One of the more interesting technology battles this year (and probably 2008) will pit Microsoft's Office 2007 coupled with SQL Server 2005 against established business intelligence players. Business intelligence is by far one of the more interesting--and important--software categories in the enterprise space.
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I'm pleased to announce that we've beefed up our chip coverage with the addition of John Spooner to the ZDNet blog network. John will be manning the ChipLand blog, which will chronicle the travails of Intel and AMD and other semiconductor developments.
While the tech world is talking about Apple tablet PCs, iPhones and such ahead of Macworld, Wall Street rumors are percolating about Steve Jobs' health. In a blog post recapping 10 things he's hearing on Wall Street, Doug Kass, a general partner for two investment partnerships: Seabreeze Partners L.
Notable headlines:Lots of storage news:A shotgun marriage for Blu-ray and HD DVD?Here comes the terabyte hard drive.
I am an unabashed TechMeme fan. For some kinds of stories (mostly Internet, consumer tech and Web 2.
JP Rangaswami's day job is CIO of BT Global Services. By night and in parallel, he's a thought leader evangelizing blogs, wikis and other Web technologies as game-changing for the enterprise.
eBay will raise its fees effective Jan. 30, but it's unclear whether this move is good or bad for the company.
Software sucks, but what can be done about it? More to the point why do users put up with it?
Update 3: By 4 p.m. Bank of America's online banking systems were back up.
NetSuite will get some metrics tutoring from Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who is widely known for his statistical approach to baseball. The company, which makes on-demand business software suites, appointed Beane to its board of directors.