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Proclivity's Prediction Software Is In Style
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Proclivity Systems, which predicts trends with its e-commerce "predictive engine," is looking like a trendsetter itself. The New York startup has moved into Fifth Avenue office space, and upscale retailer Barneys New York is a reference customer. Founder and CEO Sheldon Gilbert recently took a break from selling software to be photographed for Men's Vogue.
Interop: Jumping to SaaS -- Look Before You Leap
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Got SaaS yet? If not, you're either a nattering nincompoop or blazingly brilliant. For every drumbeat touting the power and ease of Saas to remake your IT operations, there's competing tympany warning of the dire hazards of leaping into SaaS headlong.
Adobe Pushes Broader Mobile Strategy For Flash
News  |  4/30/2008
Several of the moves will further open access to Flash, including removing restrictions on the use of the SWF and FLV file formats.
Xerox Shows Off Future Tech And Tries To Better Define Itself
News  |  4/30/2008
Despite failed attempts to cash in, the company and its PARC subsidiary have several pillars of growth in mind to compete with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com.
Microsoft Finally Concedes On Windows-Linux Management
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Microsoft's announcement of Linux extensions for Systems Center settles an old debate I once had with Bill Gates. Four years ago, I suggested Microsoft could do a better job at cross-platform management, but Microsoft's chairman wouldn't hear of it. Now, the company is doing just that.
Sony Ericsson's 'Capuchin' Bridges Java, Flash Gap
News  |  4/30/2008
The handset maker's API will let developers combine the clean user interface of Flash Lite with the stronger back-end capabilities of Java ME.
Google Admits Making Money With YouTube Has Been Difficult
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
In a candid TV interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, "I don't think we've quite figured out the perfect solution of how to make money [with YouTube], and we're working on that. That's our highest priority this year." You don't say...
Judge Rejects RIAA's Music Copyright Infringement, Distribution Claims
News  |  4/30/2008
Merely making copies of music available does not equal distribution, or primary copyright infringement, the judge said.
What Do Google And John McCain Have In Common?
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Since early March, Sen. John McCain has had the GOP nomination tucked safely in his back pocket, while the stalemate between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has left the Democratic party at an impasse. Like the Republican pundit, Google is benefiting from the current standoff between Yahoo and Microsoft.
McKinsey: Measure Data Center Efficiency Like Car Fuel Efficiency
News  |  4/30/2008
The report recommends companies adopt a new metric called Corporate Average Data Efficiency (CADE) that combines both IT and facilities costs to monitor energy use.
Google Refines Its Image Search Technology
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Having won the text search war, Google may soon take the lead in image searching. In a paper published last week, Google researchers describe how they were able to use image recognition technology to reduce the number of irrelevant images returned through a Google Image search by 83%.
Interop: Oracle Looks Beyond ERP
News  |  4/30/2008
The company announced at Interop that it will follow the money by emphasizing line-of-business applications embedded with Web 2.0 features.
Interop: Citrix To Help Build The 'Delivery Center'
News  |  4/30/2008
The company's efforts include its Workflow Studio suite and NetScaler MPX, a Web application controller that offers service delivery at 10 Gbps.
SAP Scales Back SaaS Product Plans
News  |  4/30/2008
Technical issues and profit-bleeding implementations prompt SAP to move more slowly with its ambitious Business ByDesign on-demand software service.
Losses Continue, Bright Spots Ahead At Alcatel-Lucent
News  |  4/30/2008
Though impacted negatively by weakness in the dollar versus the euro, the company said it will continue to pursue 3G, 4G, and WiMax.
If You've Done Nothing Wrong, This Shouldn't Worry You
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
There's a worrisome article in the Seattle Times about an investigative toolkit that Microsoft is making available to law enforcement agencies. It's got 150 tools, including data collection and password crackers, conveniently packaged in a USB thumb drive. Police no longer need to seize a computer to peek into its contents.
HP Reveals Memristor, The Fourth Passive Circuit Element
News  |  4/30/2008
The memristor will enable a new era of nanoscale electronics, scientists say.
Spiceworks Sweetens SaaS Management App
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Network World
Report: T-Mobile's 3G Network Launching In NYC Tomorrow
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
New reports are pointing to May 1 (tomorrow) as the official launch of T-Mobile's AWS 1700 MHz network in New York City. Some 20+ other cities will go live with T-Mobile's 3G network by year's end.
Sony Ericsson Combines Flash and Mobile Java
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
InternetNews.com
Vidyo Named Best Startup Of Interop
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Vidyo, which began shipping its videoconferencing-over-IP system in March, has just won the startup category in this year's Best Of Interop competition. Vidyo promises to make low-cost, high-quality videoconferencing an option for more companies.
Official BlackBerry 9000 Specs Leaked
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
This is the real deal, folks. No speculation here. An enterprising informer found an internal RIM document that highlights all the details of the forthcoming BlackBerry 9000 smartphone. Take a peek for yourself.
Interop: Fixed/Mobile Convergence Coming to Your Company?
