10 Good Reasons You Can't Have That Data
The Justice Department has rejected a request to view a database of foreign lobbyists, saying the file is so big that copying it could cause the computer on which it resides to crash and irretrievably destroy data.
Open Source, Proprietary Vendors Force Change On Each Other
This week finds open source and proprietary vendors making maneuvers in response to competitive threats they pose to each other. Mostly, these maneuvers involve Microsoft. Sun Microsystems said it plans to work with Microsoft to develop single sign-on technology for
networks. Then, the two companies will work together to unify Java and
SmartAdvice: Are Blogs The Next Internet Marketing Phenomenon?
Here are some factors to consider when your company ponders whether to blog or not, The Advisory Council says. Also, expand outsourcing's value by building ongoing relationships; and match your telecom requirements to your providers' products for savings and best performance.
Business Technology: Privacy Isn't The Only Thing That's Important
Professional whiners who believe they were put on earth to protect and speak for the rest of us have turned the discussion about preventing further terrorist attacks on this country into a debate over what sort of food airline passengers eat. That's not privacy, Bob Evans says--that's lunacy.
BI To CRM's Rescue
CRM is just a business process like any other, and like the others, it can be made smarter with BI.
Good Management Takes Planning
Too often, companies fail to make the tactical decisions needed to ensure a successful deployment of business-process-management software.
Start With What's Broken
When it comes to BPM, go ahead and begin with the process that's anathema to everyone involved with it. When you create a turnaround, you reach hero status.
Business Technology: Beyond Microsoft's Business-Apps Play
Can Microsoft be a major player in the complex and sophisticated market for high-end enterprise applications? Bob Evans thinks Microsoft's recent and huge emphasis on weaving business-process expertise and flexibility into its code and its services is proof that the company has very ambitious plans in this $25 billion market.
Oracle's swashbuckling attempt to grab PeopleSoft is part of a trend that should matter to more users than just those who are part of the PeopleSoft customer base.
Did Linus Invent Linux?
A new book argues that Torvalds stole other people's work. But all innovation is based on previous work, says columnist Rob Preston.
SmartAdvice: Consider Hardware First In Figuring Linux Ownership Costs
Hardware considerations can muddle the seemingly lower cost of Linux ownership, The Advisory Council says. Also, aspect-oriented programming needs to mature before it's ready for prime time; and use compliance standards to make sure IT processes are in place and your IT organization is adequately staffed.
Performance Management Finds Its Legs
Business performance management is more about strategic thinking than it is about software. It's the true interweaving of business intelligence with business strategy.
Langa Letter: Cool And Quiet: Warm-Weather Follow-Up
After detailing multiple approaches to keep your PC cool and quiet, Fred Langa goes a step further, testing a water-cooling system and seeking to address warm weather and high-stress applications with a thermostatic power supply.