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posted in September 2006
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Oracle's Security BlanketOracle's Security Blanket
Features  |  9/29/2006  | 
Oracle has a two-pronged strategy that includes standalone products and security built into its next-generation Fusion applications.
YouTooCanTube: How Businesses Can Put Web Video To Use
Features  |  9/29/2006  | 
New products from Cisco and others will help them make informal video like YouTube's relevant to their companies.
Beyond Financial Performance: Q&A With Forrester's Paul Hamerman
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
You've checked the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) box and streamlined financial budgeting, planning and consolidation in the process. So what's the next performance management challenge? Paul Hamerman, Forrester's vice president of enterprise applications, looks at operational performance management and offerings from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.
Imaginestics Does Web Search With Drawings
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Users can find parts on foreign language sites without needing to type in text queries, though text can be used to refine searches.
Former HP Chief Security Strategist: Company's Leak Investigation Crossed The Line
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Ira Winkler, a former CSS at HP, talks about the bad decisions the company made in its boardroom leak investigation, where he thinks investigators crossed the line, and how common intelligence schemes are in corporate America.
Oracle Upgrades Berkeley Open Source Database
Features  |  9/28/2006  | 
New features show Oracle isn't ready to give up on the database it got when it acquired developer Sleepycat.
Service Promises One-Stop Voicemail Pickup
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
The service aggregates multiple incoming phone lines into one number that customers can access through a Web interface.
DEMO Report: Startup Virtualizes Apps, Not Operating Systems
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
By taking an application-centric approach, Trigence says it can better ensure that the application will run in its new setting.
Open Source Database Gets An Oracle Upgrade
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Berkeley DB, the open source database system frequently used in Linux applications, can now be patched while it's still running.
Tao Launches Gaming Architecture At DEMO
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
The company allows developers to build applications on one platform for use on multiple cell phones and operating systems.
Lirix Launches Ad-Supported Music Platform
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
The software inserts ads into downloadable music to make content free for consumers.
Get More From Your ERP Investment
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Innovative companies have taken the lead in fully utilizing their ERP systems. The majority, however, have yet to take the first steps in using their ERP .investments to greater advantage.
Getting Search Into Business Intelligence
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
The first challenge for businesses looking to get search into BI is to identify the capabilities necessary for the user.
Demo Report: Internet Consumer Technologies Creeping Into Enterprise Software
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
The ascendancy of "social networking" applications with possible business uses is in contrast to Demo 11 years ago. Now the new ideas are flowing based on Internet-based technologies.
SAP Completes On-Demand CRM Application Lineup
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
SAP Service on-demand apps provide tools for setting customer service priorities and managing SLAs.
CA Adds Configuration Management Database
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
The database includes more than 70 relationship templates, 140 predefined configuration item groups, and multiple adapters for integrating the collected information.
JasperSoft Unveils Reporting Tools For Salesforce.com
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
JasperSoft, a maker of open-source business intelligence software, launches reporting tools for Salesforce.com.
No Full Stack For Red Hat Yet, But It's Building
Features  |  9/22/2006  | 
Red Hat leverages JBoss acquisition with its own middleware offering, while it rapidly secures its already commanding lead as the largest enterprise Linux distributor.
Symantec Looks Beyond Antivirus
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Partnerships with Dell, Juniper anticipate wider ''Security 2.0'' strategy, to be announced next month.
Microsoft Broadening Foray Into Health Care Market
Features  |  9/22/2006  | 
The company is beginning a sales drive for a hospital-developed medical app it recently acquired and preparing more products for doctors and patients.
Financial Services Firm Uses Web To Guarantee Interviews To Applicants
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Every job seeker who contacted Securian Financial Group via its "E-mail a Referral" program has been granted a face-to-face interview with the firm's human resources department.
Search Tool Looks Inward To Tap System Logs
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Splunk 2.1 adds features that mimic another Google practice: furnishing command line APIs to the search engine so third parties can write independent applications that exploit its capabilities.
Technology Innovation One Scoop At A Time
Features  |  9/22/2006  | 
MooBella's on-demand ice cream vending machines are powered by open source software and an AMD processor.
Louisiana School District Uses Data Mining To Analyze Troublemakers
Features  |  9/22/2006  | 
A year's worth of disciplinary reports are scoured for patterns in behavior and punishment.
