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Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.
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HP speeds testing tools in app development suite

Hewlett-Packard has updated its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite to accommodate the ever-quickening pace of today's software programming teams.

How to survive an IBM software license audit

While many software vendors run software license audits on customers, there are some key differences customers should be mindful of when it comes to IBM, according to a new report from advisory firm Miro Consulting.

Software AG buys alfabet AG for IT portfolio management software

Software AG has signed a deal to acquire IT portfolio management software vendor alfabet AG and plans to combine the company's tools with its own ARIS process modeling products.

Planview overhauls the look of its portfolio management software

Planview has updated the interface of its flagship project portfolio management (PPM) software to make it easier to navigate and appealing to a wider range of potential users.

11 signs your IT project is doomed

The IT world is no stranger to projects that go down in flames. In fact, anyone who has had the unenviable pleasure of participating in a failed IT effort likely sensed its demise well before the go-live date. That sixth sense is invaluable in a competitive field like IT -- but only if it is acted on promptly and professionally.

Oracle updates Primavera project portfolio management software

Oracle has rolled out a series of upgrades and new features for the PPM (project portfolio management) software suite it gained through the 2008 acquisition of Primavera.

Feds turn to agile development as budget cuts loom

As the threat of federal budget cuts hover, IT managers are turning to agile development to speed up projects and quickly show their value.

Good Times app a winner for AT&T hackathon developer

With app development, serendipity matters. Ruggero Scorcioni knows that better than almost anybody.

Oracle buys PPM vendor Instantis

Oracle on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire PPM software vendor Instantis, in a move that will build upon its past acquisition of Primavera.

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Career Watch: Getting the bottom line into your resume

How can you use your resume to give prospective employers insight into how you helped your past employers?

Tech vendor startups gain ground

Many enterprise IT leaders say there are benefits to doing business with startup vendors.

How to make the most of an IT buyer's market

New technology trends are driving big changes in the vendor landscape and creating a once-in-a-career opportunity for savvy CIOs. Huge price cuts, packaged deals, favorable contracts and unique partnerships with big-time vendors are now within reach.

Bart Perkins: A project staffing worst practice

When it comes to IT professional services, using the DOD sourcing method called Lowest Price Technically Acceptable is ludicrous, because it disregards the value of expertise and experience.

7 Ways to Advance Your Project Management Career

Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.

Bart Perkins: How to keep projects on track

Here are some things that IT management can do to identify problems in a timely manner.

How to get a job in manufacturing IT

To excel in manufacturing, tech workers need to be one part tinkerer and one part visionary, with a bit of analytical acumen thrown in as well.

Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

Trek Bicycle Rides Project Management Tool to Efficiency

Getting new products to market on time is critical, especially for a business that is seasonal. In order to improve new product development and delivery Trek Bicycle implemented a project management tool that is keeping teams better connected, collaborating and creative.

Career advice: Moving into Internet security

Premier 100 IT Leader Stuart Kippelman also answers questions on career growth.