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Actuate Earns Profit, But Q1 Sales Soften
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Actuate rebounds from a loss in the same period last year and reports progress with its open-source reporting tools project.
SAP Gets Rich
Commentary  |  4/29/2005  | 
SAP application data is about to get a lot flashier.
QlikTech Upgrades Flagship BI Tool
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
The new version of QlikView supports Intel's x64 and Itanium 64-bit platforms, which remove the 4 gigabyte memory limit of 32-bit systems.
Fast Road to IT Governance
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
After four years in stealth mode, a new company that applies BI technology to IT governance officially launched yesterday.
Veritas Listed in “Leader'' Quadrant Position in the J2EE Application Management Magic Quadrant
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Veritas i3 for J2EE provides customers with end-to-end application management.
IBM To Launch Electronic Medical-Record-Sharing Project
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Use of transferable electronic medical records could cut health-care spending by 10%, experts say.
Aldon Announces Aldon Lifecycle Manager 5.0
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Enterprise software configuration and change management solution is available on Linux and UNIX.
HyPerformix Awarded Patent for Application Performance Solution
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Technology increases usability by using a non-proprietary programming language.
Business Objects Integrates XI Suite With SAP Platforms
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
The move merges Business Objects' query and analysis, performance management and data integration tools with SAP applications and data sources.
In Focus: Survey Says... 'ECM's an Ideal, Not a Priority'
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Consolidating on a single enterprise content management (ECM) platform may be a laudable long-term goal, but it's not a priority. That's the sentiment of nearly 400 Intelligent Enterprise readers sampled in a Web-based survey conducted early this month.
Wake Up To XBRL
Commentary  |  4/26/2005  | 
If you're a BI professional at a big company who doesn't know about XBRL, start learning. It's going to ignite a competitive analytics explosion.
Book Review
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
'Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business' by Judith M. Collins
Analysis: Place Your Bets on a Process for Innovation
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Some companies manage intellectual property as if it's an arms race, stockpiling patents and trade secrets that may never be commercialized. Johnson Controls approaches ideas for innovation with a process that makes the company more like a shrewd poker player, knowing just when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.
Cooking an old puzzle
Commentary  |  4/25/2005  | 
I just got an email about Puzzle #11 in my old book SQL PUZZLES & ANSWER from Rainer Gemulla at TU Dresden, Fak. Informatik, Institut SyA, in Dresden, Germany. It is a very nice cook and it is embarassing to see how needlessly complex the other answers were:
ProClarity Expands Deal With VHA
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
ProClarity has announced that the Veterans Health Administration has expanded its use of the ProClarity Analytics Platform.
SmartAdvice: Follower Or Pioneer, X64's Time Is Near
Commentary  |  4/22/2005  | 
Look at what programs you'll be running and how long you expect to keep the hardware when deciding when to start buying 64-bit PCs and servers, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendors are developing self-healing wide-area file services for delivering data on a wide-area network.
Hyperion Releases 3Q Results
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Higher software license and maintenance and services revenue were the two main reasons Hyperion Solutions reported higher third-quarter earnings.
Greenplum Debuts Open-Source Data Warehouse Software
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Startup looks to leverage PostgreSQL open-source database to compete against Teradata and Netezza. Surpasses 16,000 Companies and Continues Growth
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Company maintains its market leadership position as the largest on-demand provider of CRM software solutions.
Siebel Systems Surpasses 3 Million Live Users Worldwide
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
The company pointed to this milestone as an illustration of Siebel Systems' unrivaled leadership in the CRM market.
Entellium CRM Earns Top Scores for Usability and Cost
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
The company received the highest scores in usability and cost in the 2005 Forrester Wave report: Hosted Sales Force Automation.
TenDigits MobileAccess Aims to Meet CRM Needs of SMEs; Integrates with Microsoft and BlackBerry
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
On April 18, the company announced the launch of MobileAccess for Microsoft CRM, describing it as a cost-effective solution that is deployed in as little as two hours, to gain BlackBerry users immediate access to accurate MSCRM data.
