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Content tagged with Information Management posted in February 2006
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Think Globally, Analyze Locally
Commentary  |  2/28/2006  | 
All this talk about "operational BI" and "pushing intelligence to decison-makers" is mostly just theory, right? No, it isn't. And nothing illustrates better than example.
Business Objects, Noetix Sign OEM Deal
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Noetix will integrate and resell Crystal Xcelsius with its Dashboard product.
Oracle Patches E-Business Security Flaws Ahead Of Schedule
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
The move marks the first time Oracle has notified customers of a security fix in an upgrade between its quarterly patch updates.
In Focus: Clouds on the SOA/BPM Horizon?
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
We're approaching the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" when it comes to service-oriented architecture and business process management.
Analysis: When SOA and Process Management Merge
News  |  2/28/2006  | 
Software AG's Crossvision release asserts that service-oriented architecture and business process management belong together.
Cartesis Names Veteran IT Exec As New CFO
News  |  2/24/2006  | 
The performance management vendor enlists a CFO with experience in IT-related management, finance and investment.
We're No. 1
Commentary  |  2/23/2006  | 
If you still haven't gotten the respect you deserve from your CIO, that might change.
Sand Technology Upgrades Info Management Software
News  |  2/23/2006  | 
The application works in combination with BI tools and lets users query compressed data without decompressing it first.
Visual Analysis Boosts Celtics Ticket Revenue
News  |  2/21/2006  | 
Daryl Morey, senior VP of operations and information at the Boston Celtics, uses StratTix to improve ticket sales.
In Focus: HP Improves the Odds of New Business Success
News  |  2/21/2006  | 
You can't know the unknown, but technology can organize what is known and point to the most likely path to success.
Beyond The Relational Database
Commentary  |  2/21/2006  | 
"Information management" goes way beyond the relational database -- if for no other reason, than simply because relational databases can't handle the entire job.
Buying Out The Boss
Commentary  |  2/16/2006  | 
Open-source application server and middleware maker JBoss attracted huge attention last month when it announced it was moving up the stack by building the first commercial-use product based on Enterprise Java Beans 3 (EJB3). Now JBoss is back in the news -- as a potential buyout target.
Health-Care Provider Uses IT To Find New Business Opportunities Faster
News  |  2/16/2006  | 
The hospital chain rolls out software from Autonomy to organize and analyze a hodge-podge of scanned clips, electronic feeds, as well as other assorted tidbits to find new trends and opportunities.
OpenConnect Launches Mainframe-to-SOA Suite
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
soaSolution designed to improve return on legacy investment while eliminating the risk of migrating mainframe information and applications to SOAs.
MRG Document Technologies to Add Business Rules System to Core Technology
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
Alliance will integrate Haley Systems' business rules technology into MRG's new proprietary software platform.
Network General to Acquire Fidelia
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
Acquisition aims to expand the packet flow-based application and network performance management provider's product portfolio to cover the entire realm of enterprise application performance management.
SPSS Reports Strong Q4 Sales, Earnings
News  |  2/15/2006  | 
Acceptance of SPSS 14.0 helps fourth-quarter revenue reach $62.2 million, up from $60.5 million in the same period last year.
Sleepycat CEO Says Oracle Needs To Learn About Open Source Communities
News  |  2/14/2006  | 
Oracle's challenge is convincing open source software backers that it's not just eliminating a database competitor.
BI Tools Help Deliver Record 2005 Sales For SAS
News  |  2/14/2006  | 
Revenue at the privately held software giant grows 10 percent to $1.68 billion.
How Analytics Saved Siebel Engineers' Jobs
Commentary  |  2/14/2006  | 
It's a good thing for Siebel's base of engineers that the firm started building analytics capabilities before Oracle acquired the firm. Otherwise most of them might be out of a job.
Performance Management Driving BI Spending
News  |  2/14/2006  | 
But most companies still haven't reached expertise with performance management, which requires buy-in from broad swathes of the organization, a Gartner analyst says.
Oracle Buys Sleepycat, Is JBoss Next?
News  |  2/13/2006  | 
Sleepycat's open-source Berkeley DB will expand Oracle's embeddable database line.
BearingPoint Partners With Google for Enterprise Search
News  |  2/13/2006  | 
BearingPoint plans to use Google technology to help companies organize information generated by enterprise applications.
WebTrends Talks Smack
Commentary  |  2/10/2006  | 
Here's the latest on the increasingly boisterous Web analytics vendor scene: WebSideStory bought Visual Sciences, a maker of streaming data analysis and visualization software. Within hours, we here at Business Intelligence Pipeline heard from Greg Drew, CEO of WebSideStory rival WebTrends, who gave his take on the matter. He is, in a word, unimpressed.
Army Tries Fingerprint Matching To Catch Iraqi Insurgents
News  |  2/10/2006  | 
Soldiers are carrying field kits they can use to collect digital fingerprints and other physical evidence from battle sites.
