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California Senate OKs Bill To Limit RFID Use
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
The bill would limit use of the technology in stores and libraries, but it faces much tougher sledding in the state Assembly.
IT Spending Seen On Rise Again
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
IT spending is not only recovering, it is building a base that will power it to even higher levels in the coming months, according to a survey of more than 130,000 IT decision makers conducted by the Wendover Corp.
Acquisition Boosts Business Objects
News  |  4/30/2004  | 
Revenue soared in the first full quarter after the business-intelligence vendor acquired Crystal Decisions.
Ballmer Memo Touts Microsoft's Work To Improve Software Management
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Wednesday sent a letter to customers that trumpets the company's Dynamic Systems Initiative and management software lineup, including the planned Systems Center 2005, and points out its work with ISV partners to enable management of mixed systems and applications in the data center.
HP To Ship First RFID-Ready Goods Saturday
News  |  4/29/2004  | 
After some experimentation, HP says, it's getting 100% read rates on tagged cases and pallets.
Tibco Buying Business Process Firm In The U.K.
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
The move marks the growing role of business-process management as part of enterprise integration.
Plumtree Launches Executive Dashboard Solution Based on the Enterprise Web Suite
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
IntelligentPortals News - April 28, 2004
Bowstreet's Portlet Factory Provides Compatibility with JSR 168
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
IntelligentPortals News - April 11, 2004
Software Companies Are Tops In 1Q VC Funding
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
The MoneyTree survey says software moved back into the top spot in the first quarter, edging past biotech.
RFID Legislation Gains Sponsors
News  |  4/28/2004  | 
A Massachusetts lawmaker wants ground rules for how retail RFID is used. The aim is to allay alarmists' worries while making the technology more pervasive.
MicroStrategy Closes First Quarter With Earnings Spike
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
The company credits acceptance of its MicroStrategy Report Services enterprise reporting tool and a slate of new customer deals for its first-quarter performance.
IDS Scheer Announces Three Expanded BPM Partnerships
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Increases integration with SAP xApps, Intalio, and Fuego.
BI Factors Prominently In Strong SMB Spending Outlook
News  |  4/27/2004  | 
Small and medium-size businesses plan to ratchet up their overall IT spending by 6.6 percent in 2004, with business intelligence software factoring prominently in the mix, according to research released Tuesday.
Microsoft Snaps Up ActiveViews To Bolster SQL Server Business Intelligence
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Microsoft said Monday it has purchased ActiveViews, a small company that specializes in ad-hoc reporting.
Acronyms Run Amok
Commentary  |  4/26/2004  | 
BPM vendors -- both kinds -- spend little time pointing out that, yes, there's another kind of "BPM" out there too. The result, especially for IT managers making their first foray into one BPM practice or the other, is serious confusion.
Sybase Gets Into Real Time
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
R4 Releases Wal-Mart Schedule II Compliance Package
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
R4 Global Services announces a packaged set of hardware and software components designed for pharmaceutical firms charged with meeting Wal-Mart's Schedule II RFID mandate.
SAP Embeds RFID Functionality In Software
News  |  4/26/2004  | 
Supply-Chain-Management apps handle standard product codes used by Walmart, Target, and others
China Emerging As Big Player In RFID
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
It could soon become the biggest consumer of RFID technology and is readying several initiatives supported by RFID.
SAP Reports Increase In Profit, Revenue
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
SAP AG reported increases in profits and revenues for the first quarter, driven, in part, by strong U.S. sales.
Spring Is Good To Makers Of Data-Management Apps
News  |  4/22/2004  | 
And vendors are upbeat about the current quarter. Hyperion expects revenue of $167 million to $171 million.
PeopleSoft Fills Key Vacancy
News  |  4/21/2004  | 
It named former Siebel exec George Ahn as VP and general manager of its CRM business.
