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The IT Project-Tracking Database: Keep Your Key People in the Loop

Information Technology is a project-centric industry. Every task is either performed as a part of a project or constitutes rollup toward creating a new project. No individual, organization, department or company can escape the rigor of discipline and perseverance that project management enforces as ...

OPINION

The Decade’s Best and Worst Business IT Vendors

The past-decade technology wrap-ups populating the media lately have been entertaining for the most part. Reconsidering the technology deals and products that have arisen since January 1, 2000, is like looking at your high school yearbook. "What was I thinking?" seems the most appropriate response.

ANALYSIS

The Comedy – and Tragedy – of the Commons

Sensitive data in unstructured formats poses a distinct problem to security- and compliance-minded organizations, a problem exacerbated by the ubiquity of Web-based portals and collaborative tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. Based on the responses of more than 160 companies in the June 2009 benchm...

OPINION

Failure to Grasp Obvious Costs Microsoft Plenty

Ever notice that Microsoft -- with cash to burn, apparently -- waits for the obvious to become inevitable and then ends up paying huge premiums for companies in order to catch up to reality? We saw it with aQuantive, Softricity and Groove Networks. It's happened again with Tuesday's $1.2 billion bid...

Google Puts New Shine on Enterprise Search Appliance

Google on Wednesday launched the fifth version of its enterprise search appliance with more security, better internal search result relevance and a wider reach across enterprise content management systems. The Version 5.0 upgrades of the Google Search Appliance allow business managers to search acro...

Microsoft, EMC Forge Content Management Alliance

Microsoft and EMC have developed native integration technology for SharePoint Server 2007, as well as the 2007 Microsoft Office system and SQL Server 2005, through a newly announced enterprise content management alliance. The new functionality expands the EMC options available to SharePoint users, E...

ANALYSIS

IT Security Issues Pose Major Risk for E-Healthcare

You're likely to visit the doctor when you have an infection, but what if the e-health records in her office were infected themselves -- with viruses, worms and other malware? That could be detrimental to your health, and depending on the severity of the computer problems, could even change the cour...

EMC Grabs Captiva Software in $275 Million Deal

Information management and storage vendor EMC yesterday announced a definitive agreement to acquire a document imaging technology provider. EMC will purchase Captiva Software for US$22.25 per share in cash, or approximately $275 million net of Captiva's cash balance. EMC said input management softwa...

EMC, Sun Strike Hardware, Software, Support Deal

EMC and Sun Microsystems yesterday announced agreements on several hardware, software and support initiatives designed to help customers more easily deploy their technologies together. The companies will work to ensure compatibility between the EMC family of networked storage platforms and Sun's Sol...

IBM Gets Specific About Ascential Integration

IBM wasted no time announcing the first product suite to come out of its US$1.1 billion acquisition of Ascential Software, which closed Monday. Big Blue also released today technology that enables companies to manage all their electronic records even if they are housed within different document-man...

EMC Takes on Veritas with Release of Backup Updates

Storage giant EMC today announced updates of two backup products, days after it went on the attack, beginning a campaign -- "Safe Switch" -- to lure customers from its rival and the leader in the backup software market, Veritas. EMC has released Legato NetWorker 7.2 and Dantz Retrospect 7 for Window...

NEWS BRIEF

EMC Moves on Information-Lifecycle Management Tech

EMC today announced several new technologies and services designed to help customers make compliance with regulations a seamless part of IT operations. The new EMC technologies for e-mail and content archiving, new platform functionality for compliance-related data management, and services for data ...

PRODUCT PROFILE

New DB2 Software To Aid Integration

Reflecting how the battle for database market share is likely to play out, IBM has developed new software to aid enterprise integration: the DB2 Information Integrator and DB2 Information Integrator for Content. The new applications allow businesses to access and integrate both structured and unstru...

Exclusive Interview: Sun Microsystems

In the following exclusive interview with Bobbi Burns, director of the "eSun" initiative at Sun Microsystems, the E-Commerce Times explores how the multi-billion dollar (US$) company is using its online store as an integral part of its overall marketing strategy.

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