Content tagged with Software
posted in November 2004
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Industry Leaders Look To Software's Future
Features  |  11/30/2004  | 
Business-technology executives, vendors, and software developers give their 2 cents on everything from how users will pay for software in the future to what's next for Linux.
Mr. Torvalds Goes To Brussels
Commentary  |  11/30/2004  | 
Last week, a group of Open Source pioneers joined the battle over the future of software patents in the European Union. Over the next several weeks, the EU could fall into the same legal trap that ensnared the U.S. software industry--or it could take the first step towards dumping the concept of software patents once and for all.
RFID Tag Makers Escalate Production
Features  |  11/30/2004  | 
To be ready for RFID's expected growth in the coming years, vendors such as Texas Instruments and Philips Semiconductors are ramping up tag production.
Beyond BPM Tools
Commentary  |  11/30/2004  | 
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.
Unprotected PCs Fall To Hacker Bots In Just Four Minutes
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
The lifespan of a poorly protected PC connected to the Internet is a mere four minutes, research released Tuesday claimed. After that, it's owned by a hacker.
Lycos Europe To Spammers: It's Payback Time
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
The strategy is to bog down spammers' servers and drive up their operating costs.
Beijing Gives Microsoft The Boot
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Beijing's municipal government kills a $3.5 million deal with Microsoft, as government officials prove they're serious about enforcing a "buy-China" software policy.
Connect Computing, Mandrakesoft Tackle Small-Biz Linux
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Connect Computing partners with Mandrakesoft to offer Linux server software tailored for the small business market.
What's The Next Killer App?
Features  |  11/30/2004  | 
InformationWeek online poll asks readers what the next killer app will be.
DecisionPoint Tool Reveals PeopleSoft, SAP Financial Data
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
DecisionPoint Release 11 sources finance and operational information from enterprise applications, creating a data warehouse for reporting and analysis.
HP Links Business Processes And IT Management
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard's new OpenView software is designed to help companies automate IT responses to business events, such as a jump in order-processing transactions.
Catch of the Day: Banks Face New Phishing Scams
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
A new attack can result in stolen personal data even if the recipient of the fraudulent E-mail is not fooled by it.
Microsoft Cans Windows 2000 SP5
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
It plans instead to produce an "update rollup" in the middle of next year as its last security patch for the operating system.
Microsoft Windows Name Service (WINS) Said To Be Vulnerable
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
Microsoft is recommending that network administrators remove WINS if it's not needed.
Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 4
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
With the top two commercial Linux distributions based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, the open-source operating system could gain greater footing among enterprise apps.
Linward, March!
Features  |  11/29/2004  | 
Open-source software gains momentum with Intel support for Linux in Asia, sharp growth for the Firefox browser, and Novell's profitable move to Linux.
Reason To Share
Features  |  11/29/2004  | 
Despite political infighting, intelligence agencies are working to improve collaboration and data sharing.
Intel Offers Desktop Linux Resources To Asian Partners
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The chipmaker extends documentation, software and support services to desktop Linux system builders, matching its existing programs for Linux servers and Windows systems.
Firefox Downloads On A Red-Hot Roll
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Users download more than 5.6 million copies of the Firefox 1.0 browser since its release two weeks ago, reflecting recent market-share gains against Internet Explorer.
Linux Server Revenue Tops $1 Billion In Growing Market
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Research firm IDC says Linux servers posted their ninth consecutive quarter of growth, now accounting for nearly 10 percent of all server revenue.
Outsider On Top
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Computer Associates' CEO-elect must reconcile product strategy and customer satisfaction
Intel Helps Asian PC Partners Ship With Linux
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Chipmaker provides Linux tools to reach growing market there.
Workstream Brings Workforce Systems to Next Level
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Workstream TalentCenter elevates the software as service model.
Workforce Performance Management: Efficiency and Effectiveness
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Automating and improving processes and performance.
Siebel Strengthens Commitment to Business Intelligence
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Broadening of analytic application suite brings new focus for Siebel Business Analytics.
Lawson Looking for Light in EPM
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
ERP solution provider shifts focus -- maybe.
USDA Searches Web For Clues About Illegal Plants And Animals
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
It's deploying new search software that more intelligently finds sites that trade in flora and fauna that could harm people or the U.S. ecology.
PeopleSoft: Succeed or Secede
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Another option for PeopleSoft users is conceivable.
ERP Rest in Peace
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Commoditization of ERP transitions focus to performance management.
Honeywell And IBM Join For Defense Design
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
10-year joint design deal is part of IBM's effort to sell wider range of services
Eye on Open Source
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
More Choices for BI on Linux; MySQL Might Have Jumped the Gun
Merchants Fight Fraud
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Use of methods to combat online fraud is up 13%, survey finds
Hackers Take Aim At Ad-Server Networks
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Attacks take advantage of unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer 6.0
The Big Picture: Oracle-PeopleSoft Battle's Side Effect
Commentary  |  11/24/2004  | 
It's hard to argue with SAP's strategy when tech pros crave depth.
In Real Time: Videoconferencing Fosters Communication
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
'Terrorists don't care about an analyst's area of responsibility,' Shepherd says. 'They move freely across all areas, which is why analysts need to be able to communicate.'
Reason To Share
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Despite political infighting, intelligence agencies are working to improve collaboration and data sharing
JBoss Is Flying High
Commentary  |  11/24/2004  | 
Open-source applications are winning over enterprise IT departments, and JBoss is one of the firms leading the charge.
CSI: Data Warehouse
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Armed with a knowledge of patterns, you can root out bad data.
Pipeline
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Recent Releases
Beyond the World Wide Web
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
As the Internet continues to mature, look for the coming of age of the next big thing: the Semantic Web.
In Short: XML Runs Amok
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
XML data starts to drag down networks, report says
'Smartphone' Era To Start Next Year, Researcher Predicts
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Research firm also predicts that 80 percent of mobile workers will use wireless e-mail within the next three years.
In Short: Always-On Linux
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
NEC ships fault-tolerant Linux server with 99.999% up time
App Battens Down Office
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Latest version of Authentica's software makes it easier to control who can view and print Microsoft Office files
Word To The Wise: Choose VoIP Providers With Care
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Many service providers aren't expected to survive a coming shakeout; look for more than a good price, analyst says
In Short: Easing Backup
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Intradyn to release new version of data backup and archiving appliance
Reap RFID Rewards
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Smart readers can filter unwanted data from the RFID network before it gets into a database
Bank Revises Availability Strategy
Features  |  11/24/2004  | 
Commerce Bank builds disaster-recovery site for auxiliary data near its data center to ease compliance with regulations
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