Content tagged with Software
posted in July 2006
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Are You Using Spreadsheets As BI?
Commentary  |  7/14/2006  | 
If you could peer into the very heart of your operation and learn where you are most- and least - profitable, it's obvious that you'd learn a lot. But figuring out just what makes your business a success, and where you need to turn up the volume, takes at least a little bit of time (often it takes more...) and a commitment to seeing the task through. That's where many businesses fall short. In fact, it's probably one area that separates the businesses that are eeking out a profit from the ones
Five Questions For Mathias Kirchmer, CEO of IDS Scheer for the Americas and Japan
Features  |  7/14/2006  | 
Kirchmer sees similarities between his two passions: business process management and jazz music. At IDS Scheer, a software and consulting services company, he gets to dabble in both.
Study Details How Enterprises Use BI
News  |  7/13/2006  | 
A new AberdeenGroup research report offers insight as to how top execs are using business intelligence.
Enterprise Architecture Tools Spotlight Technology's Big Picture
News  |  7/12/2006  | 
A product from Troux provides a window into how new projects or applications can affect other projects, apps, systems, and processes.
A Better Ajax Than Ajax? Adobe Says Yes
News  |  7/11/2006  | 
To push Flex 2, Adobe is giving away a software development kit for free, lowering the price of an ease-of-use development tool, and widening the capabilities of Flex 2 to work with Ajax.
Three New Servers From Sun's Relatively New CEO
News  |  7/11/2006  | 
Sun Microsystems moves further down the path of general-purpose systems based on AMD processors, touting differentiation along the way.
Eastman Credit Union Selects BI Solution
News  |  7/11/2006  | 
The Eastman Credit Union has selected Open Solutions' relational technology and service offering The Complete Credit Union Solution and complementary product suite to handle its enterprise-wide data processing needs.
Microsoft Says Hosted CRM Apps Due By Mid-2007
News  |  7/11/2006  | 
It also promises integration with competing vendors' ERP and CRM software.
Firefox Grows To 15% Of U.S. Web Browser Market
News  |  7/11/2006  | 
Although Internet Explorer maintains dominant market share worldwide, one exception is Germany, where Firefox has almost 40% of the market.
Microsoft Updates Small-Business Windows Bundle
News  |  7/10/2006  | 
The upgrade comes in two versions, including a premium edition that contains Windows Server, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition for $1,299.
In Focus: Content and BPM Vendors Swim Among the "Whales"
News  |  7/10/2006  | 
Independent vendors in the content management and business process management (BPM) arena are darting in new directions as giants such as IBM and Microsoft swim into their markets.
Analysis: Texas Utility Finds a BPM Silver Lining in SOA
News  |  7/10/2006  | 
Austin Energy isn't using a business process management suite, but it is realizing business process improvements as part of its enterprisewide service-oriented architecture initiative.
SAP Acquires Praxis, Beefs Up Business One Capabilities
News  |  7/10/2006  | 
New technology will provide users with e-commerce capabilities and Web access to Business One CRM software.
Cracking The Customer Code
Commentary  |  7/10/2006  | 
One of the most difficult tasks for any business to master is predicting trends. If you could only read the customer's mind, your inventory would fly off the shelf and you'd have a few extra bucks in your pocket. Focus groups can help provide insight, but they can be expensive and time-consuming, and the results can be suspect (group size is small and if the members aren't highly screened you may not get a quality sample). A new tool that could prove useful in the arsenal for cracking the custom
Brief: Microsoft Gives Ground With OpenDocument Decision
News  |  7/10/2006  | 
It will post online software that lets Word save in the alternative file-saving format.
Bell Industries Inks CRM Deal
News  |  7/7/2006  | 
Bell Industries' Technology Solutions division will begin providing large scale integrated CRM solutions for a major broadband phone organization.
Teradata Ships Faster NCR Server for Enterprise Data Warehouses
News  |  7/6/2006  | 
Can coexist with six previous generations of servers and be operational in just hours.
CambridgeDocs Extracts Data from PDF Financial Reports
News  |  7/6/2006  | 
New xDoc Structured Finance Toolkit enables financial services companies to automatically extract financial data from tables within structured finance reports.
Pi Buys Smart Desktop
News  |  7/6/2006  | 
Former Microsoft exec's company creates online services aimed at making it easy for individuals to use information.
Sun's 'Try Before You Buy' Program Wins Back DigiTar
News  |  7/6/2006  | 
The messaging services outsourcing company, once "anti-Sun," decided to consolidate on Solaris 10 and Sun's new T2000 servers after testing the hardware in advance.
Chalk, Savvis Target Federal Accounts With Utility Computing
News  |  7/5/2006  | 
E-learning specialist Chalk Media has turned to utility computing resources from Savvis to provide it with scalable infrastructure resources.
SCO's Legal Setback Should Help Linux Users Breathe Easier
News  |  7/3/2006  | 
A judge's decision to dismiss 182 of the company's 294 claims against IBM reduces the chance that SCO will prevail, one analyst says.
EMC Shows Hope For Storage-Security Marriages
News  |  7/3/2006  | 
Eyebrows raised when Symantec bought Veritas, but the EMC-RSA merger indicates it's not such a strange idea after all.
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