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Sun And Oracle Team Up To Enhance Enterprise JavaBeans
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
The two companies will develop a common object-relational mapping model for storing Enterprise JavaBeans in relational databases.
Sun To Buy SeeBeyond For $387 Million
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
With this deal, Sun hopes to increase its integration expertise and product portfolio.
ThingMagic Supports Sun in Demonstration of New RFID Software
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Demo at JavaOne to show how intelligent RFID readers can enable greater levels of sophistication in processing information.
HotStatus Enterprises Announces Tools for SOX Compliance
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Company points out that many organizations are still not compliant with regard to their supply chain.
Public Beta of SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver Available for Download
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
On June 24, the Microsoft SQL Server team announced the public beta availability of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver, a new and fully supported JDBC driver for SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005.
Oracle Closes Fiscal Year With Surging Application Sales
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Company also reports a 16% sales increase for its core database and middleware software products.
Anchors Aweigh
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
A grueling, around-the-world boat race illustrates how business intelligence technology is finding use beyond the world of business.
In Focus: RedDotting the "I"s and Crossing the "T"s
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Who said enterprise content managment consolidation was played out? Just last week, Hummingbird added to its portfolio by acquiring Web content management player RedDot Solutions.
Citigroup Manages by the Dashboard Light
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Asset Management unit has added human workflow and business activity monitoring to its business process management BPM environment to graduate from automation to intelligent decision support.
Racing Boats Compete With BI Onboard
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Yachts now sailing in an around-the-world race are using a business performance management application to achieve best speeds and measure crew performance.
Sun Makes Open-Source Move, Patches Up IBM Relationship
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
At the JavaOne conference, Sun said IBM will renew its Java Standard Edition license and port its key middleware products to Solaris 10 for x86.
Cognos Builds Performance-Management Ecosystem
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
New framework unveiled at user conference ties together the company's technologies for strategic planning and execution.
Sales, Earnings Both Rise For Cognos In Q1
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Earnings came in at $23.8 million, 18 percent higher than the $20.1 million Cognos netted in the first quarter of fiscal 2004.
SAP Acquires Lighthammer
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Lighthammer's Collaborative Manufacturing Suite will be delivered as an SAP xApps composite application on the SAP NetWeaver platform.
Sogeti and Corporate Radar Team Up to Offer BI Solutions
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Alliance offers customers worldwide industry recognized consulting expertise.
ProClarity Teams with Microsoft to Extend Comprehensive Scorecard Application
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Analytic capabilities to augment Microsoft’s new "Maestro" business performance management application.
In On XBRL's Ground Level
Commentary  |  6/21/2005  | 
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) continues to gain steam as the data-formatting standard for information on publicly traded companies. Now BI vendors are getting on board -- or at least one is. Business Objects, integration software firm Ipedo and financial information source Edgar Online have combined elements of their technology to produce a joint XBRL-enhanced BI tool. The goal: Make it possible to cull business
In On XBRL's Ground Level
Commentary  |  6/21/2005  | 
One BI vendor is wasting no time ensuring it'll be able to serve up XBRL-formatted business information -- as soon as the user community decides it wants it.
In Focus: The Don't-Fix-It-If-It's-Not-Broken School of BPM
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Plenty of business process management (BPM) buzz phrases focus on "changing processes on the fly" and "continuous process improvement," but most BPM practitioners I've spoken to don't take process change lightly.
Business Objects Enters Pact To Deliver XBRL Data
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
The new product combines the Business Objects XI platform, Ipedo XIP and Edgar Online's I-Metrix suite of XBRL-based products.
Catholic Relief Services To Turn To Enterprise Reporting
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
The Baltimore-based agency will begin employing BI to report on how donations are received and spent, while developing better ways to share information with its offices and partners worldwide.
Of Barbeques and Business Process Management
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Did you enjoy last weekend's barbeque? You probably didn't give much thought to the business of getting that gas from the ground into the tank you picked up at the home center, but it's quite a process.
SmartAdvice: Match Project Tools With Business Objectives And Company Culture
Commentary  |  6/17/2005  | 
Project-management tools can offer real help for delivering projects on spec, on time, and on budget, The Advisory Council says. Also, RFID can help your bottom line if you use feedback promptly.
New Software Language Helps Computers Better Understand Nuanced Commands
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
The process specification language should make computers much more useful in manufacturing, federal researchers say.
Web Services Authentication Still a Home-Grown Affair, Says Survey
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
According to Evans Data Corporation, authentication remains the biggest problem for Web services security.
