SAP Buys Retail-Management Software Company
SAP hopes to gain ground in the retail sector by buying Retek, a vendor known for its demand forecasting, merchandise planning, inventory management, and other retail-specific applications.
Designed To Cut Time
Cost pressures and other factors are forcing the apparel industry to modernize its technology
Xen App Enlightens
Virtualization tool helps companies get more from servers; 64-bit support coming soon
Business Technology: Security, Microsoft, And High-Stakes Poker
Microsoft is playing high-stakes poker with its customers over the security of its products and technologies, and so far, Bob Evans says, the company's raises and bluffs have held up. But the other players are getting tired of the game, and Microsoft might find that dominating such a game will be little more than a Pyrrhic victory.
New Technology, New Approach To Design Apps
Arch Ventures Partners has made investments in companies producing radio frequency ID tag and grid computing products, but may next put its money in companies developing products that exploit the nascent dual-core and multicore chip.
Ins And Outs Of EII
EII diverges from most traditional ETL-oriented data warehousing in that it accesses -- but does not move -- the information that will be examined using analytics tools.
Anticipating Oscar. It sounds like the title of some dreadful film; it is in fact an explanation of the timing of Google's latest search enhancement: cinema-centric search.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
Electronic forms of content, from e-mail to Web sites, have opened the doors of collaboration in ways that defy the old boundaries of time and geography.
With opportunity comes greater risk, however, because of the ease of
proliferation, duplication and modification of content.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
A reporting tools deployment helps Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger and other sports gear, improve its grip on product-by-product sales data.
Linux For The Future
It was wild idealism, really, around the notion that software should be developed communally and distributed freely that spawned Linux more than a decade ago. It's an ideal that has resonated up the chain of command to become a major disruptive force in the business world. While much is made of the threat to Windows, the Linux operating system and accompanying open-source movement threaten to put other decades-old IT mainstays, notably Unix and RISC-based processors, out to pasture. As the new p
Just how many open-source licenses do we need?
It's a question to which there's no answer … at least not yet. One thing's for sure: there doesn't seem to be any shortage of applications for new licenses. Ironically, the proliferation new open-source licenses, each with different restrictions and guidelines, introduces incompatibilities that could actually put up walls between some really good programs.
Customers And Partners Support Microsoft's CRM Delay
Brad Wilson, general manager of Microsoft CRM, says the delay of CRM 2.0 is because of feedback from customers and partners who prefer to see new capabilities added now rather than wait for a subsequent release.