Smartphone Frustrations Revealed
We asked you what your smartphone experiences were, and wow did you have a lot to complain about! Nobody's denying that a smartphone is a good productivity tool--in theory. But in reality, the smartphone manufacturers and operating system makers have their work cut out for them. If they want proof, I have over 50 complaints sitting in my in-box that I've compiled into a list. The most common complaints are included here, so read on.
Intuit's Not Just for Small Businesses Any More
Intuit QuickBase's general manager Jana Eggers calls it the "app gap": that divide between rich, complex enterprise apps and less complex workgroup tasks often handled using email, spreadsheets, and manual methods. For quick, simple applications that let workgroups in large companies manage sales, customers, and projects, QuickBase offers a library of hosted tools that can be used independently or in combination, knit together if necessary by a Corporate Edition management layer.
Kodak Raises the Bar in Production Document Imaging
Billions of loans, insurance claims and other transactions are still handled on paper. With no end of paperwork in sight, Kodak has introduced a new top-of-the-line document scanner for production imaging environments.
5 Steps To Getting A Handle On The Smartphone Explosion
The marriage between the cell phone and the PDA has resulted in the smartphone, a wireless productivity tool that many businesses can't live without. In fact, many consumers are also addicted to smartphones, relying on them for wireless e-mail and on-the-go Web access. But with a new model coming out (what feels like) each week, different form factors, and tons of new features, choosing the right smartphone can be overwhelming. If you're an IT manager looking to equip your workers with one of th
Four Steps To Data Security
Here's some advice on setting your corporate data security agenda to avoid privacy pitfalls that can undermine any data management strategy.
Australian Company Fined
Sophos has welcomed news that an Australian company and its director have been fined a total of 5.5 million Australian (AU) dollars
Oracle's Fusion Plan
Oracle's John Wookey has pledged to keep the company's multiple lines of business applications going well into the future.
AmberPoint Takes Duo Approach To SOA Policy Governance
AmberPoint has introduced a version of its SOA management software that decouples governance and execution of policies, a move that's becoming necessary as infrastructure vendors add the ability to execute rules in their products.
Put Lotus Notes on a Stick
IBM announced yesterday the new version of Lotus Notes allows users to copy their Lotus Notes desktop to small USB devices.
IBM bolsters SOA products and services arsenal; Oracle launches low-cost document management; and other notables.
Dashboard: Engineers Call KPIs by Phone
KeySpan, the largest electricity provider in New York State, is using data visualization software from Transpara to distribute metrics to engineers using advanced mobile phones.
Mission Intelligence: Dancing the Data Two-Step
The imperative to integrate terabytes of increasingly varied information will make data management an exciting field for years to come. But as managers step up to the challenge, they must also step back and let users determine how data-driven insight fits their world.
Unite the Processes of Innovation
Generate better ideas and get faster results by bringing together the four phases of maturation: envisioning, filtering, developing, and realizing new products and services.
Change Agent: BPM With or Without SOA
Both BPM and SOA talk about agility, reuse, business-IT alignment, service-level agreements and BAM. But in reality, they're quite different. BPM works today, but broad use begs for better ties to SOA.
Managing Data Warehouse Growth
One of the biggest challenges in business intelligence and data warehousing initiatives is managing growth. Conflicting demands to support more users, deal with increased query and data complexity, and add more "right time" information have many at a crossroads. We explore technological changes that will make it easier to scale and offer advice on guiding the growth.
Longer Battery Life, Not Explosions, Top Laptop Concern
We've seen and heard about laptop computers exploding or catching fire in airports and conference halls. One such explosion is believed to have burned a truck. Another is blamed for torching a home. But if there has been a significant public outcry to make immediate changes that would eliminate the potential for future problems, I must have been taking that day off.