Content tagged with Software
posted in November 2009
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Open Source Firm Launches Cloud Middleware Platform
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
WSO2 is moving from supplying light weight SOA services to the enterprise to providing middleware as a service for cloud operations.
Sun Upgrades VirtualBox Virtualization Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The new version allows users to move running virtual machines between systems without interruption.
rPath Upgrades Linux App Deployment Platform
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The development tool expands the capabilities of its Linux application deployment platform to provide dashboard visualization of the deployment stack.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The physics community is excited to see CERN's particle accelerator up and running again.
Dell Dabbles With Chrome OS
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Owners of Dell Mini 10v netbooks can now try a version of Google's Chrome OS for themselves.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
OrderMotion Offers PivotLink BI To Online Retailers
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
In integrating PivotLink with its OMX product, OrderMotion adds a number of BI capabilities for its customers, including the ability to monitor sales trends for demand forecasting and to measure the lifetime value of customers.
The Myth of 360 Degree Views
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
We've all encountered the promise of 360-degree customer views, marketing-speak that asserts that BI solution X, CRM solution Y, or Sales Force Automation solution Z considers customer information from all angles. Yet I've never seen the "360-degree" claim fulfilled. Here's my take on 360-degree views and how they can finally becoming reality...
Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Would Google's Chrome OS spell more competition for Android than anything else? That's one of the possibilities looming for Google's browser-centric Linux distro, as on each closer inspection it looks that much less like a Windows killer.

10 ECM Basics and Gotchas to Avoid
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Explore the crucial components of enterprise content management and the 10 pitfalls that undo efforts to capture, manage, store, preserve, secure and share information.
Real-World SEO Tips For SMBs
Features  |  11/28/2009  | 
Search engine optimization expert Stephen Woessner -- author of "The Small Business Owner's Handbook To Search Engine Optimization: Increase Your Google Rankings, Double Your Site Traffic... In Just 15 Steps, Guaranteed." explains how businesses of all sizes can significantly boost their Web traffic in just a few weeks -- without investing anything besides their own time and expertise.
Elastra Cloud Server Preps Apps For Azure, Amazon
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Startup Elastra configures applications for deployment to a private cloud, Amazon EC2, or Microsoft Azure.
Apple Accepts PhoneGap For iPhone Development
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Cross-platform mobile development is getting easier, thanks to frameworks that leverage Web technology.
Be Transparent To The (Open) Core
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
"Transparency" is a vital term in open source: how easy is it to find out about some aspect of an open source project or product? Matthew Aslett of the 451 CAOS Theory blog went to find out how a number of vendors of open core products stacked up in this regard.

Fusion-io: This Ain't Your Father's SSD Hardware
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
Think your new SATA solid-state hard drive is hot stuff? There's a new kid on the block that will make it look like a relic from the storage Stone Age.
Text Data Quality: Mistakes and More
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
I wrote recently on Text Data Quality, looking at issues that affect analytical accuracy, that "the basic text data quality issue is that humans make mistakes, and the challenge is that people's natural-language mistakes defy easy, automated detection." This topic and related non-erroneous vagaries of human language bear further exploration...
Senators Urge EU To Finish Oracle Sun Probe
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
With Sun jobs at stake, U.S. lawmakers want the European Commission to speed up its antitrust investigation.
Google, TiVo Partner For TV Data
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
TV advertisers can look forward to a deeper understanding of how TiVo viewers receive their ads.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Microsoft Azure Supports Federated ID
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud.
Google's New Chrome OS Partner: Ubuntu
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Among the people Google's partnering with to build Chrome OS, there's now a very familiar name: Canonical, the folks behind Ubuntu. In their words: "Canonical is contributing engineering to Google under contract" (for Chrome OS).

