Content tagged with Software
posted in March 2005
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Business Technology: 'There Is No Darkness But Ignorance'
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
While business challenges of transparency and visibility get a great deal of attention these days, the problem isn't a new one, Bob Evans says. About 400 years ago, noted ERP guru William Shakespeare illuminated the eternal struggle.
SmartAdvice: Look To Novell's Open Enterprise Server As Migration Path From NetWare
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
Moving to Open Enterprise Server will be the least-disruptive path as your company decides what operating system to go with in the future, The Advisory Council says. Also, some tips for beefing-up your presentation skills.
Intelligent Document Integration Automates Insurance Policy Forms for Big Cost Savings
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
Field Report: Farmers Home Mutual, Bloomington, Minn.
Cognos Reports 4Q Sales And Earnings Surge
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
During the quarter, Cognos signed a $12.7 million deal, the company's largest, with an unnamed government agency.
Spring's Integration Rites
Commentary  |  3/31/2005  | 
The integration marketplace heated up a little more in the last week. Is Web analytics next?
NCipher's Security System Supports More Databases
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The vendor next week will add support for IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL Server to its SecureDB database-security product.
Sun And J.P. Morgan Chase Forge Technology Alliance
News  |  3/31/2005  | 
The companies will work to develop advances in grid computing, data archiving, and vitualization in the data center that will run on Sun's Solaris 10 operating system.
Microsoft Shores Up Windows Server Against Attacks
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
New defenses in Windows Server 2003's Service Pack 1 include a roles-based configuration wizard and Internet blocking until new patches have been downloaded.
Firefox Thrives Among Bloggers
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.
Application Landscaping
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Enterprise applications have a new visual front-end.
Information Builders Announces WebFocus 7
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
Integration of iWay technology tightens BI suite and targets operational BI.
Business Objects Touts 128-bit Encryption
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
An important benefit has surfaced, but is it a significant differentiator?
Alaska Airlines Charts Its BI Course
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
The airline's use of a business intelligence instrument panel powered by Siebel boosts the software firm's new claim that it's a legitimate player in the BI market.
Security-Management Tool Combines Breadth And Scalability
News  |  3/30/2005  | 
eIQnetworks rolls out an enterprise-scale security-management tool that monitors and responds to security alerts and events throughout an entire IT infrastructure.
HP Helps Seed Next Generation Of Web Services
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
New WSDM specs for communicating management information fill a gap in Web-services standards.
HP Confirms NCR's Hurd Will Replace Fiorina
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
HP's board selects NCR president and chief executive Mark Hurd to keep the company moving forward as a full-service enterprise vendor.
Content Management Added To Iraq Military Portal
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
The U.S. military deploys Xythos Software's WebFile Server to improve the ability of soldiers stationed in Iraq to share information.
CEO Moves Manugistics Back To Basics
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Joe Cowan believes the troubled supply-chain software vendor will have a brighter future by focusing on vertical markets that have historically proven successful for the company.
Siebel Introduces On-Demand CRM/Call-Center Combo
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
The offering appears to be a competitive response to CRM rival Salesforce.com, which last fall introduced Supportforce.
Predictive Analytics: March Madness Style
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Two university professors used predictive analytics to predict "at-large" NCAA basketball tournament invitees with 94 percent accuracy this year, and they're developing ways to predict actual game winners.
An Affordable Escape From Spreadsheet Hell
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Adaptive Planning is a new performance management ASP that can rescue a business from the mayhem of Excel-based planning models.
Open-Source Thinking Taps a Rich Vein
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Open-source thinking helps Goldcorp mine a rich vein -- literally.
Where the Neon Lights Are Bright
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Bringing real time to center stage involves more than faster processes and more software. Business and IT have to be completely in sync.
Shortlist
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Attensity Workstation; Versata 6; Hyperion Applications Suite 4; AfterMail 3.0; Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness Toolkit
Letter Drop
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Long Live .Net Remoting!
Enhancing the User Experience
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
MicroStrategy 8 adds user appeal to an IT favorite.
