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Content tagged with Government posted in September 2005
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For Oracle Database Manager, Things Go Better With Quest
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Database administrator relies on Quest tools for analyzing query performance and correcting database snafus.
A New Approach To Utility Computing, Cisco Style
News  |  9/30/2005  | 
Businesses will be able to mix and match hardware from various vendors.
No Such Thing As A Stupid Question
Commentary  |  9/29/2005  | 
What's that term they use to describe a question that's put forward clearly and simply? Oh yes, I just remembered: "in plain English." Wouldn't it be cool to make database queries in plain English? Well, it looks like you may be able to.
Field Report: Avnet, Phoenix
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
Streamlining the bid process brings huge scalablity gains.
Field Report: York International, York, Pa.
News  |  9/28/2005  | 
One small migration project got ugly. Now York's gearing up for two giant integration initiatives.
The Open-Source Majority
Commentary  |  9/28/2005  | 
So if you're a BI practitioner who doesn't trust open-source software applications for your intelligence work, here's something you should know: You're in the minority.
Review: Document Scanning Meets the Mac
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
There just aren't many scanners with auto document feeders that are compatible with Macs, but Fujitsu has just added the ScanSnap to the list.
In Focus: Process Management Meets Business Intelligence
News  |  9/26/2005  | 
Cognos says its new platform, Cognos 8, will help users of BPM systems from EMC, FileNet, IBM and Savvion to monitor, invoke and modify processes with the aid of event management functionality.
To Build A Survey
News  |  9/24/2005  | 
Research scripting technology helps an addictions institute take some of the sting out of building up survey data.
Oracle Reports 25% Sales Growth
News  |  9/23/2005  | 
Database and middleware software sales grew only 1% while acquisitions gave application sales a boost in 1Q.
SmartAdvice: Oracle Will Merge Application Features--Eventually
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Short term, Oracle's committed to support for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel apps, The Advisory Council says. Also, a primer on electronic data discovery and building a comprehensive records-management system.
Use of SAP's Transaction Manager Supports Compliance Efforts
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Increased automation offers a path to sustainable compliance.
Salesforce.com Rolls Out a Platform
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Multiforce.com is more a development environment than an application.
Oracle Gobbles Up Siebel
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Planned CRM acquisition creates opportunities, poses new challenges.
Enkata Enhances Contact and Operational Performance
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Version 5 applications deliver front and back office operational effectiveness.
Geac Updates Compliance Management
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Latest release offers a way to automate and achieve compliance efficiency.
Benefiting from Making Strategy Mandatory
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Using the company requirement for fuller disclosure as a catalyst.
Automation at the Expense of Customer Satisfaction
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Customer contact processes are technology-heavy, but companies lack best practices.
Actuate Rolls Out Reporting Suite Enhancements
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
New graphical development tool and scripting capabilities extend ease of use and flexibility.
Financial Firms Declare War On Hacking
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
The focus is on eliminating vulnerabilities by building security into applications rather than relying on perimeter security tools.
Little White Lies
Commentary  |  9/22/2005  | 
Let's be honest. Customers who think carefully don't make sales guys' lives any easier. But customers who fail to think carefully don't make their own lives any easier. What's true in the used car trade happens to be true in the data warehouse trade as well. And that's what one of our stories this week is all about.
Oracle Considers Supporting Competing Databases
News  |  9/22/2005  | 
Ellison says Oracle's upcoming Fusion applications could run on IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server -- if they can pass certification tests.
Q2 Sales, Profits Up For Cognos
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Cognos reports growth in both sales and earnings compared with the same period last year, but the firm's guidance for the coming quarter comes up short of analysts' estimates.
Cognos Joins the 'BI Platform' Chorus
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Cognos last week announced Cognos 8 Business Intelligence, what the company calls a "single product, single architecture." But does this claim ring true?
Visual Detraction
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
FYI Visual's promise may exceed its grasp.
2005 Readers' Choice Awards
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Are Microsoft tools popular simply because users haven't been exposed to anything else? New questions qualify the results of our annual survey on preferred suppliers. Adobe, Business Objects, Google, IBM, Oracle, SAS, SAP and, of course, Microsoft are among the winners in 39 categories.
