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Content tagged with Information Management posted in September 2004
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IBM Partners With Cleveland Clinic For Better Medical Data Access
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
The first project will focus on improving outcomes and treatment for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms by letting doctors electronically tap into research discoveries at the bedside.
IBM Bolsters Blueprint Portfolio To Drive Middleware Adoption
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Blueprints target three main technology areas: business integration, business intelligence and collaboration/content management.
SQL Server 2005 To Get ActiveViews Reporting
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Microsoft is putting ActiveViews end-user reporting capabilities into its next-generation SQL Server 2005 database, the company said Wednesday.
RFID's Impact On Supply Chains Grows, Execs Say
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Business-technology managers share their RFID experiences at this week's EPC Global U.S. Conference.
Microsoft Readies Business Intelligence Charge
News  |  9/30/2004  | 
Microsoft unveils new and reworked business intelligence tools that provide capabilities ranging from self-service report building for non-techs to mining information from data flows outside of a database.
Search Underdog To Take On Google, Microsoft, And Amazon
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
Blinkx 2.0 promises to proactively and reactively scan the Web, PC applications, and MP3 music files.
Oracle Puts Pressure On Microsoft
News  |  9/29/2004  | 
The vendor brings its E-Business Suite to North America to go against Microsoft's ERP software.
Tools Aim To Help Customer-Service Reps Get The Right Answers
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
InQuira's new CRM system employs natural-language search technology so reps can search all the information assets within a company.
Leaning On Microsoft For BI
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A limited budget prompts a small brokerage firm to forego more elaborate business intelligence functionality and satisfy its BI needs with what it can pull from SQL Server.
Clock Stoppers
Commentary  |  9/28/2004  | 
Some market watchers think EU approval of Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft is inevitable. It isn't.
IT Units Encouraged To Adopt Open-Source Risk-Management Program
News  |  9/28/2004  | 
A government cooperative, the Government Open Code Collaborative, offers agencies a repository that includes proprietary and open-source apps. But it's the open-source piece that's of greatest concern to public and private entities.
SAS Ships Forecasting Tool
News  |  9/27/2004  | 
SAS High-Performance Forecasting performs automatic forecasts in a batch environment.
FAST Introduces Full-Featured OEM Enterprise Search Solution
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
News - September 20, 2004
The Dangers of Poorly Managed Email Systems
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
News - September 13, 2004
MetaMatrix Signs Partnership With Business Objects
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
MetaMatrix joins the Business Objects Technology Partner Program in a marriage of EII and BI.
Report: EU Close To OK'ing Oracle Takeover Of PeopleSoft
News  |  9/24/2004  | 
The EU's competition commissioner hopes to finish the case before he leaves his post at the end of October, says a spokesperson.
PeopleSoft Expands OEM Agreement With Business Objects
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
PeopleSoft announced that Business Objects is now its preferred business intelligence partner.
Cognos Reports Higher Profits on Strong Software Sales
News  |  9/23/2004  | 
Cognos reports a 52 percent increase in net income in the second quarter, due to a significant jump in license revenue.
And In Lane Three, Hyperion
Commentary  |  9/22/2004  | 
The operational analytics racetrack just got a little more crowded.
Managing Events and Collaboration for Compliance Management
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Enabling information technology for efficiency management of processes.
Actuate Leads Open Source Reporting System Initiative
News  |  9/22/2004  | 
Strategic developer partnership with eclipse foundation brings reporting to Java IDE and developer base.
PeopleSoft Moves Ahead, Unveiling Major IBM Alliance
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Joint work with IBM is part of strategy to deliver apps that let customers use Web services to build adaptable service-oriented architectures.
Updated Hyperion Database Now Dines On Full Course Of Data
News  |  9/21/2004  | 
Hyperion's new Essbase database focuses on helping customers gain insight into large volumes of operational data -- and quickly.
Hyperion Puts Speed Into Analytics Engine
News  |  9/20/2004  | 
Essbase 7X boasts calculation speeds from between ten and 100 times faster than previous releases of the analytics engine.
