Antone Gonsalves

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Articles by Antone Gonsalves
posted in November 2006

Keep An Eye On Sales Force Automation

For companies looking to extend their customer relationship management software to sales the time is right to look at sales-force automation applications, particularly from those vendors that offer SFA as a Web service. That's according to market research firm Gartner, which recently released its predictions for the SFA market.

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Novell Reassures Linux Users On Microsoft Patents

Even though Novell recently signed an agreement protecting its SuSE users from Microsoft intellectual property lawsuits, Novell says Linux doesn't violate any Microsoft patents. Microsoft responds that the two companies "agreed to disagree" on that.

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GE VoIP Phone In The Works

Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a year.

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PDA Shipments Up, Prices Down

Danger's Sidekick achieved "near cult status" for young wireless-messaging users, tripling growth in the third quarter. But the RIM BlackBerry is still the most popular PDA.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Is A Geek's Dream

Among the most advanced features is an IBM-built central processing unit, called the Cell Broadband Engine, which provides the equivalent computing power of eight individual microprocessors.

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Microsoft Launches Office Live Out Of Beta

The service for small businesses offers online Web design, ad management, customer information and sales management, integration with Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007, and tools for eBay, PayPal, and credit monitoring through Equifax.

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Cingular To Offer Mobile Banking

Cingular will have to sign up financial institutions willing to open their online banking services to mobile phones, but the wireless carrier believes the time is right to begin moving ahead with its plans.

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TiVo Beefs Up Video Sharing

TiVo users will be able to share home videos with other TiVo-using family and friends. Users will also be able to use TiVo's PC software to convert Internet videos for watching on TV.

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Zune Sales No Sellout

Microsoft's portable music player moved up to as high as No. 6 on's top seller list for electronics, behind the iPod and iPod Nano.

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How To Avoid 'BlackBerry Thumb'

Repetitive strain injury can be caused by overuse of the thumbs to type messages on the popular BlackBerry e-mail device or any other handheld computer with a similar keyboard.

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Webmethods Moves Toward The SOA Promised Land

WebMethods is a good example of an old-time enterprise application integration vendor that's moving as fast as possible to meet the rising demand for tools to build service-oriented architectures. A form of distributed computing, SOAs make it possible to reuse applications in multiple business processes. This bit of magic is usually performed through the use of interfaces that leverage XML standards.

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Recovery Predicted For IT Jobs

Despite a slight dip in jobs in October, the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses expects job demand to be strong due to strong year-over-year growth, favorable anecdotal reports, and upbeat predictions.

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How Zune Stacks Up To The iPod

Microsoft is offering a device that has an equal number of weaknesses and strengths. But the company's greatest weapon may be the hundreds of millions of dollars it's expected to spend on marketing.

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