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posted in May 2009
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HP, IBM Tie As Global Server Market Hits 12-Year Low
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Market conditions worsened across all geographic regions in the quarter, as customers of all types pulled back on spending, an IDC report shows.
Adobe Releases Flash Platform Betas
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is positioning Adobe Flash Builder 4, Adobe Flash Catalyst, and the open source Flex 4 framework as its answer to Microsoft's Silverlight software.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
Has Omniture's Analytics Push Stalled?
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Omniture has created a great vision of how analytics should be the common thread among all Web marketing. But if you're an Omniture customer, are you ready?... I think Web analytics software has evolved more quickly than the ability of most people to use it effectively -- or justify paying for it.
Are Open Source Developers Throwing Good Code After Bad?
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.

Kimball University: The 10 Essential Rules of Dimensional Modeling
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Follow the rules to ensure granular data, flexibility and a future-proofed information resource. Break the rules and you'll confuse users and run into data warehousing brick walls.
Terracotta Helping Hotelier Build Individualized Services
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
InterContinental Hotels is using in-memory data-sharing systems to better anticipate what amenities customers will want during their stays.
Practical Analysis: Change Starts At The Top
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Most IT execs aren't ready to make the organizational changes needed to capitalize on virtualization.
Intel Tools Driving Multi-Core Chip Development
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Parallel Studio is intended to work with Microsoft Visual Studio for development of Windows applications intended to run on servers with multicore CPUs.
'Google Wave' May Challenge Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Google's product, platform, and protocol also combines aspects of e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and blogs to allow real-time and stored collaborative messaging.
Products Make E-Discovery Easier
Features  |  5/28/2009  | 
A range of offerings can help with e-discovery -- and your company may already have the technology it needs.
HP, Cast Iron Offering SaaS Integration Appliances
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
HP's resellers will offer appliances for handling integration between SaaS and on-site applications, which remains one of the biggest hardships of SaaS deployments.
Google Expects 18 Android Phones This Year
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Smartphone makers will be able to modify the Linux-based OS to have unique user interfaces and features, Google says.
Risk Technology Comes Up Short on Wall Street
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
I was interested to hear Bank of America/Merrill Lynch executive Jay Morreale talk about next-generation BI last week... But when he started talking about his 20 years of experience building risk-analysis applications in the financial services industry, I was thinking, okay, so was he part of what went wrong on Wall Street?
Linux Kernel, Meet Windows Kernel. Behave.
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Here's one for the "only in the Linux world" folder: an attempt to place the Windows NT kernel mechanisms directly in the Linux kernel. Am I the only one who thinks, outside of extremely specialized use cases, this isn't such a hot idea?

EMC To Acquire Configuresoft
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions.
Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Touch Pack
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Spinning globes, schooling fish, and virtual erector sets add pizzazz to software maker's new OS.
Federal Agency Seeks $6.6 Billion In Outsourcing Deals
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Defense Intelligence Agency seeks IT services including CRM, cybersecurity, data center administration, disaster recovery, and software development.
Big-Time Data Warehousing At Small-Biz Prices
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Open-source software gives smaller companies access to enterprise IT tools -- without paying enterprise IT prices. And no IT vendor illustrates this trend better than Kickfire.
Google Automates Apps With Scripting System
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Search giant expects enterprise users to employ Google Apps Scripts for scheduling and procurement, transportation planning, and other business automation functions.
Google Firing Up Android Developers With Goodies
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The search giant is looking to poach content creators away from competitors by offering new tools, application contests, and an open market for distributing apps.
Ingres Adds Red Hat's JBoss To Database Middleware Stack
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Using the stack will let developers avoid leaning on stored procedures or triggers written in a vendor's proprietary form of SQL.
Univ. North Carolina, IBM Team Up For Research, Personalized Care
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Integration with IBM's technologies is expected to improve treatment of patients with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cystic fibrosis.
Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
While Windows 7 has been brewing in Microsoft's labs, Linux has been maturing. We look at what each operating system is capable of today, and how they measure up against each other.
Google Arms Developers With Free Phones, Web Tools
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt heralds the maturation of the Internet application programming model as the fulfillment of a decades-old dream.
VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The virtualization giant will own 5% of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies.
Mobile Browser Skyfire Hits 1.0
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The release version of the mobile browser enables Windows Mobile and Symbian users to have a desktop-like experience while on the go.
Android Apps on ... Ubuntu?
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
Here's a curious open source crossover for you: a Canonical programmer who's authored an emulation system to allow Android mobile apps to run on Ubuntu. I guess it really all is about the programs (stupid).

