News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in February 2005
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Research: Bad Data Thwarting Data Warehouses
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Many companies are focusing explicitly on identifying, extracting and loading data, and not enough on assessing their data quality, Gartner says.
Study: Analytics Revenue To Top $11 Billion In 2008
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
IDC says core analytics will generate $8.7 billion worldwide in 2008, and predictive analytics $3 billion in the same year.
Optimizing Enterprise IT
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Six strategies for reducing costs and ensuring business value
Ins And Outs Of EII
Commentary  |  2/24/2005  | 
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.
Rohm and Haas Finds Chemistry with Hyperion Web-Based Financial Consolidation, Reporting and Analysis
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Rohm and Haas Company (ROH), a $7 billion producer of specialty chemicals for use in industries worldwide, is using Hyperion software to consolidate data from more than 100 different legal entities across the world and gain greater insight into its operations.
BPM Partners Assembles Unique Network of Performance Management Experts
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
BPM Partners has added several new companies to the BPM Implementation Alliance, the global network of performance management implementation experts.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
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.
Vendor Group Founds Web Analytics Trade Association
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
The WAA wants to carry out education, advocacy and standards-development that will strengthen and stabilize the Web analytics industry, the association says.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
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
Superspeed Analytics
Commentary  |  2/17/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
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.
In Focus: Analytics, Content and Search: Perfect Together
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Between Hot Banana's recent alliance with Web Trends and WebSideStory's announcement that it will purchase Atomz, it seems like the intersection of site analytics, content management and search is getting busy.
Actuate Swings To Profit, But Sales Remain Flat
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
The company turned in fourth-quarter earnings of $1.2 million, on revenue of $27.4 million.
Fast And Furious
Commentary  |  2/10/2005  | 
BI software firms are posting big sales gains, and indications from the user side are that 2005 will bring more of the same.
Cognos and Composite Partner on EII
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
EII becoming mainstream part of business intelligence.
Centive: On Demand Sales Performance Management
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New solution for linking goals/objectives to incentives.
Synygy Drives EIM to Version 10.8
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New release introduces next level of enterprise scalability for sales incentive processing.
Simplifying Planning for Free
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Cognos offers “Plan-to-Perform Blueprints” to users.
SAP Extends Race to the Bottom
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Acquires iLytix to enhance business one offering.
HyperRoll Sues Hyperion
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Startup claims patent infringement with new Essbase version.
DecisionPoint Moves to Next Level
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Release 11 provides tighter ERP and enterprise spreadsheet integration.
Headsup: Talk Amongst Yourselves
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Headsup; PC-ERA vs. M2M-ERA Internet; Event Alert
Callidus Software: The EIM Road to Recovery, or Maybe Not
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Corporate performance shows challenges in execution.
Governance Gauge: Hail To The Compliance Chiefs
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
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.
Oracle’s Good Intentions for Applications
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Will PeopleSoft users find happiness in "fusion"?
In Focus: Evolved Imaging Cuts the Cost of Data Entry
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
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.
Structure, Models and Meaning
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
Is "unstructured" data merely unmodeled?
After the Customer Analysis, Then What?
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
Customer-centricity: Best Buy's secret weapon.
Ask Dr. Data
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Phish the phishers, but don't put UPCs in my turkey.
Master of the Data
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Yahoo appoints its first chief data officer, Usama Fayyad, to mine data for gold. Do you need a CDO?
Slowly Changing Dimensions Are Not Always as Easy as 1, 2, 3
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
How do you deal with changing dimensions? Hybrid approaches fill gaps left by the three fundamental techniques
Content and CRM: Completing the Picture
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
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.
Short List
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Clementine 9.0; BusinessObjects Knowledge Accelerator XI; Scribe Report Generator; ESRI ArcWeb Services; Demand Solutions Collaborate; Reportive 2005
Business Modeling: No Spreadsheets Required
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Lumina's Analytica rends the veil that has kept business managers from collaborating with analysts on complex business models
Extreme Makeover
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
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
Improved Security Enables More Wireless Apps
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
When the California law firm of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman gave its employees wireless access to internal applications, the firm increased its billable hours by seven percent.
Process/Data Divide Impedes BI
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
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
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
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.
FBI Case Management System Marked for Termination
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Modern case-management capabilities remain atop the Federal Bureau of Investigation's IT Most Wanted List as the bureau's $170 million Virtual Case File (VCF) project faces imminent termination.
Letter Drop
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
BI Commoditization; E-Forms and EAI Compared
Customers Live In the Present
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Ironically, privacy laws increase demand for predictive analytics.
SAS Revenues Pass Through $1.5 Billion Mark
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
A deeper push into the business intelligence market pays off for the world's largest privately held software company.
IDC: Oracle Expands its Applications Market Footprint with PeopleSoft Acquisition
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
The study finds that the merger gives Oracle a significantly wider market footprint in applications on a worldwide basis.
Vignette Expands Reach
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Access Distribution will add Vignette portal and collaboration solutions to its portfolio of enterprise application software solutions.
Politics-Free KPIs
Commentary  |  2/3/2005  | 
Quiz: Name a non-IT issue that impedes performance management. Answer: Managerial politics.
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