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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.
Motorola Is At The Top Of The Bottom
In the race to provide ultra low cost handsets to emerging markets, Motorola has shouldered aside the competition for an early lead. Nokia is gaining ground, though. What spoils go to the victor?
Meat Space Still Matters In A Web 2.0 World
Web-based communication and collaboration tools are supposed to make physical proximity irrelevant by letting employees work together regardless of where they happen to be. But when it comes to building -- and investing in -- those tools, it turns out proximity is relevant as ever.
Palm's Foleo: The Closer It Gets, the Better It Looks?
Palm's announcement of the Foleo at the end of May quickly became a ridicule-fest. The name was an acronym for "Fat Obsolete Lacking Expensive Ordinary" according to one Engadget commenter. But Palm is showing it off this week at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, and the better you understand it, the harder it is to make fun of it.
Service Must Be Job #1 In The Data Center
In two separate events on two sides of the country, smart minds are discussing how to build a better data center. Savvy managers thankfully will be able to filter out the marketing noise and focus in on what makes customers happy: Service.
SF Muni Wireless: Not Dead But Expiring
In the past I have angered Bay Area politicians and activists by "making fun" (as one miffed commenter put it) of the ongoing fiasco that the San Francisco municipal wireless effort has become. I'm afraid I'm about to do so again.
Automated Search And The Advil Test
One of the trends identified by Nick Hoover in The Ultimate Search Engine is that search technologies are becoming increasingly automated, executing searches and delivering results without being asked. Startup Kosmix.com is about to formally launch three Web sites based on that concept. It's a big idea, but hard to pull off.
How to Succeed with Offshore Software Testing When Almost Everyone Else Fails Offshore software testing projects fail at a greater rate than most other types of offshore projects. Most of the research into this problem points to very generic reasons. This paper identifies why offshore software testing projects fail, quantifies the impact of a failure and gives a list of actions that can prevent failure from happening.
Business Technology Marketing Benchmarks 2007-2008 PDF Slides Find out what 1,038 B2B marketers revealed about what works for lead generation and nurturing tactics. Invite your entire team to view this free Webcast and learn about B2B email, search marketing and surprising Webcast and white paper marketing statistics.
Apparel Manufacturer Improves Business Processes Using Everest Software Managing business for menswear manufacturer Kenneth David Apparel was a difficult process. With Everest's ability to analyze and automate everything from e-commerce to point-of-sale functions, Kenneth David Apparel has been given unprecedented visibility into their business and is now able to easily track important factors like profitability.
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