Content tagged with Software
posted in July 2006
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Stay Happy With XP
Features  |  7/21/2006  | 
Forget the Vista hype: Here's how to get the most out of Windows XP.
SCO Claims IBM Tampered With Crucial Trial Evidence
News  |  7/21/2006  | 
IBM directed programmers to delete source code that could have been used as evidence against the company, SCO claims in a new court filing.
SAP Sales Growth Slows While Profits Jump In 2Q
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
CEO Kagermann says some big contracts slipped to the third quarter and competition with Oracle remains fierce.
Analysis: SIPphone's Free VoIP Calling Plan
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
Read the fine the print on this Skype competitor's offer for free international and domestic calling.
Microsoft's 4Q Revenues Jump, But Legal Costs Squeeze Profits
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Dynamics applications drive sales growth. CFO Liddell outlines the company's fiscal 2007 spending plans.
SOA Repository Simplifies Business Process Development
Features  |  7/20/2006  | 
Fujitsu Computer Systems and Software AG help companies organize metadata and more easily share processes.
Adobe's Flex 2 Is Ready To Take On Ajax
Features  |  7/20/2006  | 
Free development kit, lower price, and more ways to work with Ajax may do the trick
Is Hyperion Shopping?
Commentary  |  7/20/2006  | 
Some pure-play business intelligence vendors appear to be in a daze these days, as the battlefield gets crowded. Instead of remaining focused on building defenses against an eventual full-scale assault on the market by Goliaths Microsoft and Oracle, vendors Hyperion, Cognos and Business Objects have had to deal with self-inflicted wounds.
Microsoft Ships New $20 Personal Finance Program
News  |  7/20/2006  | 
Money Essentials is available only as a download and focuses on online banking with tools to automatically categorize expenses and generate e-bill reminders.
Thumbs Up Or Down? Microsoft Licenses Out Technology That Detects Hand Gestures
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
A California company that specializes in visual display plans to use Microsoft's research to create interactive marketing for trade shows and retailers.
Pentaho's Open Source BI Suite Achieves Record Downloads
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
55,000 downloads in June support claim to be world's most popular open source BI suite.
SAS Targets Financial Services Industry
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
New regional office in Charlotte, NC, is strategically positioned to increase market share.
Emergency Medical Associates Simplifies Access to Trusted Information With BusinessObjects
News  |  7/19/2006  | 
Medical management company migrates to BusinessObjects XI Release 2 and extends the power of business intelligence to more users.
SAS Jumps On Dual-Core Itanium 2 Bandwagon
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
SAS says its business intelligence platform has been optimized to support Intel Corp.'s new dual-core Itanium 2 processor.
Oracle Says Fusion Middleware Tops $1 Billion In Sales, Considers Getting Cozier With IBM
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Middleware is becoming increasingly important to Oracle as its central database business stagnates.
Letters: Pod Revolution; Performance Measurement
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Seth Grimes contends that Joshua Greenbaum claims "The Revolution Will Not Be Podcast." That's a catchy phrase, but it's also demonstrably dead wrong.
Dashboard: Lucent Converts To ITIL
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Lucent recently dedicated 200 full-time staffers to building their ITIL architecture within an 11 month time span.
Dashboard: Retailers Prove Adept at BI, But Not in Real Time
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Although retailers already see the benefits of enterprisewide BI, they readily admit they have more work to do to improve data quality and step up their use of advanced analytics.
Dashboard: IBM Marches with Penguins
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
With IBM's release of a Lotus Notes client for Linux desktops, the Linux community is hopeful that the OS still has the chops to become a more credible desktop option.
Dashboard: Lionsgate's Hit Is Predictable Performance
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Despite the fickle nature of the entertainment industry, movie studio Lionsgate has found success in predicting accurate revenue and profitability thanks to performance management software.
Dashboard: EMC/RSA Deal Targets Content and Data Security
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
EMC's purchase of RSA Security furthers the company's ongoing strategic metamorphosis into a one-stop shop for enterprise information and content management.
Peak Performance: Can Microsoft Make BI Stand Still?
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Microsoft's announcement of PerformancePoint Server 2007 could signal major changes to the business intelligence landscape. But the Redmond giant has many challenges and realizations to face if it wants to gain a solid grasp in the BI market.
Mission Intelligence: Governance: It Takes Two to Tango
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Governance is about the IT and business sides of the house coming together to change behavior and produce more efficient--and more satisfying--project lifecycles.
Field Report: Insurance House, Marietta, Ga.
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
In 2004, already 10 months into a major IT project to Web-enable its AS/400 systems, Insurance House faced the ultimate question: Should it stay the course?
IT Governance: Round Em Up!
