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From Word Processing To Processor Intensive
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Microsoft aims for high-performance computing
RulesPower Launches Rules-Driven BPM Software Suite
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
RulesPower announced Tuesday the latest version of its flagship RulesPower BPM software suite.
Process Management Software Released For Lotus Notes
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Tracker Suite 6.0 enables group collaboration and resource sharing time in addition to expense tracking and deliverables management.
Northrop Grumman's IT Arm Wins Homeland Security Contract
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Contract includes development of pay and performance-management systems.
Oracle Buys Collaxa, Offers BPM Software As Its Own
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
Collaxa's Business Process Execution Language Server will be sold as Oracle's BPEL Process Manager.
Ellison To Discuss Microsoft Concerns During Testimony
News  |  6/30/2004  | 
The Oracle CEO will testify about his growing concern about Microsoft on Wednesday at the antitrust trial over his company's efforts to acquire PeopleSoft.
Cognos Adds Excel Interface To Planning App
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
The BI vendor hopes the add-in will let users integrate data from spreadsheets into their planning package, and carry out planning within an Excel-based environment.
Study Asserts That Three Vendors Own High-End HR Apps Market
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Forrester Research also puts PeopleSoft's offering at the top of the pack in functionality.
Product Review: BizTalk Server 2004
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
A look at the development capability and management tool improvements made to Microsoft's business process management server.
Plus Three Launches Upgrade Of Fund-Raising Software
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Firm adds business intelligence features designed to enable more direct marketing.
Cisco Launches Storage Networking Specialization
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Cisco formally launches storage networking specialization program to channel.
Oracle Raises Ante In ISV Wars
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Oracle, IBM Vie For ISV hearts and minds.
Justice Department Attacks Lawson's Stature As Software Player
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Testifying for Oracle at its antitrust trial, Lawson CEO John Coughlan tried to show his company was more than a middle-market player, but was confronted with several cases in which its customers complained that the software vendor wasn't up to the job.
Business Objects Updates Business Intelligence Suite
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Version 6.5 will offer front-end integration with software from Crystal Decisions, which Business Objects acquired last December.
Microsoft Targets Nonprofessional Programmers
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
New stripped-down versions of Visual Studio and SQL Server can be used to write simple Web applications.
NetSuite Adds E-Commerce Component To ERP/CRM Suite
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
NetSuite has added a new e-commerce module to its NetSuite hosted suite of ERP and CRM applications, which integrates website and Web store functionality with financials, warehouse management, sales and customer support systems.
Corporate Cost Controls Push Up Cognos Profit
News  |  6/28/2004  | 
Expanding use of business-intelligence tools is boosting the bottom line at Cognos Inc.
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
New product releases for intelligent enterprises.
Patent This!
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
The patent wars and how they inspire great minds, even some that think alike.
Emerging Links
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
How to leverage transactions within your application integration infrastructure.
The Not-So-Intelligent Enterprise
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Welcome to the not-so-intelligent enterprise, where too many of us live and work. Is there a way out?
(Re)Enter the Leader?
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Informatica PowerCenter 7.0 takes an ambitious development path to regain data integration leadership.
ERP and Content Management: Harmonic Convergence?
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
To drive collaborative processes, businesses need embedded intelligence. BI, focused on structured data, is only half of the story: Businesses need content management for the unstructured stuff. ERP wants to be the point of convergence.
Homeland Security as Catalyst
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Innovative software firms are answering the call from U.S. government agencies for advanced analytics to help combat terrorism and criminal activity. What's the potential of this software for strategic business applications?
Drug Database Debated
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
GlaxoSmithKline creates database for its clinical trials, amid calls for national registry
The Information Cannot Speak for Itself
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Massive IT investment won't matter if users are unable to make sense of the data. With businesses reliant on information, presentation can no longer be an afterthought. Here's how you can improve that first impression.
The Data Quality Audit
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
An audit can help you discover the source of data quality problems. Hint: It might be the warehouse.
IBM Unveils On-Demand Add-On For WebSphere
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
IBM unveils an add-on to its WebSphere application server that allows companies to shift information technology resources across business software based on demand.
Guaranteeing Fast Service
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Real-time SLAs for real-time industries
In Brief
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
Closed Loop
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Message, Not Messenger
News  |  6/25/2004  | 
Like a good lead-off hitter, presentation says a lot about the character of the whole organization.
BI To CRM's Rescue
Commentary  |  6/24/2004  | 
CRM is just a business process like any other, and like the others, it can be made smarter with BI.
Microsoft And Oracle Bicker Over Microsoft's Plans For Enterprise Market
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
Microsoft VP Douglas Burgum testified at the Oracle antitrust trial that his company has no plans to invade the enterprise applications market for big companies.
Cognos Net Up 62% In May Quarter
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
Cognos, a maker of business intelligence software, sees growth on all fronts.
Microsoft Offers Service Pack For Reporting Services
News  |  6/23/2004  | 
Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2000 reporting services is available now, Microsoft said Tuesday. Goes Public
News  |  6/23/2004  | 
Much-delayed IPO finally gets out of the gate.
A Better Look Into Partnerships
News  |  6/23/2004  | 
The updated version of Oracle's Partner Management is designed to give users more visibility into their partnerships.
Ryder Puts Real-Time Data On The Radar
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
To help sell its services and better manage shipping processes, Ryder System's logistics division in May completed a carrier portal that makes shipment-tracking information visible to customers as well as the 650 carriers (including FedEx, J.B. Hunt, Roadway, Schneider, UPS and Yellow) that move the company's freight.
Updated Actuate Reporting App Enables Distributed Queries
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
Enterprise information integration distributes queries across data silos.
Oracle Would Support, But Not Upgrade, PeopleSoft Products
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
In pretaped testimony played Monday at the Oracle antitrust trial, Jeffrey Henley said Oracle would support PeopleSoft products for 10 years, but wouldn't make major investments in upgrades.
Good Management Takes Planning
Commentary  |  6/21/2004  | 
Too often, companies fail to make the tactical decisions needed to ensure a successful deployment of business-process-management software.
Sybase Enhances Database Availability, Utility
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
Sybase released two new products to allow expanded use and capability of warm standby replication, as well as real-time archiving of inactive data.
BPM Partners Releases Healthcare Dashboard
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
BPM Partners released a performance management dashboard designed for use by companies in the healthcare industry, the first of several anticipated industry-specific tools the services firm plans to produce.
Demand For RFID Support Filtering Up The Chain
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
The technology is quickly becoming something that application developers need to build into software.
MicroStrategy To Release Unix Version Of BI Platform
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
MicroStrategy will introduce a Unix-based version of its business intelligence reporting and analysis software, the company is expected to announce this week.
WfMC Brings Standard Protocols To BPM
News  |  6/19/2004  | 
Standards Group Will Demonstrate Products Based on Wf-XML 2.0 workflow protocol and ASAP interoperability at Conference This Week.
Business Intelligence Can Give CRM A Boost
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Industry experts at a CRM conference in San Francisco made it clear that using basic business intelligence can help boost users' adoption of CRM and lead to a better payoff on investments.
Start With What's Broken
Commentary  |  6/18/2004  | 
When it comes to BPM, go ahead and begin with the process that's anathema to everyone involved with it. When you create a turnaround, you reach hero status.
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