Closed Loop
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
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Siebel, Teradata Announce BI Partnership
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
Siebel analytics applications optimized for Teradata Warehouse will be made available to initial customers in the second quarter of this year, with general availability slated for the third quarter.
Less With Less
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
Spend management is the latest supply-chain buzz - for good reason. But has the pendulum swung too far?
IBM Announces 15 New Middleware Solutions
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
Computing giant targets the energy and utilities, government, and consumer products industries.
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases, with a focus on data and information management.
Sybase Software Captures Real-Time Data
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
Sybase Real-Time Data Services provides a direct database-to-messaging link, making it possible to immediately pass on critical information to people or applications that need to take action.
SAP Takes RFID To The Next Level
News  |  4/20/2004  | 
It has built functionality that lets its warehouse- and logistics-management software understand and act on RFID data.
BI Scorecard: Excel Integration
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
When choosing a business intelligence product, it's easy to skip over what many users care about most: Microsoft Excel integration.
Service-Oriented Architecture, Part ll: Leveraging The Legacy
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Expensive, dysfunctional integration stymies efforts to gain full value from generations of investment in application systems. By supporting end-to-end business processes, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) promises to bridge foreign software lands.
Contents Under Pressure
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Terabytes of data, escalating workloads, and subsecond response to urgent requirements for business-critical information: Welcome to the realm of large database management. We analyze key trends in how organizations are meeting scalability challenges.
Coping With Growing Pains
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Your dimensional data mart is popular: Will you be ready once users clamor for more?
Building Bedrock
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Successful performance management hinges on strong integration and information management.
Amazon Enters Search Market
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Full Speed Ahead
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Politics aside, economic reality is that offshoring is beneficial in the long run.
News & Analysis
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Compliance and interoperability demands spark interest in metadata repositories... Database vendors incorporate BI to satisfy current customers - and move up the food chain to attract more clients.
Data Pressure Cooker
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
Taking information richness for granted, strategic business applications tolerate few limits on IT scalability and agility.
Research Giant SAIC Launches BPM Practice
News  |  4/19/2004  | 
The $5.9 billion employee-owned research and engineering firm announced a "business process fusion" platform that incorporates Metastorm's e-Work software as its BPM component.
The Third Wave
Commentary  |  4/16/2004  | 
There have been two great waves of frenzied technological advancement since 1997, both fraught with hype, but both bringing a sea change to the way businesses think. Now a third wave is upon us.
Cognos Partner DataJungle Extends Reseller Network
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
The Ottawa-based partner of business intelligence software maker Cognos signed partnership agreements with six professional services firms in the United States and United Kingdom.
Manugistics, IBM Announce Partnership On Supply Chain Management
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
The firms' joint solutions will be aimed in part at helping customers take better advantage of radio frequency identification (RFID) and business process management.
EU Again Suspends Oracle-PeopleSoft Investigation
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
EU Again Suspends Oracle-PeopleSoft Investigation.
Railroad Gauges and Enterprise Application Integration
News  |  4/16/2004  | 
Communication within the independent software vendor community is critical to application integration.
UnitedHealth's Data Analysis Unit Reports Growth
News  |  4/15/2004  | 
Ingenix, a provider of health care data analysis and related services, helped boost parent company UnitedHealth's financial numbers in the first quarter, UnitedHealth reported Thursday.
ETL Vendors Scrabble for Top Spot
News  |  4/14/2004  | 
Latest METAspectrum rankings create controversy - April 14, 2004
Systinet Web Services Software Chosen for BMC Software's New Developer's Kit
News  |  4/14/2004  | 
IntelligentIntegration News - April 13, 2004
Sarvega Inks Agreement with Government Systems Consultancy X.Systems
News  |  4/14/2004  | 
IntelligentIntegration News - March 22, 2004
Sprint To Consolidate BI Reporting Applications
News  |  4/14/2004  | 
Sprint is widening a deployment of business intelligence reporting technology from MicroStrategy as part of plans to whittle down the number of BI applications currently in use at the $27 billion company.
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