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posted in February 2006
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Google Porn Search On Cell Phones
Commentary  |  2/28/2006
Google gave two computer scientists access to more than a million of its mobile search records in research aimed at understanding the unique needs of wireless Web surfers. Judging by the results, what users really need is a porn portal, as more searches were for smut than anything else.
Think Globally, Analyze Locally
Commentary  |  2/28/2006
All this talk about "operational BI" and "pushing intelligence to decison-makers" is mostly just theory, right? No, it isn't. And nothing illustrates better than example.
Business Objects, Noetix Sign OEM Deal
News  |  2/28/2006
Noetix will integrate and resell Crystal Xcelsius with its Dashboard product.
Oracle Patches E-Business Security Flaws Ahead Of Schedule
News  |  2/28/2006
The move marks the first time Oracle has notified customers of a security fix in an upgrade between its quarterly patch updates.
In Focus: Clouds on the SOA/BPM Horizon?
News  |  2/28/2006
We're approaching the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" when it comes to service-oriented architecture and business process management.
Analysis: When SOA and Process Management Merge
News  |  2/28/2006
Software AG's Crossvision release asserts that service-oriented architecture and business process management belong together.
Research Group Warns Of New Mobile Device Threat
News  |  2/28/2006
The proof-of-concept Crossover virus is named for its ability to cross-infect a Windows Mobile Pocket PC from a desktop computer, then delete files on the mobile device.
Sony Ericsson Handsets To Feature Google Blogger, Search
News  |  2/28/2006
The pre-loaded blog feature enables callers to upload photos by selecting the blog feature instead of e-mail or picture messaging. Callers are automatically linked to Google's Blogger application
Revenue Growth And Profitability Elude Sun
News  |  2/27/2006
CEO McNealy points to improving margins and software sales to startups as hopeful signs of a turnaround.
DreamWorks Moves To SOA
News  |  2/27/2006
A move to the Linux operating system and open source applications more than a year ago played a key role in DreamWorks' transition to a service-oriented architecture.
Trust, But Verify
News  |  2/27/2006
A Club Apple Wants Out Of
Commentary  |  2/27/2006
Windows users most likely yawned at last week's warning that Apple's Safari Web browser contains a critical vulnerability that exposes Mac users to attacks using malicious Zip files with virus-laden payloads. Subsequent reports of an exploit that makes it possible to take advantage of this latest Mac OS X flaw surely elicited no sympathy from long-suffering Internet Explorer devotees.
Microsoft To Release Six Versions Of Windows Vista
News  |  2/26/2006
Vista will arrive in business and home-users editions, as well as a special low-priced "starter" edition for sale in India and other developing countries.
Review: Google Desktop 3
Features  |  2/24/2006
Google Desktop Is A Warning To IT: Get Users Desktop Help
Features  |  2/24/2006
Yes, there's a security risk. But IT pros should also be worried about how soon employees will demand slick desktop search.
A Buttoned-Down AOL IM?Consumer Version Suits Most
News  |  2/24/2006
There's a lot to be said for bringing more business functionality to what has primarily been a consumer application. The test for tech vendors is to develop services that businesses will buy and their employees will use.
The Information Makers
Features  |  2/24/2006
There are a number of vendors vying to help businesses manage and analyze the 80-85 percent of all corporate data that's stored in unstructured and semi-structured formats -- and some of their names might surprise you.
Power Surge
Features  |  2/24/2006
The heat is rising--and costs, too--as tightly packed servers consume gobs of electricity
Langa Letter: Another Hidden Gem: The Windows Disk Management Tool
Commentary  |  2/24/2006
Create, delete, and format partitions; change drive letter assignments and paths; help set up disk mirroring and RAID; and more--all with this free Windows tool.
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  2/24/2006
Your guide to what's hot, useful, and just plain fun
Cartesis Names Veteran IT Exec As New CFO
News  |  2/24/2006
The performance management vendor enlists a CFO with experience in IT-related management, finance and investment.
IBM Offers Tivoli Management Suite For Smaller Companies
News  |  2/24/2006
The products are designed to automate management of systems, storage, and security and were developed with the help of customers and channel partners.
Stop Disgruntled Insiders--Fast
Features  |  2/24/2006
IBM Tivoli software helps small and midsize businesses automate and simplify identity management
Wikis In The Workplace
Features  |  2/24/2006
Wikis--which make everyone an author--can ignite information sharing within a company. And the best part? They're cheap.
Who's Watching Now?
