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IBM to Buy FileNet for $1.6B

IBM plans to acquire FileNet, a document management and business process management software vendor, in an all-cash deal valued at $1.6 billion. Read More >

Dan Gillmor: Networking for Fun and Profit

A new book examines the social structures and economic benefits of mass collaboration. Read More >

Microsoft to Pay Reparations for Vista, Office Delays

The Redmond software maker is seeking ways to make amends to its business customers who are covered by volume-license agreements and who have been negatively impacted by the multiple delays in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office. Read More >

Enterprises Want It All and Want It Now

Opinion: Patience is no virtue at either end of the tech supply chain. Read More >

Oracle: Open Source No Threat in Enterprise Database Space

The database vendor says doesn't fear open-source competition and it will continue to go to market with vertical industry solutions that solve specific business problems. Read More >

Pasadena Selects EarthLink for Muni Wi-Fi Network

The ISP starts talks to construct 23-square-mile wireless network that will cost the city's taxpayers nothing to build. Read More >

Business Objects Announces Data Quality Suite, New Services

Business Objects reveals a new suite of data quality tools and global services amid some concerns that it may be cutting into its partner channel. Read More >

A New Role for Microsoft's Ballmer

As Bill Gates transitions away from working full time at Microsoft, CEO Steve Ballmer will have to become the primary champion of innovation. Read More >

Google at OSCON: Open Source Promotes Competition

A Google official says the company derives a lot of benefit from open-source software and remains committed to ensuring its continued good health. Read More >

Vendors Partner to Extend SOA Technologies

OSOA, a group working on the SCA and SDO specifications intended to simplify the creation of Web services applications, announces successes and additional members. Read More >

When Tech Spending Slows Down, Hug Your Vendor

Opinion: Tech spending seems to be at least hitting a speed bump. With vendors struggling, it may make sense to squeeze them on price. Read More >

Opinion: Estimating Software Development Projects

In the first of a three-part series on complex development projects, John Parkinson analyzes how best to estimate a project's duration and cost. Read More >

Microsoft Establishes 12 Principles for Windows Development

Microsoft's general counsel spells out 12 principles Microsoft has adopted to guide the development of Windows Vista and beyond. The principles highlight lessons Microsoft has learned from years of antitrust and other legal battles. Read More >

Technology: Can You Automate Software Quality?

John Parkinson advises on the creation of software quality tests for a very large software company. Read More >

Attorneys Approve Oracle's Patent-Troll Wrangling

News Analysis: Oracle's proactive pounce on EpicRealm, a company many consider to be acting like a patent troll, is deemed good strategy by some patent attorneys. Read More >

Open-Source ERP Grows Up

Amid multiple software vendor mergers, technology executives are turning to open-source ERP systems. Read More >

Microsoft Bows to Pressure to Interoperate with ODF

The company is setting up an open-source project to create a series of tools that translate between the OpenXML and OpenDocument formats. Read More >

Microsoft's Open XML Project Deemed a Short-Term Fix

Critics say the installable software plug-ins created by the Open XML Translator project are a stopgap measure that will probably not be acceptable to governments in the long run. Read More >

SourceLabs System Provides Continuous Open-Source Support

SourceLabs' Continuous Support System brings greater support to enterprises using open-source software in production systems. Read More >

eWEEK Daily News Podcast, June 23, 2006

Harvard study confirms IT does matter; Senate commmittee chair wants "net neutrality" out of telecom bill; AT&T gets slammed for change in customer data policy; Mac and open-source gurus publicize switch from Apple to open; IBM releases free Java security Read More >

IBM Cranks Up Compute Centers' Power

Big Blue will add up to 15 teraflops to its supercomputing capacity-on-demand capabilities, including more Power5+ systems. Read More >

Big Vendors Take Sides in Standards Shootout

News Analysis: The five companies are working with established standards bodies to advance a common standard API (application programming interface) for storage customers. Read More >

Is Microsoft Ready for Gates' Transition?

News Analysis: There is no consensus about whether the way Microsoft does business will change significantly as founder Bill Gates shifts his focus to his charitable foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read More >

Will Microsoft Still Be Microsoft Without Bill Gates?

Opinion: Will 'The Evil Empire' still inspire fear in the hearts of competitors without its stalwart leader involved in day-to-day operations? My bet is no. (Microsoft Watch) Read More >

Lundquist: Gates Stepping Back No Big Surprise

Opinion: Gates' demands outside of Microsoft, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, were taking up the bulk of his time, which is probably the way he intended. Read More >

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