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Content tagged with Information Management posted in February 2005
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IBM Turns To ISVs And Resellers To Charge Up Sales
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
The company announced several initiatives, such as giving resellers access to industry specialists and providing volume discounts to smaller customers.
Microsoft Raises Database Stakes At Low End
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Vendor is under pressure from Oracle, IBM, and open-source products
Research: Bad Data Thwarting Data Warehouses
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Many companies are focusing explicitly on identifying, extracting and loading data, and not enough on assessing their data quality, Gartner says.
Study: Analytics Revenue To Top $11 Billion In 2008
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
IDC says core analytics will generate $8.7 billion worldwide in 2008, and predictive analytics $3 billion in the same year.
IBM Bets PHP Is Open Source's Next Big Thing
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
IBM is bundling its Cloudscape database with Zend Technologies' scripting language for developing more interactive Web sites.
Ins And Outs Of EII
Commentary  |  2/24/2005  | 
EII diverges from most traditional ETL-oriented data warehousing in that it accesses -- but does not move -- the information that will be examined using analytics tools.
Microsoft Launches SQL Server Database For Workgroups
News  |  2/24/2005  | 
Microsoft also provides details of the SQL Server 2005 Yukon line of database software due this summer.
Microsoft Brings Software Know-How To HIV Research
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Some of the graphical-modeling capabilities being applied to medical research will ship with its SQL Server 2005 database later this year.
IBM Developing Next Release Of Data-Integration Tool
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Improved capabilities include unstructured data management and information-asset exploration.
Rohm and Haas Finds Chemistry with Hyperion Web-Based Financial Consolidation, Reporting and Analysis
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Rohm and Haas Company (ROH), a $7 billion producer of specialty chemicals for use in industries worldwide, is using Hyperion software to consolidate data from more than 100 different legal entities across the world and gain greater insight into its operations.
BPM Partners Assembles Unique Network of Performance Management Experts
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
BPM Partners has added several new companies to the BPM Implementation Alliance, the global network of performance management implementation experts.
Homeland Security Keeps An Eye On The Sky With App-Dev Strategy
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
The federal government's Office of Air and Marine Operations is ready to leverage its new IT infrastructure to monitor nationwide radar activity.
In Focus: Exploiting Security to Increase Content Access
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Electronic forms of content, from e-mail to Web sites, have opened the doors of collaboration in ways that defy the old boundaries of time and geography. With opportunity comes greater risk, however, because of the ease of proliferation, duplication and modification of content.
Informatica Expands PowerCenter's Capabilities
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Data-integration software vendor also provides a glimpse of its product road map.
Vendor Group Founds Web Analytics Trade Association
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
The WAA wants to carry out education, advocacy and standards-development that will strengthen and stabilize the Web analytics industry, the association says.
BI Helps H&B Hit Business Targets
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
A reporting tools deployment helps Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger and other sports gear, improve its grip on product-by-product sales data.
Digital Evolution Introduces Industry's First XML VPN for .NET
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Digital Evolution, a provider of SOA and Web services management and security software, has announced the release of the industry's first business-to-business Web services security solution for .NET Web services. Digital Evolution's XML VPN version 4.2 is now shipping and is in production at several large retail and financial service organizations. The XML VPN is designed to secure any XML Web service and provides specific extensions for discovery and automated provisioning of .NET services, mak
XML Technology Provider Orbeon Joins Objectweb Consortium
News  |  2/17/2005  | 
Orbeon Inc., a Silicon Valley-based systems integrator specializing in XML-based integration and Web applications, and ObjectWeb, a consortium of leading companies and research organizations who have joined forces to produce next-generation of open source middleware, today announced that Orbeon joined the consortium and that the company's flagship project, PresentationServer, is now hosted by ObjectWeb. Orbeon's membership reinforces the consortium's U.S. presence and will provide XML-based soft
Superspeed Analytics
Commentary  |  2/17/2005  | 
Whatever we decide we can quantify -- and that's a mighty big chunk of the world -- you can pretty much bet we'll eventually decide we also want to analyze.
Sales Up, Profits Down At SPSS
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Looking ahead, SPSS expects first-quarter sales of between $56 million and $58 million, with full-year revenue in the range of $230 million to $235 million.
