Stories by Ephraim Schwartz

  • REALITY CHECK: The industry cools down

    Like the pull of gravity on distant stars and planets, which scientists say may someday lead to a reversal of the big bang, the Wintel architecture that spawned a thousand rivals is suddenly pulling everything back into its orbit.

  • Oracle finds supply chain niche for PeopleSoft

    PeopleSoft unveiled this week point releases for three of its major enterprise software suites, called Version 8.9. They are Enterprise Supplier Relationship Management, Enterprise Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Financial Management.

  • Gadgets and gizmos add spark to DemoFall

    What would Demo Fall 05, the now bi-annual conference for the introduction of new products and servers, be if it didn't have its share of gadgets and gizmos to entertain the audience of high-tech investors?

  • PalmSource to partner with mobile Linux provider

    Building on its original decision last year to move its OS to the Linux kernel, PalmSource announced Tuesday a partnership with key mobile Linux OS provider MontaVista Software. The two companies plan to promote the development of Linux-based OSes and applications for Linux-based mobile phones.

  • REALITY CHECK: How to find the right advice

    Gartner is a prominent research company that offers opinions based on market trends and its own investigations. The bulk of its business, according to vice-president and fellow, Martin Reynolds, is the advice it gives clients as to which vendors and strategies they should consider. The firm's analysts make as many as 500 calls per year to enterprises and vendors, Reynolds said, giving each analyst deep expertise in a particular technology.

  • IAnywhere gives Microsoft mobile management help

    On Monday iAnywhere Solutions, a division of database management system company Sybase, announced a partnership with database rival Microsoft to integrate the Afaria mobile management suite into Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003.

  • Multimedia broadcast technology selected

    Digital Fountain, a vendor of telecommunications infrastructure technology, announced Tuesday that 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) selected Digital Fountain's DF Raptor technology as the single standard for the broadcasting of multimedia streams and files to cell phones.

  • Software giants announce upgrades

    Sticking to the promise made when it acquired PeopleSoft earlier this year, Oracle announced this week a significant upgrade for users of the JD Edwards World solution in the form of an A7.3 Service Pack 16. In addition, Oracle talked about the roadmap for Project Fusion, which will integrate PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle eCommerce Suite, and the JD Edwards solutions into a single application.

  • IBM, Symbol move toward Gen 2 RFID

    Prepping for the growing strength of RFID deployments in the enterprise, IBM and Symbol Technologies announced new initiatives and products targeted at supply chain management solutions this week.