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Employees no longer sit in their cubicles all day. Instead, executives move from place to place, visiting customers and clients. Figuring out how to reach these individuals has been a problem: Do you try their office number or their cell?
Java, You, and Me
Commentary  |  4/30/2008
Where does Java fit into your life? Have you ever really considered how much Java is a part of your everyday life, even outside of software development? For instance, it's most likely running software on your cell phone, smart phone, or other device; but you probably knew that already.
Two Must-Have Open-Source Security Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
Over the past decade, open-source developers have created some of the world's top-rated IT security tools. While some of these applications have a well-deserved reputation for being complicated and difficult to use, there are some notable exceptions.
First Hyper-V Support Emerges From Desktop Virtualization Supplier
News  |  4/29/2008
Provision Networks is the first vendor to make Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor the focus of its desktop virtualization efforts.
Interop: Microsoft Sees 200,000 Protocol Downloads
News  |  4/29/2008
Senior VP Bob Muglia says Microsoft products will feature "open connections" that will allow outside developers to more easily write programs that interact with its own.
SAS Institute Unveils Software To Help Companies Go Green
News  |  4/29/2008
SAS pitches the software as providing a proactive approach to assessing green efforts, before businesses are forced to by new laws or environmentally conscious customers.
Netgear Releases New SMB Gear
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
ChannelWeb
Microsoft Releases New Messenger for Mac
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
ZDNet, Ars Technica
Sun Offers Free Storage OS
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
ChannelWeb
Microsoft Again Delays Windows XP SP3 Release
News  |  4/29/2008
Microsoft is holding up the software update's release, this time after finding a compatibility issue with an electronic checkout system for retailers.
Wi-Fi Cafes: Easy To Find, But Free Is Fading Away
News  |  4/29/2008
Despite the expanded services and rollouts, paying for Wi-Fi at some of the larger chains has created an opportunity for smaller restaurateurs.
HP Wields Blade Workstations For Mechanical CAD
News  |  4/29/2008
The hardware includes an advanced network software utility that allows designers working in 2-D or 3-D environments to work over a standard network.
Interop: SaaS Is A Key Driver Behind Upswing In Innovation
News  |  4/29/2008
McKinsey & Company's Abhijit Dubey said software as a service is becoming mainstream within the IT industry, particularly among small and midsize companies.
Google Adds Street View To Directions
News  |  4/29/2008
By combining the features, Google said users can now get a better picture of their route alongside turn by turn information.
Oracle Clinches Difficult BEA Systems Acquisition
News  |  4/29/2008
After an acquisition that began as borderline hostile, Oracle talks of the companies' shared vision for SOA and a strong partnership in delivering middleware products.
Interop: Prof. Prahalad Says IT Matters More Than Ever
News  |  4/29/2008
The business guru told an Interop audience that technology lets companies achieve greater flexibility and customization while lowering unit costs.
Google To Fine-Tune Image Searches
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
So you performed an image search for "Corvette," and instead of finding the spy shot of the C7 you had in mind, you end up with irrelevant pictures of
iPhone Officially Coming To Canada
News  |  4/29/2008
Apple's exclusive deal with Rogers Communications is likely to put an end to unlocked models in the country.
Microsoft Uses Open Source To Extend Systems Management To Linux
News  |  4/29/2008
Microsoft is extending its management software to Linux and Unix by integrating some of the open source OpenPegasus project's code into System Center Operations Manager.
OQO Model 2 Hacked To Run Leopard
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
The hullabaloo about Psystar is not nearly as cool as this. Sure, any geek can hack a desktop to run Apple's Leopard OS, but a member of the OQO Talk forum posted a video of his OQO model 2 running Leopard. Very cool to see Leopard on such a small device. What if Apple created a UMPC of its own?
Unlock Your Cell Phone All By Yourself For $26
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
24/7 Mobile Solutions introduced a new product today that fools your cell phone into thinking it is unlocked. Using its SIM card add-on, you can basically unlock it and use it on other networks without actually changing the software on the phone. Now if it only worked with the iPhone...
Interop: Lenovo, LANDesk Develop Client Management Console
News  |  4/29/2008
The ThinkManagement Console lets companies centralize access to LANDesk management, inventory tracking, and reporting software for all client hardware, including non-Lenovo systems.
Listen Up! Podcasts, Audio Interviews, Whatever. We Got 'Em.
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
We've posted some interesting audio files (podcasts?) on ddj.com. I need to tell you this because they aren't that easy to find, and there is some stuff you won't want to miss.
Will Someone Please Answer the Mobile Device?
Commentary  |  4/29/2008
Remind me. When exactly did cell phones stop being cell phones and start being "mobile devices running content-rich mobile applications"? I'm still grappling with the Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on my new Nokia N95 phone (and I have to admit, it's a beauty) when all I really want to do is answer the phone.   
Interop: RMI Launches Low-End Processor For Network Appliances
News  |  4/28/2008
The chip targets entry- to medium-level gateways, WAN optimization appliances, content-security appliances, access points for wireless LANs, and other appliances.
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