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Microsoft Pledges Another Round of Open-Source Links

Microsoft Senior Vice President Bob Muglia says the company is serious about finding ways to resolve the incompatibilities between open-source and commercial software. Read More >

IBM Sets Roadmap for Future Rational Tools

IBM will upgrade its Rational tool set in Q4 and move to a major revision in 2007. Read More >

Microsoft to Publish New Common Engineering Criteria at Tech Ed

While Microsoft says the criteria demonstrate its commitment to providing best-in-class products that are integrated and manageable, it was criticized by customers as a ruse to facilitate even greater lock-in. Read More >

IBM Readies Rational Revamp

It's been a little more than three years since IBM acquired Rational Software, and now Big Blue is planning a major upgrade to keep its foothold in application development tools. Read More >

The Big Deal: Tech Giants Fawn over Small Fry

With the high-end enterprise market growing at a snail's pace and big vendors desperate for new revenue, industry heavyweights are turning their attention to SMBs. Read More >

The Data Revolution Will Be Televised

Searching and organizing unstructured text is one thing. Working with multimedia content, which is beginning to make up a growing percentage of the world's unstructured data, is another matter altogether. Read More >

Technology: Open Source Tools Help Ease Integration Woes

Small companies like Marena Group see lowered costs and quicker implementation. Read More >

Unofficial Registry Script Blunts MS Word Zero-Day Attack

Internet security experts recommend that Windows users implement software restriction policies to reduce the effects of ongoing zero-day attacks against a code execution flaw in Microsoft Word. Read More >

SAP Co-founder Discusses Competitors, Potential Buyers

Hasso Plattner says IBM, Microsoft or Google could acquire SAP in the future. Read More >

Technology: Enterprise Rights Management Aims Digital Rights at Sensitive Documents

Enterprise-rights management is still in its early stages, but most CIOs acknowledge a need for better document security. Read More >

Gates' Memo: 'Beyond Business Intelligence'

Microsoft's chief software architect tells customers and partners what his company is doing to end information overload/underload. Read the full text of his memo here. Read More >

Sun's Open-Source Outreach Met with Mixed Emotions

As Sun wades deeper into open-source waters, reaction from the analyst and open-source communities is diverse and divided. Read More >

Are CIOs Ignoring Web 2.0 Technologies?

Users are taking the plunge into blogs, RSS, podcasts, tagging, and Wikis. But many CIOs have cold feet about letting users try out new, innovative technologies. Read More >

Case Study: Bets the Shop on Open Source is a small player in the outdoor sporting-goods market but it's growing fast—and gaining market share—by betting on open source. Read More >

Case Study: Bets the Shop on Open Source is a small player in the outdoor sporting goods market. But thanks in part to an unconventional approach to IT, it's experiencing eye-popping growth, nearly doubling its revenues in 2005. Read More >

Emerging Technologies Survey May 2006: Which Technologies Make Sense For Your Company?

Our survey of 45 emerging technologies finds team collaboration tools, business process platforms/management suites, server virtualization, and open source databases, development tools and languages are considered "most likely to provide business value" f Read More >

Behind Oil Profits: A Look At ExxonMobil's Technology Alignment

Rocketing oil prices are driving the nation's big oil companies to record profits, but even among this powerful group, one stands out: ExxonMobil. Not only does it invest heavily in technology that give it an edge in finding oil and gas, it keeps that spe Read More >

Toll Lane Ahead for Internet Traffic?

Enterprise executives quietly fret about net neutrality's future and its impact on their budgets. Read More >

Will Sun Open-Source Java?

The debate inside Sun over whether to take Java open source is coming to a head as the JavaOne conference looms May 15. One of new Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz's first chores will be to manage the scrum and gauge the future of Java. Read More >

Open Source Making Inroads on Wall Street

At the Linux on Wall Street conference, Citigroup discusses its use of open source. Read More >

IBM Speaks Out on Red Hat-JBoss Deal

A company executive says he is not fazed by Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss and that the deal will not adversely affect their relationship. Read More >

Decision-Support Systems: Lessons from the Military

Combat avionics designed for decision support used tell the pilot everything all the time, which just confused things. The key to aiding good decisions is knowing what peope need to know and giving it to them when they need it. Read More >

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