Five Questions For Paul Patrick, VP And Chief Architect For BEA Systems' AquaLogic Product Line
Features  |  9/22/2006  | 
Patrick was appointed BEA's first chief security architect in 2002; he has high-level clearance with the federal government, where he sometimes serves as a security adviser. He's now in charge of BEA's AquaLogic product line for helping customers implement service-oriented architecture.
Oracle Ships 'Low Cost' Content Management Software
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Oracle has launched software that the company says is designed to provide "low-cost" management of Office documents, PDF and image files, and other unstructured data.
Symantec Prepares For Shift To 'Security 2.0'
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Symantec will venture into the areas of system availability and performance management, CTO Mark Bregman says.
Oracle Off To Fast Start In Fiscal 2007; Revenue, Profit Up 29%
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Sales of licenses for applications grew by 80%, but the company still gets most of its revenue from databases and middleware.
BEA Unveils SOA Infrastructure Platform
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
BEA Systems has unveiled a software platform for building service-oriented architectures, reflecting a trend among infrastructure vendors to provide as many tools as possible to companies adopting the standards-based form of distributed computing.
Red Hat Plus JBoss Equals A New Horse Race
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
The rapid incorporation of the JBoss Application Server and other JBoss software is intended to make it easier to produce applications that run under Linux.
EMC Lays Groundwork for ILM
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
InfoScape crawls file systems and automatically tag files with basic metadata and clues to business value, sensitivity and content.
BladeLogic Enhances Data Center Management Platform
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Release 7 adds functionality designed to allow timely and accurate application releases across the network.
Microsoft Pledges Not To Bring Patent Suit For Web Services
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
The company makes a public pledge that it won't sue individual developers using any of 35 key standards.
IBM Adds Problem Resolution Toolkit In Drive For Self-Healing IT Systems
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
The toolkit helps developers build a database of common problems and their solutions.
Construction Software Vendor Sues To Block Microsoft's Use Of 'Forefront' Name
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Dexter & Chaney says it's been using that name since 1988, and that Microsoft's recent decision to use the "Forefront" brand for its security software risks confusing Dexter's customers.
Hewlett-Packard's Taskmaster
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Heir to the chairmanship, Mark Hurd stays focused on growth and efficiency.
IT Confidential: Last DOS Standing
Commentary  |  9/15/2006  | 
Microsoft products don't get old, they get better--don't they?
Former PC Industry Darling Tries For Comeback As Dell 2.0
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Founder and Chairman Michael Dell acknowledged that the company's direct sales model is no longer enough.
Microsoft Hopes New Search Tool Draws Converts From Google
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Microsoft may finally believe its search engine and search advertising platform have reached the point of being technically competitive with Google and Yahoo. But technology will only get Microsoft so far.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: RightNow
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Open-Source Middleware Is Ready For Consideration
Features  |  9/15/2006  | 
Businesses usually opt for commercial versions of middleware, but they may be missing out on open-source options that offer speed, cost savings, and reliability.
15 World-Widening Years
Features  |  9/15/2006  | 
In 1991, the Web was just a gleam in a few people's eyes. Today it's driving communications, research, business, and life everywhere. How did we get here, and what's next?
The Skinny On Web 2.0
Features  |  9/15/2006  | 
Informatica Extends Data Integration for On-Demand Systems and BI
News  |  9/14/2006  | 
Software provider elaborates partnerships with Hyperion and salesforce.com.
TransMedia Adds Office Apps To Its Glide Document-Sharing Service
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
TransMedia plans to launch business and academic versions of Glide, its consumer online application and social networking suite.
Google Stakes Desktop Claim Through Intuit Alliance
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
The deal threatens Microsoft because Google is staking its claim not just on Internet applications, but on desktop software, too. The alliance unites one of Microsoft's oldest competitors with one of its most recent.
DashBriefs: IBM Buys ISS; Oracle Buys Sigma Dynamics' Predictive Analytics IP
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
IBM enhances its security offerings by acquiring Internet Security Systems. Meanwhile, Oracle looks to spruce up its Fusion Middleware with a company purchase of its own.
Dashboard: Degree Programs Arise to Train Budding BI Experts
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Business intelligence industry leaders have been lamenting a lack of BI skills in the workforce, prompting a host of institutions of higher learning to educate the masses.
Dashboard: Apps Put Portals in the Spotlight
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
An interesting mix of SOA, composite application and BPM possibilities are bringing some spark back to the portal market.
Dashboard: Analytics and Search Spot "The Long Tail"
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Companies should recognize that their brand is not the only bridge by which customers can find their products.
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