Google Adds Stock Charts
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Open Source Vs. Microsoft: In Brazil, It?s No Contest
In about a month's time, the Brazilian government will initiate a program called PC Conectado, or Connected PC, with the goal of aiding millions of its low-income citizens in purchasing computers. Don't expect Microsoft to be on the desktop.
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Manufacturers Seek Salvation From BI-Powered IT Solutions
Manufacturers face increased energy costs while the "China factor" is pushing down the prices their products can fetch. The result is that razor-thin profit margins are narrowing. Still, this downtrodden industry sent 35,000 people to the recent National Manufacturing Week trade show. Why?
No Big Winners In Search-Engine Wars
You don't need to be the top dog to be a winner. Barry Diller understands that as his media company IAC/InterActiveCorp seeks to acquire search engine Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion.
High-Court Plea: Don't Stifle Innovation
The law has a tough time keeping pace with technology, and that could prove problematic for many Internet innovators and users if the Supreme Court sides with the movie studios and recording companies in a case it will hear later this month.
Google today launched Google Code, a site for programmers interested in Google-related development. The company is using the site to publish free source code and API information. Search, of course, is more of a platform these days than an application and this gift of code will only strengthen Google's developer community.
Serial Entrepreneur Strikes Again With Open Source
"Is there a place for open-source software at my company?" It's one of the most important questions that IT executives have been asking themselves over the past few years. The answer depends, among other things, on your company's level of comfort with open source and your ability to integrate open-source applications with existing proprietary apps.
The above question has also helped open source drift into the crosshairs of the IT consulting market. But unlike the technologies that created the l
Process/Data Divide Impedes BI
Business intelligence products focus too intently on data; they must open their eyes to business processes, according to analysts and consultants. Inadequate process understanding can hold back BI.
In Focus: Fujitsu Software Steps Up With SOA, BPM Partners
Call it "coopetition" or consolidation without acquisition. In the end, it's about being more than just a pure-play piece in a crowded business process management (BPM) market that's increasingly being sized up by the largest vendors. I'm talking about Fujitsu Limited's recent strategic alliances with Software AG and IDS Sheer, respectively. Both announcements go far beyond mere marketing partnerships. Yet neither of the proud German vendors is giving up its sovereignty, nor is the $45-billion J
Symantec & Veritas
Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux.
Blow the Lid Off Automation
Integration and automation are old hat for business process management, but BPM vendors are adding real-time reports for better process visibility and adaptability.
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