Stories by Ryan B. Patrick

Tourism Calgary bucks Linux

As a former Novell NetWare and GroupWise user, Tourism Calgary's decision to standardize its network on Microsoft technology was based on the IT manager's belief that Linux isn't quite ready for prime-time.

IBM ramps up compliance product roadmap

IBM has announced new automated software designed to tackle records management and compliance issues within the enterprise. The firm also revealed that its new WebSphere Data Integration Suite (code named Hawk) would be ready for beta testing this June.

SSA clarifies its ERP vision

After a flurry of acquisition activity, ERP software vendor SSA Global Technologies used its recent SSA Global Client Forum in Philadelphia to show it has managed to forge a clear product roadmap.

PeopleSoft users say they're not concerned

The PeopleSoft/Oracle situation was the subject on everyone's mind at PeopleSoft's recent Connect 2004 user conference in San Francisco; naturally, it was also the first issue that Craig Conway addressed in his keynote.

PeopleSoft extends CRM software suite

PeopleSoft made several announcements at its Leadership Summit in Las Vegas this week, most notably what the company is calling a major update of its customer resource management (CRM) software.

Action plan developed for PKI adoption

An e-business standards watchdog last month unveiled a comprehensive action plan aimed at kickstarting the adoption of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology.

A business case for customer data integration

The use of customer data integration (CDI) tools just may be the cure for return on investment (ROI)-challenged enterprise software deployments. According to Elizabeth Roche, enterprise applications strategies vice-president for Meta Group US, the migration to managing customer information assets using a CDI strategy has begun.

Provisioning the portal

It's been a little over a year and Margo Weeks has no regrets. Sure, there were the usual growing pains, hiccups and potential missteps, but Weeks was there every step of the way.

Citrix announces new status for MetaFrame XP

Citrix Systems on Monday announced that the Network Manager component of its MetaFrame XP software has been certified for integration with IBM Corp.’s Tivoli NetView technology management software.

Intel takes wraps off wireless chip

Hoping to capitalize on the growing functionality of today's mobile devices, Intel on Thursday unveiled its new "Wireless-Internet-on-a-chip" cellular processor.

Sophos announces 2002's top malicious codes

Here's a top 10 list computer users would rather avoid -- antivirus software maker Sophos PLC reported last Thursday its most frequently occurring viruses and hoaxes for 2002.

Novell, EMC offer joint back-up solution

When it comes to securing critical enterprise data, PCs and laptops are oft neglected, according to Provo, Utah-based Novell and Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC. The two firms unveiled Tuesday a joint automated PC back-up solution.