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Content tagged with Information Management posted in May 2004
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Pipeline
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
The Reality of Real Time
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Don't let the hype confuse you: Real-time enterprise technologies offer operational more than strategic benefits.
Execution Systems: The Heart of Intelligent Manufacturing
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Steadily evolving over two decades, the manufacturing execution system (MES) now plays a central role in achieving manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. The MES also commands potentially valuable sources of information for strategic business applications that feed on enterprisewide intelligence.
BI Scorecard: The Best BI Tool
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Vendor demos often obscure architectural differences between BI suites. Yet, as our BI Scorecard series concludes, you dare not overlook them.
BI Standardization and Consolidation for Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Cost reduction and improved organizational effectiveness top the list of latest CIO initiatives.
No Time to Spare: A Guide to Supply Chain Performance Management
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Marketplaces are dynamic. The competition is fierce. When it comes to managing the supply chain, there's no time to lose. Here's a guide to performance management metrics that will help your organization act decisively in pursuit of business objectives.
Data Warehouse Check-Ups
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Periodic check-ups will help you avoid letting business intelligence and data warehousing problems spin out of control.
Data Mining For the Masses
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Data mining is a "must have": but can it overcome obstacles to mainstream BI inclusion?
Time of Transparency
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
Companies must act as if they're always being watched - because they are.
Quality Is Job One
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
New data quality remedies took center stage at The Data Warehouse Institute's recent gathering in Boston.
Europe And United States Agree To Share Airline Passenger Info
News  |  5/28/2004  | 
The two sides say the agreement addresses concerns about privacy while helping to combat terrorism.
The Truth's In The Analysis
Commentary  |  5/28/2004  | 
You don't have to be studying for a doctorate in philosophical relativism to know that the truth can get a little squishy when it's reported different ways.
Checkpoint, Philips Form RFID Alliance
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Checkpoint Systems and Royal Philips Electronics said they have formed an alliance to jointly sell electronic tags and readers and system integration services to retailers and consumer products companies.
Gartner: Database Market Stable, With Linux Hot Spot
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
Excluding the impact of currency conversion, the overall market for relational databases was nearly flat for 2003, according to new research from Gartner Dataquest.
QAD Adds Business Intelligence To Manufacturing Apps
News  |  5/27/2004  | 
QAD unveiled business intelligence software for its enterprise applications that help run manufacturing operations.
Louisiana Fights Fraud With Mapping Software
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
The state's Department of Social Services is marrying food-stamp business-intelligence systems with GIS data about retailers.
Firm Proposes Photo Database Of 50M U.S. Buildings
News  |  5/26/2004  | 
Imageos is pushing a service that would link satellite photos, GPS data, and digital ground photos for sale to police and insurance companies.
SmartAdvice: Voice-Recognition Technology Can Extend Call-Center Reach
Commentary  |  5/25/2004  | 
Used to augment but not replace call-center staff, voice-recognition technology can make for better customer service, The Advisory Council says. Also, efficient modeling of processes is key to successfully automating sales orders; and getting technical staff to work with offshore outsourcers depends on how they've been treated.
The Gospel According To Gerry Cohen
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The CEO made his case at the company's user conference that Information Builders is the preeminent, and potentially standard, business-intelligence vendor.
Louisiana Fights Fraud With Mapping Software
News  |  5/25/2004  | 
The state's Department of Social Services is marrying food-stamp business-intelligence systems with GIS data about retailers.
Databasing With The Enemy
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
BI Scorecard: OLAP
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
A spreadsheet can take analysis just so far; for more robust analysis you need online analytic processing (OLAP).
IBM Gets Contract To Update Texas System
News  |  5/24/2004  | 
The state awards IBM Business Consulting Services a $9.9 million contract to be the primary integrator in the implementation of a new business-intelligence system.
Sarbanes-Oxley's Silver Lining
Commentary  |  5/21/2004  | 
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is forcing key decision makers to get their head into the data quality management game.
PeopleSoft, IBM Up Ante Against Microsoft
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
PeopleSoft is teaming with IBM in an attempt to gain channel and technology muscle as it takes on Microsoft in the midmarket.
Standards Lacking In RFID Middleware
News  |  5/19/2004  | 
Standards are required that allow the secure transmission of information across networks through nodes.
Spotlight - Plugging In with James Cates
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Communications Systems CIO James Cates talks about his "Ladder of Business Intelligence."
The Evolving Enterprise
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Don't blame outsourcing for the transformation of the IT profession. It's time to adapt, or face obsolescence.
Pipeline
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
New and noteworthy product releases for intelligent enterprises.
BI Scorecard: Administration
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Glamorous they are not, but strong administrative features merit close analysis as you evaluate BI suites. Our Scorecard series continues.
Embedded BI: Intelligence at Your Service
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
As organizations grow to depend on globally distributed service networks, their business intelligence (BI) capability must adapt. Here's how autonomous agents will "embed" BI in business processes to overcome new challenges.
RFID Adopters Face Challenges
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Companies that want to use RFID must overcome technical and cultural hurdles.
Consumer and Enterprise Search: Not an Exact Match
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Overshadowed by Google mania and relatively simple technology for consumer search engines, enterprise search is making exciting progress. But the requirements are tougher: businesses demand accuracy, timeliness, integration, and availability.
True Tales of Performance Management
News  |  5/18/2004  | 
Public and private enterprises no longer have time to wade through cumbersome spreadsheets. Discussions with users reveal that performance management dashboards offer more than just a pretty face: They form a better context for running the business.
The Architecture of Enterprise Data Quality
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
A finger in the dam won't stop the flood of operational data coming your way, but in-database mining will help you adapt to the flow.
Standing at the Crossroads
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Should you outsource, upgrade, or simply leverage existing technology to improve ERP system performance?
Gathering Strength
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
In the view of Information Builders' CEO Gerald Cohen, BI platform consolidation will unleash growth, not curtail it.
In Brief
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
High-level intelligence at a glance
Inefficient Data Integration
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
More vendors will provide architecture and "data services"
PeopleSoft: Oracle's Latest Takeover Bid Will Still Fail
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
In the wake of Oracle Corp.’s latest revision of its bid to acquire PeopleSoft Inc., the latter firm said it believes the hostile bid can’t be completed at any price because of antitrust obstacles.
The Soft Side of Performance
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Why culture is crucial to maximizing return on performance management software.
You Say Metric, I Say Distraction
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
Metrics help, but you can't improve performance unless you know why.
Europe And United States To Share Data On Fliers
News  |  5/17/2004  | 
The European Union OK'd an anti-terrorism deal to share airline passenger data on flights to the United States.
Electronics Industry Girds For New Rules
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Manufacturers must move fast to meet upcoming European directives
Many Happy Returns
Commentary  |  5/14/2004  | 
Taken together, two recent studies indicate that a boost in BI spending is likely to continue not just in the coming months but next year as well.
Dreyfus Considers SAS For Reporting
News  |  5/14/2004  | 
Asset management firm moves SAS from capacity planning to analytics, and now, potentially to reporting as well.
Sales Performance Expectations Rising Fast
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
From efficiency to effectiveness in the sales organization.
Planning and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Mature planning systems provide many benefits.
Enhance ERP to Improve Business Effectiveness
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Failing to periodically assess existing systems negatively impacts business.
Completing the IT Value Equation
News  |  5/13/2004  | 
Manage the entire IT portfolio to optimize IT alignment.
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