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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in September 2008
Among the challenges identified by the survey's respondents were data management and company culture, which hindered implementation of "comprehensive" risk approaches.
Oracle announced impressive first-quarter earnings yesterday, thanks in part to its highly profitable software maintenance business. At the same time, some complaints have arisen recently from both the Oracle and SAP customer camps about maintenance costs. While enterprise software vendors have to keep shareholders happy, my hope is they're listening to customers, too.
Teradata, Netezza, and Infobright tried to differentiate their offerings this week with new price points, specialized appliances, and open-source software.
Both banks use software from iRise, which reduced the average time it takes financial advisers to open a new client account from 32 minutes to six minutes.
The InformationWeek 500 panel session titled "Get To The Point" pitted two highly opinioned business technology veterans: Toby Redshaw and Rob Enderle.
The retailer will use RFID tagging to reduce the problem of products getting shipped to the wrong stores.
Hearing CIOs at the InformationWeek 500 conference today talk about the unmet need for good talent was pretty good evidence that IT has to be one of the safest jobs in today's scary economy. That's only true, however, if IT professionals are of the right kind of talent.
There's a new open-source datawarehouse company on the market with a different technology approach and a fresh infusion of cash, it was announced today, from Sun Microsystems and two venture firms. The connection is-you guessed it-Sun's newly acquired MySQL database.
The selection of Salesforce.com shows recognition of cloud computing, says CEO Marc Benioff.
SAP also announced an upgrade to Business Objects' data management software at its TechEd conference on Tuesday.
IT shops should be cautious about any immediate claims of Google Chrome support, considering the recent availability and immaturity of the browser.
Google Chrome could help Salesforce.com, DemandTec, and other SaaS vendors evolve their offerings, but it also presents problems.
The acquisition of startup ClearApp is directly tied to Oracle's BEA Systems business.
The ice cream company is using Force.com to support its franchised shops in mega malls, Las Vegas casinos, and Disney properties.