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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in October 2005
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Analysis: Symantec Leads the Drive for Better Self-Service
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
If CRM is dead, as some speculated in the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Siebel, it may be in part because self-service is now the hot hand in providing customer service.
In Focus: When Capture Becomes a Service
News  |  10/31/2005  | 
Imaging and content management executives were still buzzing last week about EMC's pending acquisition of Captiva Software, debating just what it will mean to the future of both markets.
MySQL Upgrade Targets Enterprise Deployments
News  |  10/28/2005  | 
MySQL can no longer be viewed as a limited, departmental database. With the release of version 5.0 in mid-November, the popular open-source database is a serious contender for enterprise-level use.
Salient Zeroes In on Price and Margin for Performance
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Solution provider supports performance management decision-making for operations.
Kinaxis Focuses on Operational Performance Management
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
RapidResponse helps operational activities and decisions keep up with change.
55% of Top 20 Retailers Using RedPrairie Workforce Performance Management Solution
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Top retailers choose RedPrairie to increase productivity and reduce labor costs.
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
ARIS Platform v. 7.0; Hyperion System 9; Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database v. 6.0; MindSolve Visual Performance "MVP Express"
InfoVista Joins Forces with EMC
News  |  10/27/2005  | 
Joint solution to deliver highly synchronized fault and performance management solution.
What, Me Worry?
Commentary  |  10/27/2005  | 
Microsoft is making good on its plans to invade the business intelligence market with the launch of Business Scorecard Manager, a business intelligence server that's due Nov. 1. But at least one stand-alone analytics vendor says it isn't worried by Microsoft's foray into BI.
Beyond Statistics: SAS Takes On Mainstream BI
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
SAS Enterprise BI Server and Web Report Studio make business intellience accessible to all.
Q&A: Advice for BPM Neophytes
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Tips on where to start on BPM from analyst Connie Moore.
Play To Your Strengths
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Midsize companies can use customer intelligence to out-maneuver the big firms, but executives will have to learn to share the knowledge and the authority to act.
Put Plug and Play on the Process Checklist
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
The latest analysis from Gartner holds that "pure-play BPM" is dead; the new game is "BPM suites."
Letter Drop
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Customers Vs. Vendors; Plenty of Blame To Go Around; Content Modeling Lives
Good for Business, Good for IT
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Truth, accountability, and a dose of its own good medicine will help IT get fit for many challenges ahead.
Field Report: DARPA Grand Challenge, Primm, Nev.
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Racing robots follow the "rules" of the offroad
Microsoft Rattles Some BI Cages
Commentary  |  10/25/2005  | 
Never mind that Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion Solutions and others are allied with Microsoft on the operating systems front. The giant from Redmond wants their business on the applications end.
Jewel In Plain Sight
Commentary  |  10/24/2005  | 
Oracle says Siebel's budding business intelligence functionality is a "hidden jewel" within the database maker's planned acquisition of the customer relationship management firm. But it's hard to call analytics a "hidden" jewel when such BI functionality is the very thing Oracle most wants to add to its enterprise software and database systems.
Informatica Reports Profit, Strikes SAP Deal
News  |  10/23/2005  | 
Informatica earned $8 million in its third quarter ended Sept. 30, reversing a loss of $8.6 million in the comparable quarter last year.
Profit, Sales Both Rise In Hyperion Q1
News  |  10/23/2005  | 
CEO Godfrey Sullivan reports strong customer uptake for new Hyperion System 9 business performance management system.
Analysis: VANs, Visibility and the Changing Supply Chain
News  |  10/21/2005  | 
With the advent of XML, and with the more recent drive toward SOA, many have been predicting the demise of the VANs and a move to direct B2B integration.
In Focus: Why EMC Is Buying a Capture Kingpin
News  |  10/21/2005  | 
EMC wants to own the content management on-ramps as well as the highway.
The SOA Leaders Council Shares Results from Surveys of Leading Corporate Implementers
News  |  10/20/2005  | 
Industry's largest end-user peer-to-peer community of SOA visionaries releases survey results.
Composite Information Server 3.6 Released
News  |  10/20/2005  | 
Composite Software's latest release aims to increase performance, reach and value of EII.
The More Things Change...
Commentary  |  10/20/2005  | 
How often is the integration between analytics tools and data sources as inexpensive and easy as analytics vendors claim it will be? The answer, it seems, is not too darned often.
Serious Games, Serious Computing
News  |  10/19/2005  | 
Serious gaming means serious, high-performance computing.
