Thursday, August 18, 2022

Michael Hickins

Microsoft Wooing Hearts, Minds of SMBs

Facing challenges from free business services offered by Google (Quote) and, to a lesser extent, online office tools maker Zoho, Microsoft (Quote) is adding more goodies to its menu...

Salesforce Makes ‘MySpace’ For Business

As part of the spring 2007 release of its flagship Salesforce Automation (SFA) customer relationship management application, Salesforce.com (Quote) is rolling out what it calls "an enterprise-quality MySpace" application. AppSpace,...

SAP Does Road Work at CeBIT

Walldorf, Germany-based enterprise software vendor SAP (Quote) stuck close to its supply-chain roots today and announced a series of products to help companies track and authenticate their products. The...

Xactly Planning For More Intelligent SaaS

Business intelligence relies on clean data and a single version of the truth. On-demand sales compensation management software vendor Xactly believes that kind of valuable information can be extrapolated...

Vendors Missing The SaaS Wave

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) ship has sailed with a boatload of customers, while many traditional vendors of on-premise software have been left behind. According to Gartner, the market for SaaS applications...

Novell: Word, Meet Open Source

The open source software vendor has produced a translator, available for download on its site, that allows users of OpenOffice, Novell's version of ODF, to read and edit...

IBM Goes Goo-Goo for Gadgets

The consumerization of the enterprise is in full swing. What began in 2006 as a trickle of consumer-oriented web applications like podcasts and gadgets making their way into the enterprise,...

New Tools Ease Vista Deployment Pains

REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft (Quote) CEO Steve Ballmer tried to temper expectations for enterprise sales of Vista last week, but that doesn't mean the company isn't trying to push...

IBM Lets a ‘Thousand Flowers’ Speak

NEW YORK -- IBM (Quote) thinks that speech technology has evolved from the first rudimentary dictation products it introduced 10 years ago to mainstream and, in some cases, life-altering applications. To...

Citrix Streams to The Desktop

Citrix Systems (Quote), known primarily for connecting remote workers to their corporate networks, is now offering a way to free them from the network. The company is releasing Presentation Server...

IT Vendors Target SMBs

The small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market has been an elusive target for technology vendors. The market is worth $404 billion, according to research firm IDC's numbers,...

Microsoft Looks to Crack Mobile Enterprise Nut

Microsoft (Quote) is introducing Windows Mobile 6 in the hopes of making inroads in the enterprise handset market. The new platform now allows users to edit Microsoft Office applications...

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