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The application server race

The application server race The application server market is consolidating fast as larger vendors begin to bundle the software within server operating systems, and smaller vendors aggressively seek to differentiate. Analyst company AMR Research conducted a study into the top eight vendors of application servers, a key piece of infrastructure software that underpins most large […]

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G-Log: going the distance?

G-Log: going the distance? Company: G-Log Main activity: Transportation &logistics software Founded: May 1999 CEO: Mitchell Weseley HQ: Shelton, Connecticut Status: Privately held. G-Log has raised total of $64 million (EU63.15 m) in five rounds, from investors including Eastman Chemical, Stanford University and Bank of America. Revenues: Expects 2002 full year revenues of $30 million, […]

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Benchmarking relevance?

Benchmarking relevance? Like many of the world’s largest software vendors, database software giant Oracle uses product benchmarking results as the cornerstone of multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. One of Oracle’s recent advertisements compared the performance of its flagship 8i database with rival IBM’s DB2 database: “Oracle runs SAP [applications] four times faster.” Oracle is hardly alone. […]

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Readers’ letters

Readers’ letters Problem solving Your article on IT disasters (‘When IT all goes wrong’, Information Age May 2005) highlights a major cause for concern among IT directors. In this day and age, whether you are monitoring financial data, keeping track of your customers or managing your business, it is imperative that potential IT crises are […]