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Content tagged with Software
posted in April 2005
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Aggressive Treatment
News  |  4/29/2005
A $402 million deal between IBM and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center aims to cut operating costs with improved efficiency, while also co-developing IT products the rest of the industry may use
Microsoft's Metro Aims To Be PDF Replacement
News  |  4/29/2005
Adobe's popular file format is application-agnostic--and potentially threatening
Tibco Monitors Processes To Detect Fraud And Abnormalties
News  |  4/29/2005
New BusinessEvents software sounds an alert when it identifies deviations in routine business processes.
Sound Of Music, Your Way
News  |  4/29/2005
Wal-Mart launches a service to let music lovers create custom CDs on its Web site
Ariba Opens Its E-Procurement Platform
News  |  4/29/2005
The supply-chain vendor is opening up its Web-based supplier network to companies that currently don't use its software with a new subscription-based service.
Wine Merchant Uncorks Web Analytics
Features  |  4/29/2005
The nation's leading online wine retailer employed business intelligence to better merchandize its product line, proving that even at No. 1, there's room for improvement.
Building Better Purchasing And Production Processes
News  |  4/29/2005
Pacific Alliance is installing TradeStone Software's Web-based apps to better automate the highly collaborative garment-buying and manufacturing process.
Actuate Earns Profit, But Q1 Sales Soften
News  |  4/29/2005
Actuate rebounds from a loss in the same period last year and reports progress with its open-source reporting tools project.
The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Wachovia Rolls Out Web-Based Mortgage System
News  |  4/29/2005
System is built on reusable software components that can be deployed to third-party portals.
Duo Pledges Information Integrity
Features  |  4/29/2005
Goals of Veritas-Symantec merger are innovation and interoperability, Veritas CEO says
SAP Gets Rich
Commentary  |  4/29/2005
SAP application data is about to get a lot flashier.
Born Again
Features  |  4/29/2005
Silicon Valley, the site of busted dot-com dreams, is bustling once more as entrepreneurs focus on business' I.T. infrastructures
Same Old Story
Commentary  |  4/28/2005
It's déjà vu all over again - but is anyone listening this time? A panel of top-tier user companies this week once again sounded the call for software vendors to start delivering better quality products. They also made it clear that they long to be close to you - vendors that is. For all the endless marketing blather we hear about customer relationship management, it's clear that the only k
Microsoft 3Q Profits Double, But Sales Disappoint
News  |  4/28/2005
A big drop in legal expenses helped Microsoft's profits nearly double in the third quarter, but revenue inched up just 5% to $9.62 billion.
Beyond The Dot-Com Domain
Features  |  4/28/2005
VeriSign wants to be the trusted third party for transactions of all types over the Internet and other networks
QlikTech Upgrades Flagship BI Tool
News  |  4/28/2005
The new version of QlikView supports Intel's x64 and Itanium 64-bit platforms, which remove the 4 gigabyte memory limit of 32-bit systems.
Fast Road to IT Governance
News  |  4/28/2005
After four years in stealth mode, a new company that applies BI technology to IT governance officially launched yesterday.
Fidelity And Metavante Report Record Contract Renewals
News  |  4/28/2005
Demand remains high for financial-processing technology and services.
Business Objects Reports 15% 1Q Sales Growth
News  |  4/28/2005
Recently released BusinessObjects XI generates $15 million in license revenue.
IT Execs To Vendors: Your Software Stinks
News  |  4/28/2005
A panel of IT execs at Sand Hill Group's Software 2005 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., said the software industry needs to build higher-quality software and closer relationships with customers.
Veritas Listed in “Leader'' Quadrant Position in the J2EE Application Management Magic Quadrant
News  |  4/27/2005
Veritas i3 for J2EE provides customers with end-to-end application management.
IBM To Launch Electronic Medical-Record-Sharing Project
News  |  4/27/2005
Use of transferable electronic medical records could cut health-care spending by 10%, experts say.
Aldon Announces Aldon Lifecycle Manager 5.0
News  |  4/27/2005
Enterprise software configuration and change management solution is available on Linux and UNIX.
HyPerformix Awarded Patent for Application Performance Solution
News  |  4/27/2005
Technology increases usability by using a non-proprietary programming language.
