Windows XP Service Pack 2: The 10% Problem
AssetMetrix, an asset-monitoring service provider, says its research shows XP Service Pack 2 will cause problems with about one in 10 PCs that use the operating system.
Smarter The Second Time
Organizations are planning to upgrade their BI capabilities. Learn how to overcome obstacles to achieving "second-generation" success.
New Twist On Code Sharing
Best Buy, Jostens, and other Minneapolis companies go live with an ambitious project to share code and pare software costs.
CIOs Cheerier About Future Spending
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005.
Retailers Are Cool To Linux
Market-research firm Venture Development Corp. says a survey of retail IT execs shows that just 2% of point-of-sale systems use Linux, far less than expected.
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
NXJ is an enterprise rapid application development suite in the BPM space that enables the building of almost any transaction-based business application requiring end-user interaction.
Getting Russia Into The Retail Data Pool
Global eXchange Services and the International Foundation for Automatic Identification to develop and manage Russia's retail-data pool, helping to expedite trading with partners worldwide.
Primer: BI Modeling And Optimization
An examination of BI-based Modeling and Optimization, the modeling of BI data to arrive at the optimal course of action for business challenges.
Microsoft: Next Version Of Windows In 2006
The company says it hopes to release the new version, code-named Longhorn, in the second half of 2006, but will not be ready to include a more advanced system for sorting, storing, and finding data.
Get Ready To Patch
Installing patches to fix application and system flaws is still a major chore for businesses. With Microsoft's XP SP2, they face their biggest challenge.
Banks Gear Up For Check-Imaging Era
Viewpointe Archive Services, a joint venture among four banks, is getting ready to enable banks to exchange images of checks instead of paper.
Oracle Re-extends PeopleSoft Bid
Oracle is offering $21 per share or about $7.7 billion for PeopleSoft, a leader in human resources management software and an applications rival of Oracle's.
Riding Open Source To CIO Spot
Sun's new top I.T. exec sees a future fit between Linux and Solaris; also, why tech managers must wear three-cornered hats
Low Prices And High Complexity
Software companies are slashing prices amid consolidation and competition, but the new licensing landscape can be tricky to navigate
Simulated Hacker Attacks
WesCorp uses Skybox View software to look at its systems through hackers' eyes and identify the key vulnerabilities that need to be fixed quickly
Linspire Dials AOL For Linux Users
Linspire's AOL Dialer dials up local numbers for accessing America Online, then displays a small set of status lights in the PC's system tray to show online activity.
Democrats Unleash "Demzilla" On The GOP
An open-source data mart and transactional database, tied to home-grown BI tools, are helping the Democrats battle their Republican counterparts in the election year data wars.