SAP Buys Retail-Management Software Company
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.
Designed To Cut Time
Cost pressures and other factors are forcing the apparel industry to modernize its technology
Xen App Enlightens
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
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.
This Market's On The Move
Aided by technology innovation, including a systems upgrade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's biggest challenge is keeping up with growth
EMC Wants Your Data
Information-life-cycle management is at the heart of the powerhouse storage vendor's new strategy. Now comes the hard part: keeping buyers satisfied.
No Strings Attached
Software vendors are just starting to dream up the applications that will leverage third- and fourth-generation wireless technology.
Process Overhaul Due
Most tech companies aren't ready to compete in the rapidly evolving global marketplace
Minimize Supply-Chain Risk
ON Semiconductor uses predictive-analytics software from Vivecon to more accurately gauge demand for its products
Informatica consolidates data-management and visualization products into PowerCenter Software
Ins And Outs Of EII
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.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
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.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
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.
Linux For The Future
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