Since Workday publicly appeared on the scene in January 2006, it has been self-described as a "revolutionary application platform and the next generation of business applications to drive your enterprise's performance," with applications that will be "dramatically easy to use, be responsive to your organization's changing needs and will significantly lower your total cost of ownership.
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Much has been written lately about open standards and APIs for social networks, allowing users to sprinkled and manage their social graphs (circle of friends and business associates) across disparate services--a kind of decentralized and more accessible, rather than siloed, social graph. Brad Fitzpatrick laid out the problem with the social graph and offered some suggestions for moving forward.
One of the problems with social networking sites like Facebook is you've got to check them all the time. Things like Facebook's recent skin for the iPhone are just band-aids--increasing the number of touch points, but not changing them in fundamental ways.
Skype (eBay), Cisco, salesforce.com, Yahoo, Google, Netflix, Six Apart, Craigslist, ZDNet and other CNET site--the list goes of of sites that have suffered more than a few hours of downtime downtime for various services.
Skype apparently is back online now for some--test calls seem to work without issue. Unfortunately the damage to Skype's reputation is done.
The more I read the reaction to Dell's financial audit the more annoyed I get.Dell on Thursday concluded its audit, restated four years of results and uncovered a few accounting shenanigans to make its quarterly targets.
Notable headlines:George Ou: Skype still down - Published DoS exploit may be culprit. Russell Shaw: Skype blames deficient networking algo blamed for service disruption.
Dell is putting some past accounting issues behind it.Dell said Thursday that it will restate its financial results for the last four years and first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $2.1 billion, or 66 a share, and revenue of $25.
IBM and Sun today announced that day announced that IBM will distribute Solaris 10 and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System x servers and BladeCenter servers to clients through IBM's channels. The servers include IBM System x3650, System x3755, and System x3850 servers, and IBM BladeCenter HS21 and LS41 servers.