Stories by Eugene Grygo

Feature: Corporate venturing on the edge

With little surprise, large enterprise investment in new technologies and IT startups took a hit in the past year. Some innovations -- wireless for instance -- will get funding even with corporations and venture capitalists putting the brakes on investment. But caution controls.

XML replacement for paper reports lacks backing

A version of XML aimed at replacing paper-based financial reports is gaining some ground in the financial services industry, but the effort needs greater backing from major software vendors, said industry observers.

SPSS buys NetGenesis to bolster CRM division

In keeping with its push to provide integrated, multichannel analysis of customer behavior, SPSS Inc. announced plans this week to acquire NetGenesis, a provider of software for analyzing Web trends.

Customers to charge for giving out personal data?

Customer Care is the key to the future for enterprises, and if security and privacy issues are not successfully resolved, customers will begin charging for the information that they hand out freely now, said a high technology futurist at the CIO Forum, an IT strategy conference sponsored by Richmond Events.

SAP unleashes b-to-b initiatives

Portals will be central to SAP AG's product strategy at its Sapphire 2001 conference this week in Orlando, Fla., where the software giant will strive to portray itself as the vendor of choice for B-to-B (business-to-business) commerce, resource planning, and collaboration.

IBM banks on S1 alliance

With competitors Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems in mind, IBM announced Thursday an expanded alliance with Atlanta-based software provider S1 Corp. to help banks bolster their consumer-oriented, online retail banking and trading services.

Cordiem exchange kicks off

A major, public, business-to-business trading exchange for the airline industry promised via the combined efforts of AirNewco and MyAircraft has come to fruition with the formation of Cordiem, officials announced Wednesday.

Java helps trading move into wireless age

Although Java-based technologies play key roles in the infrastructures of many institutional securities trading systems, they will become increasingly important for a variety of wireless, mobile trading options.

IBM, Agillion to Offer Small-Business Service

IBM and Agillion announced Monday that they are joining forces to deliver IBM's Small Business WebConnections solutions and Agillion's CustomerPages hosted customer relationship management (CRM) services in a single offering to small businesses.

Planet 2000: B-to-B and B-to-C Combo Readied

A joing offering for the business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce realms will be coming from I2 Technologies and BroadVision, bringing greater personalisation to i2's supply-chain management. The vendors made the announcement Monday at Planet 2000 in San

Ariba, I2, IBM cosy up

Six months into its alliance with i2 Technologies and IBM, Ariba has debuted tighter integration among the offerings of all three and promised closer business-to-business collaboration over the Internet for supply chains and online marketplaces.
The members of the alliance focused primarily on creating new links among the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform, i2 TradeMatrix offerings, and IBM's hardware platforms and middleware products, according to Ariba officials.

J.D. Edwards Bolsters Connections

J.D. Edwards & Co. provided more details this week on its plan to adapt its back-office software to hosted, Web-enabled environments by embedding approximately 300 of its applications with EAI (enterprise application integration) and external, business-to-business XML integration software.

Power Struggle: IT Shops Battle Costs

With the deregulation of the power industry under way, IT managers are facing another enterprisewide challenge: how to get a better grip on electrical energy usage in light of an inadequate number of power plants and their capacity, price spikes, and service interruptions, and an inconsistent deregulation landscape across the United States.

Online Content Now Available to Goldmine Users

Frontrange Solutions Inc., formerly named Goldmine Software Corp., has signed an exclusive agreement with to provide Goldmine application users with integrated access to the online sales force content and application services of Inc., a company of Siebel Systems Inc., FrontRange officials said Thursday.