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Content tagged with Government posted in September 2006
Beyond Financial Performance: Q&A With Forrester's Paul Hamerman
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
You've checked the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) box and streamlined financial budgeting, planning and consolidation in the process. So what's the next performance management challenge? Paul Hamerman, Forrester's vice president of enterprise applications, looks at operational performance management and offerings from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.
Get More From Your ERP Investment
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Innovative companies have taken the lead in fully utilizing their ERP systems. The majority, however, have yet to take the first steps in using their ERP .investments to greater advantage.
Getting Search Into Business Intelligence
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
The first challenge for businesses looking to get search into BI is to identify the capabilities necessary for the user.
Demo Report: Internet Consumer Technologies Creeping Into Enterprise Software
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
The ascendancy of "social networking" applications with possible business uses is in contrast to Demo 11 years ago. Now the new ideas are flowing based on Internet-based technologies.
Fujitsu, Absolute Sign
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation expanded its relationship with Absolute Software
JasperSoft Unveils Reporting Tools For
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
JasperSoft, a maker of open-source business intelligence software, launches reporting tools for
Fortent Outlines Challenges
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
New Fortent White Paper outlines latest challenges for banks
Oracle Ships 'Low Cost' Content Management Software
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Oracle has launched software that the company says is designed to provide "low-cost" management of Office documents, PDF and image files, and other unstructured data.
BEA Unveils SOA Infrastructure Platform
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
BEA Systems has unveiled a software platform for building service-oriented architectures, reflecting a trend among infrastructure vendors to provide as many tools as possible to companies adopting the standards-based form of distributed computing.
Cool Meets Clunky: Motorola's Deal For Bar-Code Reader Symbol
Commentary  |  9/19/2006  | 
Motorola has been pushing for more sales from business, taking solid steps like helping developers include enterprise search functions on wireless handhelds. But for most businesses, Motorola is just a really big company with a supercool cell phone. Motorola's deal to buy Symbol for $3.9 billion in cash marks a leap ahead for its enterprise ambitions.
EMC Lays Groundwork for ILM
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
InfoScape crawls file systems and automatically tag files with basic metadata and clues to business value, sensitivity and content.
Apple's Future Phone
Commentary  |  9/15/2006  | 
It's pretty much a given these days that Apple is hard at work on a mobile phone. The company won't acknowledge this, but it's hard to find an Apple rumor site or financial analyst covering Apple that hasn't speculated about the iPhone or whatever the fabled device eventually ends up being called. Despite its studied coyness, Apple in
Informatica Extends Data Integration for On-Demand Systems and BI
News  |  9/14/2006  | 
Software provider elaborates partnerships with Hyperion and
DashBriefs: IBM Buys ISS; Oracle Buys Sigma Dynamics' Predictive Analytics IP
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
IBM enhances its security offerings by acquiring Internet Security Systems. Meanwhile, Oracle looks to spruce up its Fusion Middleware with a company purchase of its own.
Dashboard: Degree Programs Arise to Train Budding BI Experts
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Business intelligence industry leaders have been lamenting a lack of BI skills in the workforce, prompting a host of institutions of higher learning to educate the masses.
Dashboard: Apps Put Portals in the Spotlight
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
An interesting mix of SOA, composite application and BPM possibilities are bringing some spark back to the portal market.
Dashboard: Analytics and Search Spot "The Long Tail"
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Companies should recognize that their brand is not the only bridge by which customers can find their products.
Dashboard: Developers Face Ajax Compatibility Crisis
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Although the desire to jump on Web 2.0/Ajax technologies is great, vendors and developers must agree upon a level of standardization to achieve interoperability.
Dashboard: Compliance Concerns And Chaos Abound
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Doubts about compliance? You're not alone.
Mission Intelligence: Where's the Rest of Me
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
To succeed, vendors and technology thought leaders must show how different kinds of solutions fit together rather than use marketing and confusing buzzwords to scramble identities for competitive purposes.
Interlace Announces Application for Executive S&OP
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
New offering automates development of sales and operations plans for executive presentations.
XBRL or Master Data Management?
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
Sometimes the choice is clear, sometimes not
Letters: Flavorful Commentary; Topiary Communications
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
In response to Joshua Greenbaum's recent column, "Why I Hate Web 2.0," Glen Stone contends, "Modern technology has allowed lies and idiocy to spread even faster, but gives no edge in speed or penetration to the truth."
