While the case between PeopleSoft and Oracle is still a toss-up, there is relief on the way; we can expect a final decision on the matter no later than April 2005, according to AMR Research. The Delaware court is to rule regarding PeopleSoft's poison pill next month, and if it rules against it, the matter will be resolved then.
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A few weeks ago, I did an audiocast interview with UPS' vice president of Package Operations and Application Portfolios Cathy Callagee. Callagee has been spearheading a complete rewrite of UPS' wireless strategy which now includes GPRS- and CDMA-based wireless wide area networks, Wi-Fi-based wireless local area networks, Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth and a new custom-built wireless tablet that you'll soon see in the hands of your delivery person (if you haven't already seen it).
Michael Kanellos has a cogent take on why the Lenovo/IBM deal is a tough sell...As the old saying goes, no one ever got fired for buying IBM.
After an attempting to marry Wiki software with my favorite RSS feeds, I went on a rant about how the optional nature of most of RSS 2.0's XML tags shifts the burden of dealing with unpredictably formatted XML streams to RSS readers and RSS-reading software components (the consumption side).
It's official...IBM is selling its PC division to China-based Lenovo.
CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland captured some bitching and moaning on behalf of Judy Chavis, Dell's director of business development for its enterprise product group.
In a joint venture between Lenovo and IBM, Michael Dell anticipates the repetition of a pattern seen in many such ventures where two very different organizations fail to mesh. According to CNET News.
Michael Dell and his chief of enterprise products, Jeff Clarke, provided a 60-minute Dell commercial to the 25,000 attendees at Oracle OpenWorld today.
Between my attendance to the W3C's recent Tenth Anniversary Celebration and Groove CEO Ray Ozzie's answer to a question I asked during my first stint as a panelist on the Gillmor Gang's IT Conversations, I have been wondering whether we're on the verge of yet to be announced reinvention of Microsoft.
So full of spit and vinegar is the latest blog entry about HP from Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz, that you have to wonder what is going on at the headquarters of the two companies. Crying foul, HP made the cardinal error of legally bluffing Sun with a cease-and-desist letter to stop Schwartz's wave of vitriolic HP-slamming blog entries.