Analytics Unbound
Commentary  |  9/17/2004  | 
RFID will do a lot more than streamline supply chains. It will stretch BI to entirely new dimensions.
Search Is On At Amazon
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
A9.com subsidiary lets users access bookmarks and histories from any computer
Core Integration Names New BI Director
News  |  9/17/2004  | 
Dine, 35, will take primary responsibility for expansion of Core's business intelligence consulting.
Process Improvement Through Performance Assessment
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Leverage investments before upgrading ERP and CRM systems.
IT Performance Management: Aligning for Success
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Improving IT performance requires process and systems.
Adopt BI to Leverage ERP for Performance Improvement
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Assess your ERP systems and make intelligent BI investments
Address Compliance Efficiency
News  |  9/16/2004  | 
Revamping and enhancing systems to overcome regulatory burdens
Albertsons Sued Over Customer-Data Privacy
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
Privacy group accuses grocery-store chain of misusing customers' pharmacy data.
MicroStrategy To Form Alliance With MapInfo
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
MapInfo's functionality has been integrated into MicroStrategy's BI platform to enable analysis of corporate data based on geographic locations.
Albertsons Sued Over Customer-Data Privacy
News  |  9/15/2004  | 
Privacy group accuses grocery-store chain of misusing customers' pharmacy data.
7-Eleven Upgrades, One Step At A Time
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
The convenience store chain can tailor orders by store, town, and region using its retail information system, the first part of a five-year agreement with HP.
Will The New DB2 Improve Your BI Strategy?
Commentary  |  9/14/2004  | 
It might depend, it seems, on how big you are.
Business Outspends Gov't When It Comes To Info-Tech Services
News  |  9/14/2004  | 
A Census Bureau survey says 60% of revenue for IT services came from business in 2Q. Agency buys accounted for just 37%.
Cognos' New CEO Says Low-Key Approach Works
News  |  9/13/2004  | 
Robert Ashe tries a less colorful approach at the business-intelligence software company.
Databases Move Out Of The Back Room
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
Public can access drug-test results, bank financial info, and parolees' whereabouts
IBM Promises New DB2 Will Take Better Care Of Itself
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
IBM will begin shipping a new DB2 Universal Database next week that has more self-managing capabilities, extended Linux support, and geospatial technology.
Oracle-PeopleSoft Antitrust Battle Shifts To Europe
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
The focus of Oracle Corp.'s attempted takeover of PeopleSoft Inc. shifted Friday to Europe, where antitrust regulators prepared to recommence their investigation into the hostile acquisition bid.
Court Sides With Oracle In Antitrust Trial
News  |  9/10/2004  | 
The vendor still may face appeals, antitrust challenges from the European Union, and the poison pill PeopleSoft has built into its bylaws.
IBM Promises New DB2 Will Take Better Care Of Itself
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
IBM will begin shipping a new DB2 Universal Database next week that has more self-managing capabilities, extended Linux support, and geospatial technology.
IBM Debuts First Major DB2 Upgrade In Two Years
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
Code-named Stinger, version 8.2 includes new self-managing features, such as table maintenance and data backups.
ITAA Report: IT Job Market Is Slowing
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
IT hiring is likely to remain relatively stagnant for the rest of the year, according to a survey.
Sybase Gives Away Linux Database
News  |  9/9/2004  | 
Sybase joins the database giveaway rush by offering up a limited-use Linux version of its flagship database free of charge.
SmartAdvice: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Is Ongoing, So Prepare For Now And In Future
Commentary  |  9/9/2004  | 
Getting ready for Sarbanes-Oxley will test whether your company can meet the act's compliance guidelines for financial and IT controls, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for a general collaboration app when you decide to implement supply-chain forecasts; and use dashboard tools to manage outsourcing contracts for more control and greater ROI.
Sybase Ramps Up Linux Effort With Express Database
News  |  9/8/2004  | 
The Express version of Adaptive Server Enterprise offers more robust features and functions than other Linux databases.
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