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Content tagged with Government posted in May 2004
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Strategy Shift
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
BEA To Emphasize Software As Architected Services
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
It launched its Liquid Computing strategy, which is designed to get business processes to flow through a company without regard for boundaries set by the IT infrastructure.
FDIC Tells Banks To Get Ready For Check 21
News  |  5/31/2004  | 
Banks must make operational changes to comply with law, regulatory group says.
Pipeline
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
The Reality of Real Time
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Don't let the hype confuse you: Real-time enterprise technologies offer operational more than strategic benefits.
Execution Systems: The Heart of Intelligent Manufacturing
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Steadily evolving over two decades, the manufacturing execution system (MES) now plays a central role in achieving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The MES also commands potentially valuable sources of information for strategic business applications that feed on enterprisewide intelligence.
BI Scorecard: The Best BI Tool
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor demos often obscure architectural differences between BI suites. Yet, as our BI Scorecard series concludes, you dare not overlook them.
BI Standardization and Consolidation for Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Cost reduction and improved organizational effectiveness top the list of latest CIO initiatives.
No Time to Spare: A Guide to Supply Chain Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Marketplaces are dynamic. The competition is fierce. When it comes to managing the supply chain, there's no time to lose. Here's a guide to performance management metrics that will help your organization act decisively in pursuit of business objectives.
Data Warehouse Check-Ups
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Periodic check-ups will help you avoid letting business intelligence and data warehousing problems spin out of control.
Data Mining For the Masses
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Data mining is a "must have": but can it overcome obstacles to mainstream BI inclusion?
Time of Transparency
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Companies must act as if they're always being watched - because they are.
Quality Is Job One
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New data quality remedies took center stage at The Data Warehouse Institute's recent gathering in Boston.
Europe And United States Agree To Share Airline Passenger Info
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The two sides say the agreement addresses concerns about privacy while helping to combat terrorism.
Information Builders Intros Quick Set-Up BI For VARs
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Information Builders and its subsidiary iWay Software introduced a quick set-up business-intelligence package for VARs, and Web services software for IT managers.
NetSuite To Add ERP Functions To Hosted Apps
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
NetSuite debuts new enterprise resource planning (ERP) features it will add to its hosted application portfolio in the third quarter.
The Truth's In The Analysis
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
You don't have to be studying for a doctorate in philosophical relativism to know that the truth can get a little squishy when it's reported different ways.
Checkpoint, Philips Form RFID Alliance
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Checkpoint Systems and Royal Philips Electronics said they have formed an alliance to jointly sell electronic tags and readers and system integration services to retailers and consumer products companies.
Gartner: Database Market Stable, With Linux Hot Spot
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Excluding the impact of currency conversion, the overall market for relational databases was nearly flat for 2003, according to new research from Gartner Dataquest.
QAD Adds Business Intelligence To Manufacturing Apps
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
QAD unveiled business intelligence software for its enterprise applications that help run manufacturing operations.
Louisiana Fights Fraud With Mapping Software
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The state's Department of Social Services is marrying food-stamp business-intelligence systems with GIS data about retailers.
Firm Proposes Photo Database Of 50M U.S. Buildings
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Imageos is pushing a service that would link satellite photos, GPS data, and digital ground photos for sale to police and insurance companies.
SmartAdvice: Voice-Recognition Technology Can Extend Call-Center Reach
Commentary  |  5/25/2004  | 
Used to augment but not replace call-center staff, voice-recognition technology can make for better customer service, The Advisory Council says. Also, efficient modeling of processes is key to successfully automating sales orders; and getting technical staff to work with offshore outsourcers depends on how they've been treated.
The Gospel According To Gerry Cohen
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The CEO made his case at the company's user conference that Information Builders is the preeminent, and potentially standard, business-intelligence vendor.
Louisiana Fights Fraud With Mapping Software
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The state's Department of Social Services is marrying food-stamp business-intelligence systems with GIS data about retailers.
Databasing With The Enemy
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
BI Scorecard: OLAP
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
A spreadsheet can take analysis just so far; for more robust analysis you need online analytic processing (OLAP).
Pancake Chain Adopts E-Business
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
Restaurant-Management system at IHOP is designed to improve data collection and better serve franchises and restaurant patrons.
IBM Gets Contract To Update Texas System
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
The state awards IBM Business Consulting Services a $9.9 million contract to be the primary integrator in the implementation of a new business-intelligence system.
Kawasaki Boosts Supply Chain
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
U.S. distribution arm of motorcycle maker adds data-analysis functions to its data marts to improve visibility of parts distribution.
Sarbanes-Oxley's Silver Lining
Commentary  |  5/21/2004  | 
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is forcing key decision makers to get their head into the data quality management game.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Expedites Policy Processing
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
North Carolina Farm Bureau has reduced its staff and expedited its policy processing function. The carrier has improved quality dramatically while redeploying 30 percent of its staff and reducing policy turnaround from three weeks to five days at the most.
Seibel Launches Two New Vertical Market CRM Packages
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
New offerings for Siebel 7.7 are targeted at communications service providers and the automotive industry.
BEA To Unwrap New Products, 'Liquid Computing' Vision at eWorld
News  |  5/20/2004  | 
Vendor will unveil BPM version of WebLogic, ESB at annual developer show
PeopleSoft, IBM Up Ante Against Microsoft
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
PeopleSoft is teaming with IBM in an attempt to gain channel and technology muscle as it takes on Microsoft in the midmarket.
Standards Lacking In RFID Middleware
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Standards are required that allow the secure transmission of information across networks through nodes.
Spotlight - Plugging In with James Cates
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Communications Systems CIO James Cates talks about his "Ladder of Business Intelligence."
The Evolving Enterprise
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Don't blame outsourcing for the transformation of the IT profession. It's time to adapt, or face obsolescence.
Pipeline
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
BI Scorecard: Administration
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Glamorous they are not, but strong administrative features merit close analysis as you evaluate BI suites. Our Scorecard series continues.
Embedded BI: Intelligence at Your Service
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
As organizations grow to depend on globally distributed service networks, their business intelligence (BI) capability must adapt. Here's how autonomous agents will "embed" BI in business processes to overcome new challenges.
RFID Adopters Face Challenges
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Companies that want to use RFID must overcome technical and cultural hurdles.
Consumer and Enterprise Search: Not an Exact Match
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Overshadowed by Google mania and relatively simple technology for consumer search engines, enterprise search is making exciting progress. But the requirements are tougher: businesses demand accuracy, timeliness, integration, and availability.
True Tales of Performance Management
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Public and private enterprises no longer have time to wade through cumbersome spreadsheets. Discussions with users reveal that performance management dashboards offer more than just a pretty face: They form a better context for running the business.
Oracle Goes Bam
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Oracle said last week it's adding business-activity monitoring capabilities to its application server.
ERP Market Benefiting From IT Spending Increase
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
The global market for enterprise resource planning software is expected to grow by more than $1.5 billion this year.
The Architecture of Enterprise Data Quality
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
A finger in the dam won't stop the flood of operational data coming your way, but in-database mining will help you adapt to the flow.
Standing at the Crossroads
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Should you outsource, upgrade, or simply leverage existing technology to improve ERP system performance?
Gathering Strength
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
In the view of Information Builders' CEO Gerald Cohen, BI platform consolidation will unleash growth, not curtail it.
In Brief
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
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