Microsoft Shows Its IBMness
Firefox could rekindle genuine competition in the desktop software market--if enterprise IT organizations are willing to do their part.
Oracle Replaces Top Executives At PeopleSoft
Oracle Corp. wasted little time cleaning house in its takeover of PeopleSoft Inc., removing four top executives from the latter's ranks and replacing them with Oracle executives.
Top Five BI Trends
The waning year saw major business intelligence trends on the user side that testify to the dynamism of BI as a technology. Here's a summary.
Report: Apple To Launch $499 Mac
Apple enthusiasts say that in January Apple will unveil a sub-$500 Mac designed to entice Windows users who own iPods to make the computer switch.
PlanView Links Up With BMC
Connections between the vendors' software will give managers improved visibility into IT operational data.
Wal-Mart's Linux Gambit
I'm no friend of Wal-Mart. During my college years back in North Carolina and Georgia, I watched as Sam Walton's "big box" retail outlets spread across the countryside like a bad rash, leaving one bombed-out small-town business district after another in their wake.
Comair Downed By Computer Counting Limit
The computer failure that grounded an airline's entire fleet over the Christmas weekend and stranded thousands of travelers was due to creaky software that couldn't count higher than 32,768.
PeopleSoft CEO Steps Down
PeopleSoft founder David Duffield, who tried to keep the company from being acquired by Oracle, returned as CEO after Craig Conway was fired in October.
Evaluating The IT Portfolio
Executives use a growing number of software tools and methodologies to judge the performance of their technology investments
From Good To Great (Maybe)
Companies need to step up their business-continuity planning to deal with everything from emergencies to virus attacks
Licensing Plans Under Review
Vendors may have to justify licensing and maintenance programs by bundling in more support in light of industry consolidation
The Real-Time Imperative
IT organizations are changing business processes to wring the most value from their information
The Silver Lining In SOX
Use Sarbanes-Oxley financial compliance initiatives to justify automation, eliminate spreadsheets and develop process consistency.
Convergence Up Close
These real-world BPM, text mining and EII deployments demonstrate the value of uniting data and content. But which technologies are ready for your enterprise?
When Worlds Collide
To meet compliance requirements, gain a sharper view of customers and achieve process excellence, look to new integration technology that can merge separate data resources.
New Rules, Agile Government
When every change requires a pack of programmers, you can't be nimble. California DMV took a more flexible approach.
Cognos Sales And Profits Leap In Q3
Demand for ReportNet remains upbeat as the business intelligence vendor beats expectations with earnings of $34.5 million on a topline of $210.4 million.
Ask Dr. Data
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The Business of Better IT
IT service management: Is it the key to running IT like a business? Nationwide Insurance veteran Kelly Cannon shares his insight on ITSM implementation.
Out With the Old? Not So Fast; Oracle vs. PeopleSoft