In Focus: When Capture Becomes a Service
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.
The United States needs to cede some control over the Internet. Just not too much.
Winning Design Ways
Software design contests can pay good money and provide an educational experience for competitive developers.
Work In Progress
Service-oriented architectures are a blueprint for software development, but they're hard to perfect
MySQL Upgrade Targets Enterprise Deployments
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.
Doctors Without Wires
Voice-recognition software lets health-care providers transcribe notes wirelessly, saving time and money
ARIS Platform v. 7.0; Hyperion System 9; Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database v. 6.0; MindSolve Visual Performance "MVP Express"
What, Me Worry?
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.
Play To Your Strengths
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.
Customers Vs. Vendors; Plenty of Blame To Go Around; Content Modeling Lives
Microsoft Rattles Some BI Cages
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.
Federal Reserve Chairman Nominee Bullish On IT
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
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.
Labatt Brews Up A Data Warehouse
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.
Get The Message Out
Maturing standards have vendors and users rallying behind unified messaging. Perks include improved connectivity and lower costs.
Linux Takes To The Streets
The Open Source Development Labs is rallying vendors to develop a common Linux platform for cell phones.
This Guy's One Hot Property
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
BMC ups predictive capabilities and brings real-time systems management based on business requirements to virtualized resources.