The BPM Journey
Business process management is "a journey, not a destination." That's the description given by many BPM practitioners to writer Penny Lunt Crosman, author of the article "Processes Get Smart."
Bill Day, CEO Of WhenU.com
Bill Day served as a VP at Prodigy, the online service that predates the modern Internet, and co-founded About.com, a network of sites on 500 topics. Today, he heads WhenU.com, the "good" adware purveyor that wins praise, not jeers, from industry pundits.
MySQL Launches Community Development Site
MySQL AB unveils a community site for users and developers to discuss, collaborate on and share code and applications for the company's namesake open-source database.
Langa Letter: The OS Inside The OS
Fred Langa shows how a simple tweak turns XP's low-level Recovery Console into a complete, standalone mini-operating system--in effect, an XP DOS!
Days Numbered For AssetMetrix's Windows Reporting
Unbiased information on IT products is often hard to come by, so it's sad to see what looks like the end of AssetMetrix. Microsoft has agreed to buy the Canadian hardware and software asset management vendor, which is known for its detailed reports on Windows penetration in the workplace. Under its new owner, it's unlikely those reports would continue, given that they haven't always been helpful to the Redmond, Wash., software
Microsoft Gets Closer To Hyperion BI
The high-tech industry is no stranger to cooperation among competitors. Among the latest example is the latest partnership between Microsoft and Hyperion Solutions. Despite plans to acquire business intelligence vendor ProClarity, Microsoft is teaming up with Hyperion to integrate its System 9 BI+ suite with Microsoft's SQL Server 2006 reporting, analysis and integration services.
Microsoft, Hyperion Partner In BI
Microsoft and Hyperion Solutions say they plan to integrate their business intelligence products in order to provide customers with a broader offering of complementary software.
Sourcefire Has Big Plans For Open-Source Snort
Many companies incorporate Snort intrusion detection and prevention capabilities into their network security products. Sourcefire founder and chief technology officer Martin Roesch owns Snort's General Public License, which means he drives the technology's development road map.
JasperSoft Rolling Out BI Suite
JasperSoft has released the roadmap for several modules that will eventually comprise its business intelligence software suite. The newest component is the JasperServer, a Java-based tool for customizing reports for any department within a company that needs financial and sales information.
SAP, Microsoft Adding Pressure To BI Market
Developing products that deliver business intelligence to as many corporate workers as possible is the trend in the industry. The idea is to get valuable business metrics to the people who need them, while also upping the number of users, which means fatter licensing deals for vendors.
Group Adds Linux To Boot Camp
Calling it a "triple boot," the open-source project that got OS X and Windows booted on the same machine adds Linux.
Microsoft Making SAP Stronger Against Oracle
Microsoft continues to lend a helping hand to SAP, as the battle grows fiercer between the German software maker and Oracle. In releasing Service Pack 1 this week for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft drew a bit closer to SAP by adding to the database Reporting Services that work better with SAP's NetWeaver Business Intelligence, a data store for SAP's business applications.
Jesus López, Bay Area software architect
López and a colleague won $13,854 last month in a contest to see who could be the first to successfully run Windows XP on Apple's new Intel-based boxes. The winning time: one month.
Taking BI To The Masses
Cognos acknowledges business intelligence apps haven't been very useful for the corporate rank and file. With user interfaces built for business analysts, BI software has been less than user friendly for most workers. In fact, only about one in five corporate employees use the software, according to the Canadian software maker.
Dole Divisions License IRI Analytics
Two divisions of Dole Food Co. Inc. have licensed Information Resources Inc.'s advanced analytics for the consumer packaged goods industry, IRI says.