Oracle is increasingly targeting specific industries and building its management bench at the same time. At last week's Applications Unlimited event in New York, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined how the company was building divisions focused on the retail, telecommunications, financial services and utility industries.
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Doug Kaye's architecture for a new podcasting platform provides a glimpse of computing's future with it's sophisticated use of Amazon's Web services.
President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget includes an information technology budget of $65 billion, up 3 percent from fiscal 2007's request. Meanwhile, the feds continue to talk up information technology's power.
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Google is prepping a PowerPoint-ish presentation tool to finish off what Paul Kedrosky coined an anti-Office suite. The big question is what's the end game here?
Notable headlines: Google Docs to support Power Point presentations soon. Google prepares "Presently.
VMware will offer a software bundle to get small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on the virtualization bandwagon. And it may not have to work that hard to get SMBs on board.
The SuperBowl is one of those events, like the Academy Awards, that sucks up most of the oxygen in the air. For me, SuperBowl Sunday is a good time to read a book, go for a hike or...
Microsoft is clearly positioning Home Basic as the soon-to-be-forgotten little brother to Windows Home Premium. Don't be too quick to dismiss Vista Basic.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the launch of Vista, Michael Dell's return to Dell in the CEO job and the Demo 07 conference. David also talks about the parade of new Vista-ready PCs and notebooks.