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Cognos uses Excel to tap its BI tools

One of business intelligence software's biggest challenges is getting folks to drop an Excel-based culture where spreadsheets are swapped via email. Cognos' solution: Bring business intelligence software to the Excel jockeys.

October 1, 2007 by


O'Reilly talks turning IT inside out and data lock-in at SAP TechEd

SAP's TechEd '07 got off to glitzy start in Las Vegas as the pied piper of Web 2.0 Tim O'Reilly told the crowd of about 6,000 NetWeaver, Java, ABAP, ERP developers about the design patterns and business models for the next generation of software (hint, it's not on premises client/server applications).

October 1, 2007 by Dan Farber


Does Techmeme's Leaderboard connote the death of blogging?

Robert Scoble laments the existence of the Techmeme Leaderboard, which ranks sites every 20 minutes based on the amount of headline space they occupied on Techmeme over the 30 days. He suggests that the list of top sources for Techmeme heralds the death of blogging because the dynamic leaderboard typically contains only few "bloggers," which he defines as the “single voice of a person.

October 1, 2007 by Dan Farber

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BitGravity challenges Akamai and Limelight

After months in stealth mode gathering marquee customers, BitGravity officially launched its content delivery network. BitGravity co-founder and CEO Perry Wu claims that his CDN delivers superior service to the incumbents, notably Akamai and Limelight.

September 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Adobe brings Buzzword into the fold

Adobe is adding to its applications portfolio with the acquisition of Virtual Ubiquity's word processor, Buzzword (see previous coverage). Adobe was an investor in Virtual Ubiquity, which is a marquee application based on the company's Flash and will run on Adobe's AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) OS-independent Web platform.

September 30, 2007 by Dan Farber