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Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Microsoft Details Servers, Search Plans
News  |  7/30/2004
Moderate predictions belie aggressive moves into new areas, including patents
Shift In Web Services
News  |  7/30/2004
Carmakers collaborate on project to establish transaction standards
Microsoft To Take Cheap Windows To More Markets
News  |  7/30/2004
It plans to take Windows XP Starter Edition to a number of emerging markets outside the United States and Western Europe.
Microsoft Issues Security Fix For Internet Explorer
News  |  7/30/2004
The patch, deemed "critical" by Microsoft, fixes three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities as well as many previously fixed Internet Explorer security holes to date.
Tata Consultancy Looks Formidable With $1 Billion In Cash
News  |  7/30/2004
Tata Consultancy is looking to raise more than $1 billion in an IPO, as the 28,000-employee offshore outsourcer joins other fast-growing, publicly traded Indian IT firms.
Windows-To-Linux Migration Hits Speed Bump In Munich
News  |  7/30/2004
The proposed migration of the City of Munich's 14,000 desktops from Windows to Linux has hit a snag over possible patent issues.
Scientific Debuts Compliance Tool For Excel Spreadsheets
News  |  7/30/2004
The application is being offered as way to audit, track and control changes to corporate spreadsheet templates.
Fair Isaac's 3Q Profits Decline
News  |  7/30/2004
The credit-rating service and credit-analysis software supplier said revenue was up about 6% but net income was down almost 4%.
New iWay Adapters Expand SAP Integration
News  |  7/30/2004
New offerings will enable data integration from Siebel, PeopleSoft and Oracle systems.
Scripting Language Tools Get Upgrades
News  |  7/30/2004
ActiveState and Zend Technologies both have updated their tools for open-source scripting languages.
Healthy On The Front End
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Software companies floundered right and left in the most recent quarter. Not the reporting and analytics firms.
Safeway Turns To Velosel To Get Kinks Out Of Supply Chain
News  |  7/30/2004
The retailer is using Velosel's Collaborative Product Information Management tool to optimize its data-synchronization efforts
Location Services Find Their Way To The Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/30/2004
Phone handsets and GPS-enabled hardware are ushering in a new wave of location-based services, Carl Zetie says. It's 2 p.m., do you know where your employees are?
SEC Gets Closer To XBRL
News  |  7/29/2004
The format's advantages include being able to query a document as if it were a database.
Auto Industry Seeks To Improve Web Services
News  |  7/29/2004
Web-services protocols can benefit from ebXML's encryption, reliability, and security features.
Microsoft To Issue Browser Patch Next Week
News  |  7/29/2004
The fix for Internet Explorer will finally plug the hole that hackers exploited in a sneak attack last month.
Internet Pioneers Say Thanks To Tulane
News  |  7/29/2004
Jim Clark of Netscape and David Filo of Yahoo are donating $30 million each to the university, where they were undergraduates.
Apple Threatens RealNetworks
News  |  7/29/2004
The company says Real may violate federal law with software that lets customers play their songs on a variety of devices.
IBM Acquires Application-Management Vendor Cyanea Systems
News  |  7/29/2004
It will integrate Cyanea's technology into its existing middleware apps, including those in its WebSphere, Tivoli, and Rational product lines.
Spotlight
News  |  7/29/2004
Gary Thomson, CIO and senior VP of Choice Hotels International, sheds light on customer data integration and the role of the CIO.
Gates: Microsoft To Increase Patent Filing
News  |  7/29/2004
In annual meeting with financial analysts, Microsoft's chairman puts the focus on R&D and intellectual property.
Adding Simplicity
News  |  7/29/2004
Automated, model-driven architecture could be your ticket to simpler, less painful enterprise development.
Pipeline
News  |  7/29/2004
MicroStrategy and Business Objects lead our digest of noteworthy product releases.
Performing ETL With SQL
News  |  7/29/2004
Who needs an engine? Not Sunopsis V3, which employs SQL to bring a fresh approach to ETL.
Biometric Passports Pushed Back
News  |  7/29/2004
Legislation to push back the deadline requiring countries in the State Department's Visa Waiver program to issue the passports awaits President Bush's signature.
