Enterprise business applications

  • September 18, 2007 18 Sep'07

    IBM makes U-turn, joins OpenOffice

    OpenOffice enjoyed a jolt of adrenaline this week as IBM announced Monday that it will join the open source software initiative. Analysts say the move should give OpenOffice a significant boost in its quest to take on Microsoft Office, but will it ...

  • September 04, 2007 04 Sep'07

    SMBs demand attention from business apps vendors -- and get it

    Competition is at a fever pitch in the SMB ERP market, and as a result, vendors are hitting it out of the park with products specifically for SMBs.

  • August 14, 2007 14 Aug'07

    Open source security OK, experts assure SMBs

    Although the vendor field is still sparse, open source technology is a strong option for securing SMBs' networks.

  • July 18, 2007 18 Jul'07

    Firms mull over blogs, but doubt business value

    New research shows a majority of companies are considering deploying corporate blogs, but see limited business value in the technology.

  • July 03, 2007 03 Jul'07

    NetSuite IPO has SMBs optimistic

    NetSuite's long-waited IPO should reward SMBs' leap of faith in the SaaS pioneer.

  • June 07, 2007 07 Jun'07

    Vendors duke it out over open source 'forking'

    To protect their interests, some vendors are making it difficult for other vendors to reuse their technology -- but they're still calling themselves open source. Experts are divided over whether this apparent diluting of open source is a problem.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    Blogging's ROI becoming clearer

    More than just a cool way to communicate, corporate blogging can actually save enterprises money, effort and time.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    RFID fails to deliver, says Sara Lee's CIO

    Sara Lee Corp. CIO George Chappelle believes RFID has a bright future, but right now it isn't delivering.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    Vendors-turned-open source rally round midmarket

    Software developers trying to improve their competitive edge by taking their products open source means CIOs will have more flexibility when they shop for software.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Server-based RSS technology worth the money for SMBs

    You can get consumer RSS technology for free, but spending the extra dough on enterprise RSS gets you more control and security.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    IT outlook includes virtualization, SaaS, alignment and VoIP

    Virtualization, VoIP, SaaS and redefining alignment will be big in 2007, predicts Paul Gillin, TechTarget's former editor-in-chief. Find out what else he thinks will rise to the top of IT.

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    Vendors to crank up SaaS offerings to SMBs next year

    Small and medium-sized businesses will outpace enterprises when it comes to IT spending in 2007 -- and vendors will delve deeper into SaaS to reach them.

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    SAP for small business prompts company to "go long" on TV

    Your next conversation with your CEO or CFO about a new ERP system might go a little easier, thanks to a new ad campaign by SAP. The software giant is wooing your boss during NFL games. The ad is catchy, but to some experts, SAP's strategy is ...

  • November 22, 2006 22 Nov'06

    Small online shops vie for post-Thanksgiving sales

    The Monday after Thanksgiving promises to be one of the busiest days of the year for online retailers. SMBs need to be prepared for the surge if they want to compete with the big guys.

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    ERP consolidation may threaten innovation in application development

    AMR research analyst Jim Shepherd and two top IT executives sound off on the pluses and perils of consolidation in the ERP space at AMR's recent conference in Boston.