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posted in February 2010
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Global CIO: Microsoft Slams Oracle For Limiting Choice But Seeks x86 Hegemony
Commentary  |  2/28/2010  | 
Riddle me this: Oracle's integrated systems limit competition, which is bad, but it should kill Sparc to limit Wintel competition, which is good.
Twitter Drops MySQL For Cassandra
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The social networking site opts for the open source Cassandra data management system in what's becoming a not-uncommon move.
RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
IBM, Shell Team Up On Oil Exploration
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
Big Blue will lend its analytics expertise to Shell's efforts to extend the life of gas and oil fields.
Twitter Phishing Attack Hooks UK Cabinet Minister
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
IBM FileNet P8 on your iPhone
Commentary  |  2/26/2010  | 
Apple's iPad looks like an ideal platform for accessing enterprise documents. Turns out this good idea is almost in the here and now...
NComputing Cuts Virtualized Desktop Costs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
With an extra-slender thin client and its vSpace software, NComputing has virtualized 2.5 million desktops.
QuorumLabs Introduces Business Continuity Appliance
Commentary  |  2/25/2010  | 
OnQ 2.0 combines backup with virtual machines to give SMBs a way to get up and running immediately after any kind of server failure.
Apple iPhone Users Buy More Apps
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
Google Culls Gmail Labs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The company is promoting six Gmail Labs experiments and getting rid of five.
Microsoft Decapitates Waledac Botnet
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
Intuit Unveils Quicken Essentials For Mac
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The software is the first version of Quicken built from the ground up for use on Apple's platform.
Microsoft To End Support For Older Windows Versions
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Windows Vista RTM, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2000 are nearing the end of official support period.
J&J Uses Dashboards to Run the Business
Commentary  |  2/25/2010  | 
At this week's IQPC Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement conference in Toronto, David Haigh of Johnson & Johnson presented on how the company is using dashboards for process improvement efforts.
Scribd Launches Mobile Document Sharing App
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Non-copyrighted documents can be sent from a PC to smartphones, Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and the Sony Reader.
SAP Revamps BusinessObject SaaS BI Suite
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The upgraded BI OnDemand service consolidates, adds workflows for business intelligence novices.
SAP Revamps BusinessObject SaaS BI Suite
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Upgraded BI OnDemand service consolidates, adds workflows for business intelligence novices.
Google Faces European Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
CA Buys 3Tera Cloud Startup
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
3Tera supplies a graphically oriented system for configuring an application prior to deployment, including deployment as a virtual machine into the cloud.
SAP BusinessObjects Relaunches SaaS BI Suite
Commentary  |  2/24/2010  | 
It's more than an incremental upgrade but everything promised isn't all there -- just yet, anyway. That's my quick take on SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand, a major upgrade and consolidation of the vendor's software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings for business intelligence.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
Q&A: IBM's Top SPSS Exec On Predictive Analytics
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Marketing veteran Deepak Advani talks about business analytics, predictive models, and Big Blue's coming decision-management offerings.
Q&A With IBM's New Top Executive at SPSS
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Marketing veteran Deepak Advani talks about predictive analytics and Big Blue's coming decision-management offerings.
HP Launches Cloud Lab In Singapore
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The third HP research lab in the Asia-Pacific region will participate in cloud and collaborative computing research.
Global CIO: CIOs Shattering Social Media Taboos, RightNow Says
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
As the social web's business value has outstripped security concerns, CIOs have begun buying, RightNow claims.
Global CIO: Capgemini Splits CIOs Into 3 Groups, And 2 Are Deadly
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
The good news: 39% of CIOs are in good shape. The bad news: 61% fall into the lethal categories.
Global CIO Quick Take: GoodData Helps Enterasys Master The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
GoodData's technology, management philosophy, and "market-disruptive price point" have helped Enterasys drive more business value from IT.
Global CIO: There's No Money Left
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
That sucking sound you hear is the sound of yearly software maintenance fees.
Intel Reveals It's Been Hacked
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
Xerox Files Patent Suit Against Google, Yahoo
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
SAS's DataFlux Intros Management Platform
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The product is a unified suite combining data integration, data quality, and master data management (MDM) technologies.
Open Text Buying Nstein, TechCrunch Misreports
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Enterprise content management vendor Open Text's planned acquisition of ECM + text-mining provider Nstein is significant text-analytics/publishing/content-management news. It gained the attention of TechCrunch, which managed to misreport the story. Here's my analysis of the news with a look at TechCrunch's mis-telling...
SAS DataFlux Unit Bows Unified Data Management Platform
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Integrated product combines data integration, data quality and master data management capabilities while adding tools and interfaces for business users.
Google Renovates Ad Platform
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The company's DoubleClick advertising technology, originally a tool for large publishers, is now also available for small publishers.
February 2010 Data Warehouse News
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
February is usually a busy month for data warehouse DBMS product releases, product announcements, and other real or contrived data warehouse DBMS news, and it can get pretty confusing trying to keep those categories of "news" apart. This year is no exception...
Free Software Foundation Asks Google To Kill Flash
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Noting that Apple has ditched Flash for "for suspect reasons and using abhorrent methods (DRM)," the FSF wants Google to deal Flash a "death-blow."
Upstart Vendors Keep Data Warehousing Competitive
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Announcements from Aster Data, Kognitio, ParAccel and Vertica highlight a healthy and growing market for data analysis alternatives.
Global CIO Quick Takes: AstraZeneca Saves Millions With BDNA
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
Well-done global IT-asset management can turn beancounting into strategic insight—and generate big savings.
Adobe Blogger Challenges Apple's 'Great Man'
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Adobe blogger John Dowdell wants Apple to start communicating openly about its actions rather than through comments relayed by unattributed sources.
NARA Addresses Cloud Record Keeping
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The National Archive and Records Administration advises federal agencies on the challenges of data retention and records transfer in cloud computing.
Global CIO: Oracle Needs More Than Ellison's Talk To Beat IBM's Systems
Commentary  |  2/21/2010  | 
IBM's counterattacking on multiple fronts, emphasizing 50 years in optimized systems and questioning Oracle's abilities.
Gaming Hints At Enterprise Cloud Future
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
RightScale manages eight of the 12 most popular games on the Web by serving as a front end management system for the cloud.
Apple Adult Content Purge Encouraged By Developers
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The company is removing "overtly sexual content" from its iTunes App Store in response to complaints from users and developers.
Mozilla Posts Firefox Fixes But Possible Bug Remains
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
A security researcher claims to have released exploit code that affects Firefox 3.6.
Google Cyberattack Linked To Two Chinese Schools
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
One of the schools has ties to the Chinese military and to a network company with ties to Google's rival Baidu.
Virtualization And Blade Servers: A Competitive Edge
Commentary  |  2/19/2010  | 
A recent case study offers some insights into a useful combination for many small businesses: virtualization and blade servers.
UC4 Offers Automated, Remote Job Agent
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The UC4 agent extends the reach of job scheduling outside the data center to Web services and the cloud.
Exclusive Research: Customers Skeptical Of Oracle-Sun Benefits
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Do IT teams really want the integrated software-hardware stack that Oracle promises?
Google Buys reMail
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Yet another company started by a former Google employee has been acquired by Google.
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