Content tagged with Software
posted in March 2004
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Report: Massachusetts Tops In High Tech
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
A Milken Institute report says Massachusetts and California are the in the best position to take advantage of the high-tech economy as it bounces back from a downturn.
Comparing Windows And Linux Security
Features  |  3/31/2004  | 
Forrester Research's report on OS security found Microsoft did the best job at patching vulnerabilites quickly, but Linux vendors are more thorough.
Windows Vs. Linux Security: Depends On Who You Ask
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
A new Forrester Research study says the question of which operating system is more secure depends greatly on what aspects of security companies see as most important.
A Joke Which May Actually Have Very Little To Do With Linux
Features  |  3/31/2004  | 
A vendor is trying to sell an IT manager on buying new software. "The upgrade will be perfectly transparent to your users!" says the vendor. "Yeah," says the IT manager, "just like helicopter blades before you walk into them."
MicroStrategy 2004 User Conference
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Product strategy and customer success highlight event
Governance As Catalyst: The New Management System
Features  |  3/31/2004  | 
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other corporate governance regulations are pushing businesses to do something serious about how they manage business processes for both financial and operational objectives. A process-based management system is what's needed - and could be the focus of innovative technology to come.
Adaptec Array Backs Up Local Data
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Adaptec unveiled a storage array expressly designed for backing up the local data on company desktops and laptops that escapes copying when business application servers are backed up.
SAS Extends Business Intelligence To The Masses
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
SAS 9 includes interfaces that can be tailored to users' roles and needs.
Gates Updates Microsoft Customers About Security Initiatives
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
In a letter to customers, the Microsoft chairman reiterated how important security has become to his company and the IT industry as a whole.
Wal-Mart Sells PCs With Sun's Java Desktop System
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
The low-cost Microtel PCs range from $298 to $698, and contain the Linux-based JDS which includes StarOffice, Mozilla, and the Evolution e-mail client.
DR-DOS 8.0 Ships With FAT32 Support
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
The latest version of Linux-based DR-DOS 8.0 is immediately available as a web download.
Wal-Mart Set For RFID Pilot With Pharmaceutical Suppliers
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Not all 18 suppliers are ready to go yet, but they will be by the end of June, a spokesman says.
Spim, Like Spam, Is On The Rise
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Research firms have different numbers, but all agree that there's no shortage of the unsolicited commercial instant messages.
Forrester: Most Wal-Mart Suppliers Won't Meet RFID Deadline
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
According to a just-published report from Forrester Research, Wal-Mart’s bid to force its top 100 suppliers to guarantee 100 percent readability of case and pallet RFID tags isn’t working.
Gates Aims For 2006 Longhorn Release
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The Microsoft chairman committed to an alpha release of the operating system this year, but didn't commit to a beta release, which the vendor had scheduled for this year.
OpenOffice Updates Free Suite
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The newest release of OpenOffice.org's business application suite includes bug fixes, improvements in the PDF files export function, and a tool to download spelling and thesaurus dictionaries.
Red Hat CEO Backtracks From Channel Plans
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The Linux software leader will continue to work with "large-scale" systems integrators but won't have a traditional channel program. Its strategy focuses on the enterprise marketplace.
Sarbanes-Oxley: What IT Can Do
Features  |  3/30/2004  | 
In the anxious rush to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, too many financial organizations have ignored the great potential of IT systems. Not only can IT ease current headaches: IT systems can establish efficient, cost saving processes for the future.
Linux-Based Appliance Delivers Secure Remote Access
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The aggressively priced devices, from start-up enKoo, will allow remote small-business users to fully access office e-mail, files and applications via a Web browser.
Business Objects Signs Distribution Pact With Agilysys
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Business Objects penned a distribution deal with Agilysys, a computer products reseller, in move that Business Objects said will allow it to increase its emphasis on small and medium-sized businesses that use IBM equipment.
