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MicroStrategy 2004 User Conference
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Product strategy and customer success highlight event
Adaptec Array Backs Up Local Data
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Adaptec unveiled a storage array expressly designed for backing up the local data on company desktops and laptops that escapes copying when business application servers are backed up.
Wal-Mart Set For RFID Pilot With Pharmaceutical Suppliers
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Not all 18 suppliers are ready to go yet, but they will be by the end of June, a spokesman says.
Forrester: Most Wal-Mart Suppliers Won't Meet RFID Deadline
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
According to a just-published report from Forrester Research, Wal-Mart’s bid to force its top 100 suppliers to guarantee 100 percent readability of case and pallet RFID tags isn’t working.
Business Objects Signs Distribution Pact With Agilysys
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Business Objects penned a distribution deal with Agilysys, a computer products reseller, in move that Business Objects said will allow it to increase its emphasis on small and medium-sized businesses that use IBM equipment.
Veritas Updates Data Lifecycle Manager
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Veritas ships Data Lifecycle Manager 5.0, software designed to help companies account for data from creation to deletion as they’re pressed to meet various regulatory requirements.
Veritas, Princeton Partner On Data Management
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
The vendors have integrated Princeton Softech's database archiving with the Veritas' Data Lifecycle Manager for customers who need to manage structured data and application performance.
Wal-Mart's RFID Plans To Be Put To The Test
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Eight suppliers will begin delivering RFID-tagged shipments to three Dallas facilities.
IBM, SAP Keep Data Management Front And Center
Commentary  |  3/29/2004  | 
Data management is heating up, as IBM and SAP have made clear this month.
We Have a New Name
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Letter from Intelligent Enterprise's Editor - David Stodder
Sen. Leahy Calls On Congress To Study RFID
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
The Vermont Democrat says a dialogue is needed now to make sure that innovation is encouraged while the public's privacy rights are protected.
Eight Suppliers To Be Used For Wal-Mart's April RFID Pilot Program
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
Wal-Mart has yet to name the eight suppliers, but says three of its warehouses in Dallas are already equipped with RFID readers to handle the shipments.
More RFID Development In Security Than Inventory Tracking
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
The use of electronic tags is often discussed for inventory control, but more developers are applying the technology to security applications, a survey released Wednesday showed.
Survey: Consumer-Packaged Goods Industry Cuts IT Spending Rate
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
RFID is a priority, but a report released by the Grocery Manufacturers of America says the industry spent 1.42% of its net sales revenue on IT, down from 1.56% in 2002.
Over There
News  |  3/23/2004  | 
Why would anyone think being a "code monkey" has a future?
Circle of Friends
News  |  3/23/2004  | 
Social networking with software: It can be positive, but not as a goal in itself.
News  |  3/23/2004  | 
Important product news for gaining business advantage from information resources.
BI Scorecard: Reporting Capabilities
News  |  3/23/2004  | 
Reporting used to be boring, but no more. Our BI Scorecard series takes a comparative look at reporting features.
Performance Metrics: Bringing It Home, Part 3
News  |  3/23/2004  | 
What do metrics mean to the CIO of today's IT organization? What must be done to align IT resources with business-driven metrics initiatives? The conclusion of our series offers some practical guidance.
Governance as Catalyst: The New Management System
News  |  3/23/2004  | 
Corporate governance regulations are pushing businesses to get serious about how they manage business processes. Here's how an integrated, process-based approach can become the focus of the first true "management system."
News & Analysis
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
Start-ups appear to be surviving the Sarbanes-Oxley chill ... Hyperion Performance Suite 8.2 adds data mining ... Aberdeen says compliance may not require new software; others disagree.
Nowhere to Hide
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
Whether by choice or by law, transparency is a top priority. The ripple effects will alter how businesses operate.
Alphablox Upgrades Software's Presentation Capability
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
Alphablox upgraded the presentation capability of its Alphablox Analytics platform with an eye toward making it possible for a broader number of end users to integrate analytics into their business processes.
PeopleSoft Revamps Old J.D. Edwards Line
News  |  3/20/2004  | 
PeopleSoft played in SAP's neighborhood when it journeyed to the German trade show CeBIT to announce the first major upgrade to EnterpriseOne, a former J.D. Edwards enterprise application product.
Capitol Anxiety
News  |  3/18/2004  | 
Washington, the hub of public enterprise, is riding through an anxious period of change.
BI Works For 'Old Line' Industries Too
Commentary  |  3/18/2004  | 
It's not just companies in 'dynamic' industries that are making the most of business intelligence.