MySQL And Red Hat Vow Improved Customer Support
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Businesses increasingly use MySQL database and Red Hat Linux for grid computing, MySQL CEO says.
Open For Business (Intelligence)
Commentary  |  4/21/2005  | 
It wasn't really all that bold of me to predict last year that we'd see more open-source BI tools. Actually, it was a no-brainer. But hey, I like being right.
Sybase Offers End-To-End RFID Data Management
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
New software helps companies collect and use RFID data for business processes.
In Focus: Open Text Bows Its Next-Generation ECM Platform
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
We've heard from rivals EMC and Stellent in recent weeks; now it's Open Text's turn to introduce its next-generation of enterprise content management (ECM).
Analysis: Arizona Bank Mixes Compliance and Efficiency
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
The 1st National Bank Holding Company has put a compliant "paper-trail" in place while eliminating the burden of paperwork.
Oracle Talks About Integration Effort That Will Determine PeopleSoft Payoff
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Called Project Fusion, the plan aims to combine functions from PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, and Retek apps, and link them back to data sources.
New Tibco Platform To Detect Operational Changes
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
The tool identifies and responds to interrelated operational events that happen within an organization.
Business Objects To Integrate With MySQL Open Source Database
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
MySQL AB's database will work with Business Objects XI on the Linux and Unix platforms, and Business Objects will add MySQL to the list of databases supported by Crystal Reports and Business Objects Data Integrator.
U.S. Army Uses Database Network To Support Iraq Operation
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
FusionNet provides a central network for sharing tactical, logistical, and personnel data between commanders at all levels.
More on streaming databases
Commentary  |  4/16/2005  | 
There is a good article on streaming databases with lots of product names and stuff suitable for googling inthe current issue of INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE.
Open-Source Reporting Software Goes Commercial
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
Startup JasperSoft will challenge established vendors such as Business Objects and Cognos.
Hyperion Applications Suite 4 Aims to Provide Business Performance Management In a Box
News  |  4/14/2005  | 
Hyperion announced the introduction of Hyperion Applications Suite 4 on April 11, calling it “the broadest, richest suite of performance management applications available.”
Insightful Upgrades Advanced Analytics Package
News  |  4/14/2005  | 
A "pipeline architecture" streams large data sets instead of reading whole groups of data into memory simultaneously.
Enter The Dragon
Commentary  |  4/14/2005  | 
Microsoft plans to debut real-time reporting. Cue everybody else to plan big-time rethinking.
ERP Innovation
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
ERP vendors: innovate or die!
Eviscerating Microsoft Business Solutions
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
“Green” is a smokescreen.
Process Euphoria: IDS Scheer Style
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
ProcessWorld event brings orchestration of peer networking and best practices to process management.
What About SAS?
Commentary  |  4/12/2005  | 
SAS has been known for high-end data analysis software for years. Now it wants to be known as a business intelligence vendor.
IBM Builds On Integration And Middleware Lead
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
Worldwide among all vendors, new license revenue from application integration, middleware and portals hit $6.7 billion in 2004, up 5.8 percent from the year before.
In Focus: Avoiding Growing Pains in a Maturing BPM Market
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
Business process management (BPM) is headed mainstream. That was the consensus among several leading analysts speaking at IDS Scheer's Process World 2005 user conference, held last week in Hollywood, Fla.
Storage Managers Cite Data Security As Top Concern
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
Few cite regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA as a major worry.
Process automation eliminates customized workflows, reduces errors and saves time and money
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
Field Report: Horizon Casualty, Newark, NJ
Mobile phone giant vets products, sets standards for SOA and EII initiatives
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
Field Report: Motorola, Schaumburg, Illinois
Services ease integration, speed order fulfillment and cut customer service costs
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
Field Report: Sappi Fine Paper, Boston
Baseball Gets Predictive to Sell Tickets, Merchandise Online
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
Beginning next week, Major League Baseball’s interactive media and Internet unit will roll out predictive analytics capabilities aimed at delivering personalized content and cross-selling and up-selling offers in real time
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