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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in December 2005
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Blogging for Business?
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
A dozen contributors at Enel now post basic information including HR policies and company news, and they use RSS features to post energy industry news summaries.
From Monolithic to Business Process Applications
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
SAP is redefining the enterprise applications industry.
Experienced Advice for Contact Centers
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
Opus Suite 3.0 adds not only functions but access to knowledge.
Sitting on a Gold Mine
News  |  12/28/2005  | 
Unlock value from your IT budget.
Does the ERP Deliver Value?
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
CFOs must strive to increase the system's ROI.
The Perfect Test for MDM
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
Unifying your COA can produce more accurate information faster and at a lower cost.
Identifying Process Challenges in Finance IT
News  |  12/27/2005  | 
Our CFO workshop found a range of common issues.
Advizor Solutions Invites You to a Double Wedding
News  |  12/23/2005  | 
Advizor Analyst 5.0 reveals hidden patterns
Rating The Performance Management Vendors
Commentary  |  12/22/2005  | 
You want fair, objective software rankings? We've got them. In fact, we run them all the time. And our latest set of reviews, new this week, covers performance management tools.
Ventana Research Scorecard
News  |  12/20/2005  | 
2005 Performance Management Vendor and Product Scorecard
Personal Software Test: Tackling the Business Card Problem
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Using Presto! BizCard from NewSoft to battle a personal document management problem in miniature.
In Focus: BEA Strategy Goes Well Beyond the Portal
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
Add BEA to the list of big vendors bundling the basics of content management, collaboration, search and process management into its infrastructure software.
Actuate, Quantum To Debut Physical Security Analytics
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
The firms plan to deliver a product that helps companies track, manage and analyze building access controls, surveillance and similar security functions.
Will A Pure-Play BI Firm Be Acquired In '06?
Commentary  |  12/19/2005  | 
We've seen the big enterprise software giants buy small analytics firms, such as IBM's acquisition of Alphablox in 2004. Nothing new there. But now some people on Wall Street are asking: Is one of the pure-play BI firms ripe for the picking? At least one equity analyst thinks so.
IBM Upgrades Alphablox Analytics Software
News  |  12/19/2005  | 
IBM acquired Alphablox in July 2004, and has since integrated the firms' analytics into products including DB2 Data Warehouse.
Supercool Gadgets For The Holidays
Commentary  |  12/16/2005  | 
Let's forget business intelligence for a second so I can show you something. If you love gadgetry and hate holiday shopping as much as I do, you've got to see this.
Father-Son Team Builds Hospital Intelligence From Scratch
News  |  12/16/2005  | 
Taking aim at the general dearth of analytics tools used by hospitals, two doctors decide to build their own system.
Wikis: Enabling Effective Knowledge Sharing Across the Organization
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
Wikis are a relatively simple and compelling addition to the collaborative options currently available.
Second-Tier ERP Winners Are Emerging
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
Market will accelerate and consolidate over the next five years.
Bad Tone at the Top
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
What does Mercury Interactive tell us about Sarbanes-Oxley 404?
The Intelligent Road Warrior
Commentary  |  12/15/2005  | 
Where reports and analytical information are usually found, the people who need them often are not. Those workers are out in the field, roaming on the road. That, in a nutshell, is the reason business intelligence for mobile devices has a big future. But the IT side has a long way to go before it can give the roaming user masses what they want.
BI: Shaping The Desktop
Commentary  |  12/15/2005  | 
Seemingly basic but key BI advances such as Web delivery, portals and personalization are influencing such mainline vendors as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo in what they offer on the desktop.
Focus on Signals, Not the Noise
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Focus on finding data signals amid the noise.
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Pegasystems Compliance Framework; Sigma Dynamics; ANTs Data Server 3.4
Make the Leap to Real-Time Decision Making
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Celequest 3.5's streaming technology gives bite to BAM
Search for Meaning
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Beyond searching and hyperlinks, Web collaborations get to the heart of the matter: meaning.
Optimizing the Human Supply Chain
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Supply chain thinking inspires workforce optimization.
Not Your Father's ODS
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
A conventional operational data store (ODS) always hits a wall when the goal is producing actionable information. Here's how a carefully reengineered ODS could solve a wider range of enterprise information requirements.
BI Gaps Haunt the Supply Chain
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Most BI platforms and supply chain management (SCM) applications fall short in capturing and modeling the intricacies of global supply chain networks.
Mobile Era's Weakest Link: IT Support
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Hip executives may boast about their real-time alert systems and anytime-access dashboards, but chances are their IT departments haven't developed a clear strategy, robust infrastructure or appropriate support for mobile computing.
Open Challenge: IBM Throws Down Gauntlet on Office
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Some time this quarter, expect a version of IBM's Workplace Managed Client that will support the Open Document Format (ODF).
Identity Theft Laws Elevate Security to the C-Level
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Federal legislation could lead to onerous security demands on organizations holding consumer information.
Industry Giants Reluctantly Join Hot AJAX Development Trend
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
As AJAX development heats up, industry giants add support.
Voice of Our Readers: The 2006 Strategic Management Survey
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
What's top of mind with Intelligent Enterprise readers? The more than 1,100 who responded to our Web Poll say inadequate security, misplaced vendor priorities, disparate systems and poor IT planning are big problems. Here's what your peers are doing to refocus spending and deliver better, more timely insight.
Sizing Up the BPM 'Leaders'
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Time to demand change from the perceived process leaders.
Today's Budget, Tomorrow's Plan
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Better access to information is a leading theme in readers' 2006 IT budgets, with document management, portals, dashboards and enterprise reporting all comanding more investment. Mobile and wireless solutions and service oriented architecture top future technology adoption plans, but here's why security trumps all other trends behind the spend.
Letter Drop
News  |  12/14/2005  | 
Think Out of the Box; Verbal Abuse
If You Haven't Seen This One, See It Now
Commentary  |  12/13/2005  | 
We ran the story two months ago now. It's been out there on the site, stubbornly lingering. And if you haven't read it yet, you might want to.
Data Quality: Getting Worse?
Commentary  |  12/12/2005  | 
Last year, in our Business Intelligence Pipeline Voting Booth, we asked the readers to rate the overall quality of their data for analytical purposes: excellent, good, fair or poor. Respondents leaned toward the bad news end of the spectrum. This year asked the same question again, and it looks like things have, in fact, gotten worse.
Analysis: IT's Weak Link Is Remote and Mobile Support
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
Hip executives may talk up their real-time process alerts and anytime-access business activity dashboards, but chances are their IT departments haven't developed a clear strategy for the burgeoning mobile computing era.
In Focus: Content Management Heats Up, Imaging Shifts Toward SMBs
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
Companies of almost all sizes plan to increase spending on content and document management in 2006.
Business Objects, MySQL Expand Partnership
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
Business Objects and MySQL have created several bundled tools for reporting and data integration for the MySQL database through MySQL Network, a set of database software and support services.
Data Schema, Database Population And Bears
Commentary  |  12/8/2005  | 
Q: How are data schema like word processing programs? A: Nobody will use 95 percent of the features built into them.
Midmarket Firm Connects With Customer Info
News  |  12/7/2005  | 
Many companies have found themselves with separate databases that cannot integrate vital information. One systems integrator faced just that challenge when working with mid-size semiconductor firm Brewer Sciences.
Still Don't Believe In RFID?
Commentary  |  12/6/2005  | 
I've said it before. I'll say it again. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is going to slam the practice of business intelligence in the supply chain.
In Focus: Q&A with Process & Architecture Guru Jan Popkin
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
Jan Popkin has been a pioneer in developing technologies and setting standards for both process modeling and enterprise architecture. Chief strategist at Telelogic, he explores the ties between business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Analysis: A "Green" Utility Chooses Blogging for Business
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
Enel North America initially took advantage of blogging software to deliver basic intranet-type information; the dozen contributors also exploited RSS features to post news summaries on renewable energy and the utility industry.
Don't Buy That Web Analytics Package Just Yet
Commentary  |  12/5/2005  | 
As most of us know by now, Google has decided to crash yet another party. This time it's not search, Web-based e-mail or classifieds that the Great Disrupter has decided to take on. It's Web analytics. And a lot of firms thinking of buying a new online analytics package should look into Google before making their decision.
Juneau Uses BI To Track Bear Intrusions
News  |  12/5/2005  | 
Police in the Alaskan capital turn to Crystal Reports to get a handle on a hairy problem: local bears' regular forays into human-occupied territory.
John Vlissides, IBM Software Visionary, Dies
News  |  12/2/2005  | 
The accomplished and highly regarded researcher passed away on November 24, 2005.
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