BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
BI Gets A Boost From Open-Source Community
Open-source development is having a significant impact on business intelligence. Among the vendors that have adopted open-source technology within their products in a big way are Actuate, Pentaho and JasperSoft.
Vista Volume Licensing May Require Product Activation
According to CRN, Microsoft is planning to require Vista and Longhorn customers with volume licenses to register and report their license key usage, ostensibly through some kind of licensing server running on Longhorn, and possibly a hosted server run by Microsoft. Although the article does not explicity state that product activation will be required, it seems pretty clear that de-activati
Intel Cell Phone Effort A Failure Of Historic Proportions
Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, on Tuesday finally owned up to one of the most colossal failures in that industry's history when it unloaded its communications and applications processor business to Marvell for $600 million. It's not surprising that Intel tried to slip that announcement in under the cover of its much splashier
IBM Bets Big On Chinese Startups
One Chinese company in the location-based services market has been able to grow its customer base by 30% and increase revenue by about five times with help from IBM.
Dell Expands Support Services For Business
The premium service is available to a broader set of customers than Dell's previous premium service, which required a minimum of 200 servers. Platinum Plus will require only 100 servers.
Net Neutrality Hypocrites
It's odd to hear people in an industry that exists because of government regulation argue against government regulation and for the free market. And yet that's exactly what happens when telcos and cable television vendors argue against net neutrality regulations, which would forbid them from giving preferential treatment to Internet traffic for companies that pay for the privilege.
Telcos and the cable TV industry don't exist in the vicious jungle of the free market. They live a protect
All Your Bases Belong To Microsoft
Or so Steve Ballmer would have it. Though it's dabbled in it for a while now, Microsoft dove headfirst into unified communications today with an offbeat press conference that showed exactly how many ways Microsoft can dominate much more than just your operating system, desktop productivity, and server software.
Firefox Scores One For World Cup Fans
Keeping up with the World Cup can be a pain, especially if you're at work and have to keep one eye peeled for your boss. If you could use a better way to catch the latest scores -- and if you only want soccer results -- drop by Mozilla.org and try out Boris Ruf's Footiefox extension.
Microsoft's CollaborationVision Is Lofty--And Complex
Microsoft wants to take the unified communications market by storm with a slew of new products, and Cisco also eyes what it calls a $10 billion opportunity. But integrating voice, data, video, and e-mail into neat and simple packages won't be an easy task.
The Hartford Builds An SOA
After three years, service-oriented architecture is paying dividends for the insurance and financial services company.
Five Questions For Mike Olson, Oracle VP
Olson is the outspoken former president and CEO of Sleepycat Software who helped build the open source Berkeley DB project into a multimillion-dollar business. Oracle bought the database company in February. Oracle PR accompanies Olson when he meets with the press, but unlike many of the company's plain-vanilla VPs, he's still talking.