Applications Category


OpenAjax Grows, Sets Agenda

The OpenAjax Alliance announces growth in membership, a new Web site, and a new road map and technology to help standardize Java development. Read More >

IBM Aims to Limit Complexity with Software Update

Tivoli Provisioning Manager 5.1 is designed for the midmarket and automates complex tasks involved in deploying, configuring and maintaining software on thousands of client systems. Read More >

Microsoft's Fathi: Vista Security Is Becoming Reality

Q&A: Having taken over Microsoft's Security Technology Unit in March 2006, Corporate Vice President Ben Fathi is guiding the software giant's bid to improve its standing with customers and the software community. Read More >

Microsoft Offers Broader Support for Legacy Products

Realizing that it can drive revenue from the use of legacy software by some of its largest customers, the software giant announces a new Custom Support Agreement program for those products. Read More >

Mass. Back on Track for ODF Implementation

Saying concerns about accessibility tools are being addressed, Massachusetts has reaffirmed its commitment to begin implementing ODF in some agencies by January 2007. Read More >

Microsoft Should Step Up Its Open-Source Strategy

Opinion: Microsoft needs to do more than talk a good game when it comes to open source. (Microsoft Watch) Read More >

Mainframers Learn New Tricks

IBM looks to retrain, reframe and retool systems and the work force. Read More >

CIOs See Software Spending Spree

A new survey says nearly 60 percent of CIOs expect an increase in software spending through the rest of 2006. Read More >

CIOs See Software Spending Spree

A new survey says nearly 60 percent of CIOs expect an increase in software spending through the rest of 2006. Read More >

Technology: Call Centers That Feel Your Pain

Customer service companies track the emotional quality of calls. Read More >

Kaiser Permanente's Rx for Better Projects

Case Study: HMO Kaiser Permanente needed tighter alignment between its software developers and its business goals. A new requirements management system proved to be strong, but effective, medicine. Read More >

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 >

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