Is the Internet Broken? Web Veteran Says No
David Clark, senior research scientist at MIT, says he believes the Internet is crumbling under the weight of security problems and it must be rebuilt. Mike Nelson, IBM's director of On Demand Business and former director for technology policy at the FCC, disagrees.
FDIC Mandate Boosts Data Quality In World's Largest XBRL Project
Although data tagging with Extensible Business Reporting Language produces accurate, transmittable and researchable financial data, it has languished as a largely theoretical improvement as agencies have balked at mandating use of the XML-based format -- until now.
Mass. Names New CIO, Hardens OpenDocuments Policy
The Bay State has named Louis Gutierrez to fill the position of CIO in the Information Technology Division and, at the same time, reiterated its support for a previously announced plan to implement the OpenDocument format in state agencies in January.
Independent Software Training Blues
At least one business intelligence software instructor and a user group are throwing accusations at BI heavyweight Business Objects, claiming the company takes a hard line with independent organizations that teach users about its software.
The Search for One Truth
Master data management answers the call for better data quality and real-time information, meets the demands of service-oriented architecture initiatives, and shields your customer and product information from changes in systems and processes. The hardest part is getting stakeholders to agree to terms.
Analysis: Filenet Upgrades Its Web Content Management Suite
FileNet will introduce a Web Site Manager module for personalization and
multisite management in late March. The module is aimed at enterprises
replacing aging WCM systems -- but can FileNet break into a market in
which it has had little presence?
The Data Deluge
It's true, what some technology analysts say: If data runs too rampant and widespread, it might as well not even exist. If you can't tame it, you can't channel it into intelligence.
The Perfect Search
Google-style search is all right for some, but greater accuracy in the enterprise demands a mix of techniques including content tagging and taxonomy development and technologies such as entity, concept and sentiment extraction tools.
Linux Vulnerabilities Spur Enterprise Warning
Although most business customers don't officially use "raw" Linux products and so aren't in imminent danger, security experts say the situation makes it worth double-checking your software version levels and making sure the techies aren't bringing unpatched Linux products onto the network.
Microsoft presents its offer to reveal source code as a bold stroke to appease Europe. It may amount to far less.
Informatica Snaps Up Data Quality Firm
The $55 million purchase of Similarity Systems is expected to make it easier for Informatica customers to control the quality of information they process. Informatica also reports strong fourth-quarter earnings.
App Watchers Abound
Tools to monitor app performance help smoke out memory leaks, infinite loops, and other performance killers
What Good Is BPM?
Have you heard of business process management (BPM)? If you have, that's pretty normal. Have you ever really gotten a clear explanation of what BPM is? If you haven't, that, unfortunately, is pretty normal too.
Analytics @ Work
Four CIOs reveal their best practices when it comes to business intelligence.
Bring The Big Data Thunder
In this era of business intelligence application standardization and data aggregation, what could be better than one, super-huge database -- especially if it's a terabyte in size and sits on one PC?
EC Grants Microsoft Extension; DOJ Says Company Tardy
The European Commission gave Microsoft an extension Monday to respond to charges relating to a 2004 antitrust ruling. Meanwhile the U.S. Department of Justice took the company to task for falling behind in providing documentation required under a 2002 antitrust settlement.