Short takes from this week's technology news
HP teams with vendors for new BI project
HP is teaming up separately with business intelligence vendors Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion and SAS to develop new software that uses HP's OpenView Business Process Insight. The resulting products are expected to be available later this year.
Dell offers Exchange migration service
Dell is offering a Microsoft Exchange 2003 migration service for customers still using Microsoft Exchange 5.5. At the end of the year, Microsoft will end support for Exchange 5.5, making the shift important for many businesses. Dell customers can purchase the Exchange 2003 migration service separately, or have it bundled with pre-configured server, storage and software packages, said the company.
First certification for RFID system users
Not-for-profit organisation EPCGlobal, which promotes the commercial adoption of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) in global supply chains, has awarded the first EPCGlobal Certification Marks to seven RFID system users. The certification guarantees their products comply with the body's technical standards.
Etalk adds to agenttools for call centres
Etalk, which provides contact centre speech analytics software and services, has updated its Qfiniti. Qfiniti Enterprise is a unified call recording, agent evaluation and advancedspeech analytics system forcall centres.
Linux standard matures with new specification
A new Linux specification has been released. Linux Standards Base (LSB) 3.0, in an attempt to harmonise Linux releases and prevent Linux vendors from fragmenting the operating system. The LSB specificationis maintained and developed by the Free Standards Group to provide Linux interoperability standards.