Articles By Jon Brodkin

Google searches for way to improve business decisions with an internal prediction market

Prediction markets are known to forecast the outcome of elections more accurately than polls. Now Google is using an internal prediction market to improve business decisions and learn how employees exchange information. Basically

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

New project will slash costs of electronic medical records

It's generally accepted that replacing paper medical records with electronic ones should reduce errors, and save lives. Yet most doctors' offices still rely on paper records, because converting to an electronic system is

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

IBM lags behind in Web content management: report

IBM is falling behind competitors EMC, Microsoft and Oracle in Web content management capabilities, analyst firm CMS Watch argues in a new report. In the past year, Microsoft rebuilt its Web content management

Published on: November 6th, 2007 Jon Brodkin

Sun’s OpenSolaris push combats myths

Sun’s quest to position OpenSolaris as a robust alternative to Linux is still hampered by myths surrounding the open source operating system and the software’s own limitations.While Sun works to fix the software’s

Published on: September 14th, 2007 Jon Brodkin

Malware for profit on the rise

Financially motivated malware attacks are on the rise, with automated software packages making it easy for unskilled hackers to earn a living by sending out spam, researchers at messaging security vendor Secure Computing

Published on: September 8th, 2007 Jon Brodkin

Botnet blocker service rolled out

A security tool that identifies botnets and blocks attacks from these zombie networks is being made available by Trend Micro online in the software-as-a-service model. The Botnet Identification Service, one of three hosted

Published on: July 31st, 2007 Jon Brodkin

Oracle provides an update on Stellent product roadmap

Oracle over the next 12 months will release five upgraded enterprise content management products that will integrate its own product line with that of Stellent , a company Oracle purchased late last year.

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Jon Brodkin

SaaS vendors admit they’re still waiting for growth spike

Software-as-a-service is still a relatively small component of the business applications industry, but vendor executives who spoke at a Mass Technology Leadership Council Wednesday are betting that the hosted service model will quickly

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Jon Brodkin