Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
The Reality of Real Time
Don't let the hype confuse you: Real-time enterprise technologies offer operational more than strategic benefits.
Execution Systems: The Heart of Intelligent Manufacturing
Steadily evolving over two decades, the manufacturing execution system (MES) now plays a central role in achieving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The MES also commands potentially valuable sources of information for strategic business applications that feed on enterprisewide intelligence.
BI Scorecard: The Best BI Tool
Vendor demos often obscure architectural differences between BI suites. Yet, as our BI Scorecard series concludes, you dare not overlook them.
Data Warehouse Check-Ups
Periodic check-ups will help you avoid letting business intelligence and data warehousing problems spin out of control.
Quality Is Job One
New data quality remedies took center stage at The Data Warehouse Institute's recent gathering in Boston.
The Truth's In The Analysis
You don't have to be studying for a doctorate in philosophical relativism to know that the truth can get a little squishy when it's reported different ways.
Checkpoint, Philips Form RFID Alliance
Checkpoint Systems and Royal Philips Electronics said they have formed an alliance to jointly sell electronic tags and readers and system integration services to retailers and consumer products companies.
SmartAdvice: Voice-Recognition Technology Can Extend Call-Center Reach
Used to augment but not replace call-center staff, voice-recognition technology can make for better customer service, The Advisory Council says. Also, efficient modeling of processes is key to successfully automating sales orders; and getting technical staff to work with offshore outsourcers depends on how they've been treated.
GAO Warns Of Risks In Foreign-Developed Software
The investigative arm of Congress warns that the Defense Department needs to do more to deal with the potential that developers from unfriendly nations could write code for U.S. weapons systems.
The Gospel According To Gerry Cohen
The CEO made his case at the company's user conference that Information Builders is the preeminent, and potentially standard, business-intelligence vendor.