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New Data-Archiving Rules Impact IT Managers

1/2/2007
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which took effect Dec. 1, are forcing IT managers to take a second look at their electronic record-archiving policies. That could increase spending in 2007 for data-storage hardware and document-management applications.

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How Quickly Will Vista Catch On?

12/26/2006
In a Microsoft-commissioned study, IDC concludes that Vista will generate $72 billion in related hardware, software and service revenue for solution providers, hardware vendors, distributors and resellers.

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No ERP For Benioff, He's Thinking Bigger

10/11/2006
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff seemed almost resigned to the question asked by the press this week at the company's Dreamforce '06 user conference: When would the on-demand CRM application vendor expand by offering on-demand ERP apps, such as financial or supply chain management software, through either acquisitions or internal development? Benioff, with a touch of exasperation in his voice, said it's never been in the company's DNA to offer such apps. Such efforts to "be all things to all peo

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SAS Move Into Indirect Sales Is An Indication Of Accelerating Change In The BI Industry

8/28/2006
This week's SAS Institute announcement that it will begin selling business intelligence software through value-added resellers is a sure sign that commoditization within the BI technology industry is accelerating and another round of consolidation may be imminent. SAS, which until now has almost exclusively sold its business intelligence and data analysis software directly to customers, will develop a VAR channel to reach small and midsized businesses--defined as those with sales of less than $

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Updating Edgar, Search By Search

12/5/2005
The Securities and Exchange Commission is overhauling is vaunted repository of corporate data. Among the new features will be a version of XML to make Edgar data more easily downloaded, more widely available, and easier to analyze.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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