Langa Letter: Deep-Geek File And Disk Tools
Commentary  |  2/9/2006  | 
A major brain-fade forces Fred Langa to search for the most powerful recovery tools he could find.
Unisys Finds Discipline Works
News  |  2/9/2006  | 
Over the past four years, Unisys has trained 800 employees on COBIT and implemented most of its 34 processes and 300 controls in four key IT areas.
Lithium Technologies Chosen to Power Siebel Systems' Customer Forums
News  |  2/9/2006  | 
Siebel's base of more than 4,000 customers use forums to discuss the people, processes, and technologies that help make their customer-facing systems and business initiatives successful.
Sprint Nextel Files New Lawsuit Claiming Fraudulent Pursuit of Confidential Customer Information
News  |  2/9/2006  | 
Aggressive action taken against online data brokers is latest in a series of lawsuits. Reaps Rewards from New Customer Ratings and Reviews Solution from Bazaarvoice
News  |  2/9/2006  | 
Customer-to-customer conversations on increase sales, attract new customers, and improve merchandising strategy.
Business Objects to Acquire Firstlogic, Inc.
News  |  2/9/2006  | 
Business intelligence giant acquires its partner in enterprise data quality management solutions to create complete EIM solution.
Excel And BI: Best Buddies Forever
Commentary  |  2/9/2006  | 
Everybody likes product reviews, and we have a new one here on Business Intelligence Pipeline from our own uber-reviewer, Jacques Surveyer. Jacques take an under-the-hood look at Business Objects' Xcelsius and Xcelsius Workgroup, tools the BI bellwether based on technology it acquired from Infommersion last year.
Business Objects To Buy Data Quality Firm Firstlogic
News  |  2/9/2006  | 
The BI vendor will spend $69 million to help it ensure the quality of business information analyzed by its customers.
Field Report: Factiva, New York
News  |  2/8/2006  | 
A 'discovery plane' and visualizations help subscribers find things they didn't even know they were looking for.
Business Objects To Acquire Firstlogic For $69 Million
News  |  2/8/2006  | 
Firstlogic's data quality management software will complement Business Objects' data management product line.
Business Objects Targets Consumer Packaged Goods
News  |  2/8/2006  | 
The business intelligence firm continues trying to make headway selling analytics tools designed for individual industries, particularly retail and CPG.
Let The Data Flow
News  |  2/8/2006  | 
Integrating operational data has long been one of the toughest IT problems. One choice is ripping and replacing legacy systems and consolidating on a single application platform, but that's neither affordable nor practical. You'll find a better answer in business integration convergence, a trend toward combining techniques including metadata repositories and discovery, data modeling and data quality services, ETL and EII, and integration with message brokers and ESBs for timely data synchronizat
News  |  2/8/2006  | 
SPSS Clementine 10; MatrixOne Library Central; Sterling Commerce Retail Solutions Suite; Cognos 8 BI Data Modeler for IBM Lotus Domino; Host Analytics Host Budget
Building With Blox: A Faster Route to Analytic Apps
News  |  2/8/2006  | 
IBM's Alphablox speeds development of custom OLAP apps.
Boston Hospitals' Patient Information Saved From Lock Down
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
CareGroup Healthcare uses the latest release of Symantec's i3 to ensure access to data.
Gartner: BI Market To Reach $2.5 Billion This Year
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
The Stamford, Conn.-based firm also projects ongoing growth through 2009, when license revenue is expected to reach $3 billion.
Stellent Brings Blogs and Wikis Under Control
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
New templates and capabilities for managing blogs, wikis and RSS within Stellent's Universal Content Management platform are designed to give users the look, feel and ad hoc immediacy of these chic Web environments while also ensuring content security, reusability and auditability.
Google This, Google That
Commentary  |  2/7/2006  | 
Don't believe the hype: Google didn't make any of the traditional Web analytics vendors happy when it started giving away online analytical tools. But that doesn't mean the existing vendors don't have defensible "we're-not-afraid-of-Google" rhetoric to throw at analytics-buying customers.
In Focus: ECM Market Notches Steady Growth
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
ECM market growth is stuck in the high-single-digit range, and competition has remained intense. Vendors are filling gaps in their portfolios in hopes of luring customers away from competitors.
New Directions For OLAP
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
As OLAP reaches its second decade, it's being extended beyond data to text and geospatial information.
Five Reasons To Invest in Process Management
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
Here are 5 reasons you need business process management.
HP To Acquire OuterBay
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
OuterBay's archiving software could help boost Hewlett-Packard's database performance by as much as 80%, the firm claims.
NetApp Introduces Tape-Emulating Disk Storage
News  |  2/7/2006  | 
New system incorporates DataFort data encryption technology acquired through last year's Decru buyout.
Letter Drop
News  |  2/6/2006  | 
A Clarion Voice on Competency; Anything But Reluctant; Unstructured vs. Unmanaged
Can't Stand The Heat?
News  |  2/6/2006  | 
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