Ins And Outs Of EII
EII diverges from most traditional ETL-oriented data warehousing in that it accesses -- but does not move -- the information that will be examined using analytics tools.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
Electronic forms of content, from e-mail to Web sites, have opened the doors of collaboration in ways that defy the old boundaries of time and geography.
With opportunity comes greater risk, however, because of the ease of
proliferation, duplication and modification of content.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
A reporting tools deployment helps Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger and other sports gear, improve its grip on product-by-product sales data.
Digital Evolution Introduces Industry's First XML VPN for .NET
Digital Evolution, a provider of SOA and Web services management and security software, has announced the release of the industry's first business-to-business Web services security solution for .NET Web services. Digital Evolution's XML VPN version 4.2 is now shipping and is in production at several large retail and financial service organizations. The XML VPN is designed to secure any XML Web service and provides specific extensions for discovery and automated provisioning of .NET services, mak
XML Technology Provider Orbeon Joins Objectweb Consortium
Orbeon Inc., a Silicon Valley-based systems integrator specializing in XML-based integration and Web applications, and ObjectWeb, a consortium of leading companies and research organizations who have joined forces to produce next-generation of open source middleware, today announced that Orbeon joined the consortium and that the company's flagship project, PresentationServer, is now hosted by ObjectWeb. Orbeon's membership reinforces the consortium's U.S. presence and will provide XML-based soft
Whatever we decide we can quantify -- and that's a mighty big chunk of the world -- you can pretty much bet we'll eventually decide we also want to analyze.
Sales Up, Profits Down At SPSS
Looking ahead, SPSS expects first-quarter sales of between $56 million and $58 million, with full-year revenue in the range of $230 million to $235 million.
Fast And Furious
BI software firms are posting big sales gains, and indications from the user side are that 2005 will bring more of the same.
Governance Gauge: Hail To The Compliance Chiefs
Following passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the chief compliance officer (CCO) changed from an obscure role confined to certain industries to one that's both more common and more burdened with requirements.
In Focus: Evolved Imaging Cuts the Cost of Data Entry
In the seven short years I've reported on information management, I've witnessed a significant evolution in document imaging. Many think of this technology as mature, yet reliability and cost efficiency have improved significantly in recent years, and it remains one of the most widely deployed content management technologies.
Ask Dr. Data
Phish the phishers, but don't put UPCs in my turkey.
Master of the Data
Yahoo appoints its first chief data officer, Usama Fayyad, to mine data for gold. Do you need a CDO?
Content and CRM: Completing the Picture
Tap into Web sites, syndicated information, e-mail messages, bills and statements to add dimension to your customer. The effort to integrate and mine content pays off before -- and after -- the sale.
Intelligence In The Here And Now
To deliver a decisive competitive advantage, data intelligence must impact the customer right now. Harrah's and Churchill Downs profit by applying data warehousing and predictive analytics to marketing and high-touch opperations.
Get Your Customer In Focus
Many now see BI as the lens CRM systems must use to bring customers into view, but are businesses prepared to overcome the data headaches? To choose the right technology, consider management and integration needs, potential performance penalties and the scope of development.
Ascential Software Reports Sales Jump
Ascential's annual revenue reached $271.9 million in 2004, and the data integration vendor foresees sales growing to as much as $315 million this year.
Clementine 9.0; BusinessObjects Knowledge Accelerator XI; Scribe Report Generator; ESRI ArcWeb Services; Demand Solutions Collaborate; Reportive 2005
BusinessObjects XI is the company's most distinct release in a long time, a fusion under one server architecture of the best that two product lines had to offer
Process/Data Divide Impedes BI
Business intelligence products focus too intently on data; they must open their eyes to business processes, according to research by Forrester principal analyst Keith Gile.
SAP Fishes for .Net Portal Developers
If you work at one of the approximately 12,000 companies that run SAP applications on Windows servers, SAP and Microsoft's joint release of a portal development kit (PDK) for Visual Studio .Net 2003 presents a new possibility for agile application integration -- assuming the SAP Enterprise Portal is an interface you want to invest in.
BI Commoditization; E-Forms and EAI Compared
Vignette Expands Reach
Access Distribution will add Vignette portal and collaboration solutions to its portfolio of enterprise application software solutions.
Quiz: Name a non-IT issue that impedes performance management. Answer: Managerial politics.