Content tagged with Software
posted in July 2003
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Microsoft Details Product Plans But Keeps Mum On Dividends And Buybacks
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Bill Gates and other execs outline plans for $6.8 billion research and development budget, but the company won't say what it plans to do with its $50 billion in reserves.
Other Voices: Tire Kicking And Web Services
Commentary  |  7/24/2003  | 
A Web-services expert recommends various ways to evaluate and adopt technologies such as XML to optimize your application development strategy.
Schumer: Consumers Favor No-Spam Registry
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
The New York senator says an independent study shows 75% of consumers favor a federal registry similar to the new do-not-call list.
Judge To Microsoft: I'm Still Watching You
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Company lawyers say Microsoft has made substantial progress complying with the antitrust settlement it reached with the Bush administration, but Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly says she'll be monitoring the vendor's behavior.
Compuware Upgrades Java Development Tool
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
OptimalJ 3.0 fully implements a model-driven architecture that a third-party study says can speed development and improve code quality.
Micosoft Goes Live With Server Name Change
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Microsoft Office Real-Time Communications Server 2003, the anticipated instant-messaging and presence-awareness engine, will hit the market later this year as Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2003.
Staffware To Open Sales Offices In India
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
The move to sell business-process management software in the country reflects the trend among Indian service providers to offer customers advanced services beyond application development and infrastructure support.
The Data-Warehouse Advantage
Features  |  7/24/2003  | 
Companies are building data warehouses that boost efficiency and let them know their customers better
Microsoft Reveals More Software Flaws
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
Vulnerabilities show up in SQL Server and various versions of Windows.
Real Losses At Real Networks
News  |  7/24/2003  | 
2Q losses doubled at the maker of Internet video and audio software, largely due to a one-time charge on excess office facilities.
Makers Of File-Sharing Software Bolster Efforts To Mask Users' Identities
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Vendors are rerouting connections through proxy servers and using firewalls and encryption to thrwart efforts by the recording industry to sue online music swappers.
CA's Back In The Black
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Cost controls and increased revenue helped the company turn its first profit in nearly three years.
LexisNexis Expands Customer Access To Its Products
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Common user interface and data integration will open international markets for company's core brands.
Hyperion To Acquire Brio
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
The acquisition, a stock and cash deal valued at $142 million, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.
Another Anti-Spam Vendor Joins The Fray
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Eric Hahn, former chief technology officer for Netscape, this week launches his messaging infrastructure venture, Proofpoint.
The Explorer: Automatic Update Services -- Yea or Nay?
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Taking a long, hard look at BigFix, Dell File Watch, and others.
Economy Slows Web Services Development
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Gartner says nearly half of the 111 North American companies it surveyed had reduced spending on Web services projects, but none had abandoned them.
The Explorer: Readers' Choice: Password Tools
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Hundreds of tips and tools for managing passwords!
The Explorer: Do AOL6 and MSN Explorer Destabilize Your System?
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Tracking what these major new products do during installation.
Sybase Reports Lower 2Q Sales And Profits
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
The supplier of enterprise infrastructure software says increasing demand for its mobile and wireless technology will spark future growth.
Actional Upgrades Web Services Management App
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Actional, one of the young companies supplying Web-services management products, has upgraded its Soapstation application.
The Explorer: What Do You Do With Old AOL CDs?
Commentary  |  7/23/2003  | 
Some serious -- and fun -- suggestions from your fellow readers.
Interwoven Reports Losses, Launches New Software
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Interwoven, which reported losses Tuesday, has taken the covers off the latest version of its TeamSite content-management software.
Automating The Call Center's Last Mile
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
Latest release of Kanisa's software aims to take costs out of the problem-resolution process.
Microsoft 's New Structure: Eight CFOs, No President
News  |  7/23/2003  | 
The software company has named financial execs for each of its seven business units in an effort to boost accountability for how each unit performs.
Ascential Reports First Independent Profit
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
Ascential Tuesday reported its first profit as an independent company in the second quarter ended June 30.
Siebel To Cut Another 490 Jobs As Revenue Slides
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
The business software maker says it will eliminate another 9% of its workforce to save money; 2Q sales fell 18% from the year-ago quarter.
