Content tagged with Software
posted in August 2006
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BMC Software Offers Shoes To Cobbler's Children--IT Staffers
News  |  8/31/2006  | 
The company believes the move to automate process management is now expanding to include IT processes, and it wants to provide the tools to help IT departments.
Brief: Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0 Beta 2--At Last
News  |  8/31/2006  | 
Mozilla delayed releasing Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 to give developers more time to fix bugs.
IT Confidential: Are You Experienced? Microsoft Might Want You
Commentary  |  8/31/2006  | 
If you notice an increase in Buicks on the Redmond campus, here's why.
Linspire Makes Linux Download Service Free
News  |  8/31/2006  | 
The company is making money selling higher-end services, so users can kiss the $20 annual fee for the Click 'N Run service good-bye.
Microsoft Software Aims At 'Safe' Family Web Browsing
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
OneCare Family Safety provides Web filtering and activity reports. The service, now in beta, requires a software download.
AT&T Hack Highlights Web Site Vulnerabilities
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Hackers are experimenting with a number of methods for getting access to online personal information that could make them money.
Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 Will Launch Thursday
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Beta 2 has been delayed several times to give developers more time to quash bugs in the browser.
Microsoft Boosts Support for Legacy Products
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Microsoft is extending custom support agreements for legacy products, which is good news for companies that want extra time before upgrading to newer products.
Oracle Upgrades PeopleSoft Performance Management
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Oracle unveils version 9 of the PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management suite of analytical applications.
Amazon: Office 2007 To Ship In January
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Amazon's pre-order listings for various Office 2007 editions indicate that the software will be released Jan. 30, 2007, the same day the online retailer has slated for Windows Vista's availability.
Google, Microsoft Online Apps Raise Security Questions
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
While the trend toward Web-based apps could send the traditional desktop computing model packing its bags, IT managers are just beginning to ponder how the security landscape might change.
Amazon Posts Vista Prices, Claims Jan. 30 Delivery
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Upgrade prices for Vista will range from $99.95 for a Home Basic version to $259 for the Ultimate. Amazon says it got the prices from Microsoft.
Analysis: Processes, Composite Apps Put Portals in the Spotlight
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
The layering of an interesting mix of service-oriented architecture, composite applications and business process management possibilities on top of the portal platform may just bring back some of the portal's pizzazz.
In Focus: Chrysler Scorecard Gets Auto Dealers Firing on All Cylinders
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Freda Bane-Prastitis explains the evolution of Chrysler's scorecard project--from human beings actually cutting and pasting information to the new interactive version that lets dealers, company field force managers and Detroit-based executives drill down on the metrics.
IBM To Acquire FileNet
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Beefing up ECM to counter EMC.
Sarbanes-Oxley Starts a Foreign Affair
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Flight of IPOs from U.S. points to challenges ahead for securities regulation.
Performance Notification Is Not Performance Management
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Event-based alerts need context to enable timely management.
Turning Data Chaos Into Business Gold
Features  |  8/28/2006  | 
CIOs shouldn't simply extract information. They should instead derive intelligence about customers, the supply chain, and competitors, then explore new applications that can put that intelligence to use for the business.
The Ticker
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Technology and business news briefs.
Genome Institute Turns To Sun's Opteron Servers To Get Gene-Sequencing Done
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Sequencing tasks that used to take a month or more now only take a few days or a few hours.
In Depth: Google Discloses Plans For Long-Awaited Office Suite, First Components Due This Week
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
Google will try to capitalize on collaboration options that Microsoft Office is lacking. But Microsoft has its own plans to shore up the vulnerability.
IBM Adds Security To Its IT Services Menu With ISS Buy
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
The deal lets IBM offer security services as part of a more complete outsourcing package.
SOA Management Rivals Snap Up Data Repository Software
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
BEA Systems and webMethods hope recent acquisitions will help push SOA into wide-scale adoption.
