Content tagged with Software
posted in February 2005
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Yahoo Introduces Search APIs and Developer Network
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Seeking to gain a foothold with software developers, Yahoo delivers set of APIs to help developers build applications that leverage its search functionality.
IBM Turns To ISVs And Resellers To Charge Up Sales
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The company announced several initiatives, such as giving resellers access to industry specialists and providing volume discounts to smaller customers.
I2 Technologies Gets A New CEO
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The vendor taps Michael McGrath, a board member for eight months, to lead the company.
SAP Buys Retail-Management Software Company
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
SAP hopes to gain ground in the retail sector by buying Retek, a vendor known for its demand forecasting, merchandise planning, inventory management, and other retail-specific applications.
Plumtree Adds Financial-Services Companies To Customer Roster
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
First Franklin and Banknorth Insurance will implement portal software for business intelligence and claims processing.
Bell Labs' George Rittenhouse On The Future of Wireless Applications
Features  |  2/28/2005  | 
Q&A with wireless research executive offers a peek at what we can expect from next-generation wireless apps.
Designed To Cut Time
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Cost pressures and other factors are forcing the apparel industry to modernize its technology
Xen App Enlightens
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
Eclipse Development Tools Are On A Roll
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Addition of Borland and others to Eclipse board eases fear of IBM control
Microsoft Raises Database Stakes At Low End
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Vendor is under pressure from Oracle, IBM, and open-source products
Check Those Credentials
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
CSC gets contract to help TSA screen applicants seeking to transport hazardous materials
IT Spending By Auto-Parts Makers Expected To Increase This Year
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Pressure to cut costs is driving steps to eliminate disparate legacy apps and implement companywide ERP systems.
Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
Commentary  |  2/25/2005  | 
Microsoft is playing high-stakes poker with its customers over the security of its products and technologies, and so far, Bob Evans says, the company's raises and bluffs have held up. But the other players are getting tired of the game, and Microsoft might find that dominating such a game will be little more than a Pyrrhic victory.
Research: Bad Data Thwarting Data Warehouses
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Many companies are focusing explicitly on identifying, extracting and loading data, and not enough on assessing their data quality, Gartner says.
This Market's On The Move
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
Aided by technology innovation, including a systems upgrade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's biggest challenge is keeping up with growth
Balancing Act: New Tech Can't Slow Real-Time Systems
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
In addition to making infrastructure changes, the Merc's IT leadership reorganized the IT organization.
Study: Analytics Revenue To Top $11 Billion In 2008
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
IDC says core analytics will generate $8.7 billion worldwide in 2008, and predictive analytics $3 billion in the same year.
HP Increases Emphasis On Small Businesses
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard aims for another year of double-digit growth in the small- and midsize-business market
EMC Wants Your Data
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
Information-life-cycle management is at the heart of the powerhouse storage vendor's new strategy. Now comes the hard part: keeping buyers satisfied.
Hardware Roots: EMC Still Has A Stake In Systems
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
'They know the hardware is becoming a commodity,' Yankee Group analyst Balaouras says. 'It's never going back to hardware over software and services.'
No Strings Attached
Features  |  2/25/2005  | 
Software vendors are just starting to dream up the applications that will leverage third- and fourth-generation wireless technology.
IBM Bets PHP Is Open Source's Next Big Thing
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
IBM is bundling its Cloudscape database with Zend Technologies' scripting language for developing more interactive Web sites.
Where Will Open Source Go Next? Xen Brings Approach To Server Virtualization
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Xen has some big-name support, but there's much work left to do before it has a chance to take root in businesses.
Firefox Patch Fixes Vulnerabilities And Prevents Crashing
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Mozilla Foundation's browser fix covers "moderately critical" and other security vulnerabilities, and addresses dozens of performance issues.
Process Overhaul Due
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
Most tech companies aren't ready to compete in the rapidly evolving global marketplace
Micropayments Processor Signs SunTrust
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
Deal highlights the growing popularity of small-value transactions of $2 or less
Minimize Supply-Chain Risk
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
ON Semiconductor uses predictive-analytics software from Vivecon to more accurately gauge demand for its products
Enhanced Integration
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
Informatica consolidates data-management and visualization products into PowerCenter Software
What's Next For Explorer 7.0?
Features  |  2/24/2005  | 
Gates says Microsoft will ship a test version of the browser this summer, but details remain sketchy
Optimizing Enterprise IT
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Six strategies for reducing costs and ensuring business value
IBM Targets Midmarket With ISeries ISV Push
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
The Initiative for Innovation will expand application and tools development for IBM's iSeries to thousands of additional partners worldwide.
Ins And Outs Of EII
Commentary  |  2/24/2005  | 
EII diverges from most traditional ETL-oriented data warehousing in that it accesses -- but does not move -- the information that will be examined using analytics tools.
Microsoft Launches SQL Server Database For Workgroups
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Microsoft also provides details of the SQL Server 2005 Yukon line of database software due this summer.
Microsoft Brings Software Know-How To HIV Research
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Some of the graphical-modeling capabilities being applied to medical research will ship with its SQL Server 2005 database later this year.
IBM Developing Next Release Of Data-Integration Tool
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Improved capabilities include unstructured data management and information-asset exploration.
Rohm and Haas Finds Chemistry with Hyperion Web-Based Financial Consolidation, Reporting and Analysis
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Rohm and Haas Company (ROH), a $7 billion producer of specialty chemicals for use in industries worldwide, is using Hyperion software to consolidate data from more than 100 different legal entities across the world and gain greater insight into its operations.
BPM Partners Assembles Unique Network of Performance Management Experts
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
BPM Partners has added several new companies to the BPM Implementation Alliance, the global network of performance management implementation experts.
Linux Isn't Moving The Revenue Needle Much For Novell
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Linux remained a small part of Novell's sales in its most-recent quarter, which got a big cash boost from settling with Microsoft.
SunTrust Banks Inks Deal With Micropayments Processor
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Some 14 million Americans made digital-content purchases valued at $2 or less last year.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Electronic forms of content, from e-mail to Web sites, have opened the doors of collaboration in ways that defy the old boundaries of time and geography. With opportunity comes greater risk, however, because of the ease of proliferation, duplication and modification of content.
Informatica Expands PowerCenter's Capabilities
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Data-integration software vendor also provides a glimpse of its product road map.
Vendor Group Founds Web Analytics Trade Association
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
The WAA wants to carry out education, advocacy and standards-development that will strengthen and stabilize the Web analytics industry, the association says.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
A reporting tools deployment helps Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger and other sports gear, improve its grip on product-by-product sales data.
Retention On Track
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Oracle is keeping the PeopleSoft development talent it went after.
Order-Management Software Brings Automation To Online Florist
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
With new order-management software, UrbanFlorist.com has eliminated manual processes that took at least 11 people to complete.
Linux For The Future
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
It was wild idealism, really, around the notion that software should be developed communally and distributed freely that spawned Linux more than a decade ago. It's an ideal that has resonated up the chain of command to become a major disruptive force in the business world. While much is made of the threat to Windows, the Linux operating system and accompanying open-source movement threaten to put other decades-old IT mainstays, notably Unix and RISC-based processors, out to pasture. As the new p
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  2/18/2005  | 
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