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
The move toward IT governance has become a veritable stampede in recent years. But to seize the initiative, IT execs must implement best practices and saddle up with the right mix of technologies and approaches.
Dashboard: Get Ready for MiFID
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
A new European regulation coming out next year is said to make Sarbanes Oxley look tame.
IBM Second-Quarter Sales Flat, But Profits Jump
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
The company's biggest challenge is finding a way to kick-start its services business, which accounts for about one-half of its total sales.
Open Source, Carrier-Grade Telco Switch Ready To Roll
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Next month, developers will release what they claim to be the first open-source, carrier-grade telco switch. If it's even marginally successful, it could shake an industry that routinely charges tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for similar products down to its foundations.
Microsoft, Nortel Link Arms On Video, Voice, Messaging Strategy
News  |  7/18/2006  | 
Microsoft desperately needs agreements with telephony vendors like Nortel to get its communications software into offices everywhere.
Microsoft And Xen Team For Virtualization
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
With this move, Microsoft is expanding its support of virtualization in its most advanced software, and it's doing so in a way that uses fewer system resources than past approaches.
JasperSoft Launches Open-Source BI Site
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
JasperSoft Corp. launches JasperForge.org, a Web site that provides free access to collaborative tools for building, deploying and extending open-source business intelligence software.
Put to the Test: Tableau 2.0
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
In a world of "dancing bear" software, this upgrade delivers new filters and animations without adding awkward steps to Tableau's elegant data visualization tool.
Analysis: Progress on Performance: Q&A With Cognos' Renee Lorton
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
Lorton's strategic, enterprisewide approach to performance management combines good performance management, good reporting and good business intelligence.
In Focus: Lionsgate's Biggest Hit? Predictable Performance in Volatile Film Industry
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
With the aid of performance management software, independent film boutique Lionsgate has made forecasting business results predictable.
The Drive to Structured IT Management
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
IT management is at a crossroads as dramatic as the advent of distributed computing. Innovations in discovery and the striking rise of the configuration management database will help integrate and rationalize disparate and overlapping investments in IT tools. Check your progress toward an evolved strategy.
ShortList: Profit Optimization; Data Quality
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
In this edition, we look at Maxager 7's profit performance analysis solution. Plus, new products from Hyperion, Fujitsu, Cast Iron and others.
Kimball University: Integration for Real People
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
These step-by-step guidelines will help dimension managers and users drill across disparate databases.
Vexing Vista
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
Spotfire Targets Business Users With New Visual Analysis Tool
News  |  7/17/2006  | 
With Spotfire DXP, the vendor offers business users the kind of advanced data visualization capabilities it provides for scientific and technical applications.
Mobile Users To Access BI Data
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Q4bis and Webalo have formed a strategic alliance to provide mobile connectivity for the Q4bis Business Intelligence Suite, allowing users to view BI reports and retrievals on mobile devices.
IBM To Support Xen Virtualization Software For Suse 10 Linux
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
IBM will also allow management of Xen virtual machines under IBM's Virtualization Engine, allowing IT managers to use familiar IBM management software to provision and manage multiple Xen virtual machines.
Microsoft's Late, But The Hosted CRM Game Is Far From Over
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
It'll offer a version next year that it hosts. Rivals from Salesforce.com to SAP have a healthy head start.
Yahoo, Microsoft Test IM Plan
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Together, the two have an instant messaging user base that outranks AOL.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Salesforce.com
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Q&A: Renee Lorton: Plot Your Progress Toward Performance
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Renee Lorton ran three product lines at PeopleSoft before joining Cognos early this year as a senior vice president and general manager. She shares her perspective on taking a strategic, enterprise approach to performance management.
Review: Flock Offers A Firefox For Bloggers
Features  |  7/14/2006  | 
Flock, a browser based on Mozilla's popular Firefox, adds a variety of features designed to appeal to the social networking crowd.
Review: Firefox 2 Takes On IE7
Features  |  7/14/2006  | 
The beta of Firefox's next version doesn't have any radical changes, but it does include a few nifty tweaks. Can it continue to challenge IE?
Google Joins OpenDocument Format Alliance, Backs Office Standardization
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Microsoft, which was historically the "most ardent critic of ODF," recently said it will offer free translation software for conversion of Microsoft Office documents to the vendor-neutral format.
Application Insight: Why I Hate Web 2.0
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Hidden beneath all the new stuff collecting under the Web 2.0 umbrella is a simple fact: All that coolness exists to do an even better and more invasive job of marketing goods and services to Web users.
Two Ways to Win at Process Improvement
News  |  7/14/2006  | 
Business process management suites cover all the bases, but you can score big savings with process analysis and activity monitoring alone.
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