Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-05-26

  • DB2 Connect Gets Better Support for Stored Procedures and Triggers
    Developers who use DB2 Connect to access databases running on System i midrange systems and System z mainframes from applications running on Windows, Unix, and Linux systems will gain better support for triggers and stored procedures, among other enhancements, with the latest release of the software, version 9.7, which IBM announced last week. DB2 Connect is a piece of data access middleware that is used to access DB2 databases running on System i and System z servers. The software gives remote applications the capability to create, update, control, and manage DB2 databases running on host systems using a variety of structured methods, including SQL, APIs, ODBC, JDBC, ODBC, embedded SQL for Java (SQLJ), DB2 call level interface (CLI), PHP, Perl, and Ruby on Rails. One of the key enhancements IBM has delivered with version 9.7 is more robust support for stored procedure and trigger language. The new release brings expanded support for implicit casting, the creation of modules, new fun
  • TwitterSuite – One System, now includes Social Networking!
    The Story of TwitterSuite? In short, it’s a Twitter client INSIDE of your Netsuite Dashboard. If you have Netsuite in your company, then this tool will bring together two of the coolest business tools in one place. Why did you create it? I use Netsuite each and every day, I’ve helped others make better use of the software, and I’ve created all sorts of scripts and websites to help people do their job better with Netsuite. I also love Twitter, keeping in contact with my friends and associates so easily and frequently is awesome, so I decided to combine the two and share it with the world. FOR FREE!!!!
  • Tech Talk Series: Summer ’09 Release Preview Webinars
    # Attend the Force.com platform webinar to learn about a rich set of Force.com features, including: * Force.com IDE update to support Eclipse 3.4 * Display of actual values in charts * Use of a picklist value in a formula without ISPICKVAL # Attend the Salesforce.com Apps webinar to learn about the new Salesforce.com Apps features, including: * Sales Cloud Enhancements * Service Cloud Enhancements * Mobile Enhancements
  • NetApp Chief: ‘We`re Not for Sale’
    In an impromptu Q&A with business and channel partners, NetApp CEO Dan Warmenhoven and Vice Chairman Tom Mendoza assert the storage company’s new strength following the announced acquisition of DataDomain and intentions to grow with the support of integrators and hosted service providers.
  • Microsoft Changes Stance on Virtualized SQL Server Failover Clusters
    Microsoft expands support for virtualized SQL Server failover clusters. The announcement is a shift from what the company told its database customers last year. Microsoft has done a 180-degree turn and decided to support failover clustering for SQL Server running in a virtual machine.
  • Top 3 Big Tech Trends from Sungard CEO Chris Conde
    Chris Conde, CEO of Sungard, tells CNBC the three technologies that are transforming the way we do business. 1) SAAS – software as a service / cloud computing 2) Risk Management and Compliance 3) Data Analytics and Storage
  • Report Debunks BI Usage Myth
    “Despite the vendors’ optimism, the results were disappointingly low … and dropped even further in 2008. Only 7.8 percent (down from 8.6 percent in 2007) of those surveyed said that more than 50 percent of their employer’s employees were regular users of BI applications,” he writes. “The mean is just 13.23 percent and the median an even lower 8.16 (down from 8.74) percent.”
  • Enterprise Applications Go Open Source
    In this eWEEK podcast hosted by Mike Vizard, xTuple CEO Ned Lilly explains how the current economic climate is helping to drive the open-source phenomenon into the enterprise application arena.
  • Conway: I Don’t Twitter, Big On Mobile & New Media
    The Godfather of silicon valley venture capital Ron Conway, who is an investor in Twitter, Facebook, Digg to a name a few said to Bambi Francisco that he does not use Twitter he just invests in them. That is not good for Twitter. Conway has invested in a great number of startups but his biggest hit has been Google (guess it true for everyone that invested in the company). He was also an investor in Napster which he said could have been the iTunes. Today Conway is betting in mobile. He is very bullish on the iPhone app ecosystem, virtual goods and new media.
  • Red Hat Sues Swiss Government Over $39M Microsoft Contract
    Red Hat has filed suit with the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, asking it to cancel a contract for desktop software and services that a government agency awarded to Microsoft without calling for competitive bids, the company said. The contract for standardized desktop software licenses, applications for clients and servers, maintenance and third-level support is worth an estimated 42 million Swiss francs (US$39 million) over three years.
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