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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in June 2008
Oracle this month raised software license prices by about 15% on average, according to a Forrester Research analysis.
Despite high-profile deals with Airbus and Kimberly-Clark, OATSystems decides to no longer fly solo in the shaky market for RFID technologies.
Gartner blames the drop in BI spending growth on a weak U.S. economy.
Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit ... the beaches, the snorkeling, and fresh seafood that doesn't travel thousands of miles on a supply chain before landing on your plate. Turns out it's got some smart scientists, too. While in a previous blog we shared opinions about whether RFID could be used to track tainted tomatoes back to the farm, Hawaii already is working on such a program.
A radical move for the traditional software vendor, but will Willy Loman buy in?
It's been seven weeks since people started getting sick from tomatoes and the FDA still doesn't know who is producing them. The tomato industry has lost tens of millions of dollars, and my craving for a thickly sliced tomato sandwich on sprouted wheat with mayo and Swiss goes unsatisfied. Too bad there's an unused technology, called RFID, that may have tracked those tainted tomatoes back to the grower by now.
The software services, to be previewed at the Enterprise 2.0 conference, are Oracle's first significant plunge into subscription-based SaaS.
The SAP subsidiary's first predictive analytics module takes direct aim at the market dominated by SAS Institute.
The dental benefits provider chose Pentaho's open source BI after comparing it with SAP Business Objects.
The deal shows how IT service vendors are finding ways to participate in SaaS's momentum.
OpenAir's SaaS offerings for project and time management might make more sense to companies than NetSuite's own ERP SaaS.
The upgrade includes role-based business intelligence tools that Microsoft will extend to its other ERP offerings in future releases.