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Interop: Jumping to SaaS -- Look Before You Leap
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Got SaaS yet? If not, you're either a nattering nincompoop or blazingly brilliant. For every drumbeat touting the power and ease of Saas to remake your IT operations, there's competing tympany warning of the dire hazards of leaping into SaaS headlong.
Adobe Pushes Broader Mobile Strategy For Flash
News  |  4/30/2008
Several of the moves will further open access to Flash, including removing restrictions on the use of the SWF and FLV file formats.
Tools, Fools, And The Ability To Measure Effectively
Features  |  4/30/2008
When it comes to software, keep it simple, stupid, at least at the beginning of an IT measurement program.
IT Measures That Matter
Features  |  4/30/2008
With the right focus, an IT measurement program can return critical information specific to your organization.
Sony Ericsson's 'Capuchin' Bridges Java, Flash Gap
News  |  4/30/2008
The handset maker's API will let developers combine the clean user interface of Flash Lite with the stronger back-end capabilities of Java ME.
CIO Values: Michael Fuqua, Senior VP, Global IS, Global Crossing
Features  |  4/30/2008
"Believe in and demonstrate IT as a business enabler and don't avoid risks."
McKinsey: Measure Data Center Efficiency Like Car Fuel Efficiency
News  |  4/30/2008
The report recommends companies adopt a new metric called Corporate Average Data Efficiency (CADE) that combines both IT and facilities costs to monitor energy use.
Interop: Oracle Looks Beyond ERP
News  |  4/30/2008
The company announced at Interop that it will follow the money by emphasizing line-of-business applications embedded with Web 2.0 features.
Interop: Citrix To Help Build The 'Delivery Center'
News  |  4/30/2008
The company's efforts include its Workflow Studio suite and NetScaler MPX, a Web application controller that offers service delivery at 10 Gbps.
What's Your Opinion on Performance Management?
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
It's your last chance to "Take The Poll" on our home page (left column below the blog). I'm wrapping up this month's poll on performance management and will post a new poll next week. So... Which of the following best describes your top performance management priority?
ReiserFS Without Hans Reiser, Continued
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
In my post the other day about whether or not work in the ReiserFS file system would continue after Hans Reiser's murder conviction, I mentioned that this being an open source project, it wouldn't be hard for someone else to pick up where others leave off.  And as it turns out, that's precisely what's happening: according to folks on the ReiserFS team, work on ReiserFS will
SAP Scales Back SaaS Product Plans
News  |  4/30/2008
Technical issues and profit-bleeding implementations prompt SAP to move more slowly with its ambitious Business ByDesign on-demand software service.
HP Reveals Memristor, The Fourth Passive Circuit Element
News  |  4/30/2008
The memristor will enable a new era of nanoscale electronics, scientists say.
Spiceworks Sweetens SaaS Management App
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Network World
Programmer Hans Reiser Convicted Of Murder, Faces 25 Years To Life
News  |  4/30/2008
Reiser was convicted this week of killing of his wife, Nina, whose body has not been found since her disappearance in 2006.
Why IT Might Be in Big Trouble - Again
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
IT has lost touch with reality as they have been disconnected from the situation in business and do not seem to be concerned about it... IT is apparently responding by shifting focus to data management rather than worrying about or focusing on the capabilities needed by business...
Report: T-Mobile's 3G Network Launching In NYC Tomorrow
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
New reports are pointing to May 1 (tomorrow) as the official launch of T-Mobile's AWS 1700 MHz network in New York City. Some 20+ other cities will go live with T-Mobile's 3G network by year's end.
Sony Ericsson Combines Flash and Mobile Java
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
InternetNews.com
IBM Informix Upgrade Enhances Clustering, Database Management
News  |  4/30/2008
Princeton Softech "Optim" tools round out IDS 11.5 management suite. Big Blue claims gains in database marketshare.
Content Management Blunders From Down Under
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
The hits keep coming in from our "Top 5 Reasons A Content Management Company Will Go Out Of Business" post. This time, the experiences come from a university from the land down under, proving content management blunders serve us all on a truly global scale.
Official BlackBerry 9000 Specs Leaked
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
This is the real deal, folks. No speculation here. An enterprising informer found an internal RIM document that highlights all the details of the forthcoming BlackBerry 9000 smartphone. Take a peek for yourself.
Interop: Fixed/Mobile Convergence Coming to Your Company?
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Employees no longer sit in their cubicles all day. Instead, executives move from place to place, visiting customers and clients. Figuring out how to reach these individuals has been a problem: Do you try their office number or their cell?
Two Must-Have Open-Source Security Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
Over the past decade, open-source developers have created some of the world's top-rated IT security tools. While some of these applications have a well-deserved reputation for being complicated and difficult to use, there are some notable exceptions.
First Hyper-V Support Emerges From Desktop Virtualization Supplier
News  |  4/29/2008
Provision Networks is the first vendor to make Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor the focus of its desktop virtualization efforts.
Interop: Microsoft Sees 200,000 Protocol Downloads
News  |  4/29/2008
Senior VP Bob Muglia says Microsoft products will feature "open connections" that will allow outside developers to more easily write programs that interact with its own.
