Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News & Commentary
Content posted in January 2007
Page 1 / 19   >   >>
Dell 2.0: Founder Reassumes Role Of CEO
News  |  1/31/2007
Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell replaced Kevin Rollins re-assume the role of CEO of the company, effective immediately, the company said.
Dear Steph And Chey: You Are Soooooooo Busted
Commentary  |  1/31/2007
Apparently, the new, electronic way for schoolkids to pass notes to each other is to leave comments on random blogs. The reason I know this is because two girls named "steph" and "chey" have been leaving messages on this blog.
Microsoft Challenges Newest Word Zero-Day
News  |  1/31/2007
The software maker argues that a vulnerability recently identified is not new but a duplicate of a flaw found in December 2006.
Nortel Builds VoIP Bundles for Newbies
News  |  1/31/2007
Nortel Networks this week revamped its popular IPT 1-2-3 program to add product bundles aimed at bringing new customers into the VoIP fold.
Portable DAVE Drive Connects To Cell Phones Wirelessly
News  |  1/31/2007
Formerly known as "Cricket," Seagate's new 10GB and 20 GB devices may spark interest with mobile video download subscribers.
Rollins, Dell's 'Outstanding Executive,' Is Now Out Of A Job
News  |  1/31/2007
He's the man who Michael Dell backed to the hilt, but more than a year of subpar performance, market share losses and a complex, expansive federal investigation ultimately were too much to save Kevin Rollins' CEO job at Dell.
Google Profits Nearly Triple In Fourth Quarter
News  |  1/31/2007
Partner sites through Google's AdSense programs contributed $1.2 billion to the search engine's coffers.
Defense Tech Agency Picks Vendors For $12.2 Billion Systems Upgrade
News  |  1/31/2007
EDS, Lockheed Martin, CACI, Booz Allen Hamilton, Science Applications International and SRA International will share a slice of improving the Encore II program.
Atheros Unveils Bluetooth Chip For PCs
News  |  1/31/2007
Atheros' first Bluetooth product is a single chip that will work with the company's wireless LAN products.
California Newspaper Tries Paid Web Content
News  |  1/31/2007
The Sacramento Bee is the latest newspaper to try to boost revenue from premium content, while still offering ad-supported news at no charge.
Supercomputers Key To Improving Hurricane Predictions
News  |  1/31/2007
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration puts two IBM supercomputers online, while a German scientific institute puts in an order for one of its own.
Notes On Lotusphere: IBM Looks At The Future Of Computing
News  |  1/31/2007
The recent conference showcased emerging products like the Malibu Personal Productivity Assistant, a contextual collaboration tool built in Eclipse, and a PC-mobile shared chat environment.
AMD Aims Fusion Chip At Laptops In Bid To Outgun Intel
News  |  1/31/2007
The advanced Fusion processors will merge X86 and graphics cores and will ship in 2009.
Google Exec Coaxes IT Managers Toward Online Software
News  |  1/31/2007
Dave Girouard suggests users should be less cautious and be willing to turn over more of the applications to Google.
Oracle Launches Massive Update To All Five App Lines
News  |  1/31/2007
Oracle gathered partners, customers and press on Wednesday to hail major new versions of all five application sets in its software lineup.
Demo 07 Conference Showcases Encrypted Messaging, Inkless Printing
News  |  1/31/2007
A wide range of products shown at Demo 07 -- new encryption technology, inkless printing, a Web-based shipping system for small businesses, and even some enterprise applications -- hightlight a new trend in technology.
XM Satellite Radio Gets 10-Year Extensions With Carmakers
News  |  1/31/2007
Two large automakers have agreed to factory-install XM radios in cars well into the next decade.
Symantec Unveils Consumer Identity Strategy
News  |  1/31/2007
The company hopes to tap into the projected $1.1 billion business in online consumer authentication through 2011.
Tech Pay Rises, But Job-Mood Sinks, Say New Reports
News  |  1/31/2007
Wages for IT workers in the fourth quarter of 2006 were 3.1% higher than they were in the comparable quarter of 2005.
