Content tagged with Software
posted in August 2007
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Pervasive Connects QuickBooks With Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
DataSynch automatically synchronizes customer, product, and order information between the two systems.
JasperSoft Upgrades Online Reporting Tools For Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
Jasper4Salesforce can create, manage, share and distribute reports directly from Salesforce.com.
Windows Vista Update Due, But Don't Expect A Panacea
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
Service Pack 1, due in the first quarter of 2008, will come with across-the-board improvements, but few new features.
Microsoft Update Forces HP MediaSmart Home Server Delay
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
While no one is saying the update is fixing flaws, HP said it decided to wait until the better version of the software was available.
Apple Cancels NBC Fall TV Lineup On iTunes
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
The rift was based on a doubling of the wholesale price Apple pays for each NBC TV episode.
IPod Or iPhone, Keep An Eye On Apple Next Week
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
Despite the apparent focus on Apple's iPod at an event on Sept. 5, European telecom companiess are among those anxious for a chance to catch iPhone fire.
Yahoo Issues Yahoo Messenger Security Fix
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
The patch addresses a buffer overflow vulnerability in an ActiveX control that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.
The Lighter Side of Outsourcing
Commentary  |  8/31/2007  | 
Consumer confidence faltering in a sputtering economy, jobs continuing to move offshore at rapid pace… is this a time to laugh at outsourcing? Why not? As outsourcing vendors get increasingly sophisticated, and as corporate America gets increasingly greedy about the cost savings, here are a few glorious changes that we can look forward to.
Microsoft Settles Web Patent Dispute With Eolas
News  |  8/31/2007  | 
Shareholders of the closely held company will receive a per-share dividend of between $60 and $72 as a result of the deal with Microsoft, although terms of the settlement are confidential.
PostgreSQL 8.3 Features To Be Available After Labor Day
News  |  8/30/2007  | 
Full text search and other features will become available for free download in beta code after Labor Day, with the final release to follow by eight to 10 weeks.
OpenID: Can It Become Single Sign-On For The Web?
Features  |  8/30/2007  | 
The upstart identity system has attracted major backers but faces low adoption and competition from Windows CardSpace and Novell's Bandit Project. Can it reach critical mass?
Stonebraker Raises Vertica's DW Profile
Commentary  |  8/30/2007  | 
I had a long briefing with database legend Michael Stonebraker today, and I feel compelled to share a few highlights of the conversation. Stonebraker is known as a visionary, and he has consistently turned those visions into long-term bets through commercial startups. Today's prediction? "Sooner or later, the entire data warehousing market is going to move to column-store solutions," Stonebraker asserts, column-store being the architectural basis of his latest venture, a startup called Vertica.
CompTIA Adds German Language Convergence Exams
News  |  8/30/2007  | 
The certification supports voice over Internet Protocol deployments as adoption of VoIP in Europe has increased.
Sony Unveils Video Walkman, Drops Connect Music Store
News  |  8/30/2007  | 
The media players will support a wide variety of file formats for downloading and playing music and video.
SCO CEO McBride Speaks Out On Novell, Finances, And Groklaw
News  |  8/30/2007  | 
Darl McBride says his company has strong products and a growing number of customers, so it will survive regardless of the outcome of legal battles.
Microsoft To Buy Corporate Group Chat Provider
News  |  8/30/2007  | 
Parlano was spun off from Swiss bank UBS with MindAlign, which is used most notably in the financial services industry by five of the top seven global banks.
Coupons.com DRM Likened To Sony Rootkit
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
A new report suggests that the site requires users to install an ActiveX control that limits coupon printing and adds tracking data to printed coupons.
Sony Investigates Reports Of Fingerprint Reader Software Installing Rootkit On PCs
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Sony said the controversial software shipped with three models of its Micro Vault USM-F line, and those versions have been recently discontinued.
Will Google Announce A Linux-Powered Mobile Phone OS Next Week?