Kimball University: Four Fixes Refurbish Legacy Data Warehouses
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
DW/BI professionals are often tasked with making evolutionary upgrades and improvements to minimize cost and upheaval in the current analytic environment. We explore four upgrades that can breathe new life into legacy data warehouses.
Short List: Handheld Decision-Support Information; Performance Management
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
In this edition we take a peek at Cognos' 8 Go Mobile, Business Objects' Enterprise Performance Management, Information Builders' WebFocus Performance Management Framework and more.
Put to the Test: Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
Security features help set SES 10g apart, but dependence on the vendor's infrastructure makes this 'standalone' offering best suited to Oracle shops.
Breakthrough Analysis: Enterprise Search: Time To Get Serious
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
The rise of Google, Yahoo and specialized search providers has radically altered our perception of information access, yet enterprise search implementations haven't kept up with the transformation in the consumer world. Plenty of vendors are developing breakthroughs, but the missing player has been Microsoft, and many believe progress in enterprise search is being held hostage by long and unwieldy upgrade cycles for systems including Windows, Office and SharePoint. Look beyond quick fixes and br
Book Examines Insider Threats
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
Enemy at the Water Cooler by Brian Contos is the definitive book to battle the rising tide of security threats posed by trusted employees
Q&A: Chrysler Scorecard Guru Freda Bane-Prastitis
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
The Chrysler Group has developed a monthly scorecard that tracks the performance of more than 4,200 dealerships in the United States and Canada. Freda Bane-Prastitis, director-dealer relations and development, explains how the project evolved and how it's aligning the manufacturer and its dealers to support strategic goals.
Web Analytics Turn Art Into a Science
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
What's the secret to running a successful Web site? Web analytics tools can help track and analyze online behavior, opening up a world of possibilities that brick-and-mortar businesses never dreamed of.
Field Report: SAIC, San Diego
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Streamlined navigation keeps users on site.
Visualization Tools Raise Your Innovation Awareness
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Does your company struggle to brainstorm new products and services? Visualization tools such as road-mapping software and patent-citation systems offer insight into the pipeline of promising ideas. Here's how to pick technologies that fit your innovation approach.
Field Report: New Corp., Sterling, VA
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Visible rules allow traceable, changeable decisions.
Analysis: Where Rules Management and BPM Meet
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Rules management and process management are both aimed at improving business agility and performance, but they're fundamentally different technologies designed for complementary purposes. So which tasks do you handle in each toolset? We'll show you how to strike the right mix of techniques and score that perfect 10!
Application Insight: Don't Let Process Become an Innovator's Dilemma
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Businesses must be extremely vigilant that they aren't "automating out" exploratory innovation all in the name of process automation.
Information Builders Upgrades Performance Management Software
News  |  9/7/2006  | 
Enhancements reflect IBI's focus on operational performance management capabilities.
Covelight to Intro CTF
News  |  9/7/2006  | 
On September 12th, Covelight Systems will introduce CTF (Capture-Transform-Feed)
Business Intelligence Apps Available on Demand
News  |  9/6/2006  | 
More and more vendors offer BI software as a service.
Application Business Intelligence Boosts Performance
News  |  9/6/2006  | 
Transaction-focused BI tools deliver value, research shows.
Performance Scorecards Ignore Supply Chain
News  |  9/6/2006  | 
Research shows corporate scorecards deployed only to finance and sales.
Wireless Broadband Hasn't Lived Up To Expectations...Yet
Commentary  |  9/1/2006  | 
The top cellular carriers all claim to have launched wireless broadband services, but they're still mostly intended for laptop users who are limited by not-so-bandwidth-intensive applications or on-the-go Web access. A desktop-type experience on mobile devices won't come to fruition for another couple of years, until WiMax and the ilk start delivering better network
FBI Prepares For Phase One Of Controversial Sentinel Program
News  |  9/1/2006  | 
A critical design review next month will determine whether the FBI will move forward with the program.
Acutenix Calls for Auditing
News  |  9/1/2006  | 
Last weekend, hackers pilfered the personal data of nearly 19,000 DSL equipment customers through a vulnerability in AT&T's online store

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