The Active Data Warehouse
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Stephen Brobst, CTO of NCR's Teradata division explains why you need an active data warehouse.
Customer Data Integration Gains Prominence as Vendor Ranks Thin Out
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Some say it's no longer a question of whether you should deploy a CDI solution, but which approach you should follow.
In a Big Year for BI, Microsoft Ups The Price/Performance Ante
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Yukon's imminent release (set for November 7) feels unreal even though Microsoft released several preview versions of the server for free download in the past year.
Shortlist
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Watson 2.0; Savvion Process Asset Manager; webMethods for Compliance; Oracle Application Server Standard Edition One; ContactNet 4.0
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Semantics take us from ones and zeros to understanding.
Integrating Enterprise Information: Myth or Reality?
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
EII: Unproven technology or critical to enterprise goals?
Letter Drop
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Spreadsheet Creep; Desperately Seeking Standards; Data in the Breach; Consider the Source
Get Started With Data Mining Now
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Are you missing valuable data mining opportunities?
This Just In: Customers Hate Their Software Vendors
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
There's no love lost between software vendors and customers.
TNT Thinks RFID Is Dynamite
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
TNT Logistics is using RFID to improve service to a big-three auto manufacturer without incurring ongoing tag costs.
Homeland Security Can't Wait
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Business process management technology has been selected to speed certifications for an "Approved Product List for Homeland Security."
Cognos Joins the 'BI Platform' Chorus
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Due in November, Cognos 8 consolidates formerly separate products, including PowerPlay, Visualizer, Metrics Manager and NoticeCast, into the services-oriented architecture underlying ReportNet, the Web-based reporting environment Cognos introduced two years ago.
Content: The Other Half of the Integration Problem
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Counting file systems, e-mail servers and disparate repositories, unstructured information is all over the place. Content integration consolidates search, access and management control, but which approach is best for your enterprise?
Start Making Sense: Get From Data To Semantic Integration
News  |  9/21/2005  | 
Current integration methods including ETL, EAI and EII can't deliver on the goal of creating a single view of the truth. In fact, composite apps and service-based architectures will only underscore the limitations of current practices. Semantic integration promises a richer understanding of metadata and clearer context, but to embrace this emerging approach, we'll have to revise some cherished data warehousing concepts.
Oracle Lowers Upgrade Hurdle For Some PeopleSoft And J.D. Edwards App Users
News  |  9/20/2005  | 
Intermediate upgrades won't be needed to move up to Fusion applications.
HP Expands OpenView With Partnerships And Services
News  |  9/20/2005  | 
HP adds new IT management services and inks deals with business-intelligence vendors to make its OpenView management platform more useful for monitoring business processes.
Simulation Helps Wachovia Test Twice, Develop Apps Once
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
Simulation Helps Wachovia Test Twice, Develop Apps Once
In Focus: ARMA Releases Go on the Record
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
ARMA is helping hurricane recovery efforts by sharing information designed to help organizations recover business records and information.
Phillips To Siebel And PeopleSoft Customers: Oracle Will Offer Lifetime Support
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
Oracle remains undecided whether to continue using IBM middleware to support Siebel's hosted-application service.
Big Honkin' Databases
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
IBM Storage Supports Hospital's Move To Digital Health Records
News  |  9/19/2005  | 
New IBM system at St. Joseph's stores more than 2 terabytes of patient data.
Where's the CPM?
Commentary  |  9/17/2005  | 
Quick on the heels of Cognos' new release of Cognos 8, some people -- or some Cognos competitors, anyway -- are asking: What happened to corporate performance management?
Business Technology: Registry Web Site As Model Of Cooperation
Commentary  |  9/16/2005  | 
In less than 60 days and for less than $1 million, the U.S. Department of Justice has built a Web site giving access to sex-offender information from 28 states. It's a model of collaboration and cooperation, Bob Evans says, that gives access to information that, while deeply disturbing, is also extremely important.
Siebel CRM OnDemand Release 9 Adds Lotus Notes Integration, More
News  |  9/15/2005  | 
New release also adds branding customization, and contact OnDemand integration with Siebel on premise solutions.
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