ERP Rest in Peace
Commoditization of ERP transitions focus to performance management.
Beyond the World Wide Web
As the Internet continues to mature, look for the coming of age of the next big thing: the Semantic Web.
Solving the Last Mile
Expect some final roadblocks when trying to expose your enterprise systems as services.
Set Disruptors ON FULL
New information integration technologies, with help from Moore's Law and increasing standards acceptance, are becoming today's disruptive technologies. Data warehouse incumbents are in for a surprise if they don't pay attention.
SAML: The Secret to Centralized Identity Management
Complicated by too many systems, too many applications, and too many passwords, identity management is a major headache for most organizations. Can an intelligent, Web-services approach employing new standards ride to the rescue?
Building an Intelligent IT Infrastructure
To address the complexity of today's requirements, IT needs a fresh approach to infrastructure. New technologies are coming together to help you construct a smarter, more flexible environment. Here's how to progress toward your goal.
The 38 Subsystems of ETL
Three little letters -- E,T, and L -- obscure the reality of 38 subsystems vital to successful data warehousing.
SmartAdvice: Five Main IT Categories To Evaluate In Companies You Might Buy
There are some basic IT functions, from tech plans to an inventory of products, to consider when your company is deciding whether to buy another, The Advisory Council says. Also, weigh the cost of backing information up against the cost of lost business in deciding on a data backup plan; and look at your company's software-development processes when deciding whether to move immediately to the new CMMI.
Casting for ROI
Pinning down BI's return on investment will never be easy, but it might be easier than fly fishing.
Storage on the Grid; dBASE: Back in Action?; SAP and HP Team for Midsized Companies; Gartner to App Vendors: Go a la Carte
Business Technology: Shhhh...: Kmart-Sears' Internal Memo
Bob Evans imagines a memo from the honchos of the proposed Kmart/Sears to the CIOs of Kmart and Sears. It reflects the absence of any public discussion about how business technology would be used to beat Wal-Mart and other retailers that have embarrassed Kmart and Sears.
It's Time For A Data Quality Sit-Down
It's up to CIOs to make other members of senior management understand the importance of data quality. It won't be easy, but being the "chief" of anything usually isn't.