In Focus: Analytics, Content and Search: Perfect Together
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Between Hot Banana's recent alliance with Web Trends and WebSideStory's announcement that it will purchase Atomz, it seems like the intersection of site analytics, content management and search is getting busy.
Actuate Swings To Profit, But Sales Remain Flat
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
The company turned in fourth-quarter earnings of $1.2 million, on revenue of $27.4 million.
Fast And Furious
Commentary  |  2/10/2005  | 
BI software firms are posting big sales gains, and indications from the user side are that 2005 will bring more of the same.
Cognos and Composite Partner on EII
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
EII becoming mainstream part of business intelligence.
Centive: On Demand Sales Performance Management
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New solution for linking goals/objectives to incentives.
Synygy Drives EIM to Version 10.8
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New release introduces next level of enterprise scalability for sales incentive processing.
Oracle Launches Development Tools For Microsoft's .Net
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
New plug-in component allows .Net developers to build applications that will run on Oracle's database.
Simplifying Planning for Free
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Cognos offers “Plan-to-Perform Blueprints” to users.
SAP Extends Race to the Bottom
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Acquires iLytix to enhance business one offering.
HyperRoll Sues Hyperion
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Startup claims patent infringement with new Essbase version.
DecisionPoint Moves to Next Level
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Release 11 provides tighter ERP and enterprise spreadsheet integration.
Headsup: Talk Amongst Yourselves
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Headsup; PC-ERA vs. M2M-ERA Internet; Event Alert
Governance Gauge: Hail To The Compliance Chiefs
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Following passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the chief compliance officer (CCO) changed from an obscure role confined to certain industries to one that's both more common and more burdened with requirements.
Oracle’s Good Intentions for Applications
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Will PeopleSoft users find happiness in "fusion"?
In Focus: Evolved Imaging Cuts the Cost of Data Entry
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
In the seven short years I've reported on information management, I've witnessed a significant evolution in document imaging. Many think of this technology as mature, yet reliability and cost efficiency have improved significantly in recent years, and it remains one of the most widely deployed content management technologies.
IBM Debuts Bio-Surveillance Software
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
The Internet system can track a hospital's patient care or a community's warning signs for disease or bioterrorism.
Structure, Models and Meaning
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
Is "unstructured" data merely unmodeled?
After the Customer Analysis, Then What?
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
Customer-centricity: Best Buy's secret weapon.
Ask Dr. Data
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Phish the phishers, but don't put UPCs in my turkey.
Master of the Data
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Yahoo appoints its first chief data officer, Usama Fayyad, to mine data for gold. Do you need a CDO?
Slowly Changing Dimensions Are Not Always as Easy as 1, 2, 3
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
How do you deal with changing dimensions? Hybrid approaches fill gaps left by the three fundamental techniques
Content and CRM: Completing the Picture
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Tap into Web sites, syndicated information, e-mail messages, bills and statements to add dimension to your customer. The effort to integrate and mine content pays off before -- and after -- the sale.
Intelligence In The Here And Now
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
To deliver a decisive competitive advantage, data intelligence must impact the customer right now. Harrah's and Churchill Downs profit by applying data warehousing and predictive analytics to marketing and high-touch opperations.
Get Your Customer In Focus
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Many now see BI as the lens CRM systems must use to bring customers into view, but are businesses prepared to overcome the data headaches? To choose the right technology, consider management and integration needs, potential performance penalties and the scope of development.
Data Integration Needs Drive Ascential's 4Q Sales
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
The vendor added 79 new customers during the quarter, accounting for 40% of license revenue.
Ascential Software Reports Sales Jump
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Ascential's annual revenue reached $271.9 million in 2004, and the data integration vendor foresees sales growing to as much as $315 million this year.
Short List
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Clementine 9.0; BusinessObjects Knowledge Accelerator XI; Scribe Report Generator; ESRI ArcWeb Services; Demand Solutions Collaborate; Reportive 2005
Business Modeling: No Spreadsheets Required
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Lumina's Analytica rends the veil that has kept business managers from collaborating with analysts on complex business models
Extreme Makeover
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
BusinessObjects XI is the company's most distinct release in a long time, a fusion under one server architecture of the best that two product lines had to offer
Process/Data Divide Impedes BI
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Business intelligence products focus too intently on data; they must open their eyes to business processes, according to research by Forrester principal analyst Keith Gile.
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