Commentary  |  8/29/2007  | 
The Google Phone rumors are now in overdrive. Last week I blogged that Google could be preparing to launch the Google Phone in India. Since then more clues have floated to the surface.
Google Web Toolkit Leaves Beta
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
The company estimates that recompiling applications with GWT 1.4 can result in software that has 30% less code and can run 20% to 50% faster.
Field Report: eHarmony Finds a Compatible Database
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Dating site parts ways with SQL Server 2000 after finding a more scalable, available partner.
Linux Foundation Urges 'No' Vote On Microsoft's Open XML Format
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
With voting underway, critics contend there is already an ISO/IEC standard intended for documents -- the Open Document Format.
New Apple iPods Expected Sept. 5
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Other rumors say the iPods would be powered by a derivative of the Mac operating system and that Apple would offer the long-awaited Beatles music catalog on iTunes.
Nokia's Ovi Opens Door To Music, Internet Services
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
The platform is a rebundling of Nokia services such as its N-Gage games and its Nokia Music store that sync up with existing social networks, communities, and content.
Microsoft Delays Windows Server Until Early 2008
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Windows Server 2008 is now in Beta 3 and feature complete, but Microsoft is delaying it because "it needs a little more time to bake," the company said.
EarthLink CEO Devoted To Muni Wi-Fi And Helio
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Despite cutbacks in staff and future investments, Rolla Huff said the company is "not exiting" its marquee wireless pursuits.
Microsoft Developing A Double-Sided Touch Screen Device
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
LucidTouch includes pseudo-transparency technology that creates an on-screen silhouette of fingers wrapped around the back to ease navigation.
Microsoft Will Release Windows Vista SP1 Early 2008
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Performance, compatibility, and reliability have been among the biggest complaints of Windows Vista users, and the service pack will focus on those three major trouble areas.
iWork's Play for the Small Biz Desktop
Commentary  |  8/29/2007  | 
"Productivity suite" used to mean one thing and one thing only: Microsoft Office. Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint. Love it or hate it, most of us use Office daily to grind out bargeloads of documents, spreadsheets, email, and presentations.
Open Text Keeps Up With Legal Sector
Commentary  |  8/29/2007  | 
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendor Open Text recently announced that it will deliver a major upgrade to the acquired (ex-Hummingbird) eDocs technology for the Legal sector. Not earth-shattering, but important news nonetheless... It reaffirms Open Text's commitment to building on other repositories where sensible - in this case Microsoft - the platform that dominates Legal.
SCO Likely To Appeal Novell Ruling, CEO Darl McBride Says
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
McBride says he was caught off guard by the judge's decision because SCO's position was backed by nine witnesses.
WebTrends Upgrade: The Price is Wrong!
Commentary  |  8/29/2007  | 
What troubles me is how pricing based on "unique requirements" has become the standard operating procedure among the largest Web analytics firms - not just WebTrends. Perhaps this is just a reflection of a software space maturing and coming up with more enterprisey licensing models - "whatever you've got is what you'll pay" - but for you, the customer, this is not a good thing. I rarely meet a customer who completely understands their license or contract agreement.
Linux Predicted To Be Fastest Growing Smartphone OS
News  |  8/29/2007  | 
Adoption of the open-source operating system in smartphones will rise at a compound annual growth rate of more than 75% through 2012, according to ABI Research.
Diebold Gets Patents For Mobile ATM Technology
News  |  8/28/2007  | 
Diebold says it has received patents for technologies that let mobile phone owners do things like find ATMs, order cash withdrawals remotely, generate electronic checks, and transmit wireless payments.
WebEx Links iPhone To Outlook, Remote PCs
News  |  8/28/2007  | 
An upgrade to WebEx PCNow 3.0 remote access software will let iPhone users check their Microsoft Outlook e-mail and view the files stored on their remote Windows computers.
U.S. Open Fans Can Track Federer, Williams On Beefed Up Site
News  |  8/28/2007  | 
IBM has enhanced USOpen.org with real-time results, video-on-demand, and tools that allow fans to track their favorite players throughout the tennis tournament.
