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Content tagged with Information Management posted in December 2004
New Regulations Increase Reliance On Database Audit Trail Tools
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Imperva, IPLocks, and Lumigent offer software for monitoring who is accessing sensitive data.
Top Five BI Trends
Commentary  |  12/30/2004  | 
The waning year saw major business intelligence trends on the user side that testify to the dynamism of BI as a technology. Here's a summary.
Oracle Assumes Control Of PeopleSoft
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
Oracle purchases 75% of PeopleSoft stock and replaces four PeopleSoft board members.
PeopleSoft CEO Steps Down
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
PeopleSoft founder David Duffield, who tried to keep the company from being acquired by Oracle, returned as CEO after Craig Conway was fired in October.
Cancer Center Adopts Leading-Edge Data-Archiving Technology
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
Nonprofit facility plans to transform its medical record-keeping system to electronic records this spring.
The Silver Lining In SOX
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Use Sarbanes-Oxley financial compliance initiatives to justify automation, eliminate spreadsheets and develop process consistency.
Convergence Up Close
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
These real-world BPM, text mining and EII deployments demonstrate the value of uniting data and content. But which technologies are ready for your enterprise?
When Worlds Collide
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
To meet compliance requirements, gain a sharper view of customers and achieve process excellence, look to new integration technology that can merge separate data resources.
Real-Time Collaborative Planning in Excel
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Applix TM1 Planning Manager combats latency in data processing during the budgetary planning cycle.
A Smart Response to Bad Data
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
DataFlux dfPower Studio 6.2 data quality software offers profiling, analysis, matching and correction.
New Rules, Agile Government
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
When every change requires a pack of programmers, you can't be nimble. California DMV took a more flexible approach.
Cognos Sales And Profits Leap In Q3
News  |  12/23/2004  | 
Demand for ReportNet remains upbeat as the business intelligence vendor beats expectations with earnings of $34.5 million on a topline of $210.4 million.
Ask Dr. Data
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Run for your life - here come real-life video games.
The Business of Better IT
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
IT service management: Is it the key to running IT like a business? Nationwide Insurance veteran Kelly Cannon shares his insight on ITSM implementation.
Open And Shut
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Analytics: The next stop for open source?
Put Virtue On the Corporate Radar
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Transparency is the way to thrive in an age of corporate scrutiny.
Dream the Possible Dream
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The new Intelligent Enterprise, with broader coverage and a fresh look, takes a bow.
Microsoft Looks Beyond UML
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Microsoft has been coy, saying it will support UML as well as other "domain-specific languages."
SOX SUIT: Holding Feet To The Fire
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
Shareholders are making sure the law is enforced.
Oracle BI and ECM: Who's Buying It?
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The release of OracleBI Discoverer 10g is more of a coming-out party than a birth.
BBC Takes New Approach to Web Analytics
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The BBC is revamping the technology it will use to crunch the data on its 350 sites.
Composite Delivers Latest Enterprise Information-Integration Software
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Enterprise information-integration software, once touted as a data warehouse alternative, is catching on for real-time reporting tasks.
Phillips Says It One More Time: PeopleSoft Customers, We Love You
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Oracle plans to port its database software to IBM's iSeries server in a bid to keep J.D. Edwards software users in the fold.
Customers Not Confident Of Oracle-PeopleSoft Integration
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Nearly two-thirds of PeopleSoft customers "not at all confident" Oracle will integrate products, survey finds. Half of Oracle feel that way.
IBM Sends 'Hybrid' Database To Alpha Test
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
A new IBM hybrid database geared for handling structured and unstructured data is in the hands of about 30 alpha testers, an IBM executive said Friday.
Customers Not Confident Of Oracle-PeopleSoft Integration, InformationWeek Finds
News  |  12/16/2004  | 
Nearly two-thirds of PeopleSoft customers "not at all confident" Oracle will integrate products, survey finds. Half of Oracle feel that way.
