News & Commentary
Content tagged with Government posted in June 2006
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BPS Upgrades Risk-Management Server
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Business Propulsions Systems Inc. has upgraded its platform for operational risk, audit and regulatory compliance management for financial institutions.
BI Gets A Boost From Open-Source Community
Commentary  |  6/29/2006  | 
Open-source development is having a significant impact on business intelligence. Among the vendors that have adopted open-source technology within their products in a big way are Actuate, Pentaho and JasperSoft.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Mobility
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
Our two most relied upon computing/communications devices--the laptop and the cell phone--are making headlines today. The failure rate on laptops (and desktops)--failure defined as necessitating replacement of a hardware component--is dropping, but remains higher than a rate I'd consider optimal.
Fortent Gets Funding
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Fortent, a company created to deliver a comprehensive suite of risk and compliance solutions to financial institutions, launched today
Oracle Taking Over Hosting Of Siebel Apps From IBM
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Integration and workflow technology for linking acquired apps is also on the way, president Phillips says.
Analysis: What Microsoft Lacks Is a Universal Document Format
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Pressure from Adobe will keep native PDF-output ability out of Office products.
In Focus: Document Automation Requires More Than Scanning
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Electronic documents as well as paper documents get united with eCopy Desktop.
Another Cell Phone Health Risk: Killer Thunderstorms
Commentary  |  6/23/2006  | 
At first it sounds like a hoax, but reportedly doctors at the Northwick Park Hospital in England claim that using cell phones, iPods, and devices of that ilk during thunderstorms increases a person's chances of being struck--and even killed--by lightning. The doctors cite a real case involving a teenager who was struck by lightning while using her cell phone in one of London's parks last year.
The Bifurcation of Business Process Management
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Emerging technology can serve both IT and lines of business.
Operational Intelligence Enters the Spotlight
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Understanding the technology components of OI.
Open Source BI Makes Inroads
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Adoption trend continues to grow.
Midsize Bank Implements Planning
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Prophix tool enables more effective management.
Information Builders Adds to Its Stack
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
New features target operational BI.
Informatica Offers Data Integration on Demand
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Software leader elevates importance of managing decentralized business data.
i2 Technologies Bets Future on New Platform
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Business process platform for supply chain is foundation for growth.
Further ERP Consolidation Occurs
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Private equity group continues to collect fragmented software assets.
Effective Information Management Requires A Dual Focus
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Organizations must prepare for long-term needs while they solve immediate problems.
BI Is More Than a Dashboard
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
User interface must meet business needs.
Auditing the Big Picture
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
PCAOB shifts focus to top-down SOX audits.
Application BI Tackles Tedious Task
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Research shows high value from pre-configured mapping of transactional sources.
SOX Is Wearing Everyone
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Smaller companies still have to comply with the law.
Oracle to Acquire Demantra
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Latest takeover points to market consolidation and uncertainty for customers.
SAP Takes One More Step in its On-Demand Strategy
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Will the new functionality and user interface for SAP CRM on-demand be enough?
AIM Revenue on the Rise
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Gartner says worldwide application integration and middleware market increased 7 percent in 2005.
Fewer Vendors, Beefier Software Expected In BPM Market
Commentary  |  6/22/2006  | 
The herd of vendors in the business process management software market thinned a bit this week with EMC Corp.'s acquisition of ProActivity Software Solutions Ltd. The purchase reflected two trends: consolidation among vendors and the convergence of BPM and content management.
Correct Customer Interaction Problems on the Fly
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Informiam Frontline Advisor delivers real-time agent performance data to contact center supervisors.
Enkata 6 Supports Operational Performance Management
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
New version adds industry-specific features for key vertical markets.
Merced Systems Addresses Performance Management in Contact Centers
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Large customer uses product to improve agents' performance.
Onyx Expands CRM Offering
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Integrated suite now includes customer interaction process management and analytics.
Finding the Right Performance Measures for Contact Centers
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
How important is first-time call resolution?
IBM Unveils New Master Data Management Software
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Release handles product master data for retail and manufacturing.
