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Content tagged with Information Management posted in May 2006
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Throw Away The Spreadsheets
Commentary  |  5/25/2006  | 
While tossing all spreadsheets wouldn't be practical, it's good advice in the area of planning and budgeting. That's where stand-alone spreadsheets have become the biggest obstacle to making the business process a better management tool, according to Ventana Research.
IONA's MTOSI Toolkit Enables Integration of OSS & BSS for Environments Using Artix
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Toolkit available for free download over the Web.
MapInfo Launches New Web Services Connectivity in Location Intelligence Application
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Users can access dynamic location data via the Internet.
Microsoft MapPoint Web Service Access for Startup Applications
News  |  5/25/2006  | provides developers direct access to the Microsoft platform.
IBM Beefs Up Criminal Detection/Analytics Software
News  |  5/25/2006  | 
Entity Analytics Solutions 4.1 determines identities, finds criminals, and discovers non-obvious relationships between identities like shared phone numbers or bank accounts
Mission Intelligence: Hide Complexity, Expose the Rules
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
Discovering existing business rules independently of applications and databases is often the first big step toward sustaining behavioral change across the enterprise.
Dashboard: Geek Fun: Event Stream Processing Entertains the Inner Nerd
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
An expressive command language won't win over the GUI-bound or those who study Fortune 500 market share. But those of us "braniacs on nerd patrol" will get the message.
Dashboard: Business Objects Runs New Race
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
With the rollout of its new enterprise information management strategy, Business Objects looks to cover all the bases by integrating each of its EIM applications into Business Objects XI.
Dashboard: IBM Taps Silos with Master Data Management
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
IBM unveils new Master Data Management (MDM) tools that aim to solve the old problem of poor data quality and consistency.
Dashboard: Sizing Up the Survivors in a Competitive Portal Hothouse
News  |  5/24/2006  | 
The independent portal market, so promising in the mid-90s, appears to be dead. With a few exceptions, infrastructure vendors like BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Sun dominate today's portal market. What happened?
Informatica Pioneers Data Integration As Online Service
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
New software connectors allow users to capture key prospect and customer data from and integrate it with an enterprise's in-house applications.
Letter Drop: Capacity for Veracity; OASIS Plans Universal Metadata
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
Chris Loosely contends that Joshua Greenbaum "describes blogs and wikis as 'a lot of bunk masquerading as information,' but his column contains a lot of bunk masquerading as a solution."
Peak Performance: ERP's Promise: Is Reality Stunted by Perception?
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
Can enterprise resource planning live up to its promise? What is the future for ERP in large organizations? The enterprise IT group must define what's next.
Kimball University: Data Stewardship 101: First Step to Quality and Consistency
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
Data stewards are the liaisons between business users and the data warehouse team, and they ensure consistent, accurate, well-documented and timely insight on resources and requirements.
Feature: The Personal Workspace Evolves
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
In a sign of progress for data hunter-gatherers, Microsoft, SAP, IBM and Google are taking steps toward higher order personal productivity environments that will let you interact with enterprise data.
In Focus: Microsoft Details Content Management Plans for SharePoint 2007
News  |  5/23/2006  | 
The giant's ECM push was the big story at AIIM last week.
Analysis: Invest in Tech as you Would Stocks and Bonds
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
The IT Governance Institute introduces Val IT.
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
QlikTech QlikView, OutlookSoft 5, and more.
Q&A with Business Guru Tom Davenport: Test Your Intuition
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Business change guru Tom Davenport, professor at Babson College and author of numerous articles and books, offers advice on making the most of business intelligence.
Put to the Test: Appian Enterprise 5 Masters Process Change
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Liberating users from rigid models, Appian's Enterprise 5 BPM suite lets you alter the process to ease exception handling.
Put to the Test: HaleyAuthority 5.1: Follow the Rules (in Plain English)
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
This BRM system offers a natural-language alternative that puts business users in charge of rules management.
Application Insight: The Revolution Will Not Be Podcast
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Replacing mainstream media with something more personal but less accurate just shifts the problem around without solving the real issue: Where do you go to find the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Content Management Behind the Scenes: Targeting Transparency
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
A global law firm, a multi-agency county government and a giant energy-industry services firm demonstrate that the best approach to hiding content management complexity depends on user work habits and favored applications.
