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Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in chief of Transform Magazine, and Executive Editor at DM News. He has covered IT and data-driven marketing for more than 15 years.
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posted in December 2006

Three Ways BI and BPM Will Work Together

12/14/2006
You've heard about operational business intelligence. The idea is to liberate BI from the gurus in the ivory tower and share it with business users so everyone can make smart decisions. Well, you can't get more operational than core business processes, so there has been a lot of talk about the combination of BI and business process management (BPM). Will these two systems become one, or are they merely complementary? I'd say the latter. Here are three ways BI and BPM will work together.

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Q&A: Amtrak's SOA Offers Better Connections

12/11/2006
Amtrak runs on legacy mainframes. To get up to date and serve multiple distribution channels without ripping and replacing, the railroad has embarked on integration and services-oriented architecture initiatives. Thomas Krotchko, director, Web architecture, explains why it's now easier to integrate, change apps and forge partnerships.

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Amtrak's SOA Offers Better Connections

12/11/2006
Amtrak runs on legacy mainframes. To get up to date and serve multiple distribution channels without ripping and replacing, the railroad has embarked on integration and services-oriented architecture initiatives. Thomas Krotchko, director, Web architecture, explains why it's now easier to integrate, change apps and forge partnerships.

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Strike Before Mandates Level XBRL Playing Field

12/8/2006
If all companies published and analyzed financial reports in extensible business reporting language (XBRL), the emerging standard wouldn't offer the competitive advantage that it presents today. According to a report issued this week, early adopters who integrate XBRL data with performance management applications can expect to more easily: • Leverage

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Behind Business Objects' Latest SaaS Deal

12/1/2006
Yesterday's announcement by Business Objects that it has acquired software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Nsite was as remarkable for what it didn't say as what it did say. Yes, Nsite is a SaaS vendor, and that should sound good to Wall Street. And yes, Nsite provides "an on-demand applications platform" as described by the press release, but that's about as generic as saying "Nsite is an information technology company." Here's why the deal is important.

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Q&A: ILog CEO Pierre Harren

12/1/2006
Business rules, BPM and SOA are ushering in the white-collar equivalent of the Industrial Revolution, says Pierre Haren, CEO of rules engine vendor ILog. BPM is the assembly line that breaks processes down and rules are the robots that automate tasks. Haren explains the benefits of human-readable rules.

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