Google Gets Personal
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
It rolled out a test version of tools for personalized searches as it tries to boost user loyalty in an effort to maintain its lead as the Web's most popular destination.
Apache Web Server Captures Market Share With Open Source
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Brian Behlendorf, who co-founded the Apache Web-server project, says he never considered founding a commercial business based on the open-source code.
HP And Novell Team On Linux
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Software Licensing To Morph
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
ISP Credits Linux-Based Appliance For Drastically Slowing Down Spam
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The Linux-based Corvigo anti-spam appliance deployed by Pivotal Dynamics at Cox Communications has successfully filtered between 10 and 20 million messages a day, according to Cox officials.
Veritas Updates Data Lifecycle Manager
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Veritas ships Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0, software designed to help companies account for data from creation to deletion as they’re pressed to meet various regulatory requirements.
Microsoft Ships Sarbanes-Oxley Office Accelerator
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The product is designed primarily for Microsoft partners, who will use it to build Office 2003-based systems for documenting and reviewing internal financial controls.
Review: Mandrake 10 Looks To Be On Track For A Great Release
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
We looked at early code for desktop Mandrakelinux 10.0, and found that it's close to prime time, but not quite ready to bet the enterprise. Oh, and the performance? It screams.
Novell And Red Hat On Track For Growth
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Linux vendors attempt products designed to extend beyond the basic operating system, a move they hope will result in bigger profits.
Torvalds: Open Source Keeps People Honest
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
The father of Linux talks with InformationWeek about data-center Linux, trust, and SCO Group's lawsuits.
Apache Co-Founder Never Considered Commercial Open-Source Company
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Brian Behlendorf, who co-founded the Apache Web-server project, says he never considered founding a commercial busines based on the open-source code.
Avocent To Buy OSA Technologies
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
It's spending about $100 million for the provider of management software.
Veritas, Princeton Partner On Data Management
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The vendors have integrated Princeton Softech's database archiving with the Veritas' Data Lifecycle Manager for customers who need to manage structured data and application performance.
Wal-Mart's RFID Plans To Be Put To The Test
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Eight suppliers will begin delivering RFID-tagged shipments to three Dallas facilities.
Open Source Databases, App Servers Gain Corporate Converts
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
The JBoss application server, Tomcat Java Servlet Engine, and MySQL, PostgreSQL and Berkeley DB databases are following Linux and Apache into the corporate data center. But can they prosper without the backing of big vendors?
The Future of the ERP Suite
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
ERP ROI: Myth and Reality
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Windows, Longhorn, And The EU's Ruling
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
Ballmer talked with InformationWeek editors two days before the landmark ruling against Microsoft by the European Commission last week.
Microsoft Seeks To Use Windows Base To Build Online Gaming
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
It's developing software that would let PC gamers play over the Internet against users of its Xbox system.
Data Access Key To Patient Health
Features  |  3/29/2004  | 
To handle increasing amounts of data cost-effectively, Cleveland Clinic Foundation is using hierarchical storage-management technology.
IBM, SAP Keep Data Management Front And Center
Commentary  |  3/29/2004  | 
Data management is heating up, as IBM and SAP have made clear this month.
Up For A Fight
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The European Union, product delays, and Linux momentum test Microsoft, but they also may drive its competitive spirit
Novell And Red Hat On Track For Growth
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Linux vendors attempt to move beyond the basic operating system
Share Fixes, NASA Asks
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Open-source agreement, if approved, would require developers to reveal code modifications
Brighter Future In Video Games
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
The programming job market may be lackluster, but the gaming industry is still hiring developers
In Short: BPM Standard On Way
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
Making Automation More Flexible
Features  |  3/26/2004  | 
BroadVision will introduce software for designing automated business processes that require human intervention or collaboration
VF Outlines Its RFID Deployment Plans
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
It will be ready to comply with Wal-Mart's January 2005 deadline but doesn't expect real benefits until the industry moves to tagging individual items with RFID chips.
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