Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Michael Hickins

Mac Hack Contest Draws Fire

It's one thing to discover vulnerabilities and report them, but to make it a contest? Research firm Gartner criticizes this very thing in a report released this...

Vista Drives ‘Record Profits’ at Microsoft

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was forced to explain away a disappointing quarter. Not this year. Microsoft (Quote) announced "record profits"...

Windows For BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (Quote) (RIM) Monday announced that it plans to let users of non-BlackBerry smartphones download its software. The wireless hardware and software vendor said...

Microsoft’s SaaS Channel-Crossing Strategy

Crossing the English Channel might not seem like a big deal, but it can be depending on the tools you have to make the trip. Independent software vendors...

Salesforce, Adobe Together at Last

Salesforce.com (Quote) today announced that developers can now use the Flex developer toolkit from Adobe (Quote) on its Apex platform. Apex is a programming environment that allows developers to...

Oracle Suite Presages IT Management Push

Oracle (Quote) today introduced a new manufacturing execution system (MES) to help customers lower operating costs and improve their overall agility. The application, which integrates Oracle's process manufacturing suite...

Vista Sales Better Than Expected

Microsoft (Quote) announced that early sales of Windows Vista are outpacing those that XP experienced, putting it on the road to become the fastest-adopted version of Windows in the...

SAP’s Chief Software Architect Calls it Quits

SAP (Quote) announced yesterday that its supervisory board has accepted the resignation of chief software architect Shai Agassi, who said he is leaving in order to devote himself...

Microsoft Wades Deeper Into Systems Management

This is no April Fool's Day joke. Microsoft (Quote) said during its Management Summit today in San Diego that its System Center Operations Manager 2007 management application will...

SAP Could be ‘In a World of Trouble’

Analysis: The lawsuit that Oracle (Quote) filed against its rival in the enterprise software market yesterday is going to get even worse. When all is said and done,...

Mobile Payment Systems Get Traction

Cell phones have evolved from being simple voice transmitters to productivity tools and entertainment devices. Now, as several new services illustrate, they are poised to replace international wire transfers...

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