SAP Ups Ante In Integration Wars
News  |  3/18/2004  | 
The world's largest software company used the world's largest technology show to tout the latest version of its consolidated integration and application platform.
Dashboard Confusion
Commentary  |  3/17/2004  | 
A clear understanding of dashboards requires delving beneath the marketing hype.
Documentum Unveils Virtual Document Repository
News  |  3/17/2004  | 
Documentum introduced a new virtual document repository platform which will support all aspects of an enterprise’s content management solutions.
Cognos Ships Upgrade To ReportNet
News  |  3/17/2004  | 
The upgrade to the query-and-reporting software includes improved support for IBM and SAP data sources, better integration with Microsoft Office apps, and improved charts.
Demand Chain Performance Management in Consumer Goods
News  |  3/16/2004  | 
The marketing-IT-operations ecosystem dynamic is leading to change
MySQL Readies Enterprise-Level Reliability For Database
News  |  3/16/2004  | 
Open-source database software maker MySQL AB plans to unveil an enterprise-level capability that automatically shifts workloads to another database server when one fails.
Global Storage Market Shows Strong Recovery
News  |  3/16/2004  | 
The worldwide storage market showed strong growth in the fourth quarter of last year, driven by an improving economy and the need for advanced storage protection within the enterprise, a market research firm says.
Allaire Founder Debuts Online Research Tool
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
JJ Allaire, half of the brother team that founded Allaire. Corp., is launching Onfolio with a productivity tool designed to simplify online research.
Long-term Support For Compliance Laws
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
Industry-standard hardware might make the most sense for financial-services firms.
PeopleSoft's Ex-CRM Leader Surveys New Licensing World
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
The new CEO of on-demand app-renter Coremetrics says fewer companies want to buy big-fee, complex software.
Oracle Socked With Double Whammy On PeopleSoft Bid
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
Oracle Corp. received two thumbs down in its hostile bid for rival PeopleSoft Inc., one from the European Commission and the other from a shareholder advisory service.
IBM Debuts Basel II Compliance Application
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
IBM introduced a package of software, hardware and consulting services designed to help banks comply with the forthcoming Basel II Capital Accord.
RFID Will Go Only As Far As BI Takes It
Commentary  |  3/15/2004  | 
RFID data is only as good as it is actionable. That's where business intelligence will come in.
Enterprise Spending On The Upswing
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
In the latest sign that large enterprise customers will increase spending this year, 41 percent of IT decision makers plan to allocate more funds on technology this year, according to preliminary results of the annual VARBusiness State of Enterprise Spending Report.
Oracle Reports Strong Earnings On Database Sales
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
Oracle Corp. reports a solid increase in net income for the third quarter, due to a strong quarter for database sales.
Popularity Growing For Open Source Databases
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
AMR Research predicts open-source databases will be widely used by 2006.
Adobe, Documentum Lead Content, Document Management Charge At AIIM
News  |  3/10/2004  | 
Content and document management companies took center stage at a conference and expo for IT and business professionals looking for the latest technologies to develop, capture, manage, and store documents and digital content.
RFID Initiatives Up Market Forecasts
News  |  3/10/2004  | 
Major initiatives among retailers to use electronic tags to track inventory from warehouses to stores will drive market growth for radio frequency identification technology to 37 percent through 2005 to more than $2 billion.
IBM Acquires Trigo To Extend Integration Products
News  |  3/10/2004  | 
IBM agrees to acquire Trigo Technologies Inc. in a move meant to strengthen IBM's software for gathering and managing product information across retail supply chains.
ReportingEngines' Formula One
News  |  3/8/2004  | 
Product Profile
Product Review: Sunopsis Toll Addresses Data Transformation Performance Bottlenecks
News  |  3/8/2004  | 
Sunopsis 3.2 generates native SQL code to take advantage of database engines by processing data in the RDBMS, which makes it more cost-effective than other products with the same features.
Albertsons Launches RFID Initiative
News  |  3/8/2004  | 
Food and drug retailer Albertsons Inc. said it has launched an initiative to use electronic tags for tracking goods through its supply chain, and expects its top 100 suppliers to join the program by April 2005.
Oracle Fights Back Against Government's PeopleSoft Suit
News  |  3/8/2004  | 
It filed a legal response to the Justice Department's antitrust suit to block the company's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
Dashboard Confusion
News  |  3/5/2004  | 
Delve beneath the marketing hype if you want to gain a clear understanding of BI dashboards.
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