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  • ERP targets midmarket

    The ERP (enterprise resource planning) midmarket -- once the exclusive domain of a handful of companies with limited functionality -- quickly is becoming crowded with big-name players such as Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp., PeopleSoft Inc., and SAP AG revving new enterprise software applications to meet mid-market demand for integrated front- and back-office systems.

    22 Oct. 02 08:22 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Visa to get behind voice recognition

    Visa International Inc. is partnering with a maker of voice recognition software to develop voice authentication technology for use with Visa-brand credit cards. The two companies will be looking at applications of the biometric security in the areas of e-commerce, mobile commerce and risk management, according to a statement released Friday by Vocent Solutions Inc.

    22 Oct. 02 08:20 Written by Paul Roberts
  • MySQL to be included with NetWare 6, Essbase

    Looking to boost NetWare as a Web services platform, the MySQL database is to be included with NetWare 6, providing a data management platform for applications running on Novell's core platform, Novell and MySQL will announce on Monday. The database also is being bundled with Hyperion Essbase, according to MySQL.

    22 Oct. 02 08:16 Written by Paul Krill
  • Progress buys XML toolmaker eXcelon

    E-business technology provider Progress Software Corp. is purchasing XML (Extensible Markup Language) toolmaker eXcelon Corp. in a move that will allow the company to expand its e-business application integration products.

    22 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • BizTalk to support Siebel's UAN

    Siebel Systems Inc. Universal Application Network (UAN) will get a boost this week with Microsoft Corp. scheduled to announce that its BizTalk application integration server will support the UAN platform for application integration.

    22 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Heather Harreld
  • WebPutty upgrades app dev platform

    WebPutty Inc. on Monday will announce WebPutty Application Platform V6, which focuses on visualization for design-driven development.

    22 Oct. 02 08:15 Written by Paul Krill
  • Siebel pledges support for .Net

    As part of a multiyear global strategic alliance, Siebel Systems Inc. will incorporate Microsoft Corp.'s .Net software into products and participate in related development and marketing efforts, the companies announced Monday.

    22 Oct. 02 08:14 Written by Laura Rohde and Heather Harreld
  • Agere shows off fast switching chip

    Agere Systems Inc. on Monday announced a new switching chip for communications equipment that it says switches communication signals four times faster than competing products and delivers dramatic cost savings.

    22 Oct. 02 08:14 Written by Joris Evers
  • NetForensics adds visualization, scores in 3.0

    NetForensics Inc. is set to unveil the latest upgrade to its security information management (SIM) software, which will feature security event scoring and categorization features as well as visualization technology from SilentRunner Inc., the company said Monday.

    22 Oct. 02 08:11 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Maxtor predicts growth in rack-based storage

    Maxtor is expecting an increased take-up of rack-based storage will replace pedestal servers because it offers better scalability and modularity.

    21 Oct. 02 11:23 Written by Brian Corrigan
  • IT cost blowout causes storm at Sydney Water

    A multimillion-dollar cost blowout for a Customer Information and Billing System (CIBS) at Sydney Water could result in legal action against the vendor.

    21 Oct. 02 09:47 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Web radio faces costly future

    In a scramble to end their session, senators have left small commercial Webcasters with an uncertain--and potentially expensive--future.

    21 Oct. 02 08:26 Written by Michelle Madigan
  • Cost controls compel 'less is more' IT approach

    IT is maturing, shedding the free-spending salad days of its teenage years and is forcing IT professionals to optimise razor-thin budgets, existing investments and depleted staff.

    21 Oct. 02 08:21 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Vendors bypass IT execs, pitch to biz chiefs

    CIOs and IT departments find themselves in the slow lane, bypassed by vendors racing to capture new sales in a market where IT sales remain subdued.

    21 Oct. 02 08:19 Written by Julian Bajkowski
  • Feds planning early-warning system for Internet

    The U.S. National Communications System (NCS) plans to develop a Global Early Warning Information System (GEWIS) to monitor the performance of the Internet and provide warnings to government and industry users of threats that could degrade service, such as denial-of-service attacks against the Domain Name Servers that control Internet traffic.

    21 Oct. 02 08:14 Written by Bob Brewin
  • Business Objects takes wraps off new architecture

    Business Objects SA this week took the wraps of a new architecture designed to provide suggested actions from reporting tool conclusions and its forthcoming new BI (business intelligence) core product suite.

    21 Oct. 02 08:13 Written by Heather Harreld
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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