AOL Offers Free Movie To Download Beta Testers
News  |  1/31/2007
The test is to get feedback on changes the company is making "under the covers" to the download process in an attempt to make it faster.
Second Life Is Hard To Use -- Is That A Bug Or A Feature?
Commentary  |  1/31/2007
Second Life is hard to use. Everybody knows it. I've logged something like 20 hours on SL in the past week and a half, and I'm still a consummate klutz. SL needs to be easier to use -- but not too easy, because if it was easy, it would undercut the nature of the world and remove one of its most appealing qualities.
Gartner Dings Vista On BitLocker
News  |  1/31/2007
Small businesses and home users of Vista won't get the benefit of Microsoft's disk protection, an analyst notes.
Eastman Kodak Posts First Quarterly Profit In Two Years
News  |  1/31/2007
The company balanced into the black thanks to a multi-billion-dollar restructuring and a consignment contract with Flextronics.
Billionaire Icahn Wants On Motorola's Board
News  |  1/31/2007
The investment strategist is putting pressure on CEO Zander to buy back company shares to lift the stock price.
E-Retailers Rate Nigeria Fraud Central
News  |  1/31/2007
But fraudsters will arrange to ship their products from other countries if merchants are denying orders to a particular ZIP code or region, expert says.
Windows Vista In A Nutshell:
Chapter 2, Using Windows Vista
News  |  1/31/2007
Preston Gralla's new book, from O'Reilly, thoroughly documents every important setting and feature in Windows Vista. Here, as a free excerpt, is the complete second chapter: Using Windows Vista.
Microsoft Altered Windows Vista To Quell EU Watchdogs
News  |  1/31/2007
Based on advice from the European Commissioner for Competition, Microsoft made changes to several parts of Windows Vista to resolve concerns that competitors would be disadvantaged.
Roadkill at the Corner of Search and BI
Commentary  |  1/31/2007
A client who regularly generates large numbers of reports that "sit within a data warehouse system, run off Business Objects/Cognos against one source or another." The client envisions "something like the Amazon site that allows search, and when someone selects a report, it lists other reports, noting 'people who looked at this report also looked at... '"
The (Few) Ways Vista Makes Office Work Better
News  |  1/31/2007
Office 2007 gains some extra oomph when run on Windows Vista rather than on Windows XP.
Blogger Smackdown At AlwaysOn
Commentary  |  1/31/2007
Last night's final panel at the AlwaysOn conference in NYC, "Panel: Can Brands Get Away with 'Buzz Marketing' in the Blogosphere?", was the best session so far at this show. It was chock-full of emotion, idealism, and all the kinds of ideas you hope to see on stage at a conference. The session was moderated by CKS Partners founder Bill Cleary and included super-bloggers Jeff Jarvis and
Mobility At AlwaysOn: If You Personalize It Will They Come?
Commentary  |  1/31/2007
Mobility took the stage this morning at the AlwaysOn Media conference in New York City. Panelists tried to tackle the question of the third screen: Will consumers respond to mobile ads? How can marketers capitalize on such a small space? Are cell phones too personal a space to hit with marketing messages? The panelists agreed that a couple of factors will contibute to the success of mobile marketing. The first is the personal connection consumers have w
PTT By the Minute?!?
Commentary  |  1/31/2007
Correct me if I am wrong here, but wasn't the major premise of push-to-talk technology (PTT) that it would help save people (enterprises) money by allowing them to avoid using their monthly minute allotment because they were using the walkie-talkie instead? If so, AT&T's new plan to allow customers to use PTT on a per-minute basis negates the entire appeal. Sorry, but if I have to pay by the minute to use the PTT s
JasperSoft Adds ETL Tool To BI Suite
News  |  1/30/2007
JasperSoft, a maker of open-source business intelligence tools, unveils software for extracting data from multiple sources and loading it into a BI data warehouse
Hyperion Integrates BI Tools With Ketera On-Demand Spend Management
News  |  1/30/2007
Hyperion says customers who subscribe to Ketera 's hosted spend management system can receive its analytics through Hyperion's business intelligence dashboard.
