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Hummingbird Releases New Version Of Integration Suite
News  |  8/31/2004  | 
Hummingbird Connectivity 10 lets enterprises connect to any kind of legacy system across heterogeneous platforms.
CIOs Cheerier About Future Spending
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Chief information officers in the U.S. are surprisingly optimistic about the future and think IT spending will climb nearly seven percent in 2005.
IBM Offers Free Tools To Cloudscape Developers
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
IBM offers free code and support information for developers working with Cloudscape, its small-footprint Java relational database.
Opinion: Data Quality Is Everyone's Problem
Commentary  |  8/30/2004  | 
There has to be accountability for good-quality data at all levels in the organization--from the data-entry clerks all the way to the CEO.
Review: Unify Has Designs On Building Web Apps
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
NXJ is an enterprise rapid application development suite in the BPM space that enables the building of almost any transaction-based business application requiring end-user interaction.
Cognos Eyes Swedish Vendor, European Growth
News  |  8/30/2004  | 
Cognos Inc. wants to strengthen its presence in Europe, as evidenced by the business-intelligence software maker's offer of $52.2 million to buy Frango AB.
Oracle Re-extends PeopleSoft Bid
News  |  8/27/2004  | 
Oracle is offering $21 per share or about $7.7 billion for PeopleSoft, a leader in human resources management software and an applications rival of Oracle's.
Siebel Ready To Spotlight Analysis Software
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
The company will highlight its data-analysis capabilities at a conference in October.
Opening BI To Open Source
Commentary  |  8/26/2004  | 
This year has seen a whole slew of BI-related open source developments, and it'll see a lot more.
IBM Buys Cross-Platform Content-Management Provider
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
IBM acquires software developer Venetica to pump up the content-handling capabilities of its DB2 platform.
IBM To Buy Data Management Vendor Venetica
News  |  8/26/2004  | 
Venetica makes software for accessing unstructured data, which plays a growing role in business intelligence.
Customer Profitability Is Not A Financial Metric
Commentary  |  8/25/2004  | 
Try treating customer profitability as a demand chain metric, not a financial measure.
A Question of Quality
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Data quality is today's obsession. How good does the data really have to be?
Actuate-Eclipse Union To Shed Open-Source Light On Reporting
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Actuate plans to build an open-source business reporting tool.
Tried and True
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Keeping your SCM solutions simple can be more a effective way to keep customers happy than focusing solely on TCO.
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Important product releases for the development of intelligent enterprises.
A Better View Into Relationships
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Anacubis Desktop 3.0 shows the BI potential of information visualization software.
Data Presentation: Tapping the Power of Visual Perception
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
Why do we quickly comprehend some forms of data presentation, and not others? The answer is vital to designers of decision-support applications. This installment of our series connects insight into the process of vision with presentation best practices.
Pipkins App Lets Call Centers Manage Schedules Online
News  |  8/25/2004  | 
A new module for Pipkins' Vantage Point workforce management software lets call center agents and supervisors view and modify schedules online.
Here's The Deal
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Strategic software acquisition should mark the beginning of a beautiful relationship. But in today's BI market, contract negotiations involve sorting through complex pricing options, maintenance fees, and more. Sage advice will help you become a smarter BI buyer.
BI Vendor Selection: Smarter the Second Time
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
With 2005 in their sights, organizations are planning to upgrade their business intelligence (BI) capabilities. Find out how you can overcome obstacles to achieving "second-generation" success -- including power politics played by entrenched vendors, business users, and IT.
Beyond Automation
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Don't just automate processes: Work on improving their effectiveness.
Citizen Relationship Management
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
With voter apathy growing, it's time for a new CRM: citizen relationship management
Is Open Source Imperative?
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
LinuxWorld speakers say Linux is ready for you; be ready for it.
In Brief
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
BI Driving Interest in Grid
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Desire to minimize CPU dormancy indirectly benefits open source.
Closed Loop
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Mixed Signals, Quality Management, Learning Time
Real-Time Boundaries
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
When is BI not BI? Real-time conundrums dominate August's TDWI event.
Readers' Choice Awards
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
Intelligent Enterprise readers have voted! Here are the winners across 24 strategic business application categories.
RFID To Flourish In Pharmaceutical Industry
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
A Meta Group report says RFID use in pharmaceuticals will surpass that of consumer packaged goods within 18 months.
Centergistic Signs India Reseller
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
New Delhi-based Nettworld will sell, install and maintain AgentView Enterprise on subcontinent.
Cognos Bids For Swedish Software Vendor
News  |  8/24/2004  | 
It's willing to pay more than $52 million in cash for Frango, a developer of financial-consolidation and reporting software.
Patent Office CIO Moves To Interior Department
News  |  8/23/2004  | 
CIO exits as business leaders call for faster processing of patent applications.
SAP Inks HR Deal With U.S. Postal Service
News  |  8/23/2004  | 
SAP has signed a deal to replace the U.S. Postal Service's 25-year-old human resources management system with SAP software.
Hummingbird To Resell Data Integration Software
News  |  8/23/2004  | 
The companies hope to appeal to customers carrying out business intelligence initiatives with data stored in mainframes.
The Myth and the Magic of Enterprise Information Integration
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
Those that know what they're talking about see EII as extending the data warehouse -- not replacing it.
IONA Delivers Enhancements to Artix and Orbacus
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
News - August 1, 2004
Siperian Cures Cutomer Data Integration Ills
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
News - August 9, 2004 Posts Solid Earnings, Raises Guidance
News  |  8/20/2004  | reports strong earnings in the second quarter on an 88 percent jump in revenue.
BMC Readies Application Management Tools For PeopleSoft
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
BMC Software Inc. plans to release next week an upgrade of its application management tools for PeopleSoft business software.
Terror List Ties Up Sen. Kennedy
News  |  8/20/2004  | 
A database mixup held Kennedy at airline gates three times. He had to contact a Homeland Security undersecretary to clear it up.
Compliance Today, Intelligence Tomorrow
Commentary  |  8/20/2004  | 
E-mail will make its way into the realm of BI as data warehouses become more sophisticated and companies push themselves to eke out every competitive edge.
Firms Team On BI For Beverage Industry
News  |  8/19/2004  | 
A software developer and performance management vendor plan data mining software that will let wine and beverage suppliers analyze sales.
Ford Drops Oracle-based Purchasing System
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
Automaker says it will revert back to its own custom-built system.
NetSuite Targets QuickBooks Users
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
Online business application provider NetSuite launched NetSuite Small Business, a renamed and revamped version of its earlier Oracle Small Business Suite.
Performing ETL With SQL
News  |  8/18/2004  | 
Product Review: Sunopsis v3 is a database-friendly extract, transform and load tool that runs without an engine.
Holding The Course
Commentary  |  8/17/2004  | 
Even if BI spending is softening a bit for some companies, anecdotal information from our readers indicates that the overall market is firm.
Business Objects Signs Reselling Agreement With IBM
News  |  8/17/2004  | 
Business Objects will embed and resell IBM mainframe connectivity software with its data integration platform.
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