Stories by Patricia Pickett

Bullying an IT workplace problem

Physical and psychological harassment or bullying is one of the most damaging workplace issues -- and according to one expert, the IT industry is not immune to it.

Adobe launches intelligent document platform

Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced document services technologies that will include XML in PDF files. According to the software vendor, the document services, which were largely developed in Adobe's Ottawa lab, will help organizations and governments manage business processes and help improve document control and security across the enterprise.

Portals top of mind for Sapphire attendees

Several SAP customers at this year's Sapphire user conference said their use of the software vendor's integration and application platform NetWeaver is helping them transition to a services-oriented architecture.

SAP inks MS, RIM deals

SAP used an annual gathering of customers to announce new alliances: a joint, detailed road map with Microsoft for better integration between Microsoft .Net and SAP NetWeaver, and the combination of SAP's customer relationship management (CRM) and mobile business solutions with Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry wireless handheld platform.

Novell talks OES

Novell Inc. says the announcement of its Open Enterprise Server (OES) product at this year's BrainShare user conference is in keeping with the vendor's promise at last year's event to give customers more flexibility and choice and to support Linux in the enterprise.

Low cost, open systems key to grid

Neither Linux nor Intel are new companies, but combining the two will create a "disruptive technology" that will change computing rules and price propositions in the grid computing model, according to one analyst.

Oracle grid strategy unveiled

Oracle by the end of the year plans to release an upgrade of its JDeveloper tool for Java that backs the latest J2EE standard, which focuses on Web services.