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APM can optimize biz agility, revenue

Applications increasingly core to business operation, necessitating app performance management to optimize not just company's revenue, but agility, innovation and brand recognition, Compuware exec says.

February 17, 2012 by

RADWare to Buy Nortel Assets

According to Globes, Israel's version of the Wall Street Journal, RADWare will purchasing Nortel's layer 4-7 applications switching assets:As part of the intended acquisition, Radware will take on Nortel's application delivery products, and offer them under a merged brand, Radware Alteon.

February 22, 2009 by

Look out App Store: Android Market accepting paid apps

I've been using a T-Mobile G1 for a couple of weeks and one of the things that has bothered me is the lack of true, high-quality applications (except for maybe Namco's PacMan) in the Android Market.While it's not exactly fair to compare the brand, spankin' new Android Market to the 20,000-strong  App Store, I can't help it.

February 13, 2009 by

Will Chrome need more polish?

The Internet search giant has released its brand new browser. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das reports on why Google has jumped into the browser fray. Das also explores how the company hopes Chrome will support a faster, more stable, and secure surfing environment while also creating a lucrative venue for richer ads and applications.

September 2, 2008 by

Jobs: App Store is huge; iPhone has a kill switch

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says App Store users have downloaded more than 60 million software programs and confirmed that the iPhone has a kill switch so the company can nuke brand breaking software.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Jobs noted that:Apple is selling an average of $1 million a day in applications;Jobs said App Store could "crest a half a billion" in annual sales;Apple is making enough on the App Store to cover expenses (it's all about the ecosystem and moving handsets).

August 10, 2008 by

iCrash: Buggy apps tarnish iPhone 2.0 appeal

Installation problems, buggy applications, lack of trial versions, and a mediocre selection have dampened initial enthusiasm for Apple's brand new iPhone App Store.Not counting punishing server load when the store debuted last week, some users (like me) have encountered a series of obstacles to get apps to work at all.

July 20, 2008 by

The 10 top challenges facing enterprise mashups

The promise of remixing existing online services and data into entirely new online applications in a rapid, inexpensive manner, often referred to as mashups, has captured the software industry's imagination since the release of first major example, HousingMaps.com, in early 2005. Since then, mashups have offered the potential to finally make widespread software reuse a reality, enable SOA initiatives to achieve positive ROI, and radically drive down the cost of application development while satisfying large applications backlogs that plague organizations almost everywhere.

October 16, 2007 by

Get real: ROI is a necessary passage for SOA

SOA can show ROI from the get-go on a project basis. Progress says they do it all the time. From that, more projects beget more SOA use and methodology adoption. Project by project, more work is therefore done to free up more data as a services layer. Same with more applications, components, and logic. Before you know it, SOA blossoms from tactical to strategic, perhaps paying for itself along the way and not as a "if we build it, they will come" bet.

March 16, 2007 by

Cynergy: Showing why experience matters in Rich Internet Applications

Dave Wolf of Cynergy announced today a new initiative by the firm to showcase some of its applications. Cynergy is one of my favorite Rich Internet Application development firms and I have always thought they do a great job of pushing the envelope and really showing the ROI for a better experience and richer applications. Unfortunately, they haven't had a chance to show off those applications to the world, but it looks like CynergyTV will change that.

January 31, 2007 by

The growth of mashups continued throughout 2006

One of my favorite Internet stats to check out are the mashup and open API trendlines on the front page of Programmable Web. Consistently, month after month this year and right up until present day, we've seen the mashup stats climb intriguing steadiness. And along with hundreds of available Web APIs, we've also maintained a sustained rate of approximately three brand new mashup applications being released per day. Interesting growth, but is it the start of a major trend?

December 13, 2006 by

40,000 applications can´t be wrong

A recent case study on ibm.com just crossedmy desk...The environment is so valuable that today DaimlerChryslerdeploys 40,000 Lotus Notes and Domino applications spread over nearly everyaspect of its operations. These range from standardized applications suchas group discussion databases and document libraries to custom-developedapplications covering complex business processes such as change management,quality control and technical specifications. For competitive reasons, DaimlerChrysler generally refrains from discussingspecific processes and return on investment figures, but executives reportthat many of the applications are "intensively used and a huge success."40,000users -- 40,000 applications.  The ROI of being able to deploy oneproduct to tackle messaging, sharing, and workflow is clearly how DaimlerChryslerbenefits from Notes/Domino today. Link: ibm.com:A standardized, global system for communication and collaboration helpsDaimlerChrysler compete >

November 23, 2005 by

Chordiant brings CRM through channels

Chordiant this week unveiled a new suite of CRM applications designed to help companies better manage their customer service operations through retail channels. The Chordiant 5 Channel Suite, consisting of five applications and a new server, analyzes marketing and sales information from companies' branch channels, allowing them to maintain consistent customer service and brand value throughout the business. Some of the technology comes from OnDemand, acquired by Chordiant in early April. Also on Tuesday, Chordiant, of Cupertino, Calif., reported a first-quarter net loss of $8.2 million, compared with a net loss of $9.69 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose to $22.8 million, slightly below analysts' estimates but up from $13.39 million in the year-ago quarter. The company cautioned that the spending outlook for its customers, many of which are in financial services, telecommunications and consumer services, remains uncertain. --James Montgomery, Tech Update

April 26, 2002 by

Sony VAIO PCG-GRX316SP

The GRX316SP is a good vehicle for processor-intensive and screen-space-hungry applications like video editing, but an expensive luxury if you're a mainstream user.

March 10, 2002

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