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etalk To Offer Contact Center Performance Management Consulting
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Contact center performance software developer etalk will help clients evaluate and improve processes, design call monitoring programs, and create libraries of digital recordings to identify best practices.
IBM Bolsters Blueprint Portfolio To Drive Middleware Adoption
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Blueprints target three main technology areas: business integration, business intelligence and collaboration/content management.
SQL Server 2005 To Get ActiveViews Reporting
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Microsoft is putting ActiveViews end-user reporting capabilities into its next-generation SQL Server 2005 database, the company said Wednesday.
RFID's Impact On Supply Chains Grows, Execs Say
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Business-technology managers share their RFID experiences at this week's EPC Global U.S. Conference.
Microsoft Readies Business Intelligence Charge
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Microsoft unveils new and reworked business intelligence tools that provide capabilities ranging from self-service report building for non-techs to mining information from data flows outside of a database.
Oracle Puts Pressure On Microsoft
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
The vendor brings its E-Business Suite to North America to go against Microsoft's ERP software.
Leaning On Microsoft For BI
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A limited budget prompts a small brokerage firm to forego more elaborate business intelligence functionality and satisfy its BI needs with what it can pull from SQL Server.
Clock Stoppers
Commentary  |  9/28/2004  | 
Some market watchers think EU approval of Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft is inevitable. It isn't.
SAS Ships Forecasting Tool
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
SAS High-Performance Forecasting performs automatic forecasts in a batch environment.
Ultimus Releases BPM Suite 7.0
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
New "adaptive discovery" technology helps organizations deploy automated processes without complete maps.
FAST Introduces Full-Featured OEM Enterprise Search Solution
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
News - September 20, 2004
The Dangers of Poorly Managed Email Systems
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
News - September 13, 2004
IT Confidence Index At Lowest Point In A Year
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
InformationWeek's confidence indicator has dropped nearly 19% since March, yet more than half of 300 business-technology managers say they're positive about current economic conditions.
MetaMatrix Signs Partnership With Business Objects
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
MetaMatrix joins the Business Objects Technology Partner Program in a marriage of EII and BI.
Tibco's Revenue, Profit Jump
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The business-integration-software vendor also revealed plans to buy back as much as $50 million of its stock over the next two years.
Report: EU Close To OK'ing Oracle Takeover Of PeopleSoft
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The EU's competition commissioner hopes to finish the case before he leaves his post at the end of October, says a spokesperson.
PeopleSoft Expands OEM Agreement With Business Objects
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
PeopleSoft announced that Business Objects is now its preferred business intelligence partner.
IBM Launches Business Optimization Center
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
IBM has unveiled a business optimization center as part of its bid to dominate what it estimates is a $500 billion market opportunity for business-performance services.
Cognos Reports Higher Profits on Strong Software Sales
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Cognos reports a 52 percent increase in net income in the second quarter, due to a significant jump in license revenue.
And In Lane Three, Hyperion
Commentary  |  9/22/2004  | 
The operational analytics racetrack just got a little more crowded.
Managing Events and Collaboration for Compliance Management
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Enabling information technology for efficiency management of processes.
Actuate Leads Open Source Reporting System Initiative
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Strategic developer partnership with eclipse foundation brings reporting to Java IDE and developer base.
Pegasystems Brings BPM To Credit Cards
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Customer Process Manager and Smart Dispute are built on Pegasystems' Java-based business process management platform.
PeopleSoft Moves Ahead, Unveiling Major IBM Alliance
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Joint work with IBM is part of strategy to deliver apps that let customers use Web services to build adaptable service-oriented architectures.
Updated Hyperion Database Now Dines On Full Course Of Data
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Hyperion's new Essbase database focuses on helping customers gain insight into large volumes of operational data -- and quickly.
Hyperion Puts Speed Into Analytics Engine
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Essbase 7X boasts calculation speeds from between ten and 100 times faster than previous releases of the analytics engine.
PeopleSoft Forges Ahead With Product Plans
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
At Connect conference, customers will hear about the progress of its Total Cost of Ownership initiative, as well as upgrades to its HR and J.D. Edwards' manufacturing software.
BMC Expands Enterprise-Management Product Line
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Among the new products are enhanced event manager and Service Level Management process-reporting software.
Analytics Unbound
Commentary  |  9/17/2004  | 
RFID will do a lot more than streamline supply chains. It will stretch BI to entirely new dimensions.
Building Java Business Processes Without Java Skills
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
Unify Corp.'s new release of its business-process-management system, NXJ 10.5, is designed to supply the Java without the Java programmers.
Core Integration Names New BI Director
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
Dine, 35, will take primary responsibility for expansion of Core's business intelligence consulting.
HandySoft Enters BPM Pact With Deutsche Telekom Unit
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
The firms will package HandySoft software with consulting services provided by T-Systems.
Process Improvement Through Performance Assessment
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Leverage investments before upgrading ERP and CRM systems.
IT Performance Management: Aligning for Success
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Improving IT performance requires process and systems.
Adopt BI to Leverage ERP for Performance Improvement
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Assess your ERP systems and make intelligent BI investments
Address Compliance Efficiency
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Revamping and enhancing systems to overcome regulatory burdens
Goldman Sachs: Corporate Tech Buying Is Heading Down
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
A major investment firm says expectations for corporate spending on technology are falling.
Albertsons Sued Over Customer-Data Privacy
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
Privacy group accuses grocery-store chain of misusing customers' pharmacy data.
MicroStrategy To Form Alliance With MapInfo
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
MapInfo's functionality has been integrated into MicroStrategy's BI platform to enable analysis of corporate data based on geographic locations.
7-Eleven Upgrades, One Step At A Time
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
The convenience store chain can tailor orders by store, town, and region using its retail information system, the first part of a five-year agreement with HP.
Will The New DB2 Improve Your BI Strategy?
Commentary  |  9/14/2004  | 
It might depend, it seems, on how big you are.
Analysts React To Oracle's Court Victory
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
Predictions include the unlikelihood of an appeals court overturning Judge Walker's decision and the deal finally closing at somewhere in the mid-$20s-per-share range.
Cognos' New CEO Says Low-Key Approach Works
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
Robert Ashe tries a less colorful approach at the business-intelligence software company.
IBM Promises New DB2 Will Take Better Care Of Itself
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
IBM will begin shipping a new DB2 Universal Database next week that has more self-managing capabilities, extended Linux support, and geospatial technology.
Oracle-PeopleSoft Antitrust Battle Shifts To Europe
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
The focus of Oracle Corp.'s attempted takeover of PeopleSoft Inc. shifted Friday to Europe, where antitrust regulators prepared to recommence their investigation into the hostile acquisition bid.
Court Sides With Oracle In Antitrust Trial
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
The vendor still may face appeals, antitrust challenges from the European Union, and the poison pill PeopleSoft has built into its bylaws.
IBM Debuts First Major DB2 Upgrade In Two Years
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
Code-named Stinger, version 8.2 includes new self-managing features, such as table maintenance and data backups.
Euclid To Provide Greater Transparency Into IT
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
New offering graphically illustrates relationships between IT and business processes.
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