Open Forum Developing Architecture for Federated Service Infrastructure
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
The forum is inclusive of Infranet Initiative Council members, and is supported by Alcatel, BT, Cisco, Juniper Networks and nearly 40 other companies.
Contests, BI And CRM
Commentary  |  6/16/2005  | 
Our Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest draws your attention to hardware as we draw your attention to BI's roles in IT services and CRM.
Insurer Gains Productivity by Sending Employees Home
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
At United Guaranty, a unit of insurance giant AIG, business process management (BPM) software is helping the company shift employees to home offices all while getting a better grip on its mortgage underwriting and mortgage insurance processes.
In Focus: Microsoft's XML Move Will Hasten a New Era
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
I'm old enough to remember the dawn of personal computing and the boon to productivity brought on by desktop applications such as word processing and spreadsheets. I'm sure Microsoft's embrace of XML-based file formats in Office 12 could bring as big a sea change for business, but you wouldn't know it reading most press coverage to date.
Software That Would Humble A Soprano
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
New Jersey looks to expand the use of its law-enforcement intelligence database to police throughout the state and even to federal and international agencies.
See 'Em. Call 'Em.
Commentary  |  6/13/2005  | 
We invite you to enter a contest, and to learn a little about open-source BI.
German Retailer dodenhof Extends Customer Management Capabilities with Teradata
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
Retailer upgrades analytical CRM application and its underlying information platform to enhance customer interaction and grow loyalty program.
webMethods Named Premier SOA Solutions Provider 2005
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
The Integration Consortium's SOA Integration Showcase highlights benefits of using SOA-Based solutions to solve distinct, real-time business challenges.
TDWI Announces 2005 Best Practices Awards Winners
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
The Data Warehousing Institute, the provider of education and training in business intelligence and data warehousing, has announced the 2005 winners of its annual Best Practices Awards.
SmartAdvice: Standardize Backup-And-Restore Storage
Commentary  |  6/10/2005  | 
Deploy backup tasks to underused resources for best efficiency in an enterprise backup system, The Advisory Council says. Also, there's a high threshold for moving PowerBuilder developers to Java.
As BPM Vendors Consolidate, Will Standards Follow?
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
Most everyone likes the idea of open standards but few the frustration of too many standards to support.
A Hot Mortgage Industry Fuels the Competitive Fires
News  |  6/9/2005  | 
Field Report: First Franklin, San Jose, Calif.
Oracle To Acquire In-Memory Database Vendor
News  |  6/9/2005  | 
TimesTen's database is used by telecommunications and financial trading companies for a range of real-time applications.
Target And Suppliers Using RFID, Sources Say
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Suppliers are now shipping cases and pallets of goods affixed with RFID tags through Target's Tyler, Texas, distribution center to 10 regional stores, participants and observers say.
Microsoft Takes On RFID Data Management
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Senior VP Flessner calls making RFID available inexpensively and plentifully from a Windows perspective a "super-important play."
BI Jobs On The Rise
Commentary  |  6/7/2005  | 
More evidence indicates BI hiring is growing on both the user and vendor sides.
When Your E-mail Reads Your Mind
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Imagine being handed just the information you need, right when you need it. You don't have to imagine much longer, as Microsoft's Information Bridge Framework lets you right-click from Office applications to contextual details formerly buried in back-end systems. In a sense, e-mail messages (or documents, spreadsheets or presentations) will read your mind because you'll be able to click on keywords and gain insight without opening separate apps such as SAP, PeopleSoft or BusinessObjects.
Headsup: E-Tailers Leave Money on the Table
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
How long will it take to get this consumer Web commerce thing right? Ten or so years into it, many e-tailers, including very large brick-and-mortar retailers, are still leaving money on the table with sites that deliver bad user experiences.
A New Generation Of Business Intelligence
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
QlikView 7.0 supports quick, easy and low-cost BI application development.
The Open Enterprise and IT
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Businesses can't be accountable if IT can't expose "the truth."
Composite Software Brings EII To SAP, Siebel
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
A new product eases access to SAP and Siebel applications and is designed to accelerate dashboard, ad hoc reporting, service-oriented architecture and master data projects.
Weeding Out the Acronyms
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Choose pragmatism over acronyms.
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Composite Application Views; Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor 6.0; Ipedo XIP 4.0; Bowstreet Dashboard Solutions
The Art of Integration
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
New York's Museum of Modern Art took a composite apps approach for fast low-cost development.
Letter Drop
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Do-It-Yourself XBRL; Performance Management: Fact or Fiction?
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