Profile of Mary Hayes Weier
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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in March 2007
Shai Agassi brought something fresh to SAP. Young and dashing, he could engage an audience of customers from a stage with the savvy of a marketing exec, yet he was foremost a very smart technologist.
The industry is leaning toward RFID at the case level but isn't sure when costs will decline enough to let it take that approach for individual bottles of drugs.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the sprawling hotel that's hosting the RFID World conference and the quarter-sized spider camped outside my room's window. Also big are the dreams of a lot of little software and hardware vendors who've come here to Dallas to hawk their wares. My guess is that within a few years, many of these vendors will join with others or, sadly, cease to exist.
At stores where the retailer has tested RFID technology, revenue has increased by 18.7%, and number of units sold are up 14.1%.
The shipping company joins companies such as Wal-Mart that are rethinking their investment in the short-range wireless technology.
Although Wal-Mart is still bullish on RFID and plans to add it to hundreds more stores this year, it now talks about the technology as more of a baby-steps approach.
Business Objects, IBM, and others are putting together packages designed to take the bite out of costly BI. Cost and integration are a big problem for businesses, according to new InformationWeek research.
Five-year, $80 million deal with IBM for business intelligence system intended to support education accountability effort.
R1000 retools radio frequency ID readers and could lower prices.
EMC, primarily known for its storage systems, sees opportunity in helping companies solve problems with analysis and semantic search, says CTO Jeff Nick.
The city just awarded IBM a five-year contract to create a massive system to manage, track, analyze, and share information about student and school performance. But it won't buy Johnny new pencils.
The move by the world's largest chipmaker lends credibility to the fledgling technology.
Oracle's deal to buy Hyperion Solutions is just the latest in a series of market-changing developments.
Oracle's purchase of Hyperion leaves just two big BI vendors, Business Objects and Cognos. Will they be acquired? Here's what their CEOs have to say.
By paying such a premium for Hyperion, Oracle shows it means business, and it's aiming straight for the knees of competitor SAP.