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posted in February 2009
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IBM's ILOG Builds Sophisticated Data Display Components
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The business rules engine division has supplied four new software tools that can be used to display complex data in a rich Internet application.
Ingres and Alfresco Offer an ECM 'Appliance'
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
This week Alfresco, together with Ingres, announced the release of an ECM "appliance"... However, this particular announcement left me a bit befuddled. Mainly because it is not really an appliance as such, rather it's a software bundling of sorts.
The Beat Of The TomTom, Pt. 2
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Voices from all sides are rising to further discussion of Microsoft vs. TomTom, with Linux and open source possibly caught in-between. It's not looking like
Novell Rolls Out Manager For Virtual Environments
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The company's PlateSpin Orchestrate 2.0 software helps coordinate Hyper-V, Xen-based environments.
Cloud Computing Aligns Zimory With VMware
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
A significant advantage of Zimory's management software is that it makes server resources available to cost-conscious IT shops that many would otherwise not be able to afford.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
5 Dos And Don'ts For Using Demand Data
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Get these right before tapping point-of-sale for supply chain changes.
VMware CTO Cites Virtues Of Virtual Machines
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
"There's no excuse not to run your database system in a virtual machine," VMware CTO Stephen Herrod said in his keynote at VMworld Europe.
Software Giants Join Specialists In Demand Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Oracle, SAP, and Teradata have launched new products in the last year.
Real-Time Data, Analytics Drive Better Forecasts
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction.
Gmail Failure Breeds Status Dashboard
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The software provides data on the status of Google Apps applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Video.
Microsoft Sues TomTom; Orange Alert For Linux Backers
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Microsoft has filed suit against a software maker whose GPS navigation system uses Linux. Microsoft claims TomTom infringes eight of its patents. Linux backers are keeping a wary eye on the case, but so far consider this to be a dispute over GPS mapping software.
Google Blocks Paid-App Access For Developer G1s
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The search giant said it doesn't want Dev Phone owners to be able to use the root access capabilities to pirate applications.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Shakes Up Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
While Yahoo's CFO and mobile czar pack their bags, the executive's first blog indicates a new focus on improving relations with customers and advertisers.
Microsoft Files Suit Against TomTom's Implementation Of Linux
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The suit claims infringement of eight Microsoft patents related to car navigation systems and file management.
Salesforce.com's Growth Shows SaaS Success In Tough Economy
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Revenue growth of 34% shows businesses are buying SaaS despite of, and perhaps because of, tight IT budgets. There are spots of trouble, however.
Microsoft, Sybase and Vertica Raise Data Warehouse Ante
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
This week has seen not one, not two, but three fairly significant data-warehouse-related product announcements at this week' TDWI event in Las Vegas. That's a testament to the pace of innovation in data warehousing and to the insatiable demand for better, faster, cheaper ways of crunching more numbers.
Does Microsoft's TomTom Beating Bode Ill For Open Source?
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Open source folks are nervous about a Microsoft lawsuit against in-car GPS maker TomTom, allegedly because of possible implications for Linux.

Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The latest version of Titanium features built-in support for Linux as well as social media and communications tools such as Twitter and FriendFeed.
Datawatch Upgrades Reporting Tools
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Datawatch ES, Version 4.6, boosts overall performance, improves Microsoft Excel integration and features compatibility with version 10 of Datawatch's Monarch business intelligence software.
Gartner Finds Most-Common SaaS Assumptions Are False
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
What has made it difficult for many companies to separate truth from fiction is the tremendous amount of hype around SaaS, the analyst firm says.
Google Takes Credibility Hit With Gmail Outage
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
The company will credit some customers for 15 days of service, which would amount to almost 4% of the $50 per user per year Google charges.
Britain Endorses ODF; Why Not The U.S.?
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
The Open Document Format was adopted today by the British government as a basis for making future software purchases based on open standards. In general, Britain is requiring government agencies to use as much software based on standards as possible, based on its 10-point program to encourage open standards and open source. If Britain can do it, why can't we?
Coghead Failure Highlights Risks Of Cloud Computing
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
Cloud computing is growing, with Google now monetizing its App Engine. But no matter what the vendor, customers should have a good emergency-exit strategy.
Microsoft Issues Patch For IE8 On Windows 7
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
The update includes fixes that boost the browser's reliability on the new OS.
HP, Sun To Support Solaris On ProLiant Servers
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
The deal elevates Sun to a strategic partner for HP's ProLiant servers and could also help each in its battle with a common enemy: IBM.
Windows 7 Includes Three New Games
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
Internet-based versions of popular parlor games are built in to Microsoft's new OS.
Cloud-Based Backup For Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server Released
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
Open source vendor Zmanda joins the chase for Windows dollars with its product based on Amazon's Simple Storage Service.
Marvell's PC In A Plug
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
It's $49, fits in a space the size of a "wall-wart" power converter, uses a meager five watts of power, and could easily replace any number of standalone machines in a small office or home environment. And I want one.