Business Objects Pumps 6.5 While Flashing XI
News  |  12/16/2004  | 
Many customers on older versions slow forward progress.
Homeland Security Weighs Use of Anti-Terrorist Database
News  |  12/16/2004  | 
Several terrorism databases under study and pending intelligence reform together are expected to bolster anti-terrorism data-gathering and -sharing efforts.
Master Data Management for Information Management
News  |  12/15/2004  | 
Abandon conventional wisdom and invest in your architecture.
Integrating BI and Microsoft Office
News  |  12/15/2004  | 
Integrating technologies is the next efficiency hurdle.
Business Objects Pumps Version 6.5 While Flashing XI
News  |  12/15/2004  | 
Many customers on older versions slow forward progress.
Vanguard Solutions: Business Intelligence for Manufacturing and Operations
News  |  12/15/2004  | 
BI provider provides robust solution for performance management.
Top-Down Metrics
Commentary  |  12/15/2004  | 
Performance metrics fall into a nebulous area of business intelligence that is neither technology- nor business-centered, but requires input from both IT and business people to come off successfully.
Oracle-PeopleSoft Buyout May Push Middleware Vendors Into A Corner
News  |  12/14/2004  | 
The combination of PeopleSoft applications with Oracle's database and middleware products could lead to a closer relationship between IBM and SAP.
Cognos Teams With Profit Metrics Firm
News  |  12/14/2004  | 
Cognos hopes Acorn Systems' ability to collect and model data quickly will boost its corporate performance management offerings.
Responsive Sites Help FMC Double Traffic, Online Sales
News  |  12/14/2004  | 
More than half of all chemical companies fail to respond to inquiries sent via their Web sites, according to The Customer Respect Group, a research firm that publishes an annual Online Customer Respect Index (CRI).
Bringing Intelligence to the Claims Process
News  |  12/14/2004  | 
Processing health insurance claims is a tedious task, fraught with detail. When Medicare and Medicaid are involved, the Department of Health and Human Services mandates that most claims be settled within 28 days.
Oracle Aims To Tame Out-Of-Control Data
News  |  12/13/2004  | 
Unstructured data management and business-intelligence software due next year.
Hyperion Eases Dashboard Creation
News  |  12/10/2004  | 
The update, sold as part of Hyperion Performance Suite 8.3, features a wizard that allows the building of dashboards for tracking business performance management efforts.
Ascential World 2004: Next Evolution of Data Integration
News  |  12/9/2004  | 
Brave new future for integration vs. market and customer adoption.
Rethinking (and Re-doing) Financial Consolidation and Reporting
News  |  12/9/2004  | 
New regulations change the economics for financial systems.
SAP Netweaver 2004: A Year of Slow But Steady Progress
News  |  12/9/2004  | 
Organizations using SAP are still evaluating the best path forward.
Oracle Prevails in Tender Offer
News  |  12/9/2004  | 
It's all over but the shouting in the PeopleSoft takeover. But what does the future hold for PeopleSoft customers?
Enter Oracle
Commentary  |  12/8/2004  | 
BI technology buyers will have more product options to consider next year than they've had this year, even as there's been consolidation among the traditional vendors.
BI Rivals Debut Data Integration Advances
News  |  12/7/2004  | 
Cognos and Business Objects separately announce agreements with new data integration partners that the BI rivals hope will help them satisfy customers' need to tap scattered and diverse businesses information.
Siebel Plans More Aggressive Foray Into Russian Market
News  |  12/2/2004  | 
Economic conditions in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States have changed in recent years to simulate greater demand for customer-facing systems, Siebel says.
Report: Web Services Gaining Momentum
News  |  12/2/2004  | 
News - November 30, 2004
Sybase Server To Support IBM Linux Hardware
News  |  12/1/2004  | 
Sybase Inc. says it will ship next year a version of its Linux-based database on IBM's eServer systems.

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