Content tagged with Software
posted in October 2009
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Adobe, Salesforce Put Flash In Cloud
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Salesforce.com and Adobe Systems are teaming up to put interactive, rich user interface applications in the cloud ahead of Microsoft's Azure launch.
Teradata Offers Free Software
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Free data warehouse software is available for two x86 setting: Amazon EC2 and VMware Player.
Mac Clonemaker Releases Do-It-Yourself Hackintosh Kit
Commentary  |  10/23/2009  | 
Psystar, the Mac cloning company that's been locked in legal battle with Apple for more than a year, is now selling software that anyone can use to install OS X on stock Intel-based PC hardware. A review of the instructions and FAQs show why doing so would be a bad business decision.
EMANIO Intros 'Affordable' BI, Predictive Analytics For SMBs
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
The vendor is offering named user, concurrent access pricing for the integrated platforms, as well as a quarterly subscription model designed for smaller businesses. Server pricing is per named server, so the number CPUs doesn't matter.
Google Inks Jaguar Land Rover Apps Deal
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
The automaker has purchased 15,000 seats for Google Apps, incuding Gmail.
Microsoft's Quarterly Profit Falls 18%
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Software maker is hopeful Windows 7's debut will lift sales and income.
Why Was The Open Source Guy At The Windows 7 Party?
Commentary  |  10/23/2009  | 
It does sound like a setup for a joke, doesn't it? What was I, the Open Source Guy, doing at Microsoft's gala Windows 7 launch party in New York City yesterday? A colleague of mine pointed this out, and I joshed back that I felt like the only guy in a corduroy suit at a black-tie ball. Actually, my first jolt of perspective came before I even stood on line for my badge.

Global CIO: Informatica Joins Ranks Of Elite Enterprise Software Companies
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
Informatica CEO Sohaib Abbasi says cloud computing presents an enormous opportunity for the data-integration specialist, whose latest financial results topped all analysts' predictions.
A Few Of Fedora 12's Coming Features
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
Fedora 12's public beta is now out -- what timing, right? -- and while a cursory glance at the feature list as a whole doesn't sport anything revolutionary, there's more than a few goodies worth singling out.

VMware 3Q Revenues Slow
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Overall revenue growth was only 4%, but software maintenance and service revenues were up 33%.
Windows 7 Driving Touchscreen Evolution
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Acer, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Sony are scrambling to build PCs that capitalize on the tactile interface.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Is Simple, Snappy, Secure
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Microsoft CEO extols operating system's ease of use as software maker moves beyond Vista.
Latest TrueCrypt Release Adds Windows 7 Support
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
Every small business needs good desktop encryption software. The latest version of my favorite product, TrueCrypt, makes it a better choice than ever.
Commercial and Community Open Source and Pentaho BI
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
Last week, I offered the opinion that BI software publisher Pentaho has moved beyond a commercial open source business model. While what counts most is great, affordable software, an understanding of market trends helps everyone concerned make strategic choices. In this spirit, I'll present perspectives that complement mine, from Pentaho and from the Pentaho community...
Web 2.0 Summit: Intel CEO Expects PC Sales Surge
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Paul Otellini sees businesses moving to replace their aging hardware and promise in moving to a more distributed approach to healthcare.
IBM Rolls Out New Dynamic Infrastructure Offerings For Midsize Companies
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
IBM Rational AppScan OnDemand, Tivoli Foundations Application Manager, Tivoli Foundations Service Manager, IBM Software Services-Enhanced Technical Support Gateway, and IBM System Storage DS3950 Express are designed to "help midsize businesses reduce cost, improve service and manage risk."
Rolling Review: Virtual Iron 4.5 VDI
Features  |  10/22/2009  | 
The price is right for small and midsize companies, but provisioning capabilities fall short for larger shops.
Rolling Review: PMG Service Catalog Suite
Features  |  10/22/2009  | 
The Web 2.0 service catalog is built for IT and business users.
It's Official: Microsoft Launches Windows 7
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
New operating system is designed to make PC use faster and more efficient.
Oracle Patches 36 Bugs
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Three of the fixes with the highest vulnerability rating are for the core Oracle Database Server itself.
BMC To Acquire Tideway
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Systems management supplier BMC Software is buying the data center infrastructure mapping software supplier. Terms were not disclosed.
Avoid Trap Of Proprietary Cloud Tooling: Use Simple API
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
What's the first thing you should do if you're thinking of developing software for cloud computing? At ZendCon, Zend Technologies user group yesterday, three members of a five member panel answered the same way: adopt Simple Cloud API, the open source cloud services interface.
RIM Eyes WebKit Browser
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker is seeking WebKit developers to create a browser on par with iPhone, Android, and webOS handsets.
Lenovo Debuts New ThinkPad Laptops For SMBs
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
As the launch of Windows 7 augers in a deluge of new PCs from just about every vendor around the world, Lenovo joins a much smaller group aiming new machines at small and midsize businesses.
5 Ways to Cut Costs with Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
I was already in Washington DC for this week's Teradata event, so I figured I'd stop in at Predictive Analytics World in nearby Arlington, Virginia. Tuesday morning's keynote by event chairman and founder Eric Siegel offered a nice primer on "Five Ways to Lower Costs with Predictive Analytics." Here's the list...
Health IT Metrics Taking Shape
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The U.S. will release a preliminary definition of "meaningful use"-- a key criterion for healthcare IT providers seeking federal stimulus funding -- in December.
Google, Workday Outages Show SaaS Isn't Perfect
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Software-as-a-service lets CIOs pay only for what they need, but CIOs need to make sure they get the system performance they've paid for.
More on Teradata's SSD Speedster and (Cautious) Public-Cloud Offering
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
Coming into this week's Teradata Partners user group conference in Washington D.C., I wanted to know more about the Teradata Extreme Performance Appliance 4555. This speedster is worth crowing about... but the announcement had all the power of a dim bulb compared to the bright spotlights cast in recent weeks by Oracle and IBM...
IBM's Ubuntu, Ubuntu's IBM
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
Most of the comments about IBM's release of a Linux desktop package have been about timing it to compete with Windows 7's release. Let's look at a slightly broader picture.

