Meeting in the middle: Wireless sensor networks must reduce power requirements, while energy harvesting technology continues to improve. ng>Meeting in the middle: Wireless sensor networks must reduce power requirements, while energy harvesting technology continues to improve. by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Ltd .
So...is Research In Motion's new BlackBerry tablet basically an iPad with a different brand name stamped on it? No, not even close. Techland gadget guru/humorist Doug Aamoth breaks down the differences between Apple's iPad and the BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as what we still want/need to know about RIM's initial tablet offering.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board upset many investors when it forced out Mark Hurd as CEO nearly two months ago. Now, those directors appear to have baffled Wall Street with its selection of HP's new leader — Leo Apotheker, who lost his job running German business software maker SAP earlier this year after he didn't live up to expectations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have shelved a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable and Internet companies on rules that would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading online traffic flowing over their networks. House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
DETROIT (AP) — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. and a subsidiary of Michigan-based appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. have agreed to plead guilty and pay more than $140 million in criminal fines for their roles in an international price-fixing scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. said Thursday it has begun shipments of its N8 model, a handset that aims to challenge RIM's Blackberry and Apple's iPhone in the smart phone market. The news pushed Nokia stock up 2 percent, to close at euro7.35 ($10.03) on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Nokia said deliveries would begin immediately for pre-orders of the touch screen model, which had received "the highest amount of consumer pre-orders in Nokia history.
DALLAS (AP) — Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar says it will raise prices up to 2 percent worldwide starting in January. The company said Thursday the price increase was due to "industry factors" and the economy. Caterpillar says price hikes will vary by product and location. It plans to give dealers the details soon.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM Corp. is rolling out new software and services that can help companies make their buildings more energy efficient. IBM said Thursday that with its sustainability management system, building-management systems from companies like Schneider Electric and Honeywell/Tridium can gather real-time data from different systems — such as heating, lighting or elevators — and IBM's software can suggest or automatically make adjustments that will improve energy use.
While software and technology providers are experts on their respective offerings, it’s the customers who are the experts when it comes to their respective needs and wants. When it comes to new technology, I’m hardly a bandwagon-jumper. I still don’t own a BlackBerry, iPhone, or even a high-definition television.
To be successful in this global market, manufacturers should invest enough in research and development to design and prototype new products dynamically. ** This is part one of a two-part article on the value of integrating R&D with production in a manufacturing enterprise. One of the biggest challenges in a manufacturing company, especially with the worldwide time-to-market race, is how to establish a solid integration between R&D and production entities.
The sheer amount of information available in today's business climate can be a double-edge sword. This TEC white paper takes an informative look at how small businesses and midsize companies can develop ways to access the right information at the right time in order to make better, faster decisions – without getting bogged down or delayed.
In this paper, we consider the business advantages of moving to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for improving business operations, and to better meet the challenges of growth, competition and regulatory compliance faced by small-to midsize businesses.
In this paper we discuss the relevant criteria for evaluation of SaaS solutions targeting small-to-midsize businesses, and we raise the key questions that should be asked. It is important to ensure that the qualities of the SaaS solution will align well the business requirements and be sufficiently adaptable to meet the needs of change and growth. We also provide an evaluation template for small-to-midsize business executives to use in conducting an evaluation of a SaaS solution.
Software as a Service can provide lower-cost, efficient choices for building, testing, and deploying certain applications and software services, and it offers new go-to-market choices over traditional managed services. For smaller organizations, SaaS is particularly appealing because it allows customers to pay for what they use and deploy applications quickly with less in-house staff and fewer related costs.
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-Premises Business Management Applications and SAP Business By DesignSeptember 30, 2010 8:12 am | by SAP | White Papers
Read how SAP Business ByDesign delivered on-demand compares to other equivalent on-premise applications. IDC provides its analysis of the lifetime cost of ownership for a typical on-premise SME business management system and compares it to the cost of running SAP Business ByDesign.