Content tagged with Software
posted in April 2010
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MongoDB Handles Masses Of Data
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The merits of MongoDB, a NoSQL database management system, are detailed by its CEO.
Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
What's Not BI? Don't Get Me Started...
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
Do you prefer the broad or the narrow definition of BI, and how should we differentiate BI and analytics? Read on for my "extended jam" on these and other FAQs about business intelligence.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
YouTube Dominates Online Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The Google-owned site reached 75% of the 180 million Internet users who watched online video in March.
Sentiment Analysis Feels Its Way Forward
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
A bit of controversy regarding sentiment analysis is playing out. A techno-skeptic blogger clique asserts that automated sentiment analysis is so inaccurate as to render automated methods worthless. Others differ with them: we like automation. Newly joining us are some of the skeptics' own kind, critics such as "Measurement Queen" K.D. Paine...
Morphlabs Launches Cloud Appliance
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
An appliance built on open source code enables enterprises to build a pool of virtual servers and manage them as a private cloud.
Global CIO: Inside SAP: 10 Factors Behind Its Dramatic Turnaround
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
Here are 10 ways SAP's new leaders have reinvigorated the company, redefined its strategy, and reestablished the primacy of its customer.
Foxit, Solid Documents Release New PDF Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Two new programs for working with PDF files have become available this week. Foxit Phantom PDF (for Windows) is for creating and manipulating PDF files, while Solid PDF to Word for Mac is for turning PDF files into documents editable by standard office programs.
Microsoft Adds BPMN to Visio (with Help from G360)
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
It's safe to say that despite the proliferation of real BPMN tools, the majority of BPMN-like process diagrams that exist in the world have been created in Microsoft Visio. For me, Visio, by itself, was always just a "drawing" tool, not a real modeling tool... In Visio 2010 Premium, Microsoft has put a real BPMN editor into the box.
Apple iAd Aims Upscale
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
High-profile partners are being sought by Apple for its iAd platform, ones willing to pay well and make a splash.
Dedupe And The Cloud: A Perfect Pairing
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Data deduplication and cloud-based storage are a match made in heaven, especially for smaller businesses. Here's why.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
Global CIO: Can HP, IBM, & Oracle Make Peace With Breakaway Banks?
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Three huge global banks plan to revolutionize the CIO-vendor relationship—will their audacious plan trigger major changes from major IT vendors?
Verizon, Novell Offer ID Management Service
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Verizon Business is branching out into cloud services, including identity management, in partnership with Novell.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Interop: 41% Of Attendees Tap Cloud
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Survey shows cloud computing gaining steam in the enterprise, though concerns remain.
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
SAP Tips Hand On Cloud Plans As Profits Soar
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
First-quarter financial results beat expectations; co-CEO McDermott hints at new cloud partnerships and on-demand offerings.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Global CIO: SAP's McDermott Slaps Back At Oracle And Refocuses On Customers
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
Just 10 weeks after becoming co-CEO, SAP's Bill McDermott has re-energized the company by focusing intensely on delivering great customer value.
Seven Questions for Teradata
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
I'm about to attend day two of Teradata's annual third-party industry influencers meeting. I'm grateful for the opportunity to listen, to voice my opinions, and, per the agenda distributed by analyst-relations manager extraordinaire Kim Dossey, to "Ask Any Question." I'll actually aim for seven. Here they are...
BPM Helps Manage Aircraft at Heathrow Airport
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Before a recent event-driven architecture initiative took place, London's Heathrow Airport had a depressingly low on-time departure rate of 68%... Better air-to-air management now saves 90 liters of fuel per flight and has raised the on-time departure rate to 83%.
Mac Vendor Launches SMB Sweepstakes
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
MacMall, a leading Mac mail order company, is holding a sweepstakes in which creative studios and related businesses can pick up a complete Mac-based work station (except for the Mac).
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
VMware Plus Salesforce.com, An Unlikely Pair
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Two young companies, neither of them leaders in traditional software development, have teamed up to pull enterprise Java programmers into cloud development. In this case, the cloud is specifically the Force.com data centers that already host Salesforce.com's CRM applications. It's an unlikely pairing, but it just might work.
Cloud Computing Climbs Adoption S-Curve
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
If Cloud Computing is of more than passing interest to you -- and you're still sitting on the sidelines -- here's a series of recent happenings (and my interpretation of the S-curve) that should inspire you to move forward.
Saying Farewell To A Floppy Old Friend
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
It's time for yet another high-tech funeral. This time, the guest of honor is the good ol' floppy disk.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
FEMA Blasted For IT Systems Overhaul Waste
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Inspector General report finds delays, lack of oversight by IT leadership, and questionable ethical behavior at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Three huge banks will work together to buy at lower prices and to build their own cloud-based global banking infrastructure and network.
VMware Teams With Salesforce On VMForce
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Built on the Spring Framework, VMForce is a cloud development platform for enterprise Java developers.
Oracle Tackles Supplier Management Woes
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
New master data management and lifecycle management applications address supplier data quality, tracking and governance challenges.
Red Hat Loosens Enterprise Linux Restrictions
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Enterprise Linux customers with premium support get an open gateway to use on Amazon's EC2.
TextFlow Comes To Desktop
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Nordic River has released a desktop version of its document comparison software TextFlow, previously available only as an application within Box.net. TextFlow makes it easy for businesses to manage the process of collaborating on a document.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Interop: Domino's Mulls Microsoft Cloud
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Windows Azure could provide pizza giant with added resiliency to ensure Web downtime is kept to a minimum.
Mac Quicken Gets New Features, Lower Price
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
Intuit has added a couple of useful new features to Quicken Essentials for Mac -- and has lowered the price at the same time.
Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.
Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.
Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
Global CIO: Oracle President Phillips Says 22% Annual Fees Great For CIOs
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
Oracle plows all of your support fees into new products and innovation and will offer Fusion "at our cost," vows Charles Phillips.
Interop: CIOs Must Bond With Vendor CEOs
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Executive-level links are crucial when a contract is on the line or if business conditions drastically change, a former top CIO says.
Digitization Slashing Health IT Vendor Dominance
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Dell says traditional health IT vendors will lose market share as the medical industry converts from film to digital medical imaging.
Microsoft Gets Aggressive With Dynamics CRM
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
ERP adapter and $19-per-seat pricing pave the way for hybrid on-premise and cloud-based deployments.
RightScale Opens Cloud Management Platform
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A cloud management platform makes workload building and monitoring tools available for general use.
Advanced Analytics: Teradata's CTO on Breakthrough Insight
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Stephen Brobst makes a case for open access to data, simpler analytic tools and new forms of social network analysis.
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