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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in January 2008
Vendors don't provide rationale behind license fees and are shifty about discounts, but the SaaS model may force them to change their ways, Forrester predicts.
While Microsoft, Oracle and SAP have tiptoed around SaaS for big business, EMC is taking the plunge with its new online backup service.
Attivio will compete with offerings from Fast, which Microsoft is acquiring for $1.2 billion.
Sam's Club suppliers required to use tags or face $2 fee.
If you thought Wal-Mart was backing off from its big RFID plans, think again. Wal-Mart recently notified, in writing, suppliers of its Sam's Club warehouse stores that it will charge a $2 service fee for pallets of goods that aren't tagged with RFID starting Jan. 30. Suppliers of Wal-Mart stores shouldn't be surprised if they get a letter with some sort of financial incentive to comply with RFID, too.
Wal-Mart says it'll charge suppliers to its warehouse stores a fee of $2 for every pallet not tagged with RFID starting Jan. 30.
The automakers showcase cutting-edge technology with plenty of concept cars and a respectable number of hybrid energy models for 2008 and beyond.
After its initial partnership back in 2004, Daisy Brands decided to tag all of its pallets no matter where they're heading.
The morning after the Iowa caucus results, I shared with you what Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama are saying about technology and globalization. The focus has shifted over to Hillary Clinton and John McCain after the results in New Hampshire's primary. Here's what those presidential candidates have to say about those topics.
The Sync system in 2008 Ford autos, co-developed with Microsoft, certainly has that cool factor, my favorite being the ability to tell your iPod what song to play (wish I had that in my 2007 Ford, which just has the built-in media port). Bill Gates announced at CES that Sync will soon offer a safety feature, yet it doesn't appear to be nearly as extensive as what GM offers with OnStar.
Microsoft released the software to manufacturing last month, and resellers are working with customers to get it up and running as a subscription service.
First off, Huck-a-who? I had to do some research this morning to learn more about the winning Republican candidate at the Iowa caucus. So Mike Huckabee is an ultraconservative and former Baptist preacher. Ohh-kay. But I'll resist the urge to spout out my personal views here and share with you what Huckabee and Democratic winner Barack Obama have to say on the issues of globalization and technology at their Web sites.
The deployment is a notable win in Salesforce.com's efforts to get large companies to buy from its AppExchange on-demand software store.
Plenty of change lies ahead in the area of offshore outsourcing, which has evolved from a little-used practice to a mature industry in less than 10 years. Here are five predictions for offshore outsourcing in 2008: