News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in November 2005
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Open For Business (Intelligence)
Commentary  |  11/29/2005  | 
"We are the most open-source-friendly traditional business intelligence vendor." That seems to be the mantra of every BI software maker these days, and they'll fall all over each other to yell it the loudest.
Business Objects, Red Hat Strike Technology Partnership
News  |  11/29/2005  | 
The firms will join in marketing and selling programs to push the open-source Linux operating system for business intelligence applications.
BI: A Worthwhile Use For Cell Phones?
Commentary  |  11/28/2005  | 
Like many of the technological devices I own, I've got a love-hate relationship with my cell phone. That said, I'm sometimes staggered by the new capabilities being built into mobile phones. Do I really want to watch TV on my cell phone? Does anyone? Is that really necessary?
Google Analytics Get The Thumbs Up
Commentary  |  11/23/2005  | 
The readers have spoken. And here's what they said: They like the idea of Web analytics tools from Google.
What's Missing from Business Intelligence for Supply Chains?
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Getting the big picture of supply chain performance is harder than it seems.
Adding Value to ERP
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
What is the opportunity cost of doing nothing?
A High-Priority Close
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
CFOs must put real teeth into efforts to accelerate the close.
What Sarbanes-Oxley Won't Do
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Refco confirms SOX can't prevent high-level fraud.
Voice Technologies Innovate for Efficiency and Effectiveness
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Evolution of information technology will change customer operations.
The Birth of the Voice-Managed Customer Center
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Voice recording and voice analytics herald a new day in contact management.
Salesforce.com Continues Drive to Dominate On-Demand Market
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
CRM company announces new product releases and new partners.
OFR, Reporting and Business Intelligence
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Don't invest in IT just to satisfy regulations.
Golden Gate for Geac
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Company to be acquired as industry consolidation continues.
Consolidating the Chart of Accounts
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Applying Master Data Management to a long-standing problem.
CFOs Face Major IT Challenges
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
The problem with IT is usually not the technology.
Cents and Sensorability
News  |  11/23/2005  | 
Developing a performance management framework can mitigate the risks of RFID.
Information Builders, IBM Resellers Promote BI On Linux
News  |  11/22/2005  | 
The program will focus on bringing enterprise-level BI to Linux to all of IBM's platforms.
The Little Guys' Head Start
Commentary  |  11/17/2005  | 
"Standardization." It's a big word in business intelligence ever since organizations of all sizes stepped back, looked at the number of BI tools they were using, and realized it was, in a phrase, too many.
Booz Allen Hamilton Gains Visibility into Global Data at the Push of a Button
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
New Hyperion solution helps firm deliver consulting excellence using timely, accurate information.
Open Source Business Intelligence Vendor Pentaho Adds Mondrian OLAP Server to BI Platform
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Mondrian On-Line Analytical Processing project is joining forces with Pentaho to become a permanent feature of the Pentaho BI project.
Cubist Deploys Spotfire to Gain an Information Advantage in Sales and Marketing
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Visual, interactive analytic applications add a new dimension to data analysis.
Subimo Tools Allow Health Plan Members to Research Health Conditions and Treatments
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana selects Subimo to launch new online health management tools.
The Return of Sales and Operations Planning
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Companies use S&OP to respond to uncertainties and manage performance.
Stellent Survives Among Giants
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Nimble Stellent delivers easy-to-deploy content applications.
Oracle's Entry-Level App Server: Power in a Low-Cost Package
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Oracle SE One App Server packs power at a low price.
Who Moved My Fiefdom?
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Business risk and reward hasten the end of personal computing.
A Model for IT Governance
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Good goverance puts IT and business objects in sync.
Q&A: Analyst Frying Pan to Vendor Fire
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Howard Dresner quit Gartner to become an exec at Hyperion, but he's still brimming with advice on BI.
Letter Drop
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Multiple, Consistent Views; 64 Bits Is Better; Clarification
The Matrix: Revisited
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Try this versatile matrix to ease data planning and integration.
The Myth of the Service Economy
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Customers come last when software companies play the M&A game.
Intelligent Enterprise Summit and Award: Smart Strategy, Bright People
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Highlighting our Fall Summit -- an event focused on better integration and use of information -- Washington, D.C.'s outspoken CTO, winner of the Intelligent Enterprise Award 2005, shared the secret of the city's inspirational IT transformation.
Headsup: SOA Consolidates as it Blossoms
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
The SOA market continues to consolidate, with a recent notable example being IBM's October acquisition of DataPower Technology. The deal snaps up one of the last independent startups in XML acceleration.
Goverance Gauge: Security Drives Compliance at Chevron
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
On its way to becoming the fifth-largest energy company in the world, Chevron made its share of acquisitions, inheriting dozens of technology platforms and applications in the process.
As Titans Clash Informatica Unleashes Integration Thunderbolts
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Businesses hungry for better data and information integration are watching the stormy skies to see which vendors prevail.
Reigning in Unruly Distribution
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Analysts may talk up demand-driven supply chains, but manufacturers that rely on multitier distribution networks struggle for control. When high-value or regulated goods such as pharmaceuticals are involved, manufacturers have to enforce policies and rules about partner and customer access to information and inventory.
Capture Services Cross Paper Process Divide
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Capture software turns paper documents into easily shared electronic images and computer-readable text.
Microsoft's New Scorecard Server is Incomplete on Data Access
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
The people in organizations who design and build reports are very different from the workers in the same organizations who actually read them. It's the latter group that Microsoft hopes to tempt with its latest foray into the business intelligence (BI) market.
Spotlight On Risk
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
New regulations and threats are broadening the definition of risk and heightening the interest in enterprisewide management approaches. We look inside initiatives at three financial services firms and a utility company to learn how they're addressing Basel II, Sarbanes Oxley Act and other compliance demands.
Enterprise Risk Management: Illuminate the Unknown
News  |  11/16/2005  | 
Taking risk is how businesses grow; managing risk is how they sustain that growth -- especially under pressure from regulators. Here's how to assemble a risk management architecture that anticipates dangers ahead, translates data into useful decision-support information and ensures compliance. Explore how operations can benefit from analytics proven for credit and market appraisal.
Microsoft's Theat To BI Vendors: The Readers' Take
Commentary  |  11/15/2005  | 
Business Intelligence Pipeline readers are of several minds on whether Microsoft's forays into analytics threaten the traditional BI vendors.
Chevron IT Risk Initiative Spurs Corporate Compliance
News  |  11/15/2005  | 
When the gigantic purchase of Texaco loomed in 2001, Chevron knew it needed more consistent IT standards and practices to make sense of the complexity.
In Focus: Don't Let Third-Party Cookies Crumble Web Results
News  |  11/15/2005  | 
If you want to run your Web site like a business, you have to track site visitors. But what kind of Web analytics package is right for you?
Business Objects Transforms Excel Data Into Interactive Output
News  |  11/15/2005  | 
The business intelligence software maker takes advantage of its recent $40 million buyout of Infommersion to launch Crystal Xcelsius.
Google's Web Analytics
Commentary  |  11/14/2005  | 
Google, that paragon of market-breaking technology, has begun giving away its Web analytics services.
Polls And Online Security: The Readers' Take
Commentary  |  11/11/2005  | 
We got a few e-mails from readers responding to my last blog entry, about executive defections from Oracle and consumers' concerns about handing over data about themselves. Between the two topics, it was clear that the impact of spyware and security breaches on consumer intelligence gained the most interest.
The Failed Search for a Single View of the Customer
News  |  11/10/2005  | 
Organizations continue to struggle to improve customer satisfaction.
Mondrian Lends OLAP To Pentaho Open-Source BI
News  |  11/10/2005  | 
The Mondrian On-Line Analytical Processing project has made itself a "permanent part" of Pentaho BI, the organizations say.
Oracle Resignations, Consumer Reservations
Commentary  |  11/10/2005  | 
Oracle, as a company, matters to business intelligence experts. The reason is simple. If you're performing analytics, there's a darned good chance you're depending on Oracle data sources for a good part of the information you're examining. Just as with any other vendor, you want to keep up with what's going on inside the company -- good or bad.
Cutting Out Guesswork
Commentary  |  11/8/2005  | 
Performance management software can help business managers decide when to do things, yes. But it can also tell managers when not to do things.
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