Home Depot plans to invest an additional $900 million on logistics and $500 million on technology between 2007 and 2010 to improve its supply chain. The returns could be impressive, according to executives speaking at Home Depot's analyst meeting.
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Is there a grass-roots enterprise IT interest in Apple? NetworkWorld seems to think so and outlines a few key reasons why Apple could get traction in the enterprise.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Reading the Ray Ozzie tea leaves. Microsoft still trying to answer Google's wake-up call.
You just never know how those Wall Street technology systems will do until there's a big spike in volume and a major sell-off. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 416.
The patent system is not broken, just not perfect. That is the viewpoint of Jon Dudas, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Ryan Naraine gives details on why a talk about RFID security was canceled at Black Hat. In short, IOActive’s Chris Paget’s plan to explain why RFID technology is “insecure and untrustworthy” was nixed after secure card maker HID Corp.
Salesforce.com announced its big enterprise customer--Merrill Lynch--and the news was anticlimactic (everyone knew what was going to happen already.
Jason Busch reports on his unpleasant experience trying to get Vista and Office 2007 to work on a new $2,800 Dell M1210 notebook systems with 2GB of memory that came preloaded with the new operating system and office suite. His issue: The problem -- which is absolutely inexcusable -- is that Office 2007 (Outlook, specifically) crawls, even on this superfast machine.
For 30 years or so technology folks have heard the song and dance about "business alignment," or putting some hard numbers on IT projects. From the looks of things, you'll be hearing about alignment for another 30 years.
Notable headlines: Ed Bott: Vista WGA problems confirmed (below). Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: What does Windows Vista reduced functionality mode look like?