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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
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Yesterday I wrote about Orchestria, software that provides policy management for messages and Web and file activity to prevent data leakage and ensure corporate governance and compliance with regulatory and corporate standards. I described this class of software as bring more fine-grained controls to unstructured data, the dark matter flowing through enterprises.
With the title, you might have thought that this article was going to be about the iPhone. Well, not directly.
Our friends at TechRepublic provide step-by-step instructions for disassembling an iPhone and, importantly, putting in back together again. I don't recommend you try this at home with your precious iPhone, but the photo gallery is worth a look as we head into the July 4th holiday in the U.
Microsoft's Iain McDonald, director of project management for Windows Server, says the worst run project at the software giant was Windows 2000. That tidbit comes from an interview Mary Jo Foley just posted.
Oracle is taking SAP's response to its lawsuit and running with it. In a statement, Oracle said:"SAP CEO Henning Kagermann has now admitted to the repeated and illegal downloading of Oracle's intellectual property.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: SAP acknowledges inappropriate downloads by TomorrowNow in response to Oracle suit. Download filing.
SAP responded to rival Oracle's lawsuit tonight (at 8:00 AM in SAP's Walldorf, Germany headquarters), just ahead of the July 2 PST filing deadline. In the filing (pdf), SAP said that its TomorrowNow business unit inappropriately downloaded some Oracle software, but SAP had no access to the "inappropriately" downloaded code.
The iPhone is a grand step forward in computing by all reports, including from some of those who were skeptics. It's an elegant combination of Mac, iPod, camera, video player, browser, text messenger, cell phone that fits in your pocket.
"Intelligent electronic control software" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. It sounds like a concept from past decades used to describe robotic arms on factory floors or SCADA systems.