Game Companies Get Down To Business
Being a genius with a great idea isn't enough; gaming companies are following the lead of corporate IT and adopting third-party middleware to make their products winners.
A Clearer View Of Vista
With the next major release of Microsoft Windows on the horizon, businesses need to start planning now. Our survey shows what some business technology professionals have in mind--and why.
Mashups: A Hallmark Of Web 2.0
Google Maps is one of the most popular ingredients for offering a multitude of information in one simple graphical interface.
EMS Scales A Data Mountain
Outdoor gear merchant Eastern Mountain Sports implements Web-based business intelligence to help it win retail sales.
Oracle's BI Play
Oracle is pushing a new product line that it hopes will cover companies' BI needs from top to bottom.
Skype Founders Sued For Racketeering
The suit claims that peer-to-peer client maker Kazaa, also founded by Skype founders, violated StreamCast's exclusive rights to the technology behind Kazaa by selling it to a shell company.
Three No-Cost Ways To Get Started With BPM
Several business process management vendors now offer free, downloadable tools that let you model processes, analyze expected performance improvement and create most, if not all, of an actual executable design.
Spyware And Adware Continue To Plague PCs
More businesses deploy anti-spyware apps, while efforts to control the parasitic code are widening as watchdog groups employ new tactics and law enforcement cracks down on suspects.
The Skinny From Bill Gates
Microsoft's desktop strategy is slated to take its next step forward later this year, with the release of Office 2007. Gates, now Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, talked with our sister publication InformationWeek last week and held forth on an array of topics related to corporate data and information-sharing, including a server-based version of Excel, enterprise data search and corporate blogging.
Readers: Less Faith In Database Analytics?
A comparison of two Business Intelligence Pipeline polls indicates that readers have less confidence in database makers' ability to deliver built-in analytics than they did a year and a half ago.