Jesus Villasante, the head of software technologies at the EC's Information Society and Media Directorate General (try saying that after a few beers), accused American IT companies of using open source programmers to their own nefarious ends. Companies are using the potential of communities as subcontractors--the open-source community today (is a) subcontractor of American multinationals I think Mr.
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The Bain & Co. "Management Tools and Trends 2005" survey asks some rather pointed questions of IT and business managers regarding the relationship between these two groups.
Last week, Siebel VP and GM for OnDemand and SMB (small/medium business) Bruce Cleveland appeared to emerge from hiding with a stake-in-the-ground sort of letter to "friends and colleagues" that came across as a declaration that Siebel's ASP-style (application service provider) competitor to Salesforce.com had officially re-opened for business.
Fred Weber, CTO of AMD, is a man on a mission. Over the last several years he has helped to lead AMD out of the wilderness and into the promised land of 64-bits and multiple cores.
Today's News.com has a report by Alorie Gilbert on the health risks that mobile users may be running through the repeated use of poorly positioned notebooks.
Mary Jo Foley recently blew the lid off Longhorn's "Dirty Little Secret." Longhorn isn't going to be based on the .
Larry Smarr believes that the emerging Internet information grid is going to be far more pervasive than the electric power grid is today. He is the Harry E.
Marge Breya left Sun after ten years—most recently as senior vice president of marketing for the Global Sales Operations--to join BEA, where she is chief marketing officer. Both companies are regularly viewed by analysts and armchair quarterbacks (including myself) as navigating rough seas.
Language and culture are inseparable. An estimated 7,000 languages, and the associated social and cultural artifacts that accompany them, exist today, but many are on the verge of extinction.
Siebel VP and GM for OnDemand and SMB (small/medium business) Bruce Cleveland has put a stake in the ground of sorts. Though he doesn't mention any competitor by' name, Cleveland circulated a letter to the press this week that left me with the impression that, after hibernating for the winter, he's now emerging from some bunker under Siebel's headquarters, ready to take on Salesforce.