Nicholas Carr asks if CIOs are dead weight. David Berlind notes that CIOs may be dead weight unless they are the only thing in the IT department.
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Forrester Research maps out the landscape in the enterprise CRM world in a report, "Enterprise CRM Suites, Q1 2007" ($995). Following is the executive summary:Forrester evaluated leading enterprise CRM suites vendors across 493 criteria and found that Oracle's Siebel CRM and SAP's mySAP CRM are the clear Leaders.
Notable headlines:Motion-sensing comes to mobile phones. Gallery (right).
The war between Oracle and SAP is about to move beyond enterprise applications to the courtroom. Oracle said Wednesday that it has sued SAP "about corporate theft on a grand scale" seeking undisclosed damages.
Nearly every company not named Google--News Corp., NBC, Yahoo, MSN and MySpace--has aligned on a new video venture that will be an alleged YouTube killer.
Apple and the National Security Administration (NSA) have published a security guide for Mac OS 10.4 with key highlights on network administration, securing Safari and the importance of physical security.
On Oracle's earnings conference call CEO Larry Ellison said the company displaced Red Hat for Linux support at Yahoo. The truth is a bit more nuanced.
Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: For security, you can't beat Mac OS X. Jason O'Grady: NSA issues security Mac security guide.
Jamey Wood of Sun responds to my post questioning his CEO Jonathan Schwartz's statement that the terms NetBeans, GlassFish and Niagara were trending high and to the right in Google Trends. I charted the terms, all associated with Sun products, along with Core Duo (Intel) and Eclipse (open source IDE).
Forrester Research just published a report ($249) based on a survey of 119 CIOs regarding Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking, and tagging.