Analysis: Unified Communications Vision Lacks, Well, Unification
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
It'll be a few years before some ballyhooed products are available, and the new technology faces the inevitable interoperability issues.
Lower-Cost Options Free IT From Software Maintenance Fees
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
As sales opportunities diminish, vendors are relying more on income from maintenance contracts to keep growing. With fees generally set between 17% and 22% of the original software license price, such expenses can exceed the original cost of a purchase in a few years.
Former Red Hat Execs Want To Rightsize Linux
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Billy Marshall and Erik Troan want to make it easier to bundle Linux with software applications.
Tool To Ease Collaboration On Integrated Circuit Design
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
A product from MataiTech lets engineers lay out integrated circuit hardware and software designs simultaneously.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Red Hat
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Google's Brew Of Open-Source And Custom Code
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
Special tools are needed to manage the company's highly customized IT infrastructure.
Google Revealed: The IT Strategy That Makes It Work
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
A unique mix of internally developed software, open source, made-to-order hardware, and people management is the secret behind the search engine.
New Open-Source Database Touts Oracle Compatibility
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
Unlike other open-source offerings, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server can run Oracle database applications unchanged.
Do Small Businesses Fear Open Source?
Features  |  8/25/2006  | 
Open-source software is a viable option for emerging enterprises, but a majority just don't trust it. Are these fears unfounded?
Unified Communications Hype Rings Loud At VoiceCon Conference
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
As this week's conference in San Francisco wraps up, one thing is clear: The buzz level of unified communications doesn't match reality.
Oracle Expands Predictive Analysis Toolkit
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
Oracle acquires the Sigma Dynamics intellectual property assets that underlie Siebel analysis tools for an undisclosed sum.
Sun Overtakes Dell In Worldwide Server Revenue
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
IBM is still the market leader, followed by Hewlett-Packard, but Sun was the only major server vendor to show an increase in worldwide revenue.
BEA Acquires Flashline, Expands SOA Capabilities
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
The software vendor also broadens its Tata Consultancy relationship to assemble and deliver SOA systems based on BEA technology.
IBM Bolsters Services Automation With $1.3 Billion Buyout Of Internet Security Systems
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
The operations of ISS, which is IBM's fifth largest acquisition ever, will be folded into its Global Technology Services outsourcing arm to expand offerings in the fast-growing security services market.
Bush Executive Order Unlikely To Pump Much Life Into Health IT
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
Though it pushes federal agencies to use standards-based IT, it won't drive many reluctant doctors to adopt such software. And NetSuite Debut Links To Google AdWords
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
The new services can be used to manage search-engine keyword marketing campaigns and measure their effectiveness.
Hummingbird Ships Integration Software For Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Hummingbird Ltd., a maker of enterprise content management software, has launched integration tools for Microsoft SharePoint.
Global 360 Ships Upgrade Of BPM Suite
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Global 360 releases an upgrade of its business process management suite, which includes integration with several Microsoft products.
AmberPoint Upgrades SOA Software
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
AmberPoint says it has introduced service scorecards and better policy enforcement in the latest version of its management software for service-oriented architectures.
CRM Has Passed Its Sell-By Date
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Managing customer relationships needs a much broader approach.
Sales Compensation Management Market Grows
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
But persistence of spreadsheet use and lack of process hamper accuracy and results.
Review: Oracle Steps Up the Competition in Enterprise Search
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Its federation and security features make Secure Enterprise Search 10g a strong option for Oracle shops, but will it standalone in a non-Oracle enterprise?
In Focus: Embracing SOA Without the SOA Initiative
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Once considered a bleeding-edge technology, service-oriented architectures are becoming the preferred method when a project needs to get done.
Customer- and Process-Focused Performance Management
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Root-cause analysis and process improvement can help reduce costs.
A New Force in Sales Process and Performance Improvement
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
ForceLogix introduces on-demand applications for sales optimization.
Microsoft Selects Initiate Systems for Customer Data Integration
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Does it signal convergence of operational and analytic MDM?
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