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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
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posted in November 2007

BI Startup Targets Microsoft, Siebel CRM

11/29/2007
Semantra, a four-year-old company in Dallas, has developed what sounds like the Holy Grail of the database technologies: A business intelligence-like search tool that lets non-technical users make ad hoc queries in plain English. It's going after Microsoft and Siebel CRM customers first.

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How Much E-Mail Is A Lot?

11/15/2007
I spend countless hours reading, writing, deleting, and organizing e-mail. My day begins and ends with it, and I still haven't seen the bottom of my in-box in weeks.

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A Dashboard For Well-Meaning Companies

11/13/2007
StakeWare sells software that lets companies track their performance in areas such as environmental protection and human rights. Your company may be doing well financially, but is it doing good?

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Morgan Stanley IT Exec Departs

11/13/2007
Morgan Stanley IT veteran Guy Chiarello has left the brokerage firm. Chiarello's departure comes in the wake of Morgan Stanley's failure to make e-mail records available when required by the courts and financial-industry regulators -- and the embarrassing exposure of internal e-mail that did not reflect well on Chiarello and colleagues.

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When CIOs Crash And Burn

11/9/2007
Stuart Scott's sudden, ignominious departure from Microsoft is just one way for CIOs to be shown the door. HR violations, lack of execution, poor judgment, failure to protect the company's vital information--a lot can go wrong, and when it does, there are consequences.

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For Workday, Growth Hinges On Scalability

11/9/2007
Supporting 10,000 employee records was a starting point for Workday, the HR-as-a-service company launched by PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield. The startup's next challenge is to manage 50,000 employee records, then 100,000 and beyond. The vendor is using custom database software to get it there.

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