Windows 7 Compatible? Microsoft Provides Answers
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Redmond is using online tools and Web sites to help consumers ensure computers can run new version of Windows OS.
SpringSource Upgrades Java Framework
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Version 3.0 of the automated Java programmer platform and a Developer Edition of Spring tc Server are the latest offerings from Springsource.
Global CIO: Can Oracle's Larry Ellison Keep MySQL From EU Whiners?
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
Want to know the real cost of the drawn-out dithering of the EU and its fawning groupies? Sun has to lay off 3,000 employees because its acquisition by Oracle is still under review.
Zend, RightScale Put PHP Apps In Cloud
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Developers can deploy PHP applications on Amazon's EC2 cloud and monitor them via RightScale's Cloud Management Platform.
Gartner Predicts IT Spending Rebound In 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
But spending won't return to 2008 levels before 2012.
Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Sharepoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The Microsoft CEO lays out the company's Internet-facing strategy for its enterprise collaboration tool, SharePoint 2010.
Web 2.0 Summit: Web Squared Emerges
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, companies still see the Web as the platform of the future.
AT&T Pushes Mobile Enterprise Apps
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The wireless carrier is extending its enterprise mobile platforms to the hospitality and consumer goods markets.
Apple Upgrades iMacs
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
This morning Apple announced new iMacs with larger screens and faster processors and a slightly rejuggled pricing structure. The company also introduced a multitouch mouse and tweaked the low-end MacBook.
Google Search Appliance Gets Smart
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Corporate searchers can now look forward to more relevant search results, thanks to improvements in the Google Search Appliance.
Symbian Foundation Loses Key Contributor
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Catalyst and futurist David Wood will be leaving as the foundation prepares to release the first version of the open source Symbian.
Why A Linux Live CD Could Save Your Small Business
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
Could Linux really protect your business against an online banking disaster? Absolutely -- and the major arguments against this approach simply don't hold water.
SCO Terminates CEO Darl McBride
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Under a restructuring plan, the company will continue to pursue intellectual property litigation against, among others, IBM and Novell.
This Week at the Teradata Partners User Conference
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
Here are some highlights of what's going on, although names, dates, and details will have to await conversations and press releases this week... Teradata hopes to leapfrog Greenplum in its "Enterprise Data Cloud" strategy. This is only fair, in that Greenplum lifted the idea from Teradata and eBay in the first place...
Microsoft Unveils SharePoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer calls the enterprise collaboration suite the biggest and most important SharePoint release to date.
SCO Ousts Darl ... But The Saga Continues
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
Just when you think the saga of SCO can't get any weirder, it does. The SCO Group announced in the last few days it was firing Darl McBride, but also "restructuring" and also "looking to raise additional funding and sell non-core assets to bolster working capital." To which I can only add: What non-core assets?

Retailers Ready For Windows 7 Launch
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Amazon, Best Buy, others offer promotions to spur sales of Microsoft's new operating system.
IBM Announces VM Management System
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
VMControl seeks to combine management of virtual machines on servers with virtualized storage and virtual networking.
Microsoft Readies Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The revamped developers' toolset will be available to Microsoft Development Network members Wednesday.
Global CIO: SAP Preps For Cloud Future Via New Intel Partnership
Commentary  |  10/19/2009  | 
SAP's enhanced research alliance with Intel will accelerate its move into cloud computing and SaaS and strengthens the set of SAP partners trying to shape the future of enterprise software.
Teradata Taps the Cloud, Announces Solid-State Appliance
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Data warehousing specialist promises cloud flexibility (with limits), and (oh by the way) solid-state hard drive speed.
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