Business Objects Integrates XI Suite With SAP Platforms
News  |  4/27/2005
The move merges Business Objects' query and analysis, performance management and data integration tools with SAP applications and data sources.
RFID Can Help Relieve The Fear Of Surgery
News  |  4/27/2005
RFID tags ensure that doctors perform the correct operation on the right person and on the correct place on the body.
SmartAdvice: Adobe And Macromedia Should Ride Software-As-A-Service Trend
Commentary  |  4/27/2005
The companies can offer a consistent user experience for authoring, displaying, and integrating with back-end applications, The Advisory Council says. Also, a formal review and reporting process will help companies evaluate IT investments.
SAP Adds Rich-Client Interface, Upping Stakes With Oracle
News  |  4/26/2005
Macromedia's user interface and development environment will let SAP provide more tools to extract and work with information from its apps.
SAP And Siemens Team Up For Health-Care Systems
News  |  4/26/2005
A package of products and services will combine Siemens' clinical-systems expertise and SAP's business and supply-chain applications.
SAP Helps Banks Comply With Global Regulations
News  |  4/26/2005
A new application is designed to help banks comply with recently enacted European rules on reporting financial assets and liabilities.
Venture-Capital Spending In IT Shows Slight Decline
News  |  4/26/2005
VC investment in IT was $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2005, down from the $2.7 billion invested in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to a survey released Tuesday.
In Focus: Survey Says... 'ECM's an Ideal, Not a Priority'
News  |  4/26/2005
Consolidating on a single enterprise content management (ECM) platform may be a laudable long-term goal, but it's not a priority. That's the sentiment of nearly 400 Intelligent Enterprise readers sampled in a Web-based survey conducted early this month.
Wake Up To XBRL
Commentary  |  4/26/2005
If you're a BI professional at a big company who doesn't know about XBRL, start learning. It's going to ignite a competitive analytics explosion.
Book Review
News  |  4/26/2005
'Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business' by Judith M. Collins
CSK Auto Replaces Paper Forms With Digital Data
News  |  4/26/2005
Auto-parts retailer replaces paper forms with a system that scans bar codes and uses digital photos to provide proof of delivery.
Analysis: Place Your Bets on a Process for Innovation
News  |  4/26/2005
Some companies manage intellectual property as if it's an arms race, stockpiling patents and trade secrets that may never be commercialized. Johnson Controls approaches ideas for innovation with a process that makes the company more like a shrewd poker player, knowing just when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
Place Your Bets On A Process for Innovation
Features  |  4/26/2005
The generation of new business innovations at Johnson Controls is now a consistent process that ensures ideas and current patents are reviewed on specific (and very secret) business, legal and technical criteria.
OfficeMax Pushes Direct Marketing To The Max
News  |  4/26/2005
The retailer is using predictive-analytics software from SPSS to analyze sales data and offer optimal flyers and direct mailings.
Christmas Present: Longhorn Due By '06 Holiday
News  |  4/25/2005
New technology called Metro, which is reliant on graphics technology and APIs that will ship with Longhorn, will preserve the formatting of documents created in Microsoft Office apps and print them faster, and with better fidelity, on compatible printers.
Cisco's Strategy: Helping Businesses Go Wireless
News  |  4/25/2005
Networking vendor is moving aggressively to integrate wireless LAN technology from Airespace into its product portfolio.
Bill Gates Discusses 64-Bit Windows, Longhorn Transition
News  |  4/25/2005
Microsoft chairman calls 64-bit memory a 'huge' boost for demanding PC and server applications, but says most business desktop users can probably wait for Longhorn before upgrading.
Cooking an old puzzle
Commentary  |  4/25/2005
I just got an email about Puzzle #11 in my old book SQL PUZZLES & ANSWER from Rainer Gemulla at TU Dresden, Fak. Informatik, Institut SyA, in Dresden, Germany. It is a very nice cook and it is embarassing to see how needlessly complex the other answers were:
Gates' 64-Bit Pitch
News  |  4/23/2005
The performance benefits of 64-bit Windows are compelling, but companies must decide whether they're ready to take the plunge
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