Headsup: Data Breaches Threaten BI
News  |  10/19/2005  | 
Data that can't be gathered can't be analyzed. That's why business intelligence pros should start paying attention to the parade of data that's marching out of supposedly secure servers at organizations of every size and stripe.
Governance Gauge
News  |  10/19/2005  | 
Better Planning: It's Not Just for Yanks
The Latest in RFID Network 'Intelligence,' Hosting and Prediction
News  |  10/19/2005  | 
Vendors aren't sitting back and letting mandates from Wal-Mart, Target and the Department of Defense (DoD) drive adoption of radio frequency identification.
Business Makes the Rules
News  |  10/18/2005  | 
Vendors promise to put business staff in charge of rules, but do you really want users messing with mission-critical apps? Here's how Freddie Mac, LexisNexis, STW Fixed Income Management and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona are balancing responsibilities for creating and maintaining business rules.
A Holistic Prescription For SOA Management
News  |  10/18/2005  | 
Service-oriented architectures demand tools for everything from development and testing to monitoring components. Make sure your suite offers the complete regimen.
IT: Heal Thyself
News  |  10/18/2005  | 
Deprived of tools and data intelligence they've helped deploy within other business functions, IT executives find their departments overextended and themselves flying blind. Now, tech pros are embracing portfolio and project management, as well as best practices frameworks, to align IT with business objectives. But will old habits die hard?
And Now For A Word On Methodology
Commentary  |  10/18/2005  | 
Some readers were upset that the business intelligence tools judged in a head-to-head comparison we're running don't include Business Objects or Hyperion. Well, there's a reason for that.
Analysis: As BPM Evolves Is the Focus Devolving?
News  |  10/18/2005  | 
Upstart vendors still need to fill in voids to create end-to-end suites.
In Focus: DITA Lets Tech Publishers 'Eat Their Cake'
News  |  10/18/2005  | 
The Darwin Information Typing Architecture is finally pushing aside roadblocks that have stood in the way of adopting XML-based publishing.
San Mateo County Agency Uses Stellent to Improve Service
News  |  10/13/2005  | 
Employees now easily stay current on regulations, manage changes in government policy and streamline information management processes.
TSO Selects XyEnterprise's XPP to Automate Publishing Workflow
News  |  10/13/2005  | 
By using Web Services, TSO will be able to proof, modify and publish documents via a Web browser from virtually any location.
Stacking Up The BI Suites
Commentary  |  10/13/2005  | 
What could be more handy than a point-by-point comparison -- and ranking -- of the business intelligence suites your organization might be considering? The only thing I can think of off the top of my head would be a teleporter.
Accuracy of BI Documents Found Wanting
News  |  10/11/2005  | 
Supporting critical decision-making requires improving consistency and trust.
The Confusing State of Integration Technology
News  |  10/11/2005  | 
Vendors take contrasting approaches to a complex issue.
Study Reveals Importance of BI-Microsoft Office Integration
News  |  10/11/2005  | 
Knowledge workers need a more productive document creation environment.
Movaris Launches Certainty 9
News  |  10/11/2005  | 
A suite for comprehensive controls and compliance.
Performance Management Unbound
Commentary  |  10/11/2005  | 
Cognos found itself at the center of criticism from its rivals when it introduced Cognos 8. The reason: The BI vendor's new product release, competitors said, largely abandoned any focus on performance management. But anyone who thought Cognos' move was an indication of things to come from other BI firms has been proven wrong.
Applix Updates Performance Management Platform
News  |  10/11/2005  | 
TM1 9.0 includes TM1 Web, a Web-based tool based on Microsoft's .Net architecture.
Robot Race Advances Military Technology
News  |  10/10/2005  | 
Robot history was made on October 8th in the second annual running of the DARPA Grand Challenge, a desert race held near Las Vegas featuring autonomous unmanned vehicles.
In Focus: 101 Advice for Process Management Neophytes
News  |  10/10/2005  | 
In a recent Intelligent Enterprise poll on business process management, 36 percent of 1,700 respondents said they were actively considering the technology. BPM Analyst Connie Moore of Forrester Research details who's adopting and adds her advice on where to begin.
Proactive Customer Service or Intrusion?
News  |  10/6/2005  | 
Par3 Communications offers unique outbound customer service solution.
Interior Taps TechSolutions for Information Management
News  |  10/6/2005  | 
The Department of the Interior's National Business Center has selected TechSolutions as a total information management and reporting system for the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) function.
Quest Releases New Performance Management Suite
News  |  10/6/2005  | 
Quest Software automates the management of Java applications and portals within heterogeneous application environments.
New Engagements and Marriages in the Call Center
News  |  10/6/2005  | 
Partnerships announced at annual ACCE show.
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