News & Commentary
Content tagged with Information Management posted in January 2006
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Actuate Scores Performancesoft
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
Enterprise reporting company is acquiring performance management scorecard supplier.
Is SOX Working?
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
Home Depot will be the test case.
Salesforce.com has On-Demand Mishap
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
Customers of salesforce.com lose service for a day.
Governance Gauge: Don't Worry, 'ITIL' Be Alright
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
After almost 20 years languishing on the shelf, large companies are beginning to adopt ITIL, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library of IT services best practices guidelines.
Looking for Meaning in the Semantic Web
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
What is the Semantic Web and how can it help you? The concept may help solve tough corporate information-management problems.
FDIC Mandate Boosts Data Quality In World's Largest XBRL Project
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
Although data tagging with Extensible Business Reporting Language produces accurate, transmittable and researchable financial data, it has languished as a largely theoretical improvement as agencies have balked at mandating use of the XML-based format -- until now.
Let Go of Your Inner Spaghetti
News  |  1/31/2006  | 
To share data and make SOA work, spaghetti days must end.
Independent Software Training Blues
Commentary  |  1/31/2006  | 
At least one business intelligence software instructor and a user group are throwing accusations at BI heavyweight Business Objects, claiming the company takes a hard line with independent organizations that teach users about its software.
The Search for One Truth
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
Master data management answers the call for better data quality and real-time information, meets the demands of service-oriented architecture initiatives, and shields your customer and product information from changes in systems and processes. The hardest part is getting stakeholders to agree to terms.
Analysis: Filenet Upgrades Its Web Content Management Suite
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
FileNet will introduce a Web Site Manager module for personalization and multisite management in late March. The module is aimed at enterprises replacing aging WCM systems -- but can FileNet break into a market in which it has had little presence?
The Data Deluge
Commentary  |  1/30/2006  | 
It's true, what some technology analysts say: If data runs too rampant and widespread, it might as well not even exist. If you can't tame it, you can't channel it into intelligence.
Q&A: Got Data? Beware Privacy Pitfalls, Big Brother
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
Jim Dempsey of The Center for Democracy & Technology discusses corporate data privacy policy.
Low-Cost Integration Beats the Application Big Bang
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
Novelis chose low-cost integration to unify procurement and customer self-service processes.
The Perfect Search
News  |  1/30/2006  | 
Google-style search is all right for some, but greater accuracy in the enterprise demands a mix of techniques including content tagging and taxonomy development and technologies such as entity, concept and sentiment extraction tools.
Informatica Snaps Up Data Quality Firm
News  |  1/27/2006  | 
The $55 million purchase of Similarity Systems is expected to make it easier for Informatica customers to control the quality of information they process. Informatica also reports strong fourth-quarter earnings.
Software Trainers Level Complaints Against Business Objects
News  |  1/27/2006  | 
Instructors claim the business intelligence firm is using its license for Crystal Reports to restrict the way users are taught about the software.
Marketers Mostly Happy with Their Web Analytics Packages
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
Survey: 62% of respondents would recommend their web analytics package to peers.
United Pipe & Supply Chooses OutlookSoft CPM
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
IX Infotech to implement corporate performance management solution for wholesale distribution house.
Microsoft Profits Up 5% On Xbox, Database Sales
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
The company set a quarterly revenue record, but fell short of its forecast, and operating income fell reflecting higher expenses associated with new product launches.
Business Objects Claims Legal Victory Over MicroStrategy
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
The two business intelligence vendors continue to butt heads over patent issues, with more litigation scheduled to come.
IBM Adds ZIIP To Mainframe Data Handling
News  |  1/26/2006  | 
New high-speed processor for the z9 accelerates data-intensive ERP, CRM, and business intelligence applications.
What Good Is BPM?
Commentary  |  1/26/2006  | 
Have you heard of business process management (BPM)? If you have, that's pretty normal. Have you ever really gotten a clear explanation of what BPM is? If you haven't, that, unfortunately, is pretty normal too.
Headsup: Down the E-Mail Drain
News  |  1/24/2006  | 
Two recent surveys attempt to quantify time wasted on handling e-mail.
Bring The Big Data Thunder
Commentary  |  1/24/2006  | 
In this era of business intelligence application standardization and data aggregation, what could be better than one, super-huge database -- especially if it's a terabyte in size and sits on one PC?
