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War of the words between CRM overlords

War of the words between CRM overlords

This past May, I wrote about how Bruce Cleveland who heads up Siebel's ASP-delivered CRM offering (officially "CRM OnDemand") had emerged from his bunker, apparently ready to take on (with a vengeance) CRM ASP poster-child Marc Benioff and his outfit Salesforce.com (see Siebel's on-demand chief now available on demand).

August 9, 2005 by in Salesforce.com

HP's Fink offers a challenge to IBM and Sun

HP's Fink offers a challenge to IBM and Sun

Hewlett-Packard’s red-shirted Martin Fink, with a title that may give a hint of a cultural problem with HP--vice president and general manager of the NonStop Enterprise Division, Open Source & Linux Division—got off to a slow start with his presentation at LinuxWorld, adding little to the canon of useful information about Linux and open source. He gave a history of Linux, offered a rehash of press releases, videos and customer testimonials for Linux and HP.

August 9, 2005 by in Open Source

Oracle's Charles Phillips: On demand is the future

Oracle's Charles Phillips: On demand is the future

Oracle President Charles Phillips restlessly paced back and forth across the stage at LinuxWorld going through the standard company slides on how Oracle blesses Linux and is 100-percent behind open source OS. He didn’t pace like caged animal—more like a man in a hurry to move through the presentation and get on with more important business.

August 9, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Kai Fu Lee: I need to follow my heart

Kai Fu Lee: I need to follow my heart

A friend (a native speaker) helped me translate (a bit roughly) a Chinese document written (thanks to Ed Frauenheim of news.com for the pointer) by Kai Fu Lee, the former Microsoft executive who signed on with Google to head its research labs in China, and is now at the center of a legal dispute between the two giants (with roots in different eras) over his defection from Redmond.

August 9, 2005 by in Google

IT productivity? Let the good times roll

IT productivity? Let the good times roll

Dana Gardner, formerly with the Yankee Group and the Aberdeen Group, recently launched Interarbor Solutions, a consultancy focusing on enterprise applications, software infrastructure, RSS and other topics. Dana has agreed to post some of his insights on Between the Lines.

August 9, 2005 by in CXO

The double-edge of the FCC's DSL ruling

The double-edge of the FCC's DSL ruling

One thing we know for sure is that technology mono/duo/polies (aka: technopolies) are really bad for end users.   But, in an FCC ruling that could stifle competition in the business of internet service provision, I have mixed feelings.

August 8, 2005 by in Networking

BEA retrenching with new app server and 'blended' business model

BEA retrenching with new app server and 'blended' business model

By the time marriage of the word "Java" to the phrase "application server" became in-vogue -- giving rise to the acronym J2EE (now being deprecated in favor of Java EE or Java Enterprise Edition) -- BEA was practically a household name in enterprise IT, having seized the early lead in the Java-based app server market.  But since the late 1990s, BEA's dominance of the J2EE market has been undermined by commercial and open source competitors such as IBM and JBOSS, respectively.

August 8, 2005 by in Open Source

VMware shares its source

VMware shares its source

I used to think of VMware (a part of EMC) as a savvy technology company that figured out something others couldn't. Now the company has also become business and politically savvy in trying to establish VMware as a de facto standard (the default) for virtualization services by allowing partners to access its ESX Server source code and interfaces.

August 8, 2005 by in VMWare

Dana Gardner parses IBM's  corporate search standard

Dana Gardner parses IBM's corporate search standard

Dana Gardner, formerly a top analyst with the Yankee Group and prior to that the Aberdeen Group, recently started his own consultancy, Interarbor Solutions. He'll be focusing on enterprise applications, software infrastructure, RSS and other topics, and he has agreed to post some of his insights on Between the Lines.

August 8, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

The Vista virus that wasn't

The Vista virus that wasn't

After news reports surfaced last week that Vista's first vulnerabilities were beginning to surface and then ZDNet blogger George Ou pointed out that the culprits were not vulnerabilities but rather malicious code,  Paul Thurrott has thoroughly debunked the unfair malignment of the next version of Windows. According to Thurrott, Monad --  the Microsoft Scripting Host (MSH) that's needed to support the malicious code --  isn't in the beta version of Vista.

August 8, 2005 by in Windows

Cisco to consume Nokia?

Cisco to consume Nokia?

Reuters reports (from a story in the "Business" newspaper in London) that Cisco might add to its massive networking equipment footprint with Nokia's handsets and wireless infrastructure.  Nokia is valued at around $71 billion.

August 7, 2005 by in Cisco

Treo surfaces with Windows Mobile: PalmOS R.I.P.

Treo surfaces with Windows Mobile: PalmOS R.I.P.

For a long time, because of its failure to hitch its wagon to one of the primary development wagons (Java or .NET), I've been predicting that the PalmOS from PalmSource (the Palm operating system company) is on its way to becoming totally irrelevant if not dead altogether.

August 5, 2005 by in Mobility

Will Boston airport Wi-Fi rift set an ugly precedent?

Will Boston airport Wi-Fi rift set an ugly precedent?

With both amusement and horror, I've been following a dispute that has erupted between Continental Airlines and MassPort -- the Massachusetts agency that runs Boston's Logan Airport -- over Continental's installation of a WiFi network that's freely available to some of its customers (for Internet access).  Not only has the story turned up all over the Web, but it's made the local papers and television stations here in Massachusetts where I live.

August 5, 2005 by in Networking

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