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U.S. vs. Microsoft: Another Day of Reckoning
Settlement talks between the U.S. Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down, leading to a historic ruling against the software giant. A breakup of

justice antitrust  the U.S. Department of Justice. In the ruling, Jackson stated that Microsoft placed an oppressive thumb on the scale of competitive fortune, thereby effectively guaranteeing its own continued dominance in the relevant market. Furthermore, the judge noted Microsoft's campaign succeeded in preventing - for several years, and perhaps permanently - Navigator and Java from fulfilling their potential to open the market for Intel-compatible PC operating systems to competition on the merits. The decision, Read More...
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Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts
Although Oracle's product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result

justice antitrust  Oracle vs. Department of Justice trial—the talks did not happen without a good reason. That is to say, through the merger, Microsoft would expeditiously reach the magic $10 billion (USD) mark, and would have assembled a full-fledged application product to compete with the likes of Oracle and IBM. While the merger talk has been cancelled (or postponed indefinitely, likely due to the antitrust scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic), the two strange bedfellows continue to both compete and partner. This Read More...
Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part One: Event Summary and Market Impact
Although its service-oriented architecture-based platform and enterprise solutions will not likely be

justice antitrust  versus the Department of Justice at the US District Court in San Francisco, California), included high-profile competitors like the middleware rival BEA Systems , the database competitor Sybase , the leading business intelligence (BI) provider Business Objects , and other notable business applications players like Siebel Systems and Lawson Software . Yet, Oracle persevered and overcame several hurdles to acquire PeopleSoft and the court trial subsequently resulted with a favorable ruling for Oracle by Read More...
Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses
In one of the quicker reversals on record, Bill Gates and Microsoft issued conflicting statements within a day regarding the software giant's willingness to

justice antitrust  in negotiations with the Justice Department to find a way to settle charges that the Redmond, Washington-based company violated antitrust laws by using monopoly power in computer operating systems to crush rivals. By opening the source code to Windows, which accounts for about 40 percent of the company's revenue, Microsoft would allow other software developers, including its competitors, to change and sell their own versions of the software. On Wednesday a report in the Wall Street Journal said Microsoft Read More...
Will Sun Burn Linux with
Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

justice antitrust  the current Department of Justice vs. Microsoft antitrust investigation. Free is a relative term, however. In December, Sun eliminated fees for Java 2 Standard Edition, but still requires developers to pay for compatibility tests required to maintain their licenses. Linux advocates and other industry watchers have claimed that the Sun Community Source License is not as free or open as Linux and other open-source licenses are. Sun has been working for over a year to offer Solaris under the Sun Community Read More...
Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation
It’s no longer acceptable for salespeople to respond to customers’ inquiries with “I’ll get back to you.” In the time it takes to respond, a competitor with

justice antitrust  3-D for Sales Automation TEC's method of software evaluation enables decision makers to mitigate the risks associated with enterprise software selection, and to calculate the suitability of products in keeping with user requirements and priorities. TEC's analysts write IT white papers about sales automation, CRM, ERP, etc. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation : Automation (Wikipedia) Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation Sales Reps is Read More...
At Least Your Boss Can't Read Your Home E-mail, Right? Wrong!
A lower-court judge in St. Paul granted a subpoena to Northwest Airlines allowing them the search the home computers of employees for evidence of allegedly

justice antitrust  and not a criminal justice agency. One attorney we consulted pointed out that allowing this subpoena to stand might lead to a company being allowed to search your home computer for evidence of paying bills to liquor stores, or for an indication that you've thought about taking a sick day to attend a baseball game. Perhaps that e-mail to your sister-in-law in which you said that you and a co-worker joked about your CEO being like the pointy-haired boss in Dilbert could be seen as working to hurt company Read More...
Antivirus Software: Market Review
Computer viruses are spreading through the Internet at an unprecedented rate and the antivirus market is now a $3 billion (USD) a year industry. This report

