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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in November 2004
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Beyond BPM Tools
Commentary  |  11/30/2004  | 
Process management is a practice that can be supported by tools not traditionally thought of as "BPM" software, and businesses owe it to themselves to investigate all their options before deciding on a BPM strategy.
DecisionPoint Tool Reveals PeopleSoft, SAP Financial Data
News  |  11/30/2004  | 
DecisionPoint Release 11 sources finance and operational information from enterprise applications, creating a data warehouse for reporting and analysis.
Workstream Brings Workforce Systems to Next Level
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Workstream TalentCenter elevates the software as service model.
Workforce Performance Management: Efficiency and Effectiveness
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Automating and improving processes and performance.
Siebel Strengthens Commitment to Business Intelligence
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Broadening of analytic application suite brings new focus for Siebel Business Analytics.
Lawson Looking for Light in EPM
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
ERP solution provider shifts focus -- maybe.
PeopleSoft: Succeed or Secede
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Another option for PeopleSoft users is conceivable.
ERP Rest in Peace
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Commoditization of ERP transitions focus to performance management.
Eye on Open Source
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
More Choices for BI on Linux; MySQL Might Have Jumped the Gun
CSI: Data Warehouse
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Armed with a knowledge of patterns, you can root out bad data.
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Recent Releases
Beyond the World Wide Web
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
As the Internet continues to mature, look for the coming of age of the next big thing: the Semantic Web.
Solving the Last Mile
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Expect some final roadblocks when trying to expose your enterprise systems as services.
The 2004 Realware(r) Awards
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
A Celebration of Strategic Business/IT Success
Set Disruptors ON FULL
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
New information integration technologies, with help from Moore's Law and increasing standards acceptance, are becoming today's disruptive technologies. Data warehouse incumbents are in for a surprise if they don't pay attention.
SAML: The Secret to Centralized Identity Management
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Complicated by too many systems, too many applications, and too many passwords, identity management is a major headache for most organizations. Can an intelligent, Web-services approach employing new standards ride to the rescue?
Building an Intelligent IT Infrastructure
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
To address the complexity of today's requirements, IT needs a fresh approach to infrastructure. New technologies are coming together to help you construct a smarter, more flexible environment. Here's how to progress toward your goal.
The 38 Subsystems of ETL
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Three little letters -- E,T, and L -- obscure the reality of 38 subsystems vital to successful data warehousing.
Performance Management: 2005
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
What's the best way to align business with IT?
Casting for ROI
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Pinning down BI's return on investment will never be easy, but it might be easier than fly fishing.
Innovation or Exaggeration?
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
IBM's "Business Transformation Outsourcing" adds service improvement to BPO's purpose.
In Brief
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Storage on the Grid; dBASE: Back in Action?; SAP and HP Team for Midsized Companies; Gartner to App Vendors: Go a la Carte
More Data, More Intelligence? Not Necessarily!
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Call centers need consolidated views, guided analytics for data to help, not hurt.
Closed Loop
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
To SQL or .Net; On the Truth
On-Demand Apps Break Enterprise Barriers
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Now with easy customization and process integration, will utility apps dominate?
Datawatch Reports Sales, Earnings Boosts
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
CEO Robert Hagger attributed revenue improvements to across-the-board increases in sales among all its product categories.
Informatica Earns NetWeaver Certification From SAP
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Informatica received certification from SAP for delivering integration between the Informatica PowerCenter platform and SAP's NetWeaver.
New Tool To Give Insights Into Unstructured Warranty Data
News  |  11/23/2004  | 
Information stemming from warranty and service processes is often captured only as unstructured, text-based content.
Readers Sound Off On Data Quality
Commentary  |  11/21/2004  | 
Comments from Business Intelligence Pipeline readers illuminate how critical an issue data quality has become in the world of BI.
DataJungle Software To Let Businesses Test Cognos Extensions
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
DataJungle Software released a Pilot Pack designed to let customers assess the capabilities of extension products the vendor makes for Cognos' online analytical processing technology.
Lombardi Software Joins Forces With Systems Integrator
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
BPM vendor Lombardi and Athens Group plan to focus on the retail, energy and financial services industries.
Manufacturer Gets Help Managing Product Information
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Brady Corp. turns to product-information-management software from FullTilt Solutions so it can more easily handle information on thousands of products. The software also helps Brady manage its online catalog.
Entellium's Flexible Hosted CRM Solutions
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
News - November 19, 2004
Manage Demand Chain Performance to Derive Greater Business Value
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
Operational performance cannot improve by CRM alone.
Looking for CRM ROI in All the Wrong Places
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
Operational CRM applications are necessary, but not sufficient for ROI.
Customer Intelligence Energizes Demand Chain Management
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
Holistic approach enables powerful customer-centric analysis and control.
Hyperion And MetaMatrix Target UK Customers
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
MetaMatrix's EII technology provides access to data that can then be analyzed by Hyperion business intelligence tools.
IBM Technology To Aid Medical Research In Sweden
News  |  11/18/2004  | 
IBM portal and data-management software will link Swedish researchers developing groundbreaking medical treatments.
Oracle President Talks PeopleSoft, Product Plans
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
Former Wall Street analyst Phillips was back in New York to drum up support for Oracle's $9.2 billion bid and discuss the company's Data Hub products.
SunTrust Banks May Not Make Sarbanes-Oxley Deadline
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
Problems with how loan-loss reserves are calculated are unlikely to be corrected by Dec. 31.
Celestica Launches RFID Service
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
The $6.7 billion Canadian assembly and engineering company integrates RFID into Mexican fulfillment-center operations; global rollout may follow
Airlines Must Hand Over Passenger Data Next Week To Feds
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
The Transportation Security Administration Monday set a hard deadline of Nov. 23 for U.S. airlines to provide passenger name record data so TSA can test its Secure Flight passenger pre-screening application.
It's Time For A Data Quality Sit-Down
Commentary  |  11/13/2004  | 
It's up to CIOs to make other members of senior management understand the importance of data quality. It won't be easy, but being the "chief" of anything usually isn't.
ProClarity Brings Analytics To SAP-Based Businesses
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
The BI vendor and a consulting firm strike a partnership to develop analytics capabilities for users of SAP R/3.
Evolve Business Processes, Don't Reengineer Them
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Business process reengineering got a bad rap in the 1990s. But many companies can benefit from a business process overhaul if it's done right.
Digital Harbor Announces New Version of PiiE
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
News - November 8, 2004
Land O'Lakes Tackles Content Management Challenges with Stellent
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
News - November 9, 2004
Web-Based Business Processes Help Activate Reservists
News  |  11/11/2004  | 
Appian's business-process-management software helped the U.S. Army communicate with reservists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
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