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posted in October 2006
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New Hampshire Has The Right Goal For Its E-Prescription Plan: Perfection
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
It aims to have 100% of the state's doctors using the technology, which can reduce errors and spot dangerous drug interactions, by 2008.
Microsoft Wants Speed Advantage With Open Source PHP
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
Microsoft has formed a technical partnership with Zend Technologies to optimize its open source scripting language, PHP, to work better with Windows Information Server.
Intuit's Not Just for Small Businesses Any More
Commentary  |  10/31/2006  | 
Intuit QuickBase's general manager Jana Eggers calls it the "app gap": that divide between rich, complex enterprise apps and less complex workgroup tasks often handled using email, spreadsheets, and manual methods. For quick, simple applications that let workgroups in large companies manage sales, customers, and projects, QuickBase offers a library of hosted tools that can be used independently or in combination, knit together if necessary by a Corporate Edition management layer.
SAS Institute Wants To Predict Your Profitability
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
SAS Institute unveils new tools for analyzing the profitability of products, operations, and customers, as well as scrutinizing aftermarket services.
IBM Launches Software Development Centers In China And India
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
The centers each will be staffed by 500 developers focused on creating service-oriented architectures for customers around the world, including those located in the United States.
IBM Extends Services For Virtualized Client Infrastructure
News  |  10/31/2006  | 
IBM's Global Technology Services will provide consultation, assessment, planning, design, and implementation of a "virtual infrastructure" of thin-client computers.
Kodak Raises the Bar in Production Document Imaging
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Billions of loans, insurance claims and other transactions are still handled on paper. With no end of paperwork in sight, Kodak has introduced a new top-of-the-line document scanner for production imaging environments.
Microsoft Expression Web Gives Dreamweaver A Run For Its Money
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Die-hard Dreamweaver fans aren't likely to switch to Microsoft's Expression Web, but some serious coders who aren't wedded to the longtime market leader are finding a lot to like in the FrontPage replacement.
Which Baseball Players Earned Their Big Paychecks?
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Information Builders' Web site analyzes postseason stats and player salaries.
IBM, Lehman Bros. Launch China Investment Fund
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
The China Investment Fund will start with $180 million and target companies in technology, financial services, biotech, and communications.
Wal-Mart Takes Its Lumps Online, But Charges Ahead With Refreshed Site
Features  |  10/30/2006  | 
The new site, 13 months in the making, arrives in time for the holiday season.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive -- and that isn't.
Microsoft Responds To Vista License Concerns
News  |  10/29/2006  | 
Microsoft says Windows Vista's "hardware tolerance" for upgrades has been improved, but there are no current plans to change the specific language in the license.
More Expert Systems Migrate To Handheld Devices
Features  |  10/27/2006  | 
Exsys ports its Corvid expert systems software to run on Hewlett-Packard's iPaq pocket PCs and 40 other handheld devices.
The Linux World Learns How Larry Ellison Does Business
News  |  10/27/2006  | 
In his bold play for Red Hat Linux customers, the Oracle CEO shows how important the operating system is to his company.
Four Steps To Data Security
Commentary  |  10/27/2006  | 
Here's some advice on setting your corporate data security agenda to avoid privacy pitfalls that can undermine any data management strategy.
Oracle's Fusion Plan
Commentary  |  10/26/2006  | 
Oracle's John Wookey has pledged to keep the company's multiple lines of business applications going well into the future.
Construction Firm Does What It Does Best With IT Infrastructure: Build It On Its Own
Features  |  10/26/2006  | 
Writing custom applications for procurement or customer service might not seem so impressive, unless most of your industry is stuck on spreadsheets.
Data About Mining
Features  |  10/26/2006  | 
Learn how a Canadian professor makes uncertainty about the future pay off.
Oracle To Support Red Hat Linux, Using Red Hat's Own Product Against It
News  |  10/25/2006  | 
Oracle will exploit the open source license by offering its own customers a version of Red Hat's software with the labels stripped off. Oracle will charge for support, competing with Red Hat using Red Hat's own products.
Oracle Gives A Peek At E-Business Suite 12
News  |  10/25/2006  | 
But the new apps won't be available for up to a year. Development of upgrades for acquired applications such as Siebel and JD Edwards remains on track, though, the company says.
Put to the Test: BEA Delivers a 'Best-of-Hybrid' Development Environment
News  |  10/25/2006  | 
Workshop for WebLogic Platform 9.2 makes Eclipse more approachable, surrounding it with well-chosen libraries and development functionality.
AmberPoint Takes Duo Approach To SOA Policy Governance
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
AmberPoint has introduced a version of its SOA management software that decouples governance and execution of policies, a move that's becoming necessary as infrastructure vendors add the ability to execute rules in their products.
