Applications Category


JPMorgan Chase Draws a Map to End Outages

JPMorgan Chase, which loses money for every second its servers are down, treated a plague of outages with application mapping software that could pinpoint problems that were often shockingly ordinary. Read More >

Pioneer of RSS, Blogs, Podcasts Looks at What's Next

Dave Winer was one of the first to recognize the value of customizing information flows on the Internet. Now he's predicting information flows will change how everything else works, too. Read More >

What the Hell Does Web 2.0 Mean, Anyway?

There's a lively debate in the blogosphere about what functions, practices and technology actually makes up "Web 2.0." So why should a CIO care? It may matter more than you know. Read More >

How the Customer Satisfaction Survey Was Done

Questions and methods we used to estimate how CIOs feel about the vendors on which they depend. Read More >

New Brain Trust to Work Like the Web

Instead of finding relevant Web sites, would find other researchers' datasets and protocols, as well as working models of how genes, proteins and brain regions interact. Read More >

CIOs Describe Like-Hate Relationships With Vendors

The least surprising result of this year's customer-satisfaction survey is that CIOs hate their telecom vendors. The most surprising is that companies that always rate badly have done little to improve customers' opinions of them. Read More >

IT Vendors Disappoint The Biggest Companies

IT software vendors don't have much to offer the largest corporations, so they end up going it alone. Will that change? Read More >

Microsoft Acknowledges Need to Help Build Web Services

With Microsoft now on board, the software revolution can officially begin. Read More >

Open Source Turns Strategic

The fear about open source seems to be disappearing as Corporate America realizes open source is useful for more than just tinkering and Web servers. Read More >

PDAs Help Doctors Cut Excessive Antibiotics

Tools that guide doctors' decisions can reduce excessive use of antibiotics. Read More >

Ex-CIO Spends Venture Capital on More Than Just Tech

Venture capitalist Pete Solvik applies the lessons he learned as Cisco's CIO to make investment decisions. Lesson No. 1: People and strategy count as much as hot products. Read More >

Music-Industry Foes Join Hands to Accept Royalties

A rare collaboration between fierce competitors in the music business is turning heads. Read More >

What Does Wall Street Think of Your Technology?

Study finds a connection between news of IT investments and stock price. Read More >

Cost for Windows falls—to 50 cents—in China

Feeble government actions not stemming piracy tide, business groups report. U.S. companies doing business in China face potential copyright infringement issues. Read More >

Automating Logistics to Keep Coffee Fresh

Green Mountain Coffee ran out of space in one distribution center, so it built another with a software "brain" that could keep all the beans moving on orders ranging in size from multi-pallette to single packet. Read More >

The Benefits of Making 'Partner' Deals with Vendors

Some CIOs are getting custom software at rock-bottom prices by going into business with their vendors. Read More >

25-year-old App Still at Core of Corporate Computing

Twenty-five years later, the classic spreadsheet is still a killer app, and not just for bean counters. Read More >

Our October Issue, In Brief:

Is BPO killing itself? Is SOA too threatening to implement? Can patent issues leave your best projects DOA? Do your vendor "partners" really keep up their end of the relationship? Do you believe the only way to succeed in business over the next 20 years i Read More >

Patent (Reform) Pending

The patent system is broken, and IT is taking the brunt of the problems. Does the government have the will to fix it? Read More >

Service-Oriented Architecture: Efficient, but Threatening?

Service-oriented architecture offers a rational approach to building applications that meet business needs. But it puts development in business contexts many IT people may not be able to navigate. Read More >

Interview: IBM's Perna Predicts Changes in What "Data" Means

Q&A: On the eve of her retirement from the helm of IBM's Software Group, Janet Perna predicts the role of data and data delivery will change, and warns Oracle to keep supporting IBM customers. Read More >

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