The Explorer: System Setup Secrets Updated for 2001
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Fred's newest PC forced him to modify his time-tested ''system setup secrets''. Here's the scoop!
The Explorer: What's The Best E-mail Client?
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Outlook Express is free and popular, but many readers believe others are better.
The Explorer: Find the Coolest Windows Tools
Commentary  |  7/22/2003  | 
Here's a collection of great -- and mostly free! -- system tools and editors.
HP Proposes Standard For Web-Services Management
News  |  7/22/2003  | 
The proposed spec would let many parties supply mointoring and management services through common interfaces.
VMware Rolls Out Enhanced Virtual Server Software
News  |  7/21/2003  | 
A key feature lets a single virtual server span multiple processors.
Oracle Debuts New Collaboration Suite
News  |  7/21/2003  | 
Oracle tackles real-time collaboration with the second version of Oracle Collaboration Suite, which it begins shipping this week.
SCO Tells Linux Users: Time To Pay Up
News  |  7/21/2003  | 
With Unix System V copyrights in hand, the vendor introduced a plan to charge those who've used Linux as an alternative to Unix for UnixWare licenses.
Business-Performance Management Gets A Forum
News  |  7/21/2003  | 
A new organization of IT users, vendors, and management consultants will serve as a clearinghouse for new ideas and best practices.
Clear Methods' Language Gets Cool Greeting
News  |  7/21/2003  | 
The object-oriented language is being greeted with skepticism by programmers, development tool suppliers, and Web-services consultants.
RIM Readies Deployment Of ChannelWave PRM Upgrade
News  |  7/21/2003  | 
The new version will help users track sales performance against targets and create scorecards that measure partner performance.
Business Objects To Buy Crystal Decisions
News  |  7/18/2003  | 
The business-intelligence vendor says Crystal Decisions' products complement its own, and the acquisition will create a broader product line.
Linux Ranks No. 2 On Microsoft Risk List
News  |  7/18/2003  | 
The open-source operating system trailed only the economic environment in the biggest risks outlined by CFO John Connors.
France Bans Use Of Term "E-Mail"
News  |  7/18/2003  | 
The French government has barred the borrowed English term in favor of the linguistically correct "courriel."
Tech Guide: Putting Enterprise Webcasts To Work
Features  |  7/18/2003  | 
No longer a novelty, videocasting has taken off in businesses, proving its value for staff and customer meetings, training, and other new applications. Here's what you need to know to explore this emerging field.
PeopleSoft Completes Acquisition Of J.D. Edwards
News  |  7/18/2003  | 
The purchase will make it harder for Oracle to complete its hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
Documentum Continues To Thrive
News  |  7/18/2003  | 
The content-management vendor posted its seventh consecutive quarter of growth.
Mixed Results For Conferencing Vendors
News  |  7/18/2003  | 
WebEx continued its brisk growth, while Latitude Communications and Polycom struggled.
PeopleSoft Posts Slight 2Q Gains, Gets Ready To Close Edwards Deal
News  |  7/17/2003  | 
The software maker reported slight gains in revenue and net income as it prepared to complete its acquisition of J.D. Edwards--and fight off Oracle.
Server Software Drives Microsoft's 4Q Gains
News  |  7/17/2003  | 
Windows Server, SQL Server, and Exchange revenue grow more than 20%, pulled along by enterprise agreements.
Informatica Shifts Sales Direction
News  |  7/17/2003  | 
The vendor says it will no longer directly sell its analytical apps, but will concentrate instead on enterprise information software.
E-Mail Archiving Poised For Growth
News  |  7/17/2003  | 
The Radicati Group says spending on the technology will grow to $1.5 billion by 2007 as companies work to deal with the pressures of increased regulation.
Market Share Grows At SAP, Though Software Revenue Is Down
News  |  7/17/2003  | 
The future could be even brighter if SAP can sway to its side PeopleSoft customers worried about an Oracle takeover.
Following An Architecture For Web Services
News  |  7/16/2003  | 
Wakesoft Architecture Platform Version 4 launches this week, offering Java developers a framework in which much of the underlying plumbing for Web services can be quickly added to the application.
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