Microsoft Offers Vista Discounts To Holiday Shoppers
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
The promotion is aimed at moving Windows XP-based PCs now, while encouraging upgrades to Windows Vista later.
Business Objects Provides Data Quality Platform For Siebel CRM
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Business Objects launches a version of its data quality platform that has been tightly integrated with Oracle's Siebel customer-relationship management applications.
Drill Down on the World Series: BI Evaluates the MVPs
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Information Builders Inc. (IBI) is using its business intelligence software to deliver the kinds of analyses team owners demand.
Brief: Microsoft Bends To Brussels
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
The company has made several concessions to regulators and rivals in the run-up to Vista's release.
IBM Sues Amazon Over Web Commerce Patents
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
IBM claims the patents are core to Amazon's business, including functions such as its product recommendation engine.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Ultimate Software
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Boy Controls Video Game Via Direct Brain Link
Features  |  10/20/2006  | 
An epilepsy patient at Washington University masters Space Invaders on mind power alone.
Revenge Of The Suits: Companies Show How To Blog
Features  |  10/20/2006  | 
For many businesses, blogging remains a mysterious medium dominated by teenagers and techno geeks. But there are a few shining examples of business blogs.
New Tools For Finding Data And Documents Quickly
Features  |  10/20/2006  | 
Content-addressed storage technology can help businesses preserve documents and find them easily
Pentaho Integrates Google Maps In BI Dashboard
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
Pentaho, a maker of open source business intelligence software, integrates Goolge's mapping service into its BI dashboard.
Microsoft Expands Life Sciences Effort
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
Microsoft cut deals with several life sciences and software companies for software that helps researchers visualize molecules and run tests of the efficacy of potential drug compounds.
UPMC Inks Multimillion-Dollar Co-Development Deal With dbMotion
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
The data integration work aims to provide UPMC's clinicians with easier access to more unified and comprehensive patient data.
Open Text, Permabit Unveil Litigation Management Products
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
Open Text Corp. and Permabit Inc. have released software for managing documents and other information that must be kept to meet legal requirements.
At Long Last, Microsoft Updates Its Browser
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
New features include improved data security; compliance with modern versions of Web software development standards, including cascading style sheets and the document object model; tabbed browsing; and better-looking printouts of Web pages.
Is Mac Growth In Business World Next For High-Flying Apple?
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Its popular iPod aside, Apple sold more Macs in the past quarter than ever before. The conditions are right for Mac to grow beyond its niche in business, and some say it's already happening.
Cartesis Upgrades Dashboard, Scorecard and KPI Capabilities
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
'Analytics' upgrade helps users share trusted data, pursue operational performance management
Educational Publisher Puts Process Management to the Test
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
To speed test development in response to federal regulation, Harcourt Assessment is using BPM technology to integrate stand-alone applications and streamline the publishing process.
Mercury Reaches For SOA Ring As HP Acquisition Nears
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Mercury needs to move beyond its historic strength to rise to what HP wants from the deal.
New Samba Features Improve Interoperability
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
Columnist Eric Hall takes you through the newest release of Samba, the popular open source program that allows end users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources on an intranet or via the Web.
IBM Reports Growth In Third Quarter Sales, Profits
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
The company's closely watched Global Services business, which accounts for about half of its revenue, increased sales by 3% to $12 billion.
Windows Vista: Ready, Set, Go?
Features  |  10/17/2006  | 
Firefox Co-Creator On The Browser's Future, And More
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
Blake Ross explores the challenges ahead for browser users, like the need to better manage the multiple sites they access at once.
Analysis: Web 2.0 Technologies
Features  |  10/17/2006  | 
Is one of the most hyped technologies in our industry too untamed for the enterprise? We explore the current state of the market and what conditions must exist to move forward.
HP Tries To Corral Those Pesky Servers
News  |  10/16/2006  | 
HP is testing RFID technology for tracking computers and disc drives inside data centers at Midwest retail and grocery store chain Meijer.
8 Internet Explorer, Firefox Features That Matter Most To Businesses
News  |  10/13/2006  | 
Remote management, tabbed browsing, enhanced security, and other new capabilities make upcoming versions of the two leading Web browsers sweeter to enterprises.
Analysis: IBM Moves Beyond Data Management
News  |  10/13/2006  | 
Big Blue's 'Information Server' delivers high-level abstraction for data, content and metadata. Will it unseat app servers and DBMSs as the keystone of IT?
Q&A: IBM's Ambuj Goyal on Information Management
News  |  10/13/2006  | 
Ambuj Goyal, General Manager, IBM Information Management Software, discusses IT preparedness, SOA imperatives and Big Blue's stake in the BI market.
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