Content tagged with Software
posted in September 2005
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FEMA's Foul-up
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Report says agency's computer systems failed to track supplies during last year's hurricane season.
For Oracle Database Manager, Things Go Better With Quest
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Database administrator relies on Quest tools for analyzing query performance and correcting database snafus.
Microsoft Backs Open Source In Its Competition With IBM
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Redmond engineers to boost JBoss performance on Windows.
Boundary Buster
Features  |  9/30/2005  | 
Developers extend Salesforce.com's reach via its on-demand application marketplace
Windows In Your Palm
Features  |  9/30/2005  | 
Palm debuts its first handheld based on the Windows Mobile operating system
No Such Thing As A Stupid Question
Commentary  |  9/29/2005  | 
What's that term they use to describe a question that's put forward clearly and simply? Oh yes, I just remembered: "in plain English." Wouldn't it be cool to make database queries in plain English? Well, it looks like you may be able to.
Field Report: Avnet, Phoenix
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Streamlining the bid process brings huge scalablity gains.
Field Report: York International, York, Pa.
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
One small migration project got ugly. Now York's gearing up for two giant integration initiatives.
Chicago Merc Ditches Tape Backups For Disks
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The exchange is using a Massive Array of Idle Disks, or MAID, from Copan Systems, which only starts spinning when a piece of data is requested.
TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
The supplier of automotive safety systems will purchase 24,000 Dell desktop computers, laptops, and workstations, hundreds of servers, and dozens of storage systems.
The Open-Source Majority
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
So if you're a BI practitioner who doesn't trust open-source software applications for your intelligence work, here's something you should know: You're in the minority.
CA Leads Charge To Augment Microsoft Data-Protection Tool
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Computer Associates, Yosemite Technologies, and CommVault Systems are among the companies touting new software for use alongside Microsoft's just-released System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.
U.S. Air Force Heavies Up On BI
Features  |  9/28/2005  | 
The Armed Services branch uses real-time reporting to plan and carry out its complex array of global missions that it carries out each day by the hundreds.
EMC Kicks Off Storage Administrator For Exchange
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
EMC enhanced technology it gained when it bought Allocity last year to work with both Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based Clariion disk systems.
Coming Next Year: The First 'Trusted' Linux Operating System
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Red Hat, with help from IBM and Trusted Computing Solutions, plans to put its operating system through the paces of the National Information Assurance Partnership's Common Criteria evaluation program to create the first "trusted" Linux operating system.
New Tool To Monitor HIPAA Compliance
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Ecora's Enterprise Auditor has built-in HIPAA reports that map directly to the act's security rules, making it easier to quickly generate compliance reports.
Microsoft And JBoss Strike Development Deal
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
Improving the performance of JBoss on Microsoft software will help both companies compete against IBM.
OpenDoc Goes Commercial With StarOffice Release
News  |  9/27/2005  | 
The OpenDocument format that sparked a high-profile dispute between Microsoft and the state of Massachusetts will make its debut in a commercial office suite this week, as part of Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice 8 release.
Polish Student Wins Google Programming Contest
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
The competition is both a clever recruiting event and a recruiting event for the clever.
Business Intelligence With Smarts
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Asking all the right questions is easy with the Intelligent Question capability in new Business Objects release.
Palm To Debut Handheld Running Windows
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
The Windows Mobile-based Treo 700 is expected to compete with Research in Motion's BlackBerry wireless device.
Review: Document Scanning Meets the Mac
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
There just aren't many scanners with auto document feeders that are compatible with Macs, but Fujitsu has just added the ScanSnap to the list.
In Focus: Process Management Meets Business Intelligence
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Cognos says its new platform, Cognos 8, will help users of BPM systems from EMC, FileNet, IBM and Savvion to monitor, invoke and modify processes with the aid of event management functionality.
Google Seeks Help
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Cracking Down
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
To Build A Survey
News  |  9/24/2005  | 
Research scripting technology helps an addictions institute take some of the sting out of building up survey data.
Decisive Reaction
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Facing product missteps, internal dissent, talent raids, and the retirement of a key exec, Microsoft regroups into three new divisions.
HP Streamlines Its Business, Augments Software Offerings
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Acquisitions will give OpenView expanded asset-management capabilities.
Open Source Goes Corporate
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
Big business has opened its doors to the Linux software stack.
Case Closed: When Open Didn't Work
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
This Time, SCO Offers Mobile Web Services, Not Lawsuits
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Vendor will have to overcome big rivals and ill will from its legal history.
Oracle Focuses On Keeping App Users Within The Fold
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Plans outlined for lifetime application support and backing for competing databases.
I Want My Enterprise Apps
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
Research In Motion is providing new services to put its popular PDA in front of CRM, business-intelligence, and other applications
Protection Gets Granular
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
Major database vendors add layers of security that can be used on information where it resides inside the database
Oracle Reports 25% Sales Growth
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Database and middleware software sales grew only 1% while acquisitions gave application sales a boost in 1Q.
The Big Power Of Small Ideas
Features  |  9/23/2005  | 
SmartAdvice: Oracle Will Merge Application Features--Eventually
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Short term, Oracle's committed to support for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel apps, The Advisory Council says. Also, a primer on electronic data discovery and building a comprehensive records-management system.
Use of SAP's Transaction Manager Supports Compliance Efforts
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Increased automation offers a path to sustainable compliance.
Salesforce.com Rolls Out a Platform
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Multiforce.com is more a development environment than an application.
Oracle Gobbles Up Siebel
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Planned CRM acquisition creates opportunities, poses new challenges.
Enkata Enhances Contact and Operational Performance
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Version 5 applications deliver front and back office operational effectiveness.
Geac Updates Compliance Management
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Latest release offers a way to automate and achieve compliance efficiency.
Benefiting from Making Strategy Mandatory
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Using the company requirement for fuller disclosure as a catalyst.
Automation at the Expense of Customer Satisfaction
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Customer contact processes are technology-heavy, but companies lack best practices.
Actuate Rolls Out Reporting Suite Enhancements
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
New graphical development tool and scripting capabilities extend ease of use and flexibility.
Financial Firms Declare War On Hacking
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
The focus is on eliminating vulnerabilities by building security into applications rather than relying on perimeter security tools.
SCO Sets Its Legal Pad Aside To Offer Mobile Web Services
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
SCO launches a set of Web services designed to let companies tie "smart" handheld devices that act both as cell phones and mobile desktops to back-end applications and data.
Little White Lies
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Let's be honest. Customers who think carefully don't make sales guys' lives any easier. But customers who fail to think carefully don't make their own lives any easier. What's true in the used car trade happens to be true in the data warehouse trade as well. And that's what one of our stories this week is all about.
Oracle Considers Supporting Competing Databases
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Ellison says Oracle's upcoming Fusion applications could run on IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server -- if they can pass certification tests.
Langa Letter: Analyzing New Kinds Of Image-Sharing Services
Commentary  |  9/21/2005  | 
If videos or photos are part of your work, these new services can help, Fred Langa says.
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