Amazon, Google, Yahoo, And Others Sued For Automating Their E-mail
News  |  8/28/2007  | 
The companies are accused of violating a patent on automatic message routing held by Polaris IP. The patent has a long history in litigation, but all the cases have been settled out of court.
Free Software Foundation Says Microsoft Bound By GPLv3
News  |  8/28/2007  | 
The Free Software Foundation says Microsoft's deal to resell Novell's open source software stack makes it a party to the GPLv3, and extends patent protection automatically to all open source users.
Of BI, Crème Brulee and Chocolate Mousse
Commentary  |  8/28/2007  | 
Just back from vacation in France and was wowed by something unexpected: BI for waiters! When the waiter showed up to take our order, he wielded a kind of pen-computing/Palm device, not a pad of paper. I had never seen this before - at least not in NYC-area restaurants. At my enthusiasm, the waiter proudly declared "C'est nouveau!"… "it's new!" Imagine the possibilities: When I order mousse au chocolat and it's sold out, the waiter can proactively recommend an available alternative - cr
Coming to Your Cell Phone: Ink-free Printing
Commentary  |  8/28/2007  | 
Remember the tantalizing promise of the paperless office? I'll believe it when I take delivery of the personal jetpack I've been waiting for since childhood*. But the idea of an inkless printer is almost as close as my next mobile phone.
A Desktop In A Tiny Chrome Box: Virtualization Arrives, Pano-Style
News  |  8/28/2007  | 
The 3.5-inch-square box called a Pano is designed to run the output from a Windows virtual machine, running elsewhere on a networked server.
KACE Launches Appliance For Managing Virtual, Physical Servers
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
The company's technology includes software for agentless deployment of physical and virtual machines from a centralized deployment library, as well as VM management support.
Extricom's Uni-Fi Alliance A Challenge To Wi-Fi Group
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
Scrambling for WLAN market share, the company aligns itself as a standards body to certify interoperability of multi-application wireless LANs, devices, PBXs, and the like.
iPhone-Freeing Software On Hold After AT&T Call
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
UniquePhones weighs its options in light of the legal ramifications of selling software that would alter Apple's iPhone.
Six Sigma and Lean Meet BPM: Q&A With Software AG's Bruce Williams
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
There are plenty of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing practitioners out there, but all too often they worked in isolation, unable to penetrate the IT domain and hard-pressed to measure and replicate success. Bruce Williams, general manager of business process management solutions at Software AG, says there's a big opportunity for companies to connect their Six Sigma or Lean initiatives with the data-gathering, execution and closed-loop-improvement advantages of BPM.
Where's the Beef in Acer's Gateway PC Buy?
Commentary  |  8/27/2007  | 
Like the Wendy's customer asked way back when: where's the beef in today's $710 million takeover of Gateway by Taiwanese computer maker Acer? Sure, the deal makes Acer the number 3 PC-maker in the world, pushing past mainland China's Lenovo (which got that big by swallowing IBM's PC business). I just don't think it's likely to have an immediate impact on small and midsize computer buyers.
Web Service To Measure Campaign Buzz On Blogs
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
The software aims at being a real-time scorecard for which presidential candidate is winning the battle of the blogs.
Yahoo Mail Adds Mobile Text, Microsoft To Its Mix
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
Yahoo plans to roll out co-branded versions of the new Yahoo Mail to carrier partners like AT&T and Verizon.
Unified Communications Can Cause Network Traffic Jams
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
Nearly four of 10 companies surveyed have suffered application performance problems due to the convergence of communications apps, the survey says.
Q & A: NetSuite's CEO Discusses IPO Plans, Larry Ellison, iPhone Apps, And SaaS
News  |  8/27/2007  | 
Zach Nelson talks about doing an IPO in a shaky stock market, Larry Ellison's hands-off approach, and plans to team with Apple to get business users on the iPhone.
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