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IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure?
IBM has decided to take on Sun in the Internet infrastructure arena. What do they bring to the table? And who will win the war of words?

sun compare  we don't disagree. Although Sun is spending time and money to push Java, it is not clear what the overarching goal is. This is compounded by Sun's on-again-off-again support of a Java standards group. Eventually this will all settle out, but will users be willing to wait? User Recommendations The small server and desktop user will have little interest in these developments, since the primary focus is on enterprise-class computing and larger Web infrastructures. Most small-to-medium users will not need

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IBM and SynQuest Sign AS/400 Pact


New Orleans, APICS, 1999- SynQuest and IBM today announced an advanced planning and scheduling e-business software solution for IBM AS/400e servers. The SynQuest solution for AS/400, expected to be available during the first quarter of 2000, is SynQues

sun compare  hardware/OS vendors such as Sun Microsystems are likely to step up initiatives in an effort to halt further advances of AS/400. In fact, Sun recently announced a new global SCM competency center that provides a framework for Sun to engage in marketing programs and invest a larger number of sales resources in the supply chain management technology area. While SynQuest has not committed publicly to any revenue projections from the program, the small, private vendor is hoping the deal generates significant Read More

Dell Updates Its Appliance Line


As part of a far-reaching strategy to grab a large share of Internet infrastructure computing, Dell has announced three new appliance server models.

sun compare  more aggressive stance toward Sun Microsystems. Although Dell's offering is not aiming directly at big systems such as Sun's E10000, it believes it can surround the Big Iron and bide its time until Windows 2000 is proved to be more robust than Solaris. Of course, we're not holding our breath for that . (Linux is also an option, but Dell is still primarily a Windows shop.) User Recommendations For the time being, this announcement is of limited interest to the general business public. The current set of Read More

Software Selection Horoscopes for January 2008


Come on, admit it: you read your horoscope. Maybe not every morning. But you do read it, even if just for comic relief, or because it allows you to feel a surge of superiority before you head out the door to scrape your car or pummel your way onto public transport. Either way, reading your horoscope is a pleasant diversion. But here's a horoscope for the new year that provides you with more

sun compare  all topics under the sun (or under the stars) related to software evaluation and selection, visit TEC's web site . (And for those of you who are interested in finding out more about astrology, you might want to link to Moon Valley Astrologer , the site that provided me with invaluable help in finding out the basic characteristics of the 12 star signs.) Read More

Has Intentia Turned The Corner? Almost.


There is, at long last, an upbeat announcement from Intentia. It has all but turned the corner, with both a new product portfolio and a rapid increase in license revenue. The company finally seems to be achieving expansion concurrently with achieving profitability.

sun compare  global alliance concluded with Sun Microsystems Inc. (for more information, see Intentia's Growing Pains ) during the year, Intentia now also delivers Movex on the Sun Solaris platform, opening the door to new markets. Market Impact Like its compatriot Volvo , Intentia has shown endurance during unpleasant environmental conditions. Early in 2000 it outlined a cost-effectiveness plan aimed at returning to profitability as quickly as possible. In accordance with the plan, the company reduced the size of Read More

IBM’s DB2 Tops TPC Benchmark List


Leapfrogging the rest of the transaction-processing world, IBM has posted TPC-C results more than tripling the highest current transaction-per-minute figure.

sun compare  Oracle running on a Sun Microsystems cluster, at one-third the cost per transaction. Using the performance measurement technique agreed to by all computer makers (TPC-C), IBM Netfinity and DB2 Universal Database, Intel Pentium III Xeon™ Processors and Microsoft's Windows 2000 achieved 440,879 Transactions Per Minute - record-breaking results in server and price performance. IBM, Intel and Microsoft joined forces on this groundbreaking effort to prove that a combination of Netfinity Servers with Read More

Agile ERP Vendor Ditches a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Alliance for, well, its own CRM Solution (Part I)


Writing about failed partnerships in the enterprise applications market is like writing about the sun setting in the evening and to the west, given almost daily occurrences of vendors announcing alliances that never materialize. However, it doesn't happen every day that a potential high-profile alliance gets called off at the 11th hour and in favor of an overlooked in-house solution. The

sun compare  like writing about the sun setting in the evening and to the west, given almost daily occurrences of vendors announcing alliances that never materialize. However, it doesn't happen every day that a potential high-profile alliance gets called off at the 11th hour and in favor of an overlooked in-house solution. The protagonist of the story is enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor  Agresso , which reported approximately US$225 million  in revenue in 2006. Agresso is the primary operating Read More

