Throw Away The Spreadsheets
While tossing all spreadsheets wouldn't be practical, it's good advice in the area of planning and budgeting. That's where stand-alone spreadsheets have become the biggest obstacle to making the business process a better management tool, according to Ventana Research.
Symantec Suit Against Microsoft Symbolizes Security Shift
Several years of negotiations over Microsoft's right to use Symantec's Volume Manager software boiled over last week when Symantec filed a lawsuit that threatens to keep Microsoft from further developing and distributing Vista and Longhorn.
Dashboard: Business Objects Runs New Race
With the rollout of its new enterprise information management strategy, Business Objects looks to cover all the bases by integrating each of its EIM applications into Business Objects XI.
Salesforce.com Moves Microsoft Excel To The Web
JotSpot Tracker is an online, collaborative spreadsheet that can import Microsoft Excel files. Though it lacks the depth of Microsoft's software, it offers basic spreadsheet functionality and unique mash-up and sharing features.
Feature: The Personal Workspace Evolves
In a sign of progress for data hunter-gatherers, Microsoft, SAP, IBM and Google are taking steps toward higher order personal productivity environments that will let you interact with enterprise data.
QlikTech QlikView, OutlookSoft 5, and more.
Enterprise Content Management: Hide What's Inside
Content management works best when its behind the scenes -- and not treated it as an application unto itself. Consider integrating with e-mail and business apps or explore emerging options for infrastructure- or service-based management.
Next Up For South Asia
The Indus Entrepreneurs, known as TiE, held its annual shindig earlier this month. Billed as the largest gathering of South Asian technology entrepreneurs, the event drew a choosy crowd of Silicon Valley venture capitalists scouting for investment prospects. Here's a sampling of what caught their attention and what didn't.