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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 February 2007

Web Analytics Vendor Adds Data Visualization

2/27/2007
On-demand Web analytics service provider Omniture has launched Discover 2.0, a visual data exploration tool designed to uncover business opportunities, new customer acquisition strategies and ways to drive more revenue from online marketing campaigns. Complementing Omniture's SiteCatalyst Web analytics service, Discover 2.0 is said to support unlimited segmentation of online customers and site visitors.

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How Rich Internet Apps Will Improve BI, ERP

2/23/2007
Do you think rich Internet apps (RIA) are just a concern for consumer Web sites? Think again. RIAs will soon make their mark on the enterprise, making complex software such as ERP and BI systems more accessible to ordinary business users. SAP, for one, has licensed Adobe Flex for its analytics platform and for the NetWeaver Visual Composer development tool.

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JRules 6.5 Delivers 'Push-Button' Decision Services

2/22/2007
Reusability is a key to successful services-oriented architecture deployments. ILog says the 6.5 upgrade of its JRules business rules management system automates the development of "decision services" -- business rules composed and deployed as Web services -- and then helps business users and experts alike easily find, understand, modify and reuse those services.

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Q&A: Ted Farrell on Oracle's Path to Rich Internet Apps

2/21/2007
As chief architect for tools and middleware at Oracle, Ted Farrell is responsible for the technical and strategic direction of Oracle's frameworks and development tools and for aligning those products with the vendor's Fusion middleware technologies. With some 30,000 Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers looking to those products, the direction Oracle sets will have a major impact on enterprise adoption of rich Internet apps.

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Debriefing: Adobe's Jeff Whatcott Explores the Rich Internet Apps Trend

2/20/2007
Macromedia is credited with coining the term "Rich Internet Applications," so who better to comment on the future of enterprise apps than Macromedia veteran Jeff Whatcott. Now senior director, product marketing in the Enterprise & Developer Solutions Business Unit at Adobe Systems (which acquired Macromedia in 2005), Whatcott talks about Flex, Ajax and connections with services-oriented architecture.

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webMethods BAM Tool Taps SAP Processes

2/13/2007
It's notoriously hard to get real-time process data out of the black box of SAP, yet such measures are crucial to improving any process dependent upon the ERP system. webMethods Optimize for SAP, a business activity monitoring (BAM) module introduced this week, is designed to provide instant access to in-process metrics and decision criteria locked in SAP.

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Lombardi, Appian Take BPM On Demand

2/12/2007
Business process management suite vendors are embracing the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model with not one but two announcements today around on-demand BPM. Lombardi, for one, introduced Blueprint, a SaaS tool intended to bring process modeling to the masses. Then Appian announced an ambitious plan to deliver its entire BPM suite on demand.

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The Good, Better, Best Among BI/Search Combos

2/2/2007
Not all combinations of search and BI technology are created equal, but most do have one thing in common -- they're not ready yet. We've been pining for an interview with an end user with first-hand experience with the combination, but we couldn't find any... Most of the Google/BI integrations announced last year will deliver what IDC search expert Sue Feldman calls "Beginner BI."

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