Comparing Software Comparison Sites


A few online tools make it easy to compare criteria about software, side-by-side. Of course, you probably expect that I think TEC provides the mother of all evaluation tools for comparisons (true). But this is about some of the other guys. Two sites I like, which I recently came across might be useful to you if you’re scanning the horizon for high-level comparison info. The first is Opteros’s EOS

sun compare  Software Comparison Sites A few online tools make it easy to compare criteria about software, side-by-side. Of course, you probably expect that I think TEC provides the mother of all evaluation tools for comparisons (true). But this is about some of the other guys. Two sites I like, which I recently came across might be useful to you if you’re scanning the horizon for high-level comparison info. The first is Opteros’s EOS Directory and the second is ITerating . Both approach the issue in Read More

Bezos to McNealy: Drop Dead!


The first runner up for Amazon.com’s infrastructure business is… Sun Microsystems. Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has given the nod to Hewlett Packard. The win comes on the heels of a speech by Sun CEO Scott McNealy, where he called HP “pathetic”. Looks like Sun is left to wail and gnash its teeth.

sun compare  IBM's S80 over the Sun Enterprise E10000 to run in the Internet's top-level domain A root servers. One wonders if Sun can still call itself the dot in dotcom. Carly Fiorina's HP is out of the bunker, and on the attack. Sun has no realistic desktop offering for enterprise customers, and Dell lacks a high end RISC offering - but we expect the battle will be between Compaq & HP. User Recommendations There are really only three companies in the world with a capability for desktops, servers, and mid range Read More

Sun's StarPortal Opens Its Gates Early


Sun Microsystems Inc. has launched an "early access" program for its StarPortal desktop productivity suite.

sun compare  (PC Week Online) - Sun Microsystems Inc. has launched an early access program for its StarPortal desktop productivity suite. Officials said the company has frozen the StarPortal software code and chosen partners to test features and functionality. Sun then will open up the program to more partners to test beta versions and deploy pilots. Along with selected application service providers, Internet service providers, and enterprise customers, US West Inc. and Bell Atlantic Corp. have already registered Read More

Top Business Intelligence Solutions 2009


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sun compare  Business Intelligence Solutions 2009 New developments in business intelligence (BI) software have made BI more accessible, affordable, and valuable to your business than ever before. And now you can get the benefits quickly, with much smaller implementation budgets and timelines. The leaders include SAP BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence, ProClarity by Microsoft, Hyperion System 9 by Oracle, Exact Business Analytics by Exact Software, Infor PM 10, IBM Cognos 8 BI, MicroStrategy 9, and Oco Read More

Does Microsoft Have Something Against 64-Bit Processors?


More cracks appear in the Wintel duolith, as Linux appears to be the first OS “ready for prime time” on Intel’s 64-bit “Itanium” processor. Despite Microsoft’s statements to the contrary, Linux may also be the only 64-bit OS on Itanium for awhile.

sun compare  spat between Intel and Sun Microsystems Inc. over Solaris for Itanium, leaves Linux looking like it may become the most viable operating system for Itanium, when the chip ships in the third quarter of this year. No Preordained Plan The way the Itanium OS story is unfolding is more a result of market forces than any preordained plan on Intel's part. Intel officials at its semi-annual Intel Developer Forum in Palm Springs this week said they were unaware of any change in Microsoft's plans to deliver Read More

Interview with Louis Suárez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and CollabNet


Louis Suárez-Potts speaks about the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. He covers specific examples from his role as community development manager for the OpenOffice.org project.

sun compare  communicating important issues between Sun Microsystems, CollabNet, and the OpenOffice.org community. Louis's insight on keeping the different entities collaborating well, within a large-scale open source project, extend from the political and social architecture to the technical, and beyond to the intricacies of marketing. OpenOffice.org is perhaps the most popular open source, office productivity suite. It runs on a number of different operating systems, and supports a high number of local language Read More

ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics , visit TEC's process ERP evaluation center.

sun compare  Discrete Vs ERP Process ERP Discrete vs. ERP Process People often ask what's the difference between process and discrete ERP? Here's a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management) describes discrete manufacturing as the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers, whereas process manufacturing covers production that adds value by mixing, separating, forming, and/or performing chemical reactions. It may be Read More