The 64-Bit Solution--AMD Solves SAP Migration Problems
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
With its SAP applications bogging down, CLP Power Hong Kong turned to HP servers with AMD's 64-bit chips to speed things up.
Feature: Service Advantage
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
To improve satisfaction, service organizations are analyzing customer interactions to identify and correct problems before they escalate. And to stay in tune with changing needs, firms are scoring customers by the minute, applying analytics to the data stream from call centers, retails stores, Web sites and more to customize on the fly. Find out how you can use analytics to ace customer service.
Mission Intelligence: Quality Service: Game, Set and Match
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Just as no one really wants to hit a golf ball into a sand trap, it's doubtful that good businesses try to produce bad customer service. With blogs and other social media rampant, companies can't count on controlling the message and blowing off customers who have bad experiences.
Letter Drop: The Fast Twitch; The Key to Success
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Mark Brugger contends, "If there is no consistent effort to support access and understanding at the job-specific or task level, personal workspaces will only perpetuate poor job performance."
Heads Up: Web 2.0 to the Enterprise: Group Hug!
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Is the enterprise ready for social software? Plus, Event Alert and Get Smart.
Dashboard: Briefs
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
IBM turns Viper loose. SeeWhy delivers BI on the fly.
Dashboard: Database Bubble? Cheap Storage, Data Warehousing Drive Growth
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Expect to see continued growth this year in database purchases for standby, disaster recovery, master data management and data warehouse applications as well as for nonrelational uses.
Dashboard: ERP Gains a Visual Advantage
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
SAP, Oracle and smaller enterprise resource planning (ERP) software rivals are starting to partner with data visualization software providers, including Cognos and Business Objects.
Dashboard: Open-Source BI Projects Take Off
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Developers are demonstrating the ability of open-source databases and BI platforms to deliver advanced analytics and operate on large databases at a fraction of the cost of conventional commercial systems.
Dashboard: Can MS PerformancePoint Drive BI Down the Last Mile?
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Performance management is crucial to running down that last BI mile, but equally important will be Microsoft's ability to bring enterprise search, process and collaboration technologies into the mix so that solutions better fit the needs of users outside customers' finance functions.
Feature: The Next Wave of Data Management
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
The search for better data management practices has led to data stewardship and data governance efforts, but confusion over roles and disconnects between IT and the business have led to gaps in cooperation. The next wave will bring customer data integration and master data management initiatives that promise to relieve business experts from the drudgery of defining and maintaining customer data, while developers will dodge the chaos of point-to-point integration.
Business Objects Launches Performance Management App For Healthcare Industry
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Business Objects unveils performance management software for the healthcare industry.
Short List: Project Planning Software; Data App Security
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
This edition examines the latest version of PlanView Enterprise's strategic and project-planning software. Also, we look at Protegrity's Defiance Suite 4.1, Reactivity's XML Appliances, Managed Objects' CMDB360 and TeaLeaf's CX Solutions.
Put to the Test: Sun Portal 7.0
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
New collaborative functionality and open-source licensing bolster Java System Portal Server 7.0.
Q&A: Profit From the Golden Rule
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Fred Reichheld is a best-selling author and the most influential voice when it comes to taking loyalty seriously as part of customer relationships. In this interview with Intelligent Enterprise, Reichheld explains how to drive 'good profits' that lead to growth.
Analysis: Web 2.0 to the Enterprise: Group Hug!
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
If senior management and employees alike could get over their mutual trust issues, social software could take off in the enterprise.
In Focus: D.C. Conference Suggests Government Is Ready for Web 2.0
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Do blogs, wikis, and RSS feeds have a chance in the government bureaucracy?
Down To Business: The Data Center: Where The Action Is
Commentary  |  6/16/2006  | 
Changing technology is remaking data centers. No longer is the byword 'Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.'
Onsite: Collaborating with Documents, Managing with XML
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Researchers and managers at NASA's Universities Space Research Association work with conventional authoring tools, but they keep componentized content up to date in a central database.
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