Reports of Perfectly-Balanced Hardware Configurations are Greatly Exaggerated
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Data warehouse appliance and software appliance vendors like to claim that they've worked out just the right hardware configuration(s), and that a single configuration is correct for a fairly broad range of workloads. But there are a lot of reasons to be dubious about that. Specific vendor evidence includes...
Black Friday FOR SMBs, Not Just BY SMBs?
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Typically, Black Friday is a sales event where companies offer big discounts to consumers to spur sales the day after Thanksgiving. But in today's economy (ITE) companies are also pushing Black Friday to their SMB customers.
Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Microsoft's search rebate program inflates some prices for online shoppers, claims a competitor.
Google Buys Ad Start-Up Teracent
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Teracent's technology will help Google automate display ad design and delivery.
Next Steps for Analytics in the Big-Data Era
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
December events set agenda for education on analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing. Universities reset curricula.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
Roll Your Own Ubuntu Private Cloud
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Why use Amazon's EC2 or Google's cloud computing services when you can set up your own private cloud with a few open source tools?
Proprietary Software: Still Not Doomed, Sorry
Commentary  |  11/23/2009  | 
These days, I can scarcely click a mouse without running headlong into some variety of punditry regarding the imminent death of proprietary software thanks to open source. Sorry, I don't believe proprietary software is digging its inevitable collective grave any more than the sun is about to go nova.

Informatica Releases Cloud 9 Data Integration Platform
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Cloud 9's platform-as-a-service component enables developers to collaborate within IT teams to create reusable data integration and data quality mappings in the cloud or on premise.
Netbooks In SMBs: Still Waiting For A Killer App
Features  |  11/23/2009  | 
Netbook sales keep growing, but businesses of all sizes are still struggling to figure out what the heck to DO with them.
Review: HP Mini 5101 Is A "Business Netbook"
Features  |  11/23/2009  | 
The HP Mini 5101 is the kind of business netbook that businesses might buy if businesses were buying business netbooks. But are most businesses buying netbooks?
Chrome OS: There Will Be Local Storage
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
IBM and Informatica Take Next Steps Toward Cloud Delivery
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
As the cloud model matures, new offerings pave the way for shared analytic insight and services-based data integration.
Great Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Ubuntu Linux
Commentary  |  11/20/2009  | 
I come across lots of "X Number Of Things You Should Know About Linux" articles. This one has a rare and special quality: It's actually useful.
SAN Vs. NAS: From No Contest To Fair Fight?
Commentary  |  11/20/2009  | 
Today, there are still vast differences between NAS and SAN technology. According to one expert, however, that gap may be closing quickly.
Keep Cool Over Open Source License Violations
Commentary  |  11/20/2009  | 
Shortly before I wrote my post about responsible disclosure of open source licensing violations, Bradley Kuhn (of the Software Freedom Conservancy and Software Freedom Law Center) wrote a post of his own about the same subject
Ballmer Says Windows 7 Is Microsoft's Best OS Ever
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The recently launched operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, Microsoft's CEO says.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Microsoft's 'Best Ever' OS
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
New operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, CEO says.
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
BMC, CA Join Salesforce.com Cloud
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Salesforce.com's challenge will be to convince even more CIOs and developers that it's no longer just a CRM company.
Interop: CIOs Eye Cloud With Optimistic Caution
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The consensus of the Enterprise Cloud Summit panel was that the cloud promises reduced costs and added IT flexibility, but significant legal and technical challenges remain.
eBay Founder Starting Online News Site
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
As print journalism suffers from the move of ad dollars to the Web, Pierre Omidyar hopes his service will fill gaps in local Hawaiian news reporting.
Opera Mobile 10 Hits Windows Mobile
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The latest version of Opera Mobile adds boosted touchscreen support, visual bookmarks, and improved data compression features.
Google Chrome OS Unveiled: Nothing But The Web
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | 
Today Google aired a webcast where they whipped the curtains all the way off Google Chrome OS for the first time. It's about what most people expected: Chrome OS running on top of a thin layer of Linux, designed for netbooks -- and designed for people whose sole computing experience is the web. It's Google's netbook answer to Android.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
SAP Gets Microsoft Nod on Performance Management
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | 
SAP announced yesterday that Microsoft supports SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (formerly known as OutlookSoft) as a "preferred solution"... It makes sense that Microsoft would prefer SAP BusinessObjects' product over others in that it runs on the Microsoft platform...
Quark Promote Enters Web-To-Print Market
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | 
Buying print services over the Web isn't new, but design-software maker Quark is trying to up the ante with templates that pull together everything from brochures to business cards with a common theme. Oh, and free shipping, too.
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