Microsoft Readies Business Intelligence Charge
Microsoft unveils new and reworked business intelligence tools that provide capabilities ranging from self-service report building for non-techs to mining information from data flows outside of a database.
Storage On A Chip
Silicon Image's new lower-cost storage appliance should be more palatable to small and midsize businesses.
UPS Steps Up RFID Efforts
The packaging and shipping company plans to upgrade readers it's testing to the next-generation, multiprotocol technology.
Hackers Deface Al-Qaeda Web Site
A group of hackers attacks the Web site of a Qaeda-linked group that has claimed responsibility for numerous kidnappings and beheadings in Iraq.
U.K. Grocer Expands RFID Initiative
U.K. grocery chain Tesco will soon expand its RFID project to include eight big-name suppliers. The initiative follows an internal RFID project that was used to track shipments from its distribution centers to its stores.
RFID Gives Manufacturer A Better Handle On Its Snacks
Snack manufacturer Jack Link's Beef Jerky kicks off RFID tagging initiative for shipments to Wal-Mart, the first in a four-phase move to the radio ID technology. Eventually, the technology could even be helpful in the event of a product recall.
Pie Fight At The Open-Source Corral
We love it when tech moguls talk dirty to each other. Back in the good old days, Scot McNealy and Steve Ballmer would spare no effort to insult one another, and Larry Ellison rarely has a good word for anyone, including his own underlings. Windows will give you bad breath, and Linux causes lung cancer, if you believe the big guys' propaganda mills.
Leaning On Microsoft For BI
A limited budget prompts a small brokerage firm to forego more elaborate business intelligence functionality and satisfy its BI needs with what it can pull from SQL Server.
Some market watchers think EU approval of Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft is inevitable. It isn't.