Cognos Introduces Modeler For Lotus Domino Data
News  |  1/24/2006  | 
Cognos debuted a data modeler designed to let users of Cognos 8 business intelligence software tap information stored in IBM Lotus Notes applications and databases.
Standard Reports: Basics for Business Users
News  |  1/23/2006  | 
Here's how to plan, prioritize and design standard BI application reports.
Analysis: Five Reasons to Invest in Process Management
News  |  1/23/2006  | 
BPM is both a management philosophy and a software tool. Bruce Silver outlines what it can do for your organization.
Death By PC
Commentary  |  1/23/2006  | 
Our focus here at Business Intelligence Pipeline is, naturally enough, built around the ins and outs of BI. But every now and then, our readers like a story that explores other IT-related issues. That's what we're bringing you this week
Actuate, Pentaho, Others Throw Support Behind Open-Source Report-Builder
News  |  1/23/2006  | 
A group of vendors announce their support or plan to extend their Eclipse-based products with the new version of the open-source report-building platform, released last week.
Forthcoming MicroStrategy Tool To Tap Multidimensional Databases
News  |  1/21/2006  | 
MicroStrategy 8 users will be able to report on, analyze and monitor data held in relational databases as well as multidimensional sources.
Hyperion Earnings Edge Downward
News  |  1/21/2006  | 
Net income for the company's fiscal second quarter comes in at $15.5 million, just short of the $15.6 million Hyperion reported last year.
SPSS Upgrades Predictive-Analysis Software
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
Clementine 10 aimed at CRM-analysis and fraud-detection tasks.
Field Report: Software Spectrum, Plano, Texas
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
January 6, 2006 will live long in the memory of 250 managers, directors and officers at Software Spectrum who on that date got their first look at the company's new dashboard.
Field Report: HCR Manor Care, Toledo, Ohio
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
While other vendors talk about creating process portals, this health-care provider has built one from scratch
Businesses Address Standardization and Consolidation of BI
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
Study finds that trend towards homogeneous BI infrastructure is accelerating.
IDS Scheer Announces New Process Platform and Audit Application
News  |  1/20/2006  | 
New business platform and tools bring simplification and sophistication to enterprises.
Capital Health Systems to Implement Alpha Systems EMR Solutions
News  |  1/19/2006  | 
System to provide a paperless environment for registration and medical records.
The Upside Of Beta Partnering
Commentary  |  1/19/2006  | 
Being a beta partner with a business intelligence vendor ain't bad at all.
Letter Drop
News  |  1/18/2006  | 
Software With a Smile?; Management Goes Mainstream; Clarification
Something Good Besides No More Stupid Questions
Commentary  |  1/17/2006  | 
Business Objects XI got a lot of attention late last year because of its Intelligent Question query interface. Now we're bringing you a more detailed look at the business intelligence system.
A Partial Victory For Data Quality
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Veridata makes it easy to compare source and target data in relational tables, but limited database support and functionality hamper this 1.0 release.
The Portal Makes the Platform
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Vignette's portal unites the V7 content management suite.
Metrics Through The Looking Glass
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Like Alice in Wonderland's looking glass, metrics reveal surprises.
Time To Govern Your Data
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
It's time to embrace data-governance practices and programs.
Shortlist
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
ProClarity Analytics 6.1; Sypherlink Harvester 4.0; Stratacache OmniCast 3.0; MobileDataforce PointSync 3.0; TulaSoft SQL Examiner 1.2
Q&A: One Size Doesn't Fit All
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
How a midsize firm made customer intelligence actionable.
The Trouble With Terabytes
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
The trouble with terabytes is too much money spent on hardware, software and administration.
Product Meets Process
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Product lifecycle management apps can help you gain control over disjointed activities, but globalization and emerging compliance requirements beg for a more process-oriented approach.
Toward the Personal Work Space
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Moving beyond conventional portals -- with their chaos of directories and portlets to disparate applications -- organizations are starting to deliver information in the context of user roles and processes. The challenge is selecting technologies that will create a single, cohesive environment that supports both Web-and thick-client interfaces.
Governance Gauge: The Regulatory Pendulum Swings
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
History teaches that regulations regularly swing from tough to lax and back again.
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