puts competitive pressure on rival Microsoft is a good thing, Google says.
DOJ Probing Oracle Again, This Time Over Siebel
News  |  10/25/2005  | 
Unlike PeopleSoft, this Justice Department investigation is unlikely to cause a long delay
Fast's Desktop Search Platform Comes Gunning For Google
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Proliferation of desktop search software also is raising security concerns.
Federal Reserve Chairman Nominee Bullish On IT
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Outgoing chairman Alan Greenspan was an outspoken advocate of IT. In a time when mainstream business leaders are skeptical of the value of IT, Ben Bernanke, named as Greenspan's possible successor, sees IT as a valuable investment when done right.
Jewel In Plain Sight
Commentary  |  10/24/2005  | 
Oracle says Siebel's budding business intelligence functionality is a "hidden jewel" within the database maker's planned acquisition of the customer relationship management firm. But it's hard to call analytics a "hidden" jewel when such BI functionality is the very thing Oracle most wants to add to its enterprise software and database systems.
Siebel Bets On Analytics
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
The Ticker
News  |  10/24/2005  | 
Labatt Brews Up A Data Warehouse
Features  |  10/24/2005  | 
To better analyze diverse data sets related to operational and transactional performance, the Canadian brewing powerhouse foregoes an ERP system and builds a data warehouse instead.
Informatica Reports Profit, Strikes SAP Deal
News  |  10/23/2005  | 
Informatica earned $8 million in its third quarter ended Sept. 30, reversing a loss of $8.6 million in the comparable quarter last year.
Profit, Sales Both Rise In Hyperion Q1
News  |  10/23/2005  | 
CEO Godfrey Sullivan reports strong customer uptake for new Hyperion System 9 business performance management system.
Microsoft Footprint Grows In Business Intelligence
News  |  10/21/2005  | 
Scorecard software is part of a broader strategy to recast the Office suite
Analysis: VANs, Visibility and the Changing Supply Chain
News  |  10/21/2005  | 
With the advent of XML, and with the more recent drive toward SOA, many have been predicting the demise of the VANs and a move to direct B2B integration.
In Focus: Why EMC Is Buying a Capture Kingpin
News  |  10/21/2005  | 
EMC wants to own the content management on-ramps as well as the highway.
Get The Message Out
Features  |  10/21/2005  | 
Maturing standards have vendors and users rallying behind unified messaging. Perks include improved connectivity and lower costs.
Linux Takes To The Streets
Features  |  10/21/2005  | 
The Open Source Development Labs is rallying vendors to develop a common Linux platform for cell phones.
This Guy's One Hot Property
Features  |  10/21/2005  | 
Equity Office Properties' tech chief wants to leverage the company's size and scale to give its IT operations as much credibility as its business operations.
More Control, Virtually
Features  |  10/21/2005  | 
BMC ups predictive capabilities and brings real-time systems management based on business requirements to virtualized resources.
No Quick Cure For Health-Care System
Features  |  10/21/2005  | 
With health-care costs soaring, IT can play a role in fighting further increases.
Can Spyware Ever Come In From The Cold?
Features  |  10/21/2005  | 
Layers of blind partnerships, botnets, and the many distributors that make up the online ad business make spyware almost impossible to trace.
SmartAdvice: 'Big Iron' Returns With Push For Server Consolidation
Commentary  |  10/20/2005  | 
Companies can save money by reducing the number of servers, but consolidation can take different forms, The Advisory Council says. Also, it's time to decide whether to just comply with RFID mandates or to invest funds to re-engineer and improve effectiveness.
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