Antone Gonsalves

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Articles by Antone Gonsalves
posted in May 2006

Throw Away The Spreadsheets

While tossing all spreadsheets wouldn't be practical, it's good advice in the area of planning and budgeting. That's where stand-alone spreadsheets have become the biggest obstacle to making the business process a better management tool, according to Ventana Research.

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Dell To Install Google Software On Desktop PCs

Dell and Google announce a deal in which the computer maker would ship Google software pre-installed on tens of millions of desktop PCs -- giving it a prime location to attack both Microsoft's lock on the desktop as well as its rivals' leads in various portal-services product categories.

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Brief: Jitterbit Offers Open-Source Integration

The beta software is meant to help developers trying to link applications to data originating from various business systems, including enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management products, data warehouses, and online marketplaces.

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Brief: Microsoft Live Mail Hits A Snag

Microsoft on Monday apparently hit some rough road with Windows Live Mail Beta, which is the eventual replacement for MSN Hotmail. People accessing the Web mail service got the "classic" Hotmail interface--and a message saying Microsoft was having some problems with the most recent release.

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Video Games Also Attractive To The Young At Heart

Video and computer games are as attractive to adults as to teens, according to the 2005 report released this week by the Entertainment Software Association, which says 44% of gamers are between ages 18 and 49, and 31% are under 18 years old.

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BI Partners With Search

Search technology is expected to become the primary method for finding information in business intelligence repositories. Google pushed the trend into high gear last month when it added to its search appliance a new feature for tapping into data stores for business applications.

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The only distinction includes the words "sponsored results" at the end of the listing. All the major search engines separate results in a more obvious way, causing some to wonder how customers will react to this model.

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Maturing SOA Tools

Technology used to build service-oriented architectures is showing signs of maturity. While vendors still have a ways to go in developing the necessary tools for building an enterprise-class SOA, they're starting to deliver products that have more substance than hype.

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IE7 Beta 2 Breaks Outlook Web Links

The problem has been a topic of discussion of newsgroups on Microsoft's support site. The issue--broken Web links in messages--affects at least Outlook 2000 and 2003, and similar problems were also reported on Outlook Express.

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Apple Woos PC Users With Latest Ads

Without actually mentioning Windows, the video ads make their message clear: The Mac is better at networking, avoiding viruses and crashes, and running so-called lifestyle applications like watching and editing video.

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Preparing For Disasters

Major supply chain disruptions have occurred every year for the last five years. Yet, only a third of companies surveyed by AMR Research are prepared for what could be the next disaster - the global flu epidemic.

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