SAS Institute Unveils Software To Help Companies Go Green
News  |  4/29/2008
SAS pitches the software as providing a proactive approach to assessing green efforts, before businesses are forced to by new laws or environmentally conscious customers.
Barracuda Launches E-Mail Archive Product
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
The anti-spam appliance vendor learned about the value of archives the hard way -- by getting sued by Trend Micro.
Netgear Releases New SMB Gear
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
ChannelWeb
Microsoft Releases New Messenger for Mac
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
ZDNet, Ars Technica
Sun Offers Free Storage OS
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
ChannelWeb
Wi-Fi Cafes: Easy To Find, But Free Is Fading Away
News  |  4/29/2008
Despite the expanded services and rollouts, paying for Wi-Fi at some of the larger chains has created an opportunity for smaller restaurateurs.
BI Goes Green(er)
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
This week, SAS is announcing SAS for Sustainability Management. It uses the BI platform and performance management applications to provide companies with a way of measuring sustainability goals and performance against them. Using predictive analytics, customers can even model changes in energy consumption or emissions to see the impact on sustainability goals.
HP Wields Blade Workstations For Mechanical CAD
News  |  4/29/2008
The hardware includes an advanced network software utility that allows designers working in 2-D or 3-D environments to work over a standard network.
Interop: SaaS Is A Key Driver Behind Upswing In Innovation
News  |  4/29/2008
McKinsey & Company's Abhijit Dubey said software as a service is becoming mainstream within the IT industry, particularly among small and midsize companies.
What Will Oracle Acquire Next?
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
So now that the BEA Systems acquisition is complete, what is next for Oracle? Given Oracle's pattern, it's due for about three acquisitions this spring.
Oracle Clinches Difficult BEA Systems Acquisition
News  |  4/29/2008
After an acquisition that began as borderline hostile, Oracle talks of the companies' shared vision for SOA and a strong partnership in delivering middleware products.
Interop: Prof. Prahalad Says IT Matters More Than Ever
News  |  4/29/2008
The business guru told an Interop audience that technology lets companies achieve greater flexibility and customization while lowering unit costs.
A ReiserFS Without Hans Reiser
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
After three days of deliberation and six months of testimony, a jury found Hans Reiser, creator of the ReiserFS file system for Linux, guilty of first-degree murder. There's no end of commentary about the trial itself, but now that the verdict is in, I thought I'd contemplate a related issue: What happens to an open source project when one of its main instigators suffers calamity?
iPhone Officially Coming To Canada
News  |  4/29/2008
Apple's exclusive deal with Rogers Communications is likely to put an end to unlocked models in the country.
Microsoft Uses Open Source To Extend Systems Management To Linux
News  |  4/29/2008
Microsoft is extending its management software to Linux and Unix by integrating some of the open source OpenPegasus project's code into System Center Operations Manager.
OQO Model 2 Hacked To Run Leopard
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
The hullabaloo about Psystar is not nearly as cool as this. Sure, any geek can hack a desktop to run Apple's Leopard OS, but a member of the OQO Talk forum posted a video of his OQO model 2 running Leopard. Very cool to see Leopard on such a small device. What if Apple created a UMPC of its own?
Unlock Your Cell Phone All By Yourself For $26
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
24/7 Mobile Solutions introduced a new product today that fools your cell phone into thinking it is unlocked. Using its SIM card add-on, you can basically unlock it and use it on other networks without actually changing the software on the phone. Now if it only worked with the iPhone...
Interop: Lenovo, LANDesk Develop Client Management Console
News  |  4/29/2008
The ThinkManagement Console lets companies centralize access to LANDesk management, inventory tracking, and reporting software for all client hardware, including non-Lenovo systems.
Finding Design Failure with Microsoft Office Search Commands
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
Cheers to Microsoft Labs for their release of Search Commands, an Office 2007 add-in that "helps you find commands, options, wizards, and galleries in... Word, Excel, and PowerPoint." The embedded Guided Help calls it "a useful complement to the usual method of browsing for commands by clicking tabs on the Ribbon." But with Search Commands, Microsoft has adapted a findability fix that's quite common on the Web: Search as a crutch. Search Commands reinforces a point I've made in the past, that
Listen Up! Podcasts, Audio Interviews, Whatever. We Got 'Em.
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
We've posted some interesting audio files (podcasts?) on ddj.com. I need to tell you this because they aren't that easy to find, and there is some stuff you won't want to miss.
Will Someone Please Answer the Mobile Device?
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
Remind me. When exactly did cell phones stop being cell phones and start being "mobile devices running content-rich mobile applications"? I'm still grappling with the Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on my new Nokia N95 phone (and I have to admit, it's a beauty) when all I really want to do is answer the phone.   
Interop: RMI Launches Low-End Processor For Network Appliances
News  |  4/28/2008
The chip targets entry- to medium-level gateways, WAN optimization appliances, content-security appliances, access points for wireless LANs, and other appliances.
Oracle Database Susceptible To Rare Attack
News  |  4/28/2008
"A lateral SQL injection" attack that can be placed by an outsider in a database application using Oracle's extended PL/SQL query language can be prevented, security experts say.
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