Microsoft Takes On Spammers Again
News  |  7/29/2004
It will begin checking for the existence of Sender ID framework records on Oct. 1.
Fair Isaac's 3Q Profits Decline
News  |  7/29/2004
The credit-rating service and credit-analysis software supplier said revenue was up about 6% but net income was down almost 4%.
Business Objects Outpaces 2Q Estimates
News  |  7/28/2004
The business intelligence software giant reported revenue of $222.2 million in the quarter ended June 30, up from $129 million in the same period last year.
Common Mistakes in Data Presentation
News  |  7/28/2004
When it comes to data presentation, graphical glitz can confuse rather than clarify what's being communicated. Our practical series delves into common errors and how to correct them.
Survival Data Mining for Customer Insight
News  |  7/28/2004
Data mining techniques that have proven their worth in smaller applications are now crossing over into mainstream business computing. A practical approach will help you better understand customer behavior and reduce churn.
Customer Value: Setting the Gold Standard
News  |  7/28/2004
If customers are essential to profitability, why do so few companies put them at the focal point of performance management? Here's a practical guide to help your organization use metrics to drive higher customer value.
Boosting Business Acceptance
News  |  7/28/2004
Business acceptance is a bigger problem than BI/DW professionals want to admit. Here's how to get on the right track.
Seeing the Connection
News  |  7/28/2004
Thanks to text mining, visualization software can now depict relationships between concepts found in documents and email.
The Pieces Are Moving
News  |  7/28/2004
What's that grinding sound? It's nothing less than strategic business applications shifting to a higher virtual plane.
In Brief
News  |  7/28/2004
High-level intelligence at a glance
Lessons From the Emetrics Summit
News  |  7/28/2004
The state of the art of web analytics advances
A Service to All
News  |  7/28/2004
Customer self-service tools can increase CRM success.
Closed Loop
News  |  7/28/2004
Sounding Off; Follow Up
Hunting Big Game
News  |  7/28/2004
When you think of customer value, don't think CRM - think B2B processes.
Survey Says Linux Hacks Are Rare
News  |  7/28/2004
An Evans Data report says only 8% of Linux developers surveyed had ever seen a virus infect their systems.
Survey Finds Linux Hacks Rare
News  |  7/28/2004
A whopping 92 percent of Linux developers surveyed by Evans Data claimed that their machines had never been infected by malicious code.
Opinion: Open Source Intellectual Property Has Protection
Commentary  |  7/28/2004
Attorney Lawrence Rosen believes worries over patent issues shouldn't derail open source developers from going forward with projects.
Microsoft Tests News Search Service
News  |  7/28/2004
The service, called Newsbot, rivals a similar offering from Google.
RFID Meets XML
News  |  7/28/2004
Zebra Technologies says its RFID printer-encoder is now XML-enabled.
MicroStrategy Reports Fourfold Jump In Earnings
News  |  7/28/2004
MicroStrategy Inc. reported a fourfold increase in earnings for the second quarter, and a 14 percent increase in revenues.
Antitrust Battle Takes Toll On PeopleSoft
News  |  7/28/2004
Total revenue and licensing revenue both rose in the second quarter, but profits fell sharply, in large part due to the expenses of trying to stave off Oracle's takeover bid.
SCO: Looking More Ridiculous Every Day
Commentary  |  7/27/2004
Imagine if Darth Vader's secret identity had turned out to be Bozo the Clown. Luke Skywalker and his pals would have been afraid Darth would blow up the whole galaxy, but instead the Dark Lord of the Sith did pratfalls all around the Death Star control room, sending stacks of papers flying through the air, accidentally hitting himself in the face with a cream pie and squirting seltzer down his pants.
Jabber, WebEx Partner To Integrate Messaging With Conferencing
News  |  7/27/2004
Plans include integrating WebEx's meeting capabilities into Jabber's messaging and presence systems.
IBM Overhauls Executive Ranks
News  |  7/27/2004
Michael Borman, general manager of IBM's Global Business Partners and PartnerWorld organization, is tasked to oversee IBM's iSeries.
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