The Most Unusual Person In Second Life
Commentary  |  1/30/2007
Ida Keen is the most unusual person I've met in Second Life. You'll recall that the people I've met in SL include Dirjha Summers, an exotic dancer who works in a midnight city prowled by vampires and demons, along with Tateru Nino, an androgynous figure in a long robe who works in an office floating high in the clouds. Ida Keen, however, is an ordinary woman who lives, along with her husband, in an approximate reproduction of her grandmother's house on the Florida shore. She wears jeans, a sweat
Surviving Media Disruption At AlwaysOn: Will There Be A Calm After The Storm?
Commentary  |  1/30/2007
Yesterday, I was at the opening session of the AlwaysOn NYC Media Event. Many of the media industry's top congenscenti were on hand to discuss, debate, spin, and relentlessly pitch the future of all online media. All of the bloggers present (like yours truly) were sectioned off into a tiny space in the middle of the floor called the "Blogger Bullpe
Reporter's Notebook: The Road to Demo 07
News  |  1/30/2007
The theme this year seems to be sharing, as opposed to last year's, which was searching.
Copyright Protection A Boom Business
News  |  1/30/2007
Cracking down on piracy contributed to 6.6% of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2006, according to an industry lobbying group.
Robotic Fish Cleared In Computer Glitch
News  |  1/30/2007
Students taking the admission test for medical schools encountered the error in a portion of the exam designed to test verbal reasoning.
Hitachi Liquid-Cooling System Headed To HP Workstation
News  |  1/30/2007
The high-end workstation is designed for use in digital content creation, scientific research, manufacturing, and the oil and gas industry.
Linux Community Takes On Vista With Free Driver Development Service
News  |  1/30/2007
Under the plan, a manufacturer of, say, video cards could submit specs to the Linux kernel community and its members will create a driver for the device that the manufacturer can ship with the product or users can download.
NeuStar Will Operate .tel Top-Level Domain
News  |  1/30/2007
Users can use a .tel domain name to initiate communication over telephony, VoIP, instant messaging, e-mail, SMS, and other Web communications, the company says.
Poll: Parents Prefer A Trekkie To A Date Met Online
News  |  1/30/2007
The Zogby survey also found 35.6% of 18- to 24-year-olds queried consider someone posting a picture of them in a swimsuit an invasion of privacy.
Information Builders Shows A Smarter BI Tool
News  |  1/30/2007
The tool is just one example of how business intelligence vendors are increasingly offering more ways to make company data available to more people throughout an organization.
Gartner Insight on BI Platforms Revealed
Commentary  |  1/30/2007
Whenever Gartner cranks out another of its famous Magic Quadrants, we inevitably see the vendors in that prized top-right quartile cranking out press releases announcing their success. Sometimes they even purchase reprint rights to the Quadrant itself, which gives us all a peek at the outcome.
Data Protection Markets Expected To 'Explode'
News  |  1/30/2007
Continuous data technologies, wide area data services, virtual tape libraries, and capacity optimized storage are expected to take off before the end of 2010.
Super Bowl Prompts Retailers To Cut HDTV Prices
News  |  1/30/2007
Stores typically offer sales as the big game draws near, hoping to squeeze revenue out of a traditionally slow month following the holiday season. But this year the cuts are deeper than normal.
Page 1 / 19   >   >>


2018 State of the Cloud
2018 State of the Cloud
Cloud adoption is growing, but how are organizations taking advantage of it? Interop ITX and InformationWeek surveyed technology decision-makers to find out, read this report to discover what they had to say!
Commentary
AI & Machine Learning: An Enterprise Guide
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief,  9/27/2018
Commentary
How to Retain Your Best IT Workers
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  9/26/2018
Slideshows
10 Highest-Paying IT Job Skills
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing,  9/12/2018
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll