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Content tagged with Information Management posted in January 2005
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Help For Health Care
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
President Bush is pressuring the health-care industry to expand its use of IT. But where will the money come from?
MicroStrategy Reports Mega-Earnings
News  |  1/28/2005  | 
Earnings of $24.5 million and sales of $71.6 million blow past the predictions made by analysts who follow the BI firm.
Small-Business Approach Leads to E-Government Portal Success
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
Washington County, VA, taps private sector expertise.
ProClarity Makes Foray Into Japanese Market
News  |  1/27/2005  | 
Professional services firm Understanding K.K. will serve as the primary distributor of ProClarity 6 in Japan.
Crime Fighter BI
Commentary  |  1/27/2005  | 
Florida's efforts in law enforcement data-sharing, analytics and reporting can teach all BI practitioners a thing or two.
Oracle-PeopleSoft: A Process Perspective
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Oracle at long last has control over PeopleSoft after a protracted 18-month fight. But what can PeopleSoft users expect to gain from Oracle?
Army Enlists E-Forms To Speed Processes
News  |  1/26/2005  | 
Just like most businesses, the U.S. Army wants to eliminate paperwork and move to electronic processes, but much more than time and money may be at stake.
Homeland Security To Test RFID Tags At U.S. Borders
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
The department says RFID will improve its ability to match entries to exits without significantly increasing processing time.
DEA Using IT To Cut Ties Between Drugs And Terrorism
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
Drug Intelligence Fusion Center will provide agents with data from other federal agencies, including the FBI and Homeland Security.
SAP Veteran Named QlikTech North American CEO
News  |  1/25/2005  | 
Rick Pitts joins QlikTech from SAP America, where he was Vice President of SMB Channel Sales.
OutlookSoft Puts Predictive Analytics Into BPM Tool
News  |  1/24/2005  | 
The performance management product is designed to predict financial and operational business performance based on analysis of historical and real-time data.
BMC Debuts Configuration-Management Database
News  |  1/21/2005  | 
The software is designed to help businesses unify service- and infrastructure-management tools to promote database management consistency and simplified integration among processes.
How To Make BI Less of a Gamble
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
To avoid expensive BI debacles, use rules-based audits and proofs of concept to understand potential project pitfalls
Oracle Aims To Reassure PeopleSoft Users
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Oracle is on a mission to satisfy wary PeopleSoft customers following the drawn-out takeover, says president Charles Phillips.
EII: Information on Demand
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Will enterprise information integration really displace traditional data warehousing, or just complement it?
Florida Police Network Supports Post-9/11 Promises
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Florida hopes to expand a data-sharing network aimed at spotting criminals or terrorists across jurisdictions.
Agile To The Bone
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Service-oriented architecture lets you respond quickly to demands for new and improved processes
Plug and Play Meets Process
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
Service-oriented approaches have helped Owens & Minor, TransUnion, Pfizer and MasterBrand Cabinets build processes quickly and affordably
Ask Dr. Data
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
The stuff we love to loathe.
Tear Down This Wall
News  |  1/20/2005  | 
E-commerce expert Peter Fingar and CSC Europe CTO Howard Smith are business process management systems (BPMS) evangelists. They envision a world where application design teams don't have to worry about the IT stack and don't have to throw their requirements over the proverbial wall to programmers.
Diverse Priorities
Commentary  |  1/20/2005  | 
For a growing portion of companies, BI is ready to start giving something back to the bottom line.
Automation and Analysis For the DBA
News  |  1/19/2005  | 
Embarcadero DBArtisan 8.0 helps you manage all the databases across your enterprise from a common console
Process Gets Boost from SOX
News  |  1/19/2005  | 
The work SOX requires is a great start for process improvement, automation and control.
BI and Content Increase Donations; Tsunami Victims Benefit
News  |  1/19/2005  | 
World Vision, an international humanitarian organization, is relying on the convergence of BI and content to help it optimize donations for relief efforts in the tsunami-stricken areas of South Asia.
Open Source DBs Up Enterprise Appeal
News  |  1/19/2005  | 
Highly anticipated releases of the top two open source databases, PostgreSQL 8.0 and MySQL 5.0b, are expected this month. -- Also: Get Smart and Trendspotting
Add Value To Beat 'Googlization'
News  |  1/18/2005  | 
Publishers are adding deeper information to their services.
Oracle Expands Its Performance Management Offerings
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting gives businesspeople control of processes but little Excel integration
Defining Success And Failure, IT Style
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
Take the mystery out of gauging IT project success.
Setting Priorities To Achieve Agility
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
Agility: where do you start?
FBI's Troubled IT Project Not Keeping Up With Pace Of Technology Change
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
The FBI says the system a contractor built to improve information sharing doesn't meet its needs, despite the $170 million price tag.
Letter Drop
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
What Happened to Simplicity?; Intelligent Infrastructure; Lights On
The End of the Beginning
News  |  1/14/2005  | 
Thanks to SOA, web services are evolving into knowledge "products."
Democratized BI
Commentary  |  1/13/2005  | 
The design of Business Objects' latest analytics platform points to the future of how BI will be practiced, no matter what vendor a business uses.
SMB PLM: Innovation Driver?
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Product lifecycle management for SMBs equals better IPM.
SAP Netweaver: The Process Dimension
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Potential performance and process improvement hindered by automation and transactional-centric view.
Oracle Opens New World of Opportunity
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Oracle OpenWorld and PeopleSoft acquisition reveal strengths and weaknesses for Oracle in 2005 and beyond.
Two Niche E-Commerce Firms Merge
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
EFunds' $19.4 million buyout of ClearCommerce would give eFunds, a transaction processing outsourcer, products to prevent fraud during E-commerce transactions.
Nextance Adds IP Optimization Suite
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Enterprise contract management includes intellectual property agreements.
Innovation Roadmapping
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Roadmapping is vital for realizing innovation.
Innovation Management Software: Walking the Talk
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Do Apple and Microsoft really help you to innovate?
Gaining the Most Business Value from BI
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Leverage categorization to build quantifications of costs and benefits.
Data Security Across International Borders
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Are US corporations that embrace offshore IT resources doing enough to protect customer privacy?
Databeacon Lays Out the .NET
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
New Smart Client is first to leverage .NET client deliverability.
Consolidating with Compliance
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Driving compliance efficiency in the Sarbanes-Oxley environment.
A New Kind of Solution-Sharing Network
News  |  1/12/2005  | 
Leverage solution-sharing networks for innovation.
Cognos Buys Spanish BI Vendor
News  |  1/11/2005  | 
Optima, formerly a unit of Sage Finance, will operate under the name Cognos Espana.
E-Forms Are Almost Ready for Primetime
News  |  1/11/2005  | 
If you developed your impression of electronic forms products three years ago, it’s time to look again.
U.S. Army Enlists E-Forms To Speed Processes
News  |  1/11/2005  | 
Just like most businesses, the U.S. Army wants to eliminate paperwork and move to electronic processes, but much more than time and money may be at stake.
The Rumor Of SOX ROI
Commentary  |  1/11/2005  | 
Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant organizations are starting to back up vendor claims that compliance management practices are producing benefits beyond compliance.
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