NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson has joined his former Oracle colleague and on demand software adherent, salesforce.com Marc Benioff, in predicting the failure of SAP to penetrate the SMB market.
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IBM is unveiling its latest approach to tackling the identity theft scourge with software that allows users to control personal information by sharing only a pseudonym with third parties. The company is also contributing the software, dubbed Identity Mixer, to the year-old Eclipse Higgins project, which is an open source effort to developing user control identity management.
Microsoft's plan to sell multiple versions of Vista--Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate--may already be paying dividends. The company, which reported fiscal second quarter earnings and provided plenty of items to analyze, said last night that it expects premium versions of Vista to represent 60 percent of sales in fiscal year 2007 (SeekingAlpha transcript).
Notable headlines:Google using Intel servers again.Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered.
NY CIO Michael R. Mittleman has issued a comprehensive identity policy. Other organizations should consider following suit.
The revenue and earnings Microsoft has deferred to the next quarter due to Vista technology guarantees would be a helluva quarter at most places. Microsoft already has deferred of $1.
Charlene Li of Forrester Research has posted about recent research on the ROI of external blogging for corporations. The research report ($) is aimed at marketers who need a way to quantify the value of blogging.
The mainstream trend tracking magazine Newsweek suggested that 2007 will be the year of the widget, at the same instant that Time appoint "You" the person of the year. But widgets is too limited to have its own year; it seems to similar to the year of the locust.
Give Symantec CEO John Thompson some credit for being upfront about a dreadful quarter. Throughout Symantec's recent troubles, Thompson has been straightforward about the quarter.
I feel dirty. I need a shower. Like other bloggers, I just had to look at Forbes' Web Celeb 25 list.