FedEx Achieves Fusion
The goal is to install the next-generation business infrastructure and lay a technical foundation for business units to collectively compete.
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
Billion Dollar Bet
Inspired by a relative newcomer, SAP is banking on its Web-services-based NetWeaver to become an IT-platform vendor.
Ariba, FreeMarkets Merger Gets Stockholders' OK
The combined companies aim to provide sourcing tools and consulting services to automate processes, offering a global reach that gives customers access to more than 400 commodity and sourcing experts.
Sun Unveils Tiger, But It's Still A Youngster
Sun execs debuted the upcoming version 5.0 of Java 2 Standard Edition, known as Project Tiger, at the company's annual JavaOne Conference--though general release isn't expected before fall.
Justice Department Attacks Lawson's Stature As Software Player
Testifying for Oracle at its antitrust trial, Lawson CEO John Coughlan tried to show his company was more than a middle-market player, but was confronted with several cases in which its customers complained that the software vendor wasn't up to the job.
Apple Readies Search Technology For Macs
CEO Steve Jobs says the technology, called Spotlight, will be part of next year's Mac OS X upgrade and will let users easily search the contents of their computers.
NetSuite Adds E-Commerce Component To ERP/CRM Suite
NetSuite has added a new e-commerce module to its NetSuite hosted suite of ERP and CRM applications, which integrates website and Web store functionality with financials, warehouse management, sales and customer support systems.
Look Who's Calling
An examination of three BI vendors, and where resellers can make money in a market that is literally knocking at their door.