Content tagged with Software
posted in June 2004
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Sun Tosses Open-Source Challenge Back To IBM
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
CEO and chairman Scott McNealy says IBM has yet to match his company's intellectual-property contributions to the Java platform.
FedEx Achieves Fusion
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The goal is to install the next-generation business infrastructure and lay a technical foundation for business units to collectively compete.
From Word Processing To Processor Intensive
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Microsoft aims for high-performance computing
Appeals Court OK's Microsoft Antitrust Settlement
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 6-0 that the settlement was "in its entirety" in the public's interest.
Sun Tosses Open-Source Challenge Back To IBM
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
CEO and chairman Scott McNealy says IBM has yet to match his company's intellectual-property contributions to the Java platform.
RulesPower Launches Rules-Driven BPM Software Suite
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
RulesPower announced Tuesday the latest version of its flagship RulesPower BPM software suite.
Open Source, Proprietary Vendors Force Change On Each Other
Commentary  |  6/30/2004  | 
This week finds open source and proprietary vendors making maneuvers in response to competitive threats they pose to each other. Mostly, these maneuvers involve Microsoft. Sun Microsystems said it plans to work with Microsoft to develop single sign-on technology for networks. Then, the two companies will work together to unify Java and Microsoft .Net.
Process Management Software Released For Lotus Notes
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Tracker Suite 6.0 enables group collaboration and resource sharing time in addition to expense tracking and deliverables management.
Northrop Grumman's IT Arm Wins Homeland Security Contract
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Contract includes development of pay and performance-management systems.
TechXNY Becoming Many Shows In One
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The New York-based trade show is reaching beyond its PC roots and could get a boost from the cancellation of Comdex.
Oracle Buys Collaxa, Offers BPM Software As Its Own
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Collaxa's Business Process Execution Language Server will be sold as Oracle's BPEL Process Manager.
Sources: Sun Plans To Open Nearly All Solaris Source Code
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The project is likely to be called OpenSolaris.org and to be released in the fall.
Ellison To Discuss Microsoft Concerns During Testimony
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The Oracle CEO will testify about his growing concern about Microsoft on Wednesday at the antitrust trial over his company's efforts to acquire PeopleSoft.
Microsoft Settles With Massachusetts And North Dakota
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
They are the 11th and 12th states to settle suits that charged Microsoft with violating state antitrust laws.
Ellison To Discuss Microsoft Concerns During Testimony
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The Oracle CEO will testify about his growing concern about Microsoft on Wednesday at the antitrust trial over his company's efforts to acquire PeopleSoft
Northrop Grumman's IT Arm Wins Homeland Security Contract
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The pact to help the department build and maintain a human-resources system could be worth as much as $175 million over three years.
Gates: Microsoft To Explore Cheap Software With Asian Governments
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
He said Microsoft will hold talks to offer cheaper versions of Windows designed to bring computer skills to millions of poor people.
Sun, Microsoft To Cooperate On Single Sign-On
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
After that: interoperability between Sun Java and Microsoft .Net.
Cognos Adds Excel Interface To Planning App
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The BI vendor hopes the add-in will let users integrate data from spreadsheets into their planning package, and carry out planning within an Excel-based environment.
SEC Charges Siebel With Violating Fair Disclosure Rule--Again
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Regulators charged the company with violating a rule that bars companies from revealing information to Wall Street before the general public.
Study Asserts That Three Vendors Own High-End HR Apps Market
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Forrester Research also puts PeopleSoft's offering at the top of the pack in functionality.
Cisco Reels In Actona Technologies
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
It will use Actona's file-services software to augment its own branch-office networking and storage products.
Big Banks Face Costly Preparation For Risk-Management System
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The system, known as Basel II, will run in parallel with current systems in 2007 and will take over in 2008.
Novell ZENworks 6.5 Adds Linux, Patch Management
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The Linux management software is formerly Ximian Red Carpet Enterprise, purchased by Novell last summer.
Sun Sheds Light on Plans to Open Source Solaris
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Sun Microsystems Executive Vice President of Software John Loiacono revealed new details to CRN about how Sun might open source its Solaris operating system.
