India's Nasscom focuses on corporate governance

Following the financial scandal at outsourcer Satyam Computer Services, India's National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) will focus on good corporate governance and ethics among its member companies.

Written by John Ribeiro12 Feb. 09 08:12

Wikileaks publishes $1B worth of congressional reports, the online clearinghouse for leaked documents, has published a complete database of Congressional Research Service reports, which are private research documents written for members of Congress and their staffers.

Written by Robert McMillan and Grant Gross11 Feb. 09 09:42

Salesforce's latest hones in on content, collaboration

On-demand CRM vendor's Spring '09 release features new capabilities for content packaging and delivery, as well as collaboration between salespeople, the company announced Tuesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Feb. 09 09:38

FAA says info on 45,000 workers stolen in data breach

The US Federal Aviation Administration disclosed Monday that the personal data of more than 45,000 employees and retirees was stolen after hackers broke into a computer server at the agency.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan11 Feb. 09 09:37

The cloud-SOA connection

Cloud computing may have overtaken SOA as the trendy technology term du jour, but the two concepts can be paired to bolster service deployments, industry experts say. With cloud computing, enterprises can access services hosted on third-party servers over the Internet. In SOA, enterprises use integrated application services in a more lightweight fashion than traditional application platforms.

Written by Paul Krill11 Feb. 09 09:19

McAfee touts integrated compliance suite

McAfee has taken steps to integrate its vulnerability assessment and policy management products in a single suite to make it easier for enterprises to stay on top of compliance initiatives.

Written by Ellen Messmer11 Feb. 09 09:06

Microsoft to upgrade SharePoint when Office 14 ships

Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to formally integrate enterprise search technology from its US$1.2 billion acquisition of Fast Search and Transfer (FAST) a year ago into its popular SharePoint content management platform.

Written by Eric Lai11 Feb. 09 08:58

Green IT, virtualization top of mind at IT Roadmap

Green IT and virtualization are among the hot topics to be aired at Tuesday's IT Roadmap event in New York City, where IT experts will share best practices on cutting costs and providing better services.

Written by Jon Brodkin11 Feb. 09 08:56

Microsoft offers tool to calculate carbon footprint

A new environmental toolset for Microsoft's Dynamics AX enterprise resource management software lets businesses find out the carbon footprint of various aspects of their operations.

Written by Jeremy Kirk10 Feb. 09 07:54

IT M&As will continue despite economy

Despite the uncertain economy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the technology space will continue in 2009, albeit in a non-traditional form involving certain technologies that are driven by customer needs to cut costs.

Written by Kathleen Lau10 Feb. 09 06:23

Hospital chain sues Lawson Software over retiring ERP apps

A Kansas-based nonprofit hospital chain has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Lawson Software, saying its agreement with the ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor requires Lawson to provide -- for just a small fee -- replacements for two software modules that will be decommissioned next year.

Written by Chris Kanaracus09 Feb. 09 10:50

3, Vodafone to merge in 50-50 joint venture

Vodafone has announced it will form a 50-50 joint venture company with rival mobile carrier Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the “3” brand, and offer services under the new name VHA.

Written by Rodney Gedda09 Feb. 09 10:13

Cognos software gives big boost to fashion designer's sales

Elie Tahari, a fashion designer and retailer, credits its IBM Cognos business intelligence software, particularly its business performance management (BPM) features, with helping it boost sales by tens of millions of dollars a year while saving several millions of dollars a year on shipping costs.

Written by Eric Lai09 Feb. 09 09:00

BlackBerry still targeting businesses

While competitors like the Apple iPhone and the budding Google Android platform have garnered a lot of attention lately, Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the ubiquitous BlackBerry smartphone, sees itself as the right choice for businesses, a company official stressed Friday.

Written by Paul Krill09 Feb. 09 08:59

Salesforce president quits, no replacement named's president and chief strategy officer, Steve Cakebread, resigned from the company effective Feb. 1, according to a U.S. regulatory filing last week.

Written by Nancy Gohring09 Feb. 09 07:33

Tories ignoring open-source security risk

The British Conservative Party was wrong to slate the UK Government for its approach to open source, and US outfit Fortify Software has come up with research to prove it. The bottom line: open source is just too risky anyway.

Written by John E. Dunn06 Feb. 09 08:11

Jailed SF network admin files $3M claim

The network administrator who was jailed for allegedly holding San Francisco's city government network hostage has filed a US$3 million claim against the city.

Written by Robert McMillan05 Feb. 09 12:18

SAP launches Business Suite 7

SAP launched Business Suite 7 on Wednesday, pitching the software as a more flexible and cost-effective option amid lean economic times.

Written by Chris Kanaracus05 Feb. 09 08:19
  • Is cloud computing delivering on what it has promised?

    Senior tech executives gathered in Melbourne recently to discuss the technical and business challenges driving their move to the cloud, at a lunch sponsored by cloud service provider Oreta.


    Based in Australia, Oreta provides cost effective value add cloud services. Oreta leverages a mix of public and private cloud services, enhanced with an orchestration layer to deliver a complete and robust cloud service to every single customer, every single time.