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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 April 2007

Parting Shots: Q&A With Former Gartner BPM Analyst Jim Sinur

4/30/2007
Last week, Gartner's preeminent business process management analyst Jim Sinur announced he would join Global 360 (http://www.global360.com/ ) as Chief Strategy Officer. In this broad-ranging interview, Sinur explains the move, offers an update on the BPM market and explores the evolving convergence of BI, data, events, modeling, business process management and business rules.

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Should BI and Performance Management Be a Single Platform?

4/25/2007
Weeks before Business Objects announced it will acquire Cartesis, I had an interesting chat with BI-industry veteran Ben Plummer, now a VP at Applix. Plummer commented that the company is positioning itself "in the convergence between BI and performance management… we're calling it 'Business Analytics.'"

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Information Convergence Is a Work in Progress

4/19/2007
John Schwarz, CEO of Business Objects, yesterday gave a keynote address at AIIM Expo entitled "The Parallel Evolution and Convergence of Enterprise Content Management and Business Intelligence." The title notwithstanding, I didn't hear a lot of concrete examples of convergence in the speech, but there are signs the worlds of data and content are slowly coming together.

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Fear and SharePoint: Trends Seen at AIIM Expo

4/18/2007
Compliance mandates and legal risks are a big focus here at the AIIM show in Boston. Also everywhere - the keynote lineup, the press room, the collateral material, etc. - are presentations, announcements and references to Microsoft SharePoint. I'll get to SharePoint and parallels between BI and content management in a moment, but first a few thoughts on fear mongering.

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Study Finds Firms Lack Confidence in Records Practices

4/16/2007
Respondents to AIIM's annual "State of the Enterprise Content Management Industry" study aren't terribly confident about their organizations' ability to product electronic records for legal or regulatory challenges. They also say they're turning to technology to help solve the problem, yet corporate policies and practices may be the real stumbling block.

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Xerox Upgrades DocuShare and DocuShare CPX

4/16/2007
The enterprise content management market has split into two camps in recent years. One camp, lead by Microsoft, provides basic content services, while the other, lead by IBM/FileNet, provides highly scalable ECM platforms... Xerox today announced version 6.0 upgrades of DocuShare and DocuShare CPX, separate-but-integrated offerings that serve both levels of content management need.

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Content Management In Focus: Q&A With AIIM's John Mancini

4/13/2007
Vendor consolidation, new federal rules on e-discovery and moves by giants including Microsoft are changing the enterprise content management market. Preparing for this week's AIIM Conference & Expo in Boston, AIIM International president John Mancini explores what's driving deployment and whether ECM is being subsumed by information management.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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