justice antitrust  the US Department of Justice. We believe that after undergoing so much SEC scrutiny that future earnings statements from McAfee will be accurate. We also do not currently foresee any litigation from customers or shareholders. Computer Associates has also been under SEC investigation recently. A 2003 SEC investigation into the company's accounting practices lead to the company's CFO's resignation. The company's chairman, president, and CEO (Kumar) also resigned in April of 2004 under the pressure of Read More...
Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?
SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions

justice antitrust  ( US Department of Justice versus Oracle Corporation ) that competition and product innovation would not suffer from its acquisition of PeopleSoft, formerly the second leading business applications provider in the market. The deal closed in December, at what some considered a inflated cost of $10.3 billion (USD). Part Seven of the While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse—Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused series. The schematics of the merger are far from simple, both company- and Read More...
“Whistler” Beta on the Web?
Source code for a future Microsoft OS, code-named “Whistler”, mysteriously appeared on the Internet in mid-March. How did it get there? Does it matter? And why

justice antitrust  Beta on the Web? Event Summary [3/23/00] For the second time in approximately a month, a senior Microsoft executive has publicly reversed himself, or been reversed by HQ, before the ink was dry . In February, it was Chief Software Architect Bill Gates. (Refer to TEC News Analysis Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses for the earlier instance.) This time, it was Jim Allchin, the vice president of Microsoft's Platforms Group. Less than a week earlier, Allchin denied Read More...
DOJ Keeps Low Profile on Curador; Protect Your IIS Server Today!
After insisting the perpetrator of the February Distributed Denial of Service attacks would be caught and punished, a month later, the Department of Justice

justice antitrust  around the Department of Justice is making no claims to its ability to track down and catch Curador, a cybercriminal who has not only stolen credit cards from at least eight e-Commerce sites, but has actually made purchases with them, including the purchases of several websites. Curador has purchased www.e-crackerce.com and www.free-creditcard.com with stolen credit cards both of which were originally hosted by www.xoom.com. Since then, both sites have been taken down. Market Impact What happened in the Read More...
iCAST and Tribal Voice to AOL: “The Block Party is Getting Old”
AOL has always, and will continue to block disparate Instant Messaging systems from interacting with its 50 Million plus IM user base due to a potential

justice antitrust  doors without the US Justice Department getting involved under a monopoly based situation. And that's just what Tribal Voice's CEO is calling AOL's Instant Messenger system, a monopolistic tool which prohibits AOL users from interacting with other IM system users on the Internet. User Recommendations Very simply, if you use AOL as your Instant Messenger application you are effectively able to communicate with approximately 65% (+/- 5%) of Instant Messaging users, almost negating the need for an alternate Read More...
Microsoft Delays NGWS Conference, Windows Chief Takes “Vacation”
Forum 2000, Microsoft’s conference where it will unveil details of its Next Generation Windows Services, has been delayed three weeks. This is the latest

justice antitrust  the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust action. On May 24, 2000, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson praised an SIAA amicus brief that called for a three-way breakup plan for Microsoft. Judge Jackson also promised a swift end to the long trial. Market Impact It's been hard trying to figure out what NGWS will be, and it's going to get harder. Microsoft has been trying to develop a subscription-based revenue model as Windows evolves. NGWS is part of an industry trend towards more server-centric Read More...
KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

justice antitrust  the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) in mid-2011 on anti-trust grounds (as Kronos would have owned 80 percent of the health care market). API is a good niche company that was regularly giving Kronos a run for its money in health care—hence Kronos’ intentions to buy it. It will be interesting to watch what Kronos can do in other verticals without facing similar anti-trust issues.   Customer Panel Takeaways The customer panel organized by Kronos for industry analysts revealed many of the Read More...
Workday Unveils Latest Updates in Workday 19
Workday, Inc., a leading provider of cloud applications for human resources (HR) and finance, unwrapped its latest update, Workday 19. In total, Workday 19

justice antitrust  press release doesn’t do justice to these new features, but I attended Workday’s analyst briefing and will give more insight into the new features. Highlights of the Workday 19 release include the following: Extending customer tailoring of the system with custom fields and label New, easily accessible functionality for managing a broad range of intangible assets Enhanced support for complex financial processes and further enhancements to analytics leveraging “Worktags” Continuing the Workday Read More...

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