It's Not Just Semantics
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
The Worldwide Web Consortium's Eric Miller says the Semantic Web is the enterprise's best hope for sustainable data interoperability.
Intelligent Documents: The Missing Link to Customers
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Conventional integration technologies have missed a big problem: difficulty communicating with customers. Dynamic, interactive forms are an emerging option for self-service, offering built-in business rules, data validations, personalized help and audio synchronization with back-end systems.
Ask Dr. Data
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Welcome to the millennium: endless clones, swarming nanobots and black-mail for beginners.
Keyword-Driven Testing: Content Reuse in App Development
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
If you've spent any time around software QA, you've probably heard of data-driven software test automation, but how about "keyword-driven testing"?
Manufacturers Seek Salvation From BI-Powered IT Solutions
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Manufacturers face increased energy costs while the "China factor" is pushing down the prices their products can fetch. The result is that razor-thin profit margins are narrowing. Still, this downtrodden industry sent 35,000 people to the recent National Manufacturing Week trade show. Why?
Inside the Firewall: Will Bigger Encryption Keys Keep Your BI Data Safe From Harm?
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
With a solid firewall, you may think your sensitive data is safe, but have you prepared for an attack from within? "Significant numbers of attacks are now coming from inside the firewall," says Yankee Group analyst Jim Slaby.
BI Hiring Heats Up as Strategic Projects Hit Front Burner
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
It's a good time to be in business intelligence.
Headsup: Vendors, Heal Thine Own Performance
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Business performance management customers aren't ecstatic about their software vendors. That's the conclusion of an annual user satisfaction survey recently released by vendor-unaffiliated consultancy BPM Partners.
Governance Gauge: Only You Can Model Your Content
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Mandates for periodic reports containing certain elements of information, proscribed report presentation formats and requirements for archiving and on-demand retrieval create needs best answered by content modeling.
Prime Time for Real Time
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Companies that get to market first and respond to customers fastest win. But the same old time-consuming software development approach won't deliver the real-time dream. Here's why process management is key to speedy customer service and turn-on-a-dime product and service delivery.
Keep Up With Streaming Data
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Technology proven in stock trading can tap the details in the flood of streaming data coming your way.
In Focus: Why Search Trumps Management
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
You've no doubt heard the estimate that 80 percent of information in the enterprise is unstructured. But have you also heard that only 5 to 10 percent of that unstructured information is managed?
ASG Acquires Management Software Firm
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Allen Systems Group buys Cypress, a provider of content-management and output-management software.
Security Management Firm Adds Compliance Tools
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
E-Security will add Sentinel Control Packs to automatically collect and analyze compliance data, identify and respond to violations, and assess monitoring programs.
Review: Go From Paperwork to PDF With the Greatest of Ease
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
The ScanSnap fi-511EOX2 combines many features that make scanning far less difficult than a back flip.
Oracle Expanding Identity-Management Capabilities With Oblix Acquisition
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Identity-management software sales are growing 25% per year, Oracle executive says.
Schwartz Sees Sun At Forefront Of Utility Computing
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Sun Microsystems says its pay-per-use programs are growing; it plans to double its regional network of grid-computing centers in the coming year.
Open-Source Future For Java Enterprise System?
News  |  3/29/2005  | 
Sun stakes out a role as being the only company "truly committed to open source as a means of driving innovation and adoption," according to president Schwartz.
Plumtree Analytics Server Provides Consolidated View Of Portal Performance
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
Collected data is used to understand portal-usage patterns and guide future development.
Informatica Enters EII Pact With Composite Software
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
The development and OEM deal adds enterprise information integration capabilities to Informatica's chief software platform.
SunGard To Be Acquired By Private-Equity Firms
News  |  3/28/2005  | 
But plans to spin off the company's backup-and-recovery services business are halted.
An Old Celko Puzzle
Commentary  |  3/25/2005  | 
If you go over to http://www.dbdebunk.com/page/page/666711.htm, you will find a letter to the editor from someone named PV about an old column of mine. Here is the jist of it: Back in June of 1996, Jack Wells submitted this SQL problem to my SQL FOR SMARTIES column.
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