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posted in October 2009
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Pentaho Buying SaaS From LucidEra
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
LucidEra's Clearview interactive reporting tool will become the front-end interface of Pentaho's business intelligence product line.
Hadoop World NYC Highlights Budding Alternative for Big Data
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
East Coast event highlights growing, mainstream adoption of open-source software designed for terabyte- to petabyte-scale data processing.
It's All The Same Kind Of Free To Us
Commentary  |  10/5/2009  | 
Over the weekend I got into a heated discussion sparked by some of the things I'd asserted in a previous column about open source vs. free software. Out of that discussion came another, similar idea: Most people don't distinguish between kinds of free, and maybe it's unfair to expect them to.

Global CIO: Why Hewlett-Packard Must Articulate Its Enterprise Strategy
Commentary  |  10/5/2009  | 
Mark Hurd has cranked up HP's operational excellence but HP has yet to reveal an equally compelling external strategy to the world: what is HP's core strength? What does HP do best?
Windows 7 Leaked To eBay
News  |  10/4/2009  | 
Sellers are using the online auction house to hawk Microsoft's new operating system weeks before official release—but buyer beware.
Enterprise Search Improves Productivity, Report Finds
News  |  10/2/2009  | 
Workers at companies that implement enterprise search effectively spend less time looking for the information they need to do their work.
Hadoop and the Big-Data Revolution
Commentary  |  10/2/2009  | 
There's a revolution underway in the use of big data, and Hadoop, the open-source distributed computing system, is at the center of it. Apache Hadoop success stories and accolades were shared today by the likes of Yahoo!, Facebook, eHarmony, IBM and JP Morgan Chase at Hadoop World in New York City. Here's a sampling of highlights...
Recovery.gov Double Fault: Broken Data Feeds
Commentary  |  10/2/2009  | 
The relaunched recovery.gov site no longer supports automated data feeds. These feeds had allowed users of the 1.0 site to perform valued-added analyses, "the whole point of accountability and transparency" according one site user, who added, "from a software architecture standpoint, they seem to have missed a key principle here: backward compatibility."
Zmanda Still A Great Pick For Cloud-Based Data Backups
Commentary  |  10/2/2009  | 
Zmanda is beefing up its cloud-based backup service, making it an even better deal for small and medium-sized businesses.
IBM To Launch Web-Based E-Mail Service
News  |  10/2/2009  | 
LotusLive iNotes puts Big Blue into competition with Google's Gmail service.
Waiting for Wave 1.1
Commentary  |  10/2/2009  | 
The best comment I've heard about Google Wave so far: "Wave is simultaneously less and more than I'd hoped." Me, I already have plans on the table to set up my own Wave server: my personal "Wave 1.1", as it were. Or even Wave 2.0.

Global CIO: Will Oracle Or SAP Blink First On 22% Maintenance Fees?
Commentary  |  10/2/2009  | 
As a new investment report and an article in Barron's question the sustainability of the inflexible annual fees, we offer three scenarios for how this extremely important situation will play out.
Microsoft Touts Hyper-V Live Migration
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Virtual machine live migration is the top new feature of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft says.
E-Medical Data Valuable To Health Industry
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
If the healthcare industry can overcome challenges in unlocking data in electronic medical records, those databases could become their most valuable assets.
XP Mode For Windows 7 Released
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Add-on utility helps ensure programs written for Microsoft's older OS can be used on new PCs.
Oracle Taps HyperRoll, IBM Sells U2 Databases
Commentary  |  10/1/2009  | 
You probably heard that Oracle plans to acquire HyperRoll's key assets, but IBM was pretty quiet about selling off its U2 databases (UniData and UniVerse) to Rocket Software. Here's a bit more context behind both of these moves.
Q&A: Steve Ballmer On Windows 7 Enterprise Deployment
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
In a one-on-one interview, Microsoft's CEO encouraged CIOs to carve out money for Windows 7, saying end users are going to demand it.
IBM Opens New York Analytics Center
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Facility will provide a hub for research into pattern recognition and other sciences that can help businesses solve their most vexing problems.
AT&T Buys App Developer Plusmo
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
The purchase will enable AT&T to boost its mobile applications and widgets for mobile phones, personal computers, and television.
SpatialKey Launches Location Intelligence Software
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
SpatialKey On-Demand is a software-as-a-service offering that provides access and analysis of location-based data. Users can upload, sort and filter data sets either manually or automatically.
Rolling Review: Windows 7 Deployment Tools
Features  |  10/1/2009  | 
We put six software packages through their paces rolling out Windows 7.
Adobe Flash Targeted By Web Heavy Hitters
Features  |  10/1/2009  | 
Google, Apple, Microsoft and HTML 5 aim to make Adobe's browser plug-ins irrelevant.
Appian Upgrades BPM Suite
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Among the ease-of-use features in Appian 6 is one-click import, export and publishing of models, rules, expressions, forms and all other components of a process application. In addition, the upgrade offers application-centric portal views for end users.
Leaning Towards Freedom
Commentary  |  10/1/2009  | 
The advocates of free software -- not just open source, but free as in freedom -- talk about the use of computers as a basic human right. It probably is. But I see freedom as a direction to lean into, rather than a specific path or goal to be obtained.

New Dell Vostro 430 SMB Desktop Leverages Windows 7, Intel i5 And i7 Chips
Commentary  |  10/1/2009  | 
Dell's lastest addition to its Vostro line of small-business-oriented computers leads trend toward "powerhouse" desktop machines for smaller companies.
71 Scanner Terms You Need To Know
Commentary  |  10/1/2009  | 
Think you know everything you need to know about scanners and document imaging? Think again. From "Achromatic Color" to "Zoom," the latest addition to the bMighty Scanner How-To Center is a free downloadable guide to more than 71 key terms that can help you scan business documents faster, better, and more effic
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