Marvell's Mini-PC: $99, 5 Watts -- And Big Potential
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
What could your business do with a tiny, fully-functional Linux server that runs on about five watts of power? One chip-maker has some interesting thoughts on the subject.
Citrix Taps VMLogix For Hypervisor Management System
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
VMLogix's cross-platform LabManager and Stage Manager hypervisor management tools will be key elements of Citrix Essentials for XenServer and Hyper-V.
Microsoft Won't Build Its Own Smartphone
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer said he'll continue to focus on selling the software that runs mobile devices and let Apple iPhone have its "mojo" in the consumer market.
Borland Adds Visibility Into Software Development
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The company's new TeamInspector product monitors progress on multiple projects, separating out key statistics and indicators and presenting them in a single dashboard.
Google Searches Measure Economic Misery
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
Google searches provide insight into the spread of the flu, so it's perhaps no surprise that they also reveal something about our ailing economy.
Novell, VMware To Create Virtual Appliances For Linux
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The collaborative deal affords ISVs using VMware Studio a free evaluation redistribution of appliances built on SuSE Linux Enterprise.
VMware Adds To Data Center Operating System
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
vCenter Server Heartbeat and vShield, launched at VMware's user group meeting, bring the company closer to supplying the data center operating system via its virtual machine management capabilities.
Ballmer Says Microsoft Won't Ship Office 14 This Year
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
Slow PC sales may have eased demand for a Web-based version of the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint bundle.
Google App Engine Now Ready To Take Your Money
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The launch of a billing system for its Web application hosting platform puts Google in competition with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure Services Platform.
Red Hat Unveils Virtualization Portfolio
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The company's upcoming server software also could serve as building blocks for a future cloud computing strategy.
Ingres, Alfresco Combine To Deliver SharePoint Competitor
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
Linux-based Icebreaker ECM Appliance melds Ingres' database with Alfresco's content management system.
How To Lean Towards Free & Open
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
People talk a lot about "going open", or leaving proprietary apps of various kinds for open source equivalents. My way of putting it has been to say "leaning open", to emphasize that you don't need to do this by diving into the deep end of the pool and praying you learn how to swim right then and there. In this and future installments I'm going to be talking about that process in detail.

Sybase Upgrades Its Analytic Server IQ 15
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The latest version of the column-based business analytics server boasts new tools for data monitoring and management, better encryption, and faster business intelligence processing.
Asus At Work On Android-Based Eee PC
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
Will Asus be the first netbook vendor to adopt Google's Android OS? It's a safe bet, according to the head of the company's Eee PC division.
Infonic Reloaded, or the Liberation of Lexalytics
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
I have been following the recent implosion and regeneration of text-analytics, document-management, and Sharepoint services provider Infonic. The imbroglio affects subsidiary Lexalytics, which doesn't deserve the taint of guilt by association. I've concluded that the story bears exploring and that Lexalytics, given what I know of its products and management, should come out fine...
Salesgenie.com Bolster Sales Prospect Filtering With "Enterprise" Edition
Commentary  |  2/23/2009  | 
Looking beyond free sales leads and Super Bowl ads, Salesgenie introduces sales lead tracking that allows organizations to manage increasingly sophisticated sales teams, regardless of the size of the business.
BlackBerry Management Software Rolls Out
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
BoxTone said its latest monitoring, management, and support software for enterprise BlackBerry handsets can offer better load balances and decreased costs.
Vertica Puts Column-Oriented Database In Virtual Machine
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
The software runs on commodity hardware and becomes a plug-and-play addition to a data center being built out around cloud principles.
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