Andreessen Steps In For Conway At FedEx Conference
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
After PeopleSoft president and CEO cancels speaking engagement, Opsware chairman talks up expanding power of the Net.
Billion Dollar Bet
Features  |  6/29/2004  | 
Inspired by a relative newcomer, SAP is banking on its Web-services-based NetWeaver to become an IT-platform vendor.
Product Review: BizTalk Server 2004
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
A look at the development capability and management tool improvements made to Microsoft's business process management server.
Study Confirms Assertion That Three Vendors Own High-End HR Apps Market
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Forrester Research also puts PeopleSoft's offering at the top of the pack in functionality.
Ariba, FreeMarkets Merger Gets Stockholders' OK
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The combined companies aim to provide sourcing tools and consulting services to automate processes, offering a global reach that gives customers access to more than 400 commodity and sourcing experts.
Sun Open Sources 'Looking Glass' Desktop
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The company is also open-sourcing the Java 3D API, JDesktop Integration Components, and JDesktop Network Components.
Plus Three Launches Upgrade Of Fund-Raising Software
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Firm adds business intelligence features designed to enable more direct marketing.
Sun Unveils Tiger, But It's Still A Youngster
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Sun execs debuted the upcoming version 5.0 of Java 2 Standard Edition, known as Project Tiger, at the company's annual JavaOne Conference--though general release isn't expected before fall.
Cisco Launches Storage Networking Specialization
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Cisco formally launches storage networking specialization program to channel.
Oracle Raises Ante In ISV Wars
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Oracle, IBM Vie For ISV hearts and minds.
Justice Department Attacks Lawson's Stature As Software Player
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Testifying for Oracle at its antitrust trial, Lawson CEO John Coughlan tried to show his company was more than a middle-market player, but was confronted with several cases in which its customers complained that the software vendor wasn't up to the job.
Business Objects Updates Business Intelligence Suite
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Version 6.5 will offer front-end integration with software from Crystal Decisions, which Business Objects acquired last December.
GAO Says Military Has Same IT Problems As Civilian Agencies
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
A study says IT-related barriers are restraining the military from executing its strategy in areas such as Iraq.
Apple Readies Search Technology For Macs
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
CEO Steve Jobs says the technology, called Spotlight, will be part of next year's Mac OS X upgrade and will let users easily search the contents of their computers.
Justice Department Attacks Lawson's Stature As Enterprise Software Player
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Testifying for Oracle at its antitrust trial, Lawson CEO John Coughlan tried to show his company was more than a middle-market player, but was confronted with several cases in which its customers complained that the software vendor wasn't up to the job.
Business Objects Updates Business-Intelligence Suite
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Version 6.5 will offer complete front-end integration with software from Crystal Decisions, which Business Objects acquired last December.
Large Manufacturer Puts Its Money On PeopleSoft
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Abitibi-Consolidated is implementing the vendor's supply-chain applications at more than 20 paper mills in the United States and Canada.
Filter Out The Frauds
Features  |  6/28/2004  | 
Health insurers fight back against fake claims with fraud-detection software.
Sirit And Intel To Collaborate On RFID Reader Technology
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
They'll work to accelerate the deployment of standards-based building blocks for RFID readers.
NetSuite Adds E-Commerce Component To ERP/CRM Suite
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
NetSuite has added a new e-commerce module to its NetSuite hosted suite of ERP and CRM applications, which integrates website and Web store functionality with financials, warehouse management, sales and customer support systems.
Novell, Red Hat To Support Linux RealMedia Player
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Novell will provide distribution of RealPlayer 10 for Linux, and Red Hat will add the open-source version to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 update.
Look Who's Calling
Features  |  6/28/2004  | 
An examination of three BI vendors, and where resellers can make money in a market that is literally knocking at their door.
Corporate Cost Controls Push Up Cognos Profit
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Expanding use of business-intelligence tools is boosting the bottom line at Cognos Inc.
Embedded Software Vendors Shift Tactics In Linux's Shadow
Features  |  6/28/2004  | 
Microsoft and Wind River are trying to make their technologies more attractive to developers of embedded systems.
EU Temporarily Lifts Microsoft Ruling
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
It suspended the landmark antitrust decision pending a judge's ruling on whether sanctions should be delayed until the company's appeals are exhausted.
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