Enterprise business applications

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    ERP: The beginning

    Editor's Note: Selecting an ERP system is one of the most challenging projects a CIO performs. Les Johnson, CIO at a western wholesale electrical distributor, is going through that process. In this and the coming months, Les will chronicle his ...

  • August 23, 2005 23 Aug'05

    Five things you should know about BI tools

    Most executives understand the benefits of rolling out business intelligence (BI) to all workers in the enterprise. But they may not be prepared for a common set of problems that almost all BI projects bring.

  • August 18, 2005 18 Aug'05

    JBoss VP: Why CIOs save big bucks with open source licenses

    JBoss Inc. vice president Bob Bickel describes the inherent savings in software built on open source licenses, and the industry changes that have made support for commercial open source software strong enough for corporate users.

  • August 10, 2005 10 Aug'05

    SMB product roundup: Google, Yahoo tailor offerings

    Here's our weekly roundup of the latest products and services designed specifically for the midmarket.

  • August 10, 2005 10 Aug'05

    VoIP right for single-site call centers

    While most of the benefits of VoIP seem to center around multiple-site call centers and remote agents, there are advantages for smaller shops, too.

  • August 10, 2005 10 Aug'05

    LinuxWorld: Small vendors on right track with SMB focus

    Samba co-founder John H. Terpstra talked to about Linux vendors' foray into the SMB arena.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    Vertical Views: Midsized manufacturers grow with globalization

    Watts Water Technologies Inc. was a provincial company for nearly a century. But that changed when the North Andover, Mass.-based manufacturer launched an aggressive global push in the 1980s. Today, China has become an indispensable part of the $860...

  • July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    Server consolidation benefits include lower TCO

    While administrative and support costs raise your total cost of ownership, simple server consolidation can lower TCO.

  • July 25, 2005 25 Jul'05

    Farris: What CIOs should know about the open source revolution

    CIOs can gain competitive advantages by taking part in the open source revolution, a movement that will shake up the power structure of the IT world, said Julie Hanna Farris, the founder of Scalix. Farris explains why open source is not a fad and ...

  • July 13, 2005 13 Jul'05

    CIO water cooler: Reaction to HP's Mott move

    Chief technology executives from the Big Apple to the Golden Gate speculate on what Randy Mott's defection from Dell means to HP and its customers.

  • July 06, 2005 06 Jul'05

    Product roundup: A week of CRM for SMBs

    Here's our weekly collection of new products, services and strategies targeted for SMBs.

  • June 29, 2005 29 Jun'05

    Turkey store makes data easier to swallow

    First releases after IBM's Ascential acquisition will focus on metadata interchange, easy distribution and traceability.

  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    Product roundup: Security for the SMB

    Computer Associates, CyberGuard, among other security vendors have rolled out offerings for small and midsized businesses.

  • June 17, 2005 17 Jun'05

    Greater support wins Linux customers

    Support from larger companies leads one SMB to put its faith in Linux.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    CRM any way you want it

    Buy, rent, rent-to-own -- the options for CRM software pricing continue to expand. Still, buyers should keep their eye on the total cost of ownership.