Applications Category


Developers: Expect New Major Language Within Five Years

A group of software developers said we should expect to see more dynamic languages and possibly a new major language in the next five years. Read More >

Microsoft Strikes Broad Patent Deal with Fuji Xerox

Executives from both companies praised the deal for the interoperability advances it would facilitate and the ability to access one another's broad patent portfolios. Read More >

The End of Software, and a New Way of Doing Business chief Mark Benioff has brought the concept of consumer e-commerce applications to business users, creating one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world. Read More >

Microsoft Customers Irate over Daylight-Saving Time Woes

Updated: This year's daylight-saving time change is causing major frustration for IT administrators running Microsoft programs that need to be individually patched to reflect the change. Read More >

HP and IBM Trade Blows in Blade Brawl

As the two companies battle each other for "mind" share in the blade market, Hewlett-Packard is looking to one-up an IBM-sponsored study that claims it has superior blade performance. Read More >

Second Life: Is Business Ready For Virtual Worlds?

Real-world companies such as American Apparel, IBM, Starwood Hotels and Toyota are exploring whether 3D virtual communities can be adapted to serve business—and whether they are an effective place to do market research and collaborate on projects, an Read More >

Second Life Insiders

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, is a pioneer in the development of streaming media technology. Read More >

Virtual Growing Pains

When Linden Lab outlined a growth path for Second Life, it found that getting everyone on the same virtual page wasn't easy. Read More >

Daylight-Saving Time Change: Bigger than Y2K?

IT shops have had less notice in dealing with the time change than they did for Y2K, and the issue doesn't have visibility at the highest levels of an organization as it did for Y2K. Read More >

Turing Award Anoints First Female Recipient

A woman—IBM Fellow Emerita Frances Allen—has been named the honorary of the prestigious A.M. Turing Award, essentially the Nobel Prize of the computing industry, for the first time in its 41-year history. Read More >

Resource Center: Open Source

A topical collection of CIO Insight Case Studies, Expert Voices and Research. Read More >

IBM to Build Three New Supercomputers

Big Blue has already finished the construction of two new supercomputers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and will begin constructing another one for a German research facility. Read More >

The Open Source Initiative Still Lives

The OSI, while quiet, has been making plans on how to deal with the recent flood of pseudo-open-source licenses and "badgeware." Read More >

IBM Lotus Takes Social Networking to New Heights

IBM's Lotus division draws from its roots in collaboration software to launch Lotus Connections, a social networking platform for businesses, along with a series of related offerings aimed at helping enterprises use Web 2.0 technology to refresh legacy so Read More >

OSDL, FSG Merge to Create Linux Foundation

The new foundation aims to provide services that are useful to the community and industry, as well as protect, promote and continue to standardize the Linux platform. Read More >

5 Software Development Mistakes to Avoid

Two I.T. experts offer their tips on successful software development. Read More >

Hosted IT: When Simple Won't Do

The complexity of many cutting-edge applications demands the resources of a full-service vendor. Read More >

Scott Rosenberg: What Makes Software So Hard

The history of software development is marked by missed deadlines, blown budgets and broken promises. Author Scott Rosenberg discusses this dysfunctional culture, and why it persists. Read More >

RFID in '06 and '07: Years of Ups and Downs

The technology finds pockets of activity despite lingering issues including pricing, standards and customer validation. Read More >

Interest in SOA, SAAS Expected to Grow in 2007

Enterprise application vendors like Microsoft, Oracle and SAP will continue investing in software services and mid-market initiatives. Read More >

Identity Management and Access: A Smarter Gatekeeper

Identity management software gives your company more control over who accesses business applications. It also makes it easier to add or cut off access on the fly. But why is that so difficult? Read More >

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