News & Commentary
Content tagged with Information Management posted in October 2004
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Acxiom Buys Chinese BI Firm
News  |  10/31/2004  | 
The data-management and services company buys a Shanghai-based provider of data-management, business-intelligence, and CRM services to Asian and global companies.
Here Car! Good Car!
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Moody cars and "neuromarketing" make some nostalgic for old-fashioned technology.
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Axentis, Corticon, and SAS lead our harvest of important releases.
Without Safety Nets
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Will super-efficient supply chains take one beating and fail to keep on ticking?
Downplaying Upgrades and Other Mistakes of the 21st Century
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Our interconnected world forces application users to face reality: It's time to upgrade.
The Post-Merger Pervasive
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
With more native drivers than ever, Pervasive Software's data integration suite packs a punch.
Wal-Mart Takes RFID To Sam's Club
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
The retailer will soon begin putting RFID-tagged cases and pallets in its chain of club outlets.
Hospitals Get New Data Source To Reduce Medical Errors
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Emergency rooms in several Massachusetts hospitals are using a new electronic tool to access patients' prescription information from insurance claims to improve safety and quality of care.
Emergency Rooms Get New Data Source To Reduce Medical Errors
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Emergency rooms in several Massachusetts hospitals are using a new electronic tool to access patients' prescription information from insurance claims to improve safety and quality of care.
R U Compliant?
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance is nothing if not a real-time challenge. Creating a good information flow among potentially hundreds of stakeholders requires a new influx of technology, including solutions based on instant messaging.
Metrics Development: Taking It From the Top
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
The biggest challenge in performance management often comes right at the beginning: metrics definition and development. Here are ideas to get strategic initiatives (and top executives) moving.
People Power
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Organizations can only go so far to improve performance before they must address their most important asset: the workforce. Competitive forces are pushing managers to look beyond HR and ERP systems and embrace performance management.
Surrounding the ETL Requirements
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Make sure you know your requirements before getting started on ETL.
More Than Pie Charts
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Business intelligence is too important to be limited by outdated presentation and visualization.
The New Frontier
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Innovation performance management: Is it a myth... or mandate?
The Many Faces of Workforce Management
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
HR, now seen as strategic, is the focus of application innovation.
In Brief
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
Closed Loop
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Before the Hype, The BCM Connection, The Zachman Framework
When Metrics Stink
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
Managing performance well means sending the right signals.
The Pieces Fall Into Place
Commentary  |  10/28/2004  | 
All the pieces seem to be falling in place for Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
MySQL Update Ready To Roll
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
After months of testing, MySQL AB releases the latest version of its open-source business database server.
Pilot Software Introduces Web Channel Performance Management
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Pilot Software targets strategy-execution alignment for under-served Web initiatives.
Raising Employee IQ
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Ten ways to raise every employee’s innovation quotient
Optimizing Workforce Communication and Productivity
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Employee collaboration utilizing instant messaging brings value over email.
KXEN Brings Data Mining to Operations
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Simplification of data mining brings sophistication to business.
Do Scorecards Deliver Value?
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Are balanced scorecards really changing the way we drive performance?
Business Objects Wants To Tackle RFID Data
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
The BI firm has joined forces with a maker of product information software to help companies analyze the massive data flows anticipated from radio frequency identification (RFID) deployments.
Fair Isaac Touts Consumer Financial Data Service
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
A partnership with Experian combines Fair Isaac account management technology with a tool that updates lenders on consumers' credit behavior.
The Big Newbies
Commentary  |  10/25/2004  | 
How well will analytical tools from enterprise software giants pan out against technology from firms that specialize in -- and pioneered -- business intelligence?
StoneFly Eases Backup For Small And Midsize Businesses
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
New "snapshot" capability helps smaller companies back up data without interrupting transactions.
Financial Apps Drive Hyperion Sales Jump
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
The BI firm experiences double-digit growth for its planning and financial management applications in the fiscal first quarter.
SAP Profit Up 15 Percent
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
The German company said net income for the quarter, ended Sept. 30 was $366.2 million, or 94 European cents a share, up from $318.1 million, or 81 European cents a share, in the same period a year ago.
BI Training Proves Key For Non-Profit Staff
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
A vitally important Canadian blood donor organization rolls out extensive training to help non-technical staff master their new BI reporting tools.
Storing And Managing Unstructured Data
News  |  10/21/2004  | 
Datacenter Technologies is pushing its Content Director storage-management software, which can be installed on multiple storage media.
IBM Unveils Compliance-Focused Storage, Software
News  |  10/21/2004  | 
IBM on Wednesday introduced storage and software to help companies meet government mandates in healthcare, financial services, and other industries.
Siebel Systems Shows Some Muscle
News  |  10/21/2004  | 
CRM vendor posts profit along with healthy increase in licensing deals.
A Smaller Backup Vendor With Advantages Over Giants
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
TimeSpring's products are file-aware and track changes continuously.
A Challenge For The Ages
Commentary  |  10/20/2004  | 
Government agencies on the national, state and local levels want to build a means of effectively sharing and analyzing homeland security data. The full difficulty of that task will rival anything the government has ever accomplished.
Informatica Hits Q3 Earnings Numbers
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
The data integration firm reported sales of $52.4 million, up from $50.6 million in the same period last year.
SmartAdvice: Write IT Plan For Nonprofit That Incorporates Values
Commentary  |  10/19/2004  | 
Measure the value of IT to a nonprofit in a plan with definable standards, The Advisory Council says. Also, plan around security concerns when implementing RFID; and protect confidential HR information the same way as other company data.
Word-based Reporting Tool Gets Upgrades
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Windward Reports Version 3.0 features a new data source mapping component and has been made available for use in Microsoft's .NET framework.
Keys to the Database
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Please stay on that side of the database.
Why It's Time for FP++
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Finding a measure to effectively size applications has never been more complicated: Here's how using a 30 year old concept can help.
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Recent Releases
A Good Idea With Some Loose Ends
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Nexaweb attacks Web app performance, but neglects data management.
The Collaborative Effect
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
New business strategies and processes are putting pressure on IT to produce real-time information. Some of the most valuable stuff is held in manufacturing execution and plant processing systems. Integrating these resources is hard -- but competitive business value is the reward.
The No-Sacrifice, Affordable Data Warehouse App
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Smart planning and open source technologies can cut away huge costs normally associated with enterprise data warehouse applications. Budget-constrained large enterprises have put these tips to the test, and smaller enterprises can benefit from them, too.
SMB Excel-eration
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) often begin -- and sometimes end -- their quest for business intelligence with Microsoft's ubiquitous Excel. However, with an increasing number of add-ins -- not to mention a long look at what's up with Microsoft Business Solutions -- SMBs' options will multiply.
Measuring Up
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are living a golden age as new technology options give them the stuff to compete -- or at least partner more effectively -- with the largest organizations. But SMBs have to be smart; even in an on-demand world IT infrastructure is critical to flexible growth.
Data Quality Discipline
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Any single data element can quickly go from a simple transformation into an explosion of new requirements: Are you prepared?
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