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InformationWeek Daily - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2007
IBM Eases The Way To Lotus Symphony
I'm always pleased when companies respond to the complaints of its user base -- especially when the user base isn't paying anything for the privilege. So while it is gratifying that Apple is offering irate early iPhone adopters $100 coupons, I feel even more appreciative that IBM quickly tweaked its originally irritating registration process for Lotus Symphony.
Part of that, of course, is that I was one of the complainants. Last week, when I rushed to download the new and much-touted Lotus Symphony suite (okay, I admit it -- I'm as much an early adopter as anyone when it's a free download), I found myself increasingly frustrated by what I felt was a long and unnecessarily intrusive registration process. (Especially when compared to that of its nearest rival, OpenOffice.org.)
Well, there's only one thing to do when a piece of software makes you grit your teeth for any reason, and so I wrote a blog detailing my travails in trying to do a simple download of the new three-application office suite. That was the morning of Thursday, September 20th. By Friday afternoon, readers were leaving comments asking what the heck I was complaining about -- all you had to do to avoid the long registration form was choose to continue without an IBM login ID.
Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Halo 3 Reviews Are In: Master Chief Rules!
Ever since Halo 2 ended with Master Chief promising to "finish the fight" on earth, gamers have been waiting for a sequel to the epic sci fi shooter. The time has come, but has it been the worth the three year wait?
Blyk Mobile Finally Gets Off The Ground
The ad-supported "free" mobile service in the U.K. is officially launching today after a long ramp-up period. Blyk is taking the MVNO in a new direction with its free services, but is this business model feasible?
5 Cool Google Tools You Should Know About
Google is so vast that it's hard to keep up. But it's not just search, or even the new Web-based apps, which is extending the tentacles of the search-engine giant into territory beyond the reach of Microsoft. Here are 5 lesser-known but nevertheless interesting Google tools, code snippets, and professional tech training materials.
The Future Of Virtual Worlds
Are virtual worlds like Second Life here to stay? My answer is "yes, but." Yes, but virtual worlds are part of a long-term transition which also includes the mobile Internet. Yes, but the result will be a complete transformation in how we think about being "on the Internet" vs. being "away from the computer." Yes, but Second Life might not be the virtual worlds platform of the future.
Path to Profit: Transform your Underwriting Processes Join Insurance & Technology Editorial Director Kathy Burger, Cindy De Armond, Partner, Insurance Industry Practice, IBM Global Business Services, and Mark B. Gorman, Strategic Research Advisor, Insurance, TowerGroup, to gain insights into how integrating analytics and operations can transform the underwriting process.
Utilizing Enterprise Management Systems to Support Lean Manufacturing The pressure on manufacturing organizations has increased dramatically over the last 15 years. Lean manufacturing is now widely adopted as a strategy for focusing on customer value-adding activities through striving towards continuous improvement. This paper explores the increasing role software solutions play in supporting lean manufacturing.
Achieving Business Agility With Application Lifecycle Management -- Aldon
In this paper learn why Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
helps IT to be agile, and in turn, allows the business to move
and react quicker to changing business conditions. ALM also
provides predictable delivery of software applications, with
improved quality through the use of structured, repeatable
processes, and reduced cycle times.
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