Features  |  2/23/2006
Automated tools will monitor employee use of E-mail, phones, and the Net, and a lot of companies are happy to use them
Wearable Tech Is Alive And Well
Features  |  2/23/2006
Sensors in a body-hugging shirt send biometric data to health care professionals.
Six Options For Open-Source Support
Features  |  2/23/2006
Companies are turning to open-source software as an alternative to vendor lock-in.
We're No. 1
Commentary  |  2/23/2006
If you still haven't gotten the respect you deserve from your CIO, that might change.
Sand Technology Upgrades Info Management Software
News  |  2/23/2006
The application works in combination with BI tools and lets users query compressed data without decompressing it first.
IBM Increases Software As A Service Support
News  |  2/22/2006
The program includes incentives and resources for channel partners, as well as training.
New InformationWeek Tools For You To Play With
Commentary  |  2/22/2006
We've been making some changes to the Web site designed to make it more useful. This isn't a big remodel like we did two months ago, where we gutted the whole house and redid everything. This is more like new windows and doors, new coats of paint, and replacing the loose floorboards. What's new? A mobile edition, search tools, RSS feed upgrades, and favicons. Our Digital Edition isn't completely new, but how about we take a minute to tell you about it anyway, as long as we h
U.S. Grants Patent For Broad Range Of Internet Rich Applications
News  |  2/22/2006
The patent--issued on Valentine's Day--covers all rich-media technology implementations, including Flash, Flex, Java, Ajax, and XAML, when the rich-media application is accessed on any device over the Internet, according to the patent holders.
State CIOs Need To Play Bigger Role In Health IT Plans
News  |  2/22/2006
Since states pay a lot of money through programs like Medicaid and to provide benefits for state employees, state CIOs need to promote efforts and remove barriers hindering health-care IT efforts in their states.
Google Gets Brilliant
Commentary  |  2/22/2006
In keeping with its efforts to hire top scientists, Google today revealed that it has appointed Dr. Larry Brilliant to serve as executive director of, the company's philanthropic arm. Now there's a name to live up to. I can only imagine the torment it earned him as a child.
China's CDC Software Acquires Indian Outsourcing Firm
News  |  2/22/2006
The Chinese company has acquired an Indian firm that has been successfully supplying IT services for several blue-chip U.S. firms.
When Tech Hurts
Commentary  |  2/21/2006
The ways in which technology has enhanced all of our lives are too numerous to count. But on Tuesday, I was struck by two stories that I interpret as signs that technology may be driving too deep and becoming too pervasive in our lives.
The Year Of The Web Browser
Commentary  |  2/21/2006
Although the so-called "Browser Wars" ended around 1998, 2006 is shaping up to be an intriguing sequel. To get fully up to speed on all the many browser comings and goings, check out my Targeting Technology podcast on the changing face of Web browsers, as well as our recent "browser wars" blockbuster review Microsoft IE7, F
Visual Analysis Boosts Celtics Ticket Revenue
News  |  2/21/2006
Daryl Morey, senior VP of operations and information at the Boston Celtics, uses StratTix to improve ticket sales.
In Focus: HP Improves the Odds of New Business Success
News  |  2/21/2006
You can't know the unknown, but technology can organize what is known and point to the most likely path to success.
Beyond The Relational Database
Commentary  |  2/21/2006
"Information management" goes way beyond the relational database -- if for no other reason, than simply because relational databases can't handle the entire job.
It's Open Season
Features  |  2/17/2006
As Oracle and other major software companies buy open-source vendors, the commercial market takes on a new and uncertain look
Tech-Talk Troubles
Features  |  2/17/2006
Google: Love It, Fear It
Commentary  |  2/17/2006
I love Google. I've been critical of Google many times in this space, as have my colleagues, but you should know that I also love Google. How much do I love it? Well, recently, I was taking a quiz on the Internet that asked me to name four sites I visit every day. And I couldn't come up with four. I could only come up with one: Google. Even InformationWeek isn't a site I visit every day; every once in a while I like to indulge in a charming, old-fashioned custom called a "weekend," or
The JPEG Enforcer
Features  |  2/17/2006
Gartner: Turn Off File Sharing In Google Desktop
News  |  2/17/2006
Google Desktop 3 Beta poses a data security risk to enterprises, Gartner said in a research posting on its Web site.
Yahoo's Challenge
Features  |  2/17/2006
Yahoo faces many challenges as it tries to turn vast sums of data it has on visitors into revenue. Another challenge: that little company called Google.
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