Content tagged with Software
posted in December 2005
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Wanted: Up-Front Security
Features  |  12/30/2005  | 
Security built into software and systems will be a high priority for businesses in 2006.
The Trouble With Firefox
Features  |  12/30/2005  | 
Users report high memory usage and freezes in version 1.5 of the open-source browser, but not everyone is having trouble
Outlook 2006: Confidence Is Up, Barely
Features  |  12/30/2005  | 
Businesses have ambitious tech projects planned for the months ahead. But many IT departments will have to pull them off with limited resources and flat budgets.
Google To Supply Search For Opera's Mobile Browsers
News  |  12/29/2005  | 
The browser's Mini version operates on WAP-equipped cell phones, while the more robust Opera Mobile version is generally offered as an add-on to mobile and wireless devices for a small user fee.
Browser Inventor Starts His Own Blog
News  |  12/29/2005  | 
Tim Berners-Lee, now a scientist at MIT, said his blog is intended to be for "geeky semantic web stuff mostly."
Startup Offers Unique Delivery Model For Open-Source Software
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
iRadeon Group's monthly subscription serves up three open source applications in a dashboard-type interface, a model that could appeal to cost-conscious small businesses.
Blogging for Business?
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
A dozen contributors at Enel now post basic information including HR policies and company news, and they use RSS features to post energy industry news summaries.
From Monolithic to Business Process Applications
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
SAP is redefining the enterprise applications industry.
Experienced Advice for Contact Centers
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
Opus Suite 3.0 adds not only functions but access to knowledge.
Sitting on a Gold Mine
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
Unlock value from your IT budget.
Mass. IT Chief, Supporter Of Controversial Open Software Format, Quits
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
The Massachusetts state IT chief who shepherded the OpenDocument format through a series of battles has resigned, leaving ODF without a champion, but with plenty of critics in the state government.
App Integration Will One Day Help Houston's Storm Recovery
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
But city officials wish the IT overhaul had been in place before hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast in August and September.
Does the ERP Deliver Value?
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
CFOs must strive to increase the system's ROI.
The Perfect Test for MDM
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
Unifying your COA can produce more accurate information faster and at a lower cost.
Identifying Process Challenges in Finance IT
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
Our CFO workshop found a range of common issues.
Advizor Solutions Invites You to a Double Wedding
News  |  12/23/2005  | 
Advizor Analyst 5.0 reveals hidden patterns
Oracle Joins IBM Unix Facility as "Founding Partner"
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
Oracle's rediscovery of AIX comes a month after CEO Larry Ellison declared Sun Microsystems Solaris 10 as its preferred development and deployment platform for most x64 architectures.
Rating The Performance Management Vendors
Commentary  |  12/22/2005  | 
You want fair, objective software rankings? We've got them. In fact, we run them all the time. And our latest set of reviews, new this week, covers performance management tools.
Cognos' Earnings Take A Hit
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Delays in shipping Cognos 8 and fewer million-dollar deals during Q3 take a bite out of license revenue.
Salesforce.com Outage Inconveniences Customers
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Database glitch a reminder that users of on-demand systems should make backup plans.
Software Resuscitation
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Yahoo Does Google One Better
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
Auld Lang Slime
News  |  12/21/2005  | 
I.T. security pros may hoist a cup of eggnog this holiday season to an early gift they got this month: an E-mail worm attack with a delivery date.
Ventana Research Scorecard
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
2005 Performance Management Vendor and Product Scorecard
U.S. Universities Loosen Grip On Tech Rights To Keep Vendor Grants From Going Overseas
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
An agreement between four IT vendors and seven major universities means intellectual property created by their collaboration will be made free to all.
IBM Acquires Portal Software Vendor Bowstreet
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
The move will help IBM expand its SOA offerings
A Look At Federal Software Spending
Commentary  |  12/20/2005  | 
If a new study is correct, the feds will be spending a lot of money over the next year on information sharing and management. Let me say: hooray.
Personal Software Test: Tackling the Business Card Problem
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Using Presto! BizCard from NewSoft to battle a personal document management problem in miniature.
In Focus: BEA Strategy Goes Well Beyond the Portal
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Add BEA to the list of big vendors bundling the basics of content management, collaboration, search and process management into its infrastructure software.
IT University Researchers Opt For Hard Cash Vs. Winning The Lottery
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Agreement between four IT vendors and seven research universities should make it easier for joint collaboration to develop open-source software.
Actuate, Quantum To Debut Physical Security Analytics
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
The firms plan to deliver a product that helps companies track, manage and analyze building access controls, surveillance and similar security functions.
Oracle Fortifies Application Security At The Source
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Oracle had previously relied on source-code analysis tools developed in-house but decided to work with a third party.
Will A Pure-Play BI Firm Be Acquired In '06?
Commentary  |  12/19/2005  | 
We've seen the big enterprise software giants buy small analytics firms, such as IBM's acquisition of Alphablox in 2004. Nothing new there. But now some people on Wall Street are asking: Is one of the pure-play BI firms ripe for the picking? At least one equity analyst thinks so.
IBM Upgrades Alphablox Analytics Software
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
IBM acquired Alphablox in July 2004, and has since integrated the firms' analytics into products including DB2 Data Warehouse.
New Windows Vista Preview Could Attract 500,000 Testers
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Latest version includes anti-spyware utility, disk encryption technology, and user interface improvements
Sun's Open (Source) Embrace
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Database with IBM roots is now part of the Java Enterprise System
IBM Wants Its Share Of Unix Glory
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
The vendor tries to show that it doesn't live by Linux alone
Ford's Fix Could Send Help Desk Offshore
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Project expands relationship with automaker's current outsourcer.
SmartAdvice: A Checklist For Determining IT Spending
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
The days of deciding IT spending as a percentage of overall revenue are gone, The Advisory Council says. Also, tips for managing processes after adopting RFID.
Supercool Gadgets For The Holidays
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
Let's forget business intelligence for a second so I can show you something. If you love gadgetry and hate holiday shopping as much as I do, you've got to see this.
Father-Son Team Builds Hospital Intelligence From Scratch
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Taking aim at the general dearth of analytics tools used by hospitals, two doctors decide to build their own system.
IBM New Access Manager Faces Tough ID Management Competition
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Tivoli Access Manager uses a central repository to improve access controls and enhance regulatory compliance.
Overrated, Underrated
Features  |  12/16/2005  | 
The tech industry is filled with overhyped technologies and underappreciated ideas. Great concepts like electronic medical records have to build traction. Conventional wisdom, like there's an IT skills shortage, sometimes turns out not to be true. It's not always clear how these things are going to pan out in the long run. In that spirit, InformationWeek offers the most overblown and underestimated technologies, ideas, and trends of the past 12 months.
Oracle Reports 19% Q2 Sales Growth
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
Oracle expects to complete its Siebel acquisition in early '06.
Wikis: Enabling Effective Knowledge Sharing Across the Organization
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
Wikis are a relatively simple and compelling addition to the collaborative options currently available.
Second-Tier ERP Winners Are Emerging
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
Market will accelerate and consolidate over the next five years.
Virus Fighters Can't Keep Up
Features  |  12/15/2005  | 
Fast-moving malware has the antivirus industry looking for a new strategy that focuses on proactive, automated tools
Bad Tone at the Top
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
What does Mercury Interactive tell us about Sarbanes-Oxley 404?
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