Practical Tools for New Ideas
Innovation is the wellspring of prosperity. This second part of a series looks at products that help spur new ideas - and prevent them from dying on the vine.
News & Analysis
Open-source databases pinpoint demand ... EMC and HP say storage plus content management add up to information life-cycle management ... SAN matures.
When Simple Won't Do
Our new column begins with a warning: When it comes to integration, beware the "magic bullet" delusion.
Right in Time
To survive today's challenges, businesses must take a long look at their data warehousing investment - and break traditional barriers to delivering strategic and tactical information faster.
The Making of a Real-Time Hero
Data warehousing has prospered in support of strategic decision-making. Now, as business intelligence expands, the world looks to the sky, not for a bird or a plane - but for a data warehouse that meets real-time, tactical demands.
Stop Proliferating ODSs
Everyone knows about the rise and fall of data marts: Will operational data stores suffer the same fate?
Novell HQ Moves to Boston Suburb
It's the end of a computer-industry era, as Novell moves from its
long-time headquarters, which was located just a short commuter bus-ride from
the Mormon Tabernacle.
Dr. Dean Gets Rich Client
The DeanForAmerica.com Web site uses Laszlo Presentation Server 2.0, which serves up a rich experience to visitors.
The Changing Face Of Oracle
CEO Larry Ellison talks about the company's new presidents, new products, its hostile bid for PeopleSoft, and international markets.
Key product releases, with a focus on data warehouses.
Army Turns To IT To Help Keep Morale Up
US Army Community and Family Support Center CIO Rick Thomas is searching for ways to use IT to improve the quality of services his organization provides to soldiers and their families.
Stealing the Show
Reporting is the hottest thing in the BI market. Careful thought will make your investment a success.
Researcher: SMBs Wary Of Depending On Microsoft
The Yankee Group's web survey of 600 small and medium businesses (SMBs) found 43 percent of decision-makers concerned about over-reliance on Microsoft; and of that group, almost three-fourths were actively seeking other vendors to diversify.
Computer Shipments Fall Again
The Commerce Department says shipments of computers and related products dropped 1.3% in December after falling 2.4% in November.
Gates Foresees Seamless World
Speaking in Vienna, the Microsoft founder outlined his vision for a future in which software will connect PCs with cell phones and other small devices.
WebMD Responds To Physicians' Complaints
The operator of the Envoy clearinghouse for electronic health-care claims processing says it's enhancing its ability to monitor claims tracking and implementing new tools to more quickly detect when a transaction fails.
Oracle Adds RFID Support To Its Software
Vendor integrates radio-frequency identification technology and electronic-product -code capabilities into Oracle Warehouse Management to improve visibility into the supply chain.
SmartAdvice: How To Motivate And Build A Strong Team
Focus on satisfying fundamental needs first, such as workload relief and compensation, then move on to higher-level motivators such as empowerment, creative work, and advancement opportunities, The Advisory Council says. Also, consider waiting to adopt RFID until the technology's standards are ready, and check out which skill sets will be most in demand this year.
Sybase Wraps Up Profitable Year
The database and integration software vendor went from red to black in 2003, but still sees slide in software license sales.
Microsoft Still Hopes To Settle With EU
It's talking to the European Union to avoid extensive changes to its business practices as antitrust regulators prepare to wrap up their case against the company.
VC Investment Ends Year On Upswing
Venture-capital funding in the fourth quarter was at its highest level since the summer of 2002, according to the VentureOne-Ernst & Young Venture Capital Report.
Aftermarket Parts Push
Choice Logistics and System Design Advantage are rolling out the Inventory Asset Management program in an effort to grab more of the aftermarket parts business.
Policy Roundtable Highlights Varied Opinions On Linux
Can the U.S. government resist involvement in reshaping the software market? "May the best technology and the best solution win," said a Commerce Department representative at LinuxWorld panel, in laissez-faire fashion. "Government policy on technology issues is a fact of life," countered a United Nations spokesman.