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OpenSourceCMS – Try Open Source Demos

Posted by pridham on August 29, 2009

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Forrester: Social Networking Grows Up

Posted by pridham on August 27, 2009

While people in their teens and 20s were the first to adopt social networks for everyday use, they aren’t just for the younger crowd anymore, according to the report, “The Broad Reach of Social Networks,” by Forrester analyst Sean Corcoran. The report is based on a May 2009 survey of 4,455 people between the ages of 18 and 88 in the U.S.

  • Only 10% or less of online adults aged 18-34 are ‘socially inactive’
  • Among adults 35-54, participation grew 60% over last year
  • More than half of adults ages 35 to 44 are in social networks
  • 38% of those ages 45 to 54 use social network sites regularly. 20% produce social content.
  • In the 55+ category, 70% of online adults use social tools monthly, while 26% use social networks.

via Forrester: Social Networking Grows Up – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership.

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Accenture and Oracle Expand their Network of Innovation Centers

Posted by pridham on August 27, 2009

Industry-specific SOA-based solutions: The Automated Metering Infrastructure Outage management solution, built by Accenture for the utilities industry, monitors customer outages and connects or disconnects service remotely. The solution uses Oracle Business Process Management, Oracle Enterprise Service Bus and Oracle Complex Event Processing Engine.

Oracle Applications and Enterprise Performance Management: These bring together the capabilities of Oracle’s Hyperion performance management applications, Demantra and the Oracle E-Business Suite to link business planning and forecasting with detailed operations, such as demand and inventory management, to enable timely decision-making.

Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA): The innovation centers produce significant AIA work, including testing and deployments of AIA integration accelerators to help clients solve integration challenges while also laying a foundation for next generation applications. Accenture was the first company to implement AIA in the Communications industry at KPN in 2008.

Oracle WebCenter Suite11g: Using Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g, Accenture built a next-generation workplace solution to help clients move from email-centric environments to modern and dynamic online business communities. The solution harnesses Oracle WebCenter Suite’s Enterprise 2.0 services to enable a cultural shift from ‘information hoarding’ to ‘information sharing’ services.

via Accenture and Oracle Expand their Network of Innovation Centers.

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Fujitsu to axe 1,200 UK jobs amid falling sales – Times Online

Posted by pridham on August 26, 2009

The company’s Fujitsu Services arm, the former British IT firm ICL, which employs 12,500 staff in the UK, said that it would consult with union representatives to consider ways of achieving the necessary reductions.

via Fujitsu to axe 1,200 UK jobs amid falling sales – Times Online.

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Top Five Myths That IT Believes About Client Virtualization

Posted by pridham on August 25, 2009

Despite client virtualization becoming increasingly popular, there is still much confusion about the different technologies and how they will play out in the enterprise. Many firms still believe that client virtualization is a security risk or that a single technology will help them improve manageability, empower remote workers, and virtualize all their applications.

via Top Five Myths That IT Believes About Client Virtualization – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership.

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ERP and BI: A Match Made in Heaven, If You’re in Data Hell

Posted by pridham on August 25, 2009

In many respects, companies have been facing a nasty storm when it comes to their standalone (un-integrated) enterprise systems: Many companies are “oversoftwared” right now, and there’s been a substantial backlash and pleas for real-world, usable innovation.

With BI, in particular, surveys have shown that 40 percent of executives still trusted their gut in decision making (as opposed to their BI systems), and many more are frustrated with CIOs and IT for failing to give the business what it needs and deserves with analytic and decision-making tools.

via ERP and BI: A Match Made in Heaven, If You’re in Data Hell – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership.

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Novell, CA Push to Secure Identity, Security in Cloud

Posted by pridham on August 25, 2009

Two major identity management companies are forging ahead with products designed to satisfy what a cloud-computing consortium calls one of the trickiest problems preventing secure and automated connections between internal IT infrastructures and external service providers: identity and authentication.

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Oracle gets the green light from the DOJ for Sun acquisition

Posted by pridham on August 24, 2009

After months of careful review by the U.S. Department of Justice DOJ, Oracle late on Thursday announced that the federal agency has given the company the green light to proceed with its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

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Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology

Posted by pridham on August 20, 2009

The increased visibility of information access technology in various aspects of enterprise IT systems has attracted the interest of megavendors and accelerated the market’s consolidation.

via Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology.

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Microsoft Online Services

Posted by pridham on August 20, 2009

Business Productivity Online Standard Suite delivers hosted communication and collaboration tools for a streamlined experience with high availability, comprehensive security and simplified IT management. Services in the Standard suite include: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Communications Online and Office Live Meeting.

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