Enterprise Content Management: Hide What's Inside
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Content management works best when its behind the scenes -- and not treated it as an application unto itself. Consider integrating with e-mail and business apps or explore emerging options for infrastructure- or service-based management.
Kinaxis On-Demand Solution Spans Enterprises
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
New service provides visibility into trading partners' data for outsourced manufacturing.
Microsoft Launches MapPoint 2006
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Another indication that location awareness is a growing market.
Planning and Budgeting Remains Immature
News  |  5/22/2006  | 
Few companies have tied it to performance management.
Putting Analysis Back in BI
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
Business intelligence is more than just reporting.
Diagnosing an MDM Malaise
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
How to tell if you have problems with master data.
Business Objects Announces Incentive Compensation Management
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
New tool enables pay-for-performance planning in banking.
Business Objects and Purisma Announce Technology Partnership
News  |  5/19/2006  | 
Business intelligence and customer data integration will come together.
Microsoft Plans To Acquire Whale Communications To Improve Security And Access
News  |  5/18/2006  | 
Microsoft hopes to harpoon Whale to help enterprises beef up security for Web applications and mobile devices.
BI Partners With Search
Commentary  |  5/18/2006  | 
Search technology is expected to become the primary method for finding information in business intelligence repositories. Google pushed the trend into high gear last month when it added to its search appliance a new feature for tapping into data stores for business applications.
Business Objects, Information Builders Open BI To Google Enterprise Search
News  |  5/17/2006  | 
Business intelligence vendors Business Objects and Information Builders have committed to supporting Google's enterprise search appliance.
Compiere Announces Collaboration Management System
News  |  5/16/2006  | 
New version enables real-time chat and dynamic content delivery.
Salesboom Unveils Version 8
News  |  5/16/2006  | 
AJAX and RIA features added to increase efficiency.
European CRM Provider Voice-Enables Business Processes with LignUp Communications Platform
News  |  5/16/2006  | 
Selligent and LignUp form partnership to deliver combined offerings.
Soffront CRM Streamlines and Automates Processes for Javelina Software
News  |  5/16/2006  | 
Web-based interface allows company to support remote workers.
Cognos Integrates Autonomy Software For Unstructured Data
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
Cognos says it has integrated Autonomy Corp. technology into its business intelligence applications in order to combine structured and unstructured information.
In Focus: Five Noteworthy Content Management Debuts at AIIM Expo
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
The variety of ECM offerings at AIIM delivers something for almost everyone.
Analysis: Copiers, Servers and Services Spread the Word on Imaging
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
A round-up of the imaging and forms processing/recognition technologies on display at AIIM Expo.
IBM Hopes Tech Will Unite Global Authorities In Battle Against Bird Flu
News  |  5/15/2006  | 
IBM and several health organizations are allying to develop technology tools to combat bird flu and other diseases.
SilverBack Announces SilverMine Scripting Tool for System Monitoring
News  |  5/11/2006  | 
Graphic reports aim to provide accountability and help align business and IT goals.
ePartners Announces Digital Dashboard Solutions
News  |  5/11/2006  | 
Microsoft-based technology consultancy offers role-based desktop dashboards.
When Everything Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  5/11/2006  | 
On paper, Oracle appears to have it all in business intelligence -- database, middleware, software tools, business applications and analytics. So what is the software giant missing? An enterprise-ready, integrated product, according to Ventana Research.
SAS Expands On-Demand Software Lineup
News  |  5/9/2006  | 
The new software-as-a-service analytical applications are backed by hosted data warehouse systems.
Virsa-tility for SAP
News  |  5/8/2006  | 
Vendor adds capabilities for control and compliance.
Teradata Takes On Data Security
News  |  5/8/2006  | 
Partnership highlights much needed industry effort.
Oracle Re-Enters BI Market Seeking Leadership Position
News  |  5/8/2006  | 
Acquisition of Siebel brings new BI technology, applications and strategy.
Nice Systems Acquires IEX and Performix
News  |  5/8/2006  | 
Contact center performance management market consolidates further.
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