Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-08-02

  • Interview with Paolo Juvara – CTO – OpenBravo
    Openbravo provides open source ERP business management applications that integrate and manage all of the major systems within a company, ranging from procurement, sales, finance, and accounting, to warehouse management, manufacturing, and MRP.
  • Consolidation in the Enterprise Content Management Industry – Who Will Be Next – Autonomy or Open Text? Part I
    Large IT vendors – IBM, EMC, and Oracle – have been acquiring ECM companies to capitalize on the UIW for some time. For example, EMC bought Document, Legato, Captiva and my old company Document Sciences.
  • Over 1 billion served: Firefox passes download milestone
    Recent market share statistics show that Firefox has claimed 22.51 percent of the browser market, followed by Safari with 8.43 percent. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer’s marketshare continues to decline.
  • Crovitz: Antitrust Laws Don’t Make Sense with 21st Century Technology
    The bottom line is that by the time regulators can assess a technology market, the market has often moved on. Not long ago, Google was the upstart and the search leaders included names like AltaVista and Excite. “Regulatory intervention in the high-tech sector thwarts the natural evolution of the market,” argues Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Worse, it distorts the response of competitors. Antitrust investigations steer the market in unnatural directions, creating instabilities in entire industry sectors.”

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