Merrill Lynch Tech Executive Touts BI Shift to Analysis
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Jay Morreale says next-generation business intelligence demands faster data integration, easier tools and big-picture analytics.
IBM Cognos Forum: The Secrets and the Sizzle
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
Much of what I learned and got excited about at IBM Cognos Forum I can't yet write about. So I will stick to the practical, the here and now, about two things in IBM Cognos 8.4 that caught my attention. First are the new metadata features: Business Glossary and Data Lineage.
Glide's Engage To Deliver Twitter-Style Micro-Blogging
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Glide is a media-sharing, communications, productivity, and file-storage service that runs on Web browsers using Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, and on dozens of mobile devices.
Borland Launches TeamDefine For Simulating Apps
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The company is in the process of being acquired by Micro Focus International for $75 million.
Google Riding 'Wave' To Redefine Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Structured like Gmail, the developer and end-user software interoperates with other Web services, such as IM, forums, wikis, and blogs.
iPhone App Used For 'New Yorker' Cover
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The June 1 issue of the magazine was created with a $5 app for the iPhone, showing how far the App Store has come into the mainstream.
IBM Takes BPA to the Cloud
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
"Cool" is not a word I would normally apply to IBM's business process management (BPM) software, but for the new BPM BlueWorks offering the term is appropriate. IBM bills BPM BlueWorks as a BPM community in the cloud, and it is that, plus a lot more.
Nokia Launches Answer To Apple's App Store
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Nokia's Ovi virtual application store can access more devices than its rivals and will use social networking and location to offer relevant apps.
Trillium Refreshes Data Quality Software
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Trillium Software System version 12 offers several new components that improves the product's overall capabilities for data profiling and discover and data cleansing. Enhancements also have been added to the software's data quality dashboards and reporting.
Invisible Linux: The Details
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
The other week I theorized about "Invisible Linux" -- what Linux would need to become to really make inroads on the desktop. Since making that post, I've been refining my ideas about what this would be and how it could be created. Read on for more.

More on MySQL Forks and Storage Engines
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
Suppose Oracle wants to make life difficult for third-party storage engine vendors via its incipient control of MySQL? Can the storage engine vendors insulate themselves from this risk by working with a MySQL fork?
SAP Braces For Change
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
New sole-CEO Leo Apotheker wants the enterprise-software powerhouse to be more responsive to customers.
Windows 7 Beta Shuts Down July 1
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Users who run the trial version of Microsoft's new OS beyond its expiration date will suffer endless reboots.
Microsoft Rethinks Its Win 7 Netbook Strategy
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
Microsoft, it seems, is thinking twice about a key limitation it had slated for its netbook version of Windows 7.
Apple's Tablet: Open Or Closed?
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Developers may catch a glimpse of Apple's stance on future software rights and controls next month when Apple discusses its development plans for Snow Leopard.
Virtual Environments Get Enhanced Backup, Recovery Via Vizioncore
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The move reflects Vizioncore's sense that more mission-critical applications are now running in virtual machines and extra measures are needed to protect data.
Windows 7 Pricing Expected Mid-June
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Retailers were getting pricing info in May under a non-disclosure agreement, according to Windows tipster TechArp.
Capcom Plans Gaming Blitz For iPhone
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Support from the maker of Street Fighter and Resident Evil is a strong indicator that Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platform is a force in the mobile gaming market.
Army Deploying Vista On Hundreds Of Thousands Of Computers
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The migration is driven by the better security offered in Windows Vista and Office 2007.
Sony Ericsson Inches Closer To Android Phone
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The company will likely wait until the next firmware update of Android hits in order to produce smartphones with strong multimedia capabilities.
Database Alliance Secures MySQL's Future, Co-Founder Says
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
With the threat of major changes by future owner Oracle, Monty Widenius, original author of MySQL, says the group will act as a safe haven for the open source database system.
Still No Chrome For Linux?
Commentary  |  5/22/2009  | 
With Chrome 2.0 out this week for Windows only, the hue and cry arises